The loss of idealism can be a difficult and painful experience. It can feel like a part of you has died, and it can be hard to know how to move on.
In late 2022, the seventh paper from the Varieties of Contemplative Experience (VCE) project was published. Entitled The roles and impacts of worldviews in the context of meditation-related challenges, the paper was authored by Jared Lindahl, Roman Palitsky, David Cooper, and Willoughby Britton, and was published in the journal Transcultural Psychiatry.
ICSA Annual Conference – Virtual
June 24-26, 2022, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
70 Speakers, 60+ Talks/sessions, 5 Workshops, 4 Tracks
Talks are available on the Whova platform for 30-days after the conference – you may also continue to interact with speakers and attendees.
The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2022 Annual International Conference jointly with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal.
recovery work when compared to former members who joined cults as independent and autonomous adults.
The Church of England like many churches around the world has been facing an avalanche of sexual abuse stories in recent years. My paper is not to focus on the sensationalist side of these stories but rather to look at the way that some of these accounts have distinctive cultic elements.
My Father Leader: A Parent Cult from Inside Out
The present talk reflects on my experience of 30 year being a follower of former Roman Catholic priest Fernando Karadima.