BOOKS: SUGGESTED READING LIST

 

"we make our world significant by the courage of our questions

and the depth of our answers" -Carl Sagan

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Lena Phoenix
Author, The Heart of a Cult


"And at first, it all seemed so perfect. They offered me a wise and charismatic teacher, a loving and supportive community, and a sense of purpose I'd been sorely lacking. I truly thought this woman and her group were the answer to my problems, the light that would lead me forward into the next phase of my life. And in a way, that's exactly what they did. It just wasn't at all like I thought it was going to be.
You see, the cult I joined, the guru I found, all that was really just a doorway. They seduced me gently in, then shoved me brutally forward into the depths of real growth, into the white hot fire of transformation that burned away everything I'd ever known about myself until there was nothing recogniz-able left. It was not at all what I had signed up for. But by the time I discovered what was really going on, it was far too late to turn back."

http://theheartofacult.com/

Amazon.com: The Heart of a Cult: Lena Phoenix: Books
http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Cult-Lena-P ... 575&sr=1-1

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How to Perpetrate Fraud – A Primer | Predator Pray
http://www.predatorpray.com/2014/03/12/ ... -a-primer/

Understanding How Sociopaths Think:
https://www.psychopathfree.com/content. ... to-Ask-Why

SHATTERED HEARTS: Psychopaths: New Trends in Research
http://minet.org/www.trancenet.net/hear ... 0694.shtml

Subject: Diane Benscoter: How cults rewire the brain | Talk Video | TED
http://www.ted.com/talks/ex_moonie_dian ... ults_think

Vera Stanley Alder's "The Finding of the Third Eye"
 (EMF) Online Debate Forum
http://enlightenmefree.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=929

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Cult-Induced Psychopathology Clinical Picture
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By Stephen M. Ash, Psy.D.
www.cultinfobooks.com/detail.asp?product_id=CSJ02-01C


Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse
by Michael D. Langone


Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships
by Janja Lalich


Hearts of Fire: Cult Recovery & Spiritual Transformation
by Kara Sorensen


Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion
by Marc Galanter


Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults
by Janja A. Lalich


The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse
by David Johnson, Jeff VanVonderen


Influence : The Psychology of Persuasion
by Robert B. Cialdini


The Manipulated Mind : Brainwashing, Conditioning and Indoctrination
by Denise Winn


Prophets, Cults and Madness
by Anthony Stevens and John Price


Cults in Our Midst: The Continuing Fight Against Their Hidden Menace
by Margaret Thaler Singer


Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology
by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, and Jeffrey M. Lohr