Dangerous Cult Leaders | Psychology Today

—> Source: Dangerous Cult Leaders | Psychology Today

How cult leaders brainwash followers for total control | Aeon Essays

Source: How cult leaders brainwash followers for total control | Aeon Essays

Coming Out of the Cults, M.Singer ~ Avatar Uncovered

Source: Coming Out of the Cults, M.Singer ~ Avatar Uncovered

Escaping cult life: ‘That’s an invisible scar that never goes away’ | RNZ News

Source: Escaping cult life: ‘That’s an invisible scar that never goes away’ | RNZ News

Diane Benscoter: How cults rewire the brain | TED Talk

The Power of Cults: Recovery from Religion podcast

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I stumbled upon this podcast the other day. When I was 33 and entering a cult, there was little public awareness re cults or religious abuse, and when I was 38 and exiting, there still was little circulating on the subject. There were a few books re cults or religious abuse, but you had to search for them. That’s now changed. There’s now a lot of information circulating re cults, and the public is more aware. I’ve listened to several episodes on this podcast, all personal interviews with people who had experiences similar to mine. This episode, The Power of Cults, Podcast #15, is an interview with Dr. Janja Lalich whose work I’ve long admired, and who is an excellent resource for explaining the phenomena of cults, and how intelligent people get swept up by them and don’t leave.

TEDx talk: I grew up in a cult. It was heaven and hell.

OUTSTANDING, POIGNANT, POWERFUL, UPBEAT!  What a light! Lilia Tarawa intricately and eloquently describes how heaven and hell can be entwined within the cult environment.

Is the Trump presidency a religious cult?

Off subject, but not. This whole Trump phenomena has me stumped. The narcissism, the gaslighting causes me to feel it all over again. The self-aggrandizing (“only I can do it!”), the lying to deceive and cover up. Very familiar, and most people who have experienced the internal trappings of a cult will tell you the same.

—>Source: Is the Trump presidency a religious cult?

a narcissist

“A narcissist uses their religious belief to manipulate, control and dominate you through fear. They systematically take the life out of your faith and replace themselves in the center.

It doesn’t matter the religion. Major organizations such as Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish or even minor sects such as Mormon, Taoism, Confucianism, New Age, or Rastafari can be used. Even those who do not profess a belief in God such as Atheistic, Agnostic, or Satanism can be included.

It is not the type of belief but rather how the faith is used that makes it abusive.

Christine Hammond MS, LMHC

 

‘Army of God’ Cult Leader Sentenced for Sex Crimes Against Kids | PEOPLE.com

—>Source: ‘Army of God’ Cult Leader Sentenced for Sex Crimes Against Kids | PEOPLE.com