All leaders of abusive groups use manipulative tactics. They seek to use their words, their behaviour, and their actions to gain power and control over their devotees. Many people become passionately devoted to their guru. They give their money, their time and their skills for no other exchange than to be part of that which… Continue reading The Master Manipulator
Cults specialise in alienation. They alienate the member from their parents. They alienate the member from their children. They alienate the member from their family. They alienate the member from their friends. They alienate the member from their peers. They alienate the member from other groups outside the cult. They alienate the member from other… Continue reading At The Heart of Every Cult is Alienation
It can be challenging to understand how an adult becomes part of a cult. When one is exposed to the infamous cults like ‘Jonestown’ and ‘Heaven’s Gate’ it can seem incredulous to an outsider that anyone would want to belong to such a group. So what attracts a member to a cult and why do… Continue reading What’s the Attraction?
Please let me have my grief, for the sorrow I have felt has shaken me to my core. I live with it every day, and it’s complicated. When the first wave of grief hit me like a tsunami, I could barely breathe. I lay on my couch looking at the white ceiling, completely dissociated. Tears… Continue reading Please Let me Have my Grief