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Dr. Peter Olsson's book mentions JZ Knight,Jim Jones, Koresh

Unread post by David McCarthy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:06 am

Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time: A Psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders from Rev. Jim Jones to Osama bin Laden.
Dr. Peter Olsson:
"A case study of the RAMTHA cult and its leader J. Z. Knight demonstrates the allure of cults for people who are vulnerable, for one reason or another, to the promises and aggressive techniques of cult leaders."
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In this book, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr. Peter A. Olsson examines the phenomenon of destructive and apocalyptic cults, revealing the psychological roots of both cult leaders and cult members. Dr. Olsson calls the leaders (Rev. Jim Jones, David Koresh, Osama bin Laden, and others) malignant pied pipers for the way they lure followers to their deaths. Olsson uses concepts of psychology to analyze the lives of the cult leaders and the source of their powerful attraction to vulnerable converts. Dr. Olsson offers his vision for the book: “It is my hope that this in-depth psychological study of destructive cult leaders of the last 30 years illuminates the roots of their malevolence and their power, a condition that has invariably led to murder, mass suicide, the destruction of families, and to the terrorist acts that dominate our headlines. By understanding them and their appeal, we increase our chance of averting future disasters.” Dr. Olsson has been a psychiatrist for more than 30 years in Texas and New Hampshire. He is a professor of psychiatry and has published many scholarly papers and contributed chapters to eight books about psychology. He won the 1979 Judith Baskin Offer Prize for his paper “Adolescent Involvement with the Supernatural and Cults.”

Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time: A Psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders from Rev.
Jim Jones to Osama bin Laden: Peter A. Olsson M.D.: 9781413776683: Amazon.com: Books
http://www.amazon.com/Malignant-Pied-Pi ... 141377668X
“It is my hope that this in-depth psychological study of destructive cult leaders of the last 30 years — Malignant Pied Pipers — illuminates the roots of their malevolence and their power, a condition that has invariably led to murder, mass suicide, the destruction of families, and to the terrorist acts that dominate our headlines. By understanding them and their appeal, we increase our chance of averting future disasters.”
Dr. Peter Olsson, M.D.
http://www.drpeterolsson.com/
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But he has nothing on at all, cried at last the whole people....

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Re: Dr. Peter Olsson's book mentions JZ Knight,Jim Jones, Ko

Unread post by Tree » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:50 pm

thank you for the pics of the book David.
yes, I posted about this on the original EMF site when I first left RSE.

JZ later contacted the author and had her name removed from any further batches of the book being made apparently.
But the quotes are in the original version, of which I have a copy.

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Re: Dr. Peter Olsson's book mentions JZ Knight,Jim Jones, Ko

Unread post by David McCarthy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:14 pm

JZ later contacted the author and had her name removed from any further batches of the book being made apparently
Thanks for the update Tree
But he has nothing on at all, cried at last the whole people....

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