Cults and Families

From: ‘Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services’ 2003 They conclude with discussion of therapeutic challenges that therapists face when working with cult-involved clients and make preliminary recommendations for treatment. Families


“In this article, we argue that Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, was a malignant narcissist who created organisational policies against perceived enemies that reflected his narcissistic rage.” Published in French: Criminologie (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal) 41 (2): 117–155. MALIGNANT NARCISSISM,L. Ron Hubbard, and Scientology’s Policies of Narcissistic Rage   

The Trouble With Gurus   

by Mary Garden Published in the Australian Financial Review, 21 November, 2003 pp. 6-7 An inside look at the world of Indian Gurus. Quote: “If the guru is seen as infallible, then the disciples are always to blame: it is their karma. On the other hand, what the guru does is a divine lila (game) or ‘test’. ”…

The Skeptic

Articles by Michael Wolloghan: CombattingCultCulture fromTheSkepticVolume332013No3… CIFS Vision Modern Mormons… Papyrus, DNA and faith. Visions of Paradise.. Educational Video GillieJenkinson… What helps

The After-Effects of Cult Involvement

This Report, written on behalf of CIFS, aims to give former cult members and their families an understanding of common cult practices and their after-effects. In addition, this Report hopes to increase awareness and educate the public regarding the potential dangers of becoming involved in cults. Tabled at ‘Public Benefit Test’ Senate Inquiry 28-June-2010. The…

The Shincheonji religious movement

This thesis is written from the perspective that the Shincheonji cult is not well understood in the western countries, and that much of the information available is in the Korean language. The writer outlines the beliefs of the group and how it appears to be a christian organisation, however it uses practiced methods to infiltrate…