Cults Archive

Ideological Totalism

"Where totalism exists, a religion, a political movement, or even a scientific organization becomes little more than an exclusive cult," Dr. Robert Jay Lifton writes.

A discussion of what is most central in the thought reform environment can …

Walk-away

The term ‘walk-away’ is used of someone who has left a cult on his or her own accord. There are some who claim that people who are caught up in a cult or cult-like group have been brainwashed to such …

Cults: Dangerous Devotion

The dark and dangerous world of cults has long been a source of both fascination and fear. What attracts followers to cults and, more importantly, what makes them stay?

Watch the documentary, Cults: Dangerous Devotion.