Escape

Escape
Title Escape PDF eBook
Author Paul Morantz
Publisher
Pages 330
Release 2013-09
Genre Cults
ISBN 9780615848693

Download Escape Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

From the back cover: The snake stuffed in attorney Paul Morantz s mailbox by acolytes of Synanon, a once-hailed drug rehabilitation center that had devolved into a paranoid, militaristic cult, was an early strike in what would become a 35-year war with nearly every major cult movement this country has ever known. Mr. Morantz has been involved under frequently bizarre circumstances--with such infamous sects as the Charles Manson family, Patty Hearst and the SLA, Jim Jones and the People s Temple, the Moonies and the strange world of Scientology. His efforts have helped many escape from lives of torment and contributed to a sea change in how courts deal with the little-understood issues of brainwashing and cults. Now, in this important and compelling book, Mr. Morantz offers a comprehensive account of the origins and activities of cults and how they prey on society s most vulnerable elements. It also recounts the very intimate tale of how these confrontations with threatening and often, violent forces cost him the woman he loved and nearly, life itself.




Escape

Escape
Title Escape PDF eBook
Author Paul Morantz
Publisher
Pages 310
Release 2012-05-01
Genre Cults
ISBN 9780182132201

Download Escape Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle




Cults

Cults
Title Cults PDF eBook
Author Norah Piehl
Publisher Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Pages 126
Release 2012-12-28
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 0737767774

Download Cults Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This assembly of essays explores issues related to cults, including the differences between new religious movements and cults, how ordinary activities and organizations can become cult-like, and whether or not the government should interfere with cults. The essays presents diversity of opinion on the topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance. Readers will explore how respected organizations can deteriorate into cults. They will look at how law enforcement reacts to religious sects. Another essay analyzes whether Falun Gong is a movement, uprising, or cult. Essay sources include Mitch Horowitz, Arian Campo-Flores, Hugh B. Urban, and Catherine Elton.




Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs

Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs
Title Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs PDF eBook
Author Steven Hassan, PhD
Publisher Freedom of Mind Press
Pages 162
Release 2022-06-14
Genre Psychology
ISBN 0967068819

Download Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

In the post 911 world, people are more susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v. white, us v. them, good v. evil, formulaic solutions. The rise of the Internet; increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others; and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planet—make for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination. Steven Hassan’s new book Freedom of Mind provides the knowledge and awareness needed to help yourself and loved ones avoid or escape from such dangerous people and situations. This must-read volume is a significantly updated and revised edition of Hassan’s groundbreaking Releasing the Bonds (2000). People who read and benefitted from that book—and also his earlier book, Combatting Cult Mind Control (1989)—will want to read Hassan’s latest. It provides an up-to-the-minute guide to the reality of ‘undue influence’—the preferred term for mind control—in the post 9/11 era. Unstable Global Environment Enhances Dangers of Unethical Control The world has changed greatly in the last decade. The rise of the Internet, the emergence of global terrorism and of dangerous totalistic ideologies, and the shifts in global markets—these and other changes have created new opportunities for unscrupulous individuals, groups, and institutions to exert unethical control over others. Freedom of Mind exposes the techniques and methods that individuals, cults, and institutions of all types—religious, business, therapeutic, educational, governmental—use to undo a person’s capacity to think and act independently. Individuals More Vulnerable than Ever The Internet is now the primary vehicle for recruitment and indoctrination. It is also a means for spreading sophisticated information about social psychology, hypnosis, and other techniques of social control, which are being used—in ways both effective and dangerous—by ‘influence professionals.’ Meanwhile, people are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Sleep-deprived, overweight and looking to improve themselves, overloaded with often frightening images and information; anxious about the current economic decline, climate change, and government corruption on all levels. People are more susceptible than ever to charismatic figures who offer simple, black v. white, us v. them, good v. evil, formulaic solutions. These factors—the rise of the Internet; increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how to influence and manipulate others; and the growing vulnerabilities of people across the planet—make for a dangerous, potentially devastating combination. Freedom of Mind Provides Help for Yourself, a Loved One, or a Friend Hassan’s new book, Freedom of Mind, aims to fill the gap. It identifies and explains how to identify and evaluate potentially dangerous groups and individuals. Hassan details his groundbreaking approach, the ‘Strategic Interactive Approach,’ which can be used to help a loved one leave such a situation. Step-by-step, Hassan shows you how to: evaluate the situation; interact with dual identities; develop communication strategies using phone calls, letter writing and visits; understand and utilize cult beliefs and tactics; use reality-testing and other techniques to promote freedom of mind. He emphasizes the value of meeting with trained consultants to be effectively guided and coached and also to plan and implement effective interventions. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is knowledge and awareness.




House of Prayer/ Den of Thieves

House of Prayer/ Den of Thieves
Title House of Prayer/ Den of Thieves PDF eBook
Author Loistene Bradeen
Publisher
Pages 105
Release 2019-12-21
Genre
ISBN 9781678712976

Download House of Prayer/ Den of Thieves Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This book is a memoir and testimony about the author's escape from an abusive cult. It provides insight and powerful lessons learned from the horrific events that took place. This book also contains real testimonies of other survivors of this same cult. All experiences shared about the cult leader, Jimmy, and how he preys on the vulnerable lives that he has influenced are eye-opening, very traumatic yet surreal, and strikingly similar to the late Jim Jones and his cult, The People's Temple. The survivors of this cult, House of Prayer, are fearful that Jimmy will follow in Jones' footsteps unto death taking his followers with him.




House of Prayer/Den of Thieves

House of Prayer/Den of Thieves
Title House of Prayer/Den of Thieves PDF eBook
Author Arlen F. Bradeen
Publisher
Pages
Release 2019-12-28
Genre
ISBN 9780578626369

Download House of Prayer/Den of Thieves Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

This book is a memoir and testimony about the author's escape from an abusive cult. It provides insight and powerful lessons learned from the horrific events that took place. This book also contains real testimonies of other survivors of this same cult. All experiences shared about the cult leader, Jimmy, and how he preys on the vulnerable lives that he has influenced are eye-opening, very traumatic yet surreal, and strikingly similar to the late Jim Jones and his cult, The People's Temple. The survivors of this cult, House of Prayer, are fearful that Jimmy will follow in Jones' footsteps unto death taking his followers with him.




Cult Escape

Cult Escape
Title Cult Escape PDF eBook
Author John Spinks
Publisher
Pages 209
Release 2019-12-15
Genre
ISBN 9781673690064

Download Cult Escape Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Cult Escape. It is the personal story of a boy born into a tyrannical religious Exclusive Brethren cult in England, and the tormenting journey of planning the escape to eventual freedom. The price of freedom was to be cut off from all his friends and family who were forbidden from having any contact with him. Now, after escaping, what does a 22 year old boy, who had been hidden in a box like a coiled spring do, when suddenly he finds he can explore all his fantasies with no religious restraint? Like the proverbial kid in the sweetshop, he goes wild. He loses his virginity within days, goes evil by buying the forbidden TV, radio, video and 'fills his boots' experimenting with the 'big bad world'. That boy was me.Cult Escape has three sections; IN, OUT and SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT. The story starts with being born into the cult, the lifestyle, the rules, the coercion, the confessions, the disciplining, and the separation from the evil world. The IN chapters cover how it felt having to grow up in a strict religious cult, the laws we were all under, the difficulties of school life, the challenges of work life, and the coping mechanisms for 'us young ones' during the excruciating boredom of eleven meetings every single week! One of my distractions was, believe it or not; I ate myself. I still have the scars. In that particular chapter called Funny Memories..."...Such was the dry monotony for most of us young ones, we were always on the lookout for anything to break the boredom. The following are a few memories and funnies of such happenings, which though may sound ridiculously insignificant to you, were some of the highlights of our life of conformity, restrictions, rules and regulations.Here you will read about Sandy Huckley's buns, the fate of all those who watched Charles marry Diana, the passage we could look up and the Yawn Show. Yes, all weird stuff, the things intelligent people can get up to when they allow a man they call The Universal Leader to control their hair length, their shaving habits, their house drains and convince them it would be wicked to have a cup of tea with their neighbour."The OUT chapters describe the new and exciting world I was now free to explore, how my head got free from the cult indoctrination, how my beliefs changed and three major healing experiences that I hope will help many who read this book.The controversial SHAKE IT ALL ABOUT chapters examine serious issues that seek to position religious controlling cults under the scrutiny of the public eye. Though religious cults are legal, how does society really feel about the splitting up of families, coercive indoctrination and brainwashing? What actually defines a cult? Why do they all believe they are the 'right' church? How can a person successfully leave a cult, even if they were born into it? Can anything be done to stop the control and abuse that goes on today? I believe that there is something the government can do and I make a legislation proposal in the penultimate chapter called The Religious Warning. Finally, the Conclusion which I offer for due consideration. In the words of Paul McCartney, 'There must be an answer, Let It Be'. What will be the next big cult story to hit the news? Another suicide cult? Another family separation story? A friend of mine once testified in court that the cult he had been a member of had not informed him of his mother's death, till three months after she was buried. The judge put his head in his hands and shook his head in disbelief. Something needs to be done about this. Let's get on with it.John Spinks