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GOOD READING - MY RECOMMENDATIONS

Books below can be purchased at the Cult Information Bookstore or www.Amazon.com

CULTS IN GENERAL

Bardin, L. (2000). Coping with Cult Involvement  Bonita Springs, FL: AFF

Cialdini, R.B. (1984). Influence: The Psychology of Modern Persuasion New York: Quill.

Giambalvo, C. (1992). Exit Counseling: A Family Intervention  Bonita Springs, FL: AFF.

Hassan, S. (1988). Combatting Cult Mind Control  Rochester, VT:  Park Street Press.

Hoffer, E. (1951). The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements  New York: Harper & Row Publishers.

 Lalich, Janja (1988)  Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults

Langone, M.D. (Ed). (1993)Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse  New York: W. Norton & Company.

Lifton, R.J. (1961). Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism  New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Singer, M.T. (1995). Cults in our Midst: Hidden Menace in Our Lives San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Tobias, M.L. &  Lalich, J. (2006).  Take Back Your Life-Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships Berkeley, CA: Bay Tree Publishing.

Porterfield, Kay Marie. (1995). Straight Talk About Cults  New York: Facts On File, Inc. (especially for young adult readers)


CULT RECOVERY

Ford, W. (1993). Recovery from Abusive Groups  Bonita Springs, FL: AFF

Herman, J.L. (1992). Trauma and Recovery  New York: Basic Books.

Williams, M.B.& Poijula, S. (2002).  The PTSD Workbook  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

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SPECIFIC KINDS OF GROUPS

BIBLE BASED GROUPS/ABUSIVE CHURCHES

Giambalvo, C. & Rosedale, H. (1996). The Boston Movement: Critical Perspectives on the International Churches of Christ Bonita Springs, FL: AFF.

Johnson, D. & VanVonderen, J. (1991). The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse  Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers.

Winell, M. (1994). Leaving the Fold. A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others leaving their Religion  Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.

Duncan, W.J. (2006) I Can’t Hear God Anymore, Life in a Dallas Cult Rowlett, TX: VM Life Resources


COMMERCIAL CULTS, MULTI LEVEL MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS

www.MLM-thetruth.com

www.patrickpretty.com


EASTERN BASED MEDITATION GROUPS

Kramer, J & Alstead, D. (1993). The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books/Frog Ltd.


POLITICAL CULTS

Tourish, D. & Wohlforth, T. (2000). On the Edge: Political Cults Right and Left  Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.


PSYCHOTHERAPY CULTS

Singer, M.T. & Lalich, J. (1996).  “Crazy Therapies”  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.


OCCULT/SATANIC CULTS

Langone, M.D. & Blood, L.O. (1990).  Satanism and Occult-Related Violence: What You Should Know  Weston, MA: AFF

Oksana, C. (1994). Safe Passage to Healing, a Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse  New York: Harper Perennial.

 


POLYGAMY GROUPS

Krakauer, Jon (2004)   Under the Banner of Heaven, a story of violent faith

 

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TOOLS - CULT EVALUATION

Dr. Robert J. Lifton's 8 Criteria for Thought Reform

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Dr. Margaret T. Singer's 6 Conditions for Thought Reform

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Dr. Margaret T. Singer's Continuum of Influence and Persuasion

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Biderman's Coercion Chart

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Important Issues to Consider when Choosing a Spiritual Teacher

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15 Narcissistic Religious Abuse Tactics  By Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC

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Born To Be Conned 

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How To Spot A Spiritual Sexual Predator By Chaya Kurtz  January 4, 2016

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Strong Indications that our Relationship with a Spiritual Teacher is Unhealthy

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The Do's and Don'ts of Picking a Spiritual Master

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Emotional Abuse Checklist

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Characteristics of Spiritually Abusive Systems

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Group Psychological Abuse Scale (GPA)

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Models of Thought Reform

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Do you have Toxic Faith?

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Code of Ethics for Spiritual Guides

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Groups that Foster Spiritual Growth tend to:

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Recognizing Authoritarian Control

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ON USING THE TERM “CULT”

an Essay by Michael Langone & Herb Rosedale of AFF


Defining a Destructive Cult

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Questions to Help Screen Cult Involvement

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Excerpts from The Sociopath Next Door by Stout, Martha (2005) The Sociopath Next Door Broadway Books, New York


The Cult Leader as Psychopath, excerpt from Captive Hearts: Captive Minds by Tobias, M.L. &  Lalich, J. (1994)


Tobias, M.L. &  Lalich, J. (2006).  Take Back Your Life-Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships Berkeley, CA: Bay Tree Publishing.

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