Quote of the Day:
'Victims gradually lose their ability to make independent decisions and exercise informed consent.'
- Dr Margaret Singer
Reported in the media:
This page focuses on Australian News primarily, as well as other articles selected for their informative content and insight into the cult phenomenon.
Australian News Index 2018:
Legal Privilege:: - January 1, 2019 Catholic Church Ellis defence scrapped in 'momentous day' for abuse survivors
Legal Privilege:: - January 1, 2019 ‘Ellis defence’ will no longer block victims from suing churches, other organisations for child sex offences
Debra Burslem: - November 30, 2018 Is Vanuatu ‘harbouring’ a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Universal Medicine: - October 16, 2018 Universal Medicine loses defamation case
Universal Medicine: - October 15, 2018 Self-styled healer Serge Benhayon leads 'socially harmful cult': jury
Agama yoga school: - September 7, 2018 'Under Swami's spell': at Thai yoga retreat
Universal Medicine: - September 6, 2018 Reincarnation evidence given by NSW healer
Universal Medicine: - September 4, 2018 NSW spiritual healer sues for defamation
Kosmic Fusion: - July, 2018 Bad Vibrations - the implosion of a New Age cult
Order of St Charbel / William Kamm: - July 25, 2018 'I had no idea how to exist'
Aum Shinrikyo: - July 7, 2018 Execution of Aum Shinrikyo mastermind closes WA’s secret role in gas attack
Universal Medicine: - June 25, 2018 Spiritual healer Serge Benhayon gave client 'ovarian reading'
Twelve Tribes: - June 9, 2018 An eerie night inside Blue Mountains sect the Twelve Tribes
A Living Workshop: - June 3, 2018 Consumer Protection issues warning over A Living Workshop 'pyramid scheme'
THE GATEWAY / Teal Swan: - May 30, 2018 Gizmodo Launches 'The Gateway,' an Investigative Podcast About a Controversial Internet Spiritual Guru
Religious Freedom Review: - May, 2018 CIFS argues excesses of control, manipulation and abuse by "religions" over their members should not be tolerated.
Universal Medicine / Serge Benhayon: - May 2, 2018 Doctor who gave patient medical history to Universal Medicine 'cult' stands down from AMA
NXIVM: - April 20, 2018 Allison Mack, Smallville actress, charged over Nxivm sex trafficking
Universal Medicine: - April 16, 2018 'Cult' Universal medicine practices promoted by researchers, UQ launches investigation
Cults: - April 12, 2018 Life in a cult: 'Like an extreme version of domestic violence'
Rajneesh: - April 6, 2018 Rajneesh cult looks gain fresh following via Wild Wild Country
Cults: - April 5, 2018 Life in a cult: how I got in, how I got out (AUDIO)
Avatar: - March 31, 2018 Scientology-style sect causes concern in Netherlands
Rajneesh: - March 28, 2018 What that Rajneesh Documentary Leaves Out
NXIVM: - March 27, 2018 The dark cult with billionaires, stars, and allegations of sex slavery
Jehovah's Witnesses: - March 22, 2018 Sex abuse survivors allege coverup by Jehovah's Witnesses for failing to report assaults
Twelve Tribes: - March 22, 2018 European Court Rules To Take Kids Away From Christian Sect
Shincheonji (SCJ) / Church of Jesus: - February 24, 2018 Brainwashed Annie, taken by the cult
Aum Shinrikyo: - February 10, 2018 The mystery of Banjawarn station and the deadly doomsday cult that called it home
JZ Knight - 'Ramtha': - January 15, 2018 Cult Leader JZ Knight fails in Federal Court
Disclaimer:This news page is about groups, organizations or movements, which may have been called "cults" and/or "cult-like" in some way, shape or form. But not all groups called either "cults" or "cult-like" are harmful. Instead, they may be benign and generally defined as simply people intensely devoted to a person, place or thing. Therefore, the discussion or mention of a group, organization or person on this page, is not necessarily meant pejoratively. Readers are encouraged to read widely on a topic before forming an opinion. Never accept information from a single source at face value. This website only holds a small amount of information and should not be relied on as a complete source. For example, if you find older information, this should be weighed up against newer information as circumstances can change.
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