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Cults

Organizations which because of their charismatic qualities or teachings can influence their members to certain forms of behavior which may be viewed as out of the ordinary. Mainly religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.

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Brainwashing and Mind Control Controversies - An Article. 3/5
Brainwashing by Religious Cults - An Article with related link resources.  3/5
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Combatting Cult Mind Control - This site is dedicated to respect for human rights, spirituality, and consumer awareness. We endeavor to be a safe place where you can turn to for resources, news and information about destructive cults, and mind control techniques, as well as learn how to help yourself and others. We offer a unique method of specialized counseling, called the Strategic Interaction Approach (SIA), which is better than either exit counseling or deprogramming as a way to help people who are negatively impacted by cult involvement. 4/5 Student
  Cults - Are they Spiritual, Positive, Gentle, Harmless, Heretical, Mind Controlling, Dangerous, Homicidal.... or all of the above. 3/5
Cult Information Centre UK - CIC is a charity providing advice and information for victims of cults, their families and friends, researchers and the media. CIC was founded in 1987 and became a registered Charity (No. 1012914) in 1992. It was the first charitable organisation, established in the United Kingdom, focusing critical concern on the harmful methods of the cults. 3/5
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Ex Cult Archive - Particular "cult" groups are named here solely because criticism of their practices has been brought to the attention of the site sponsor, and inclusion does not indicate endorsement of that criticism. Readers are invited to examine the available evidence and form their own opinions about these organizations.   4/5 Student 
Frequently Asked Questions - About Cults, Sects, and Related Issues. 3/5
How Cults Work - Cults, wonderful on the outside but on the inside are very manipulating. Cult leaders are desperate to trick you into joining. They are after your obedience, your time and your money. 3/5
International Cultic Studies Association - Information on cults, cultic groups, psychological manipulation, psychological abuse, spiritual abuse, brainwashing, mind control, thought reform, abusive churches, extremism, totalistic groups, new religious movements, alternative and mainstream religions, group dynamics, exit counseling, recovery, and practical suggestions for those affected by or interested in these subjects. 3/5
Mind Control or Brainwashing Among Jehovah's Witnesses? - An Article.   3/5
Psychology of Spiritual Sects, Religion, Prediction - Herewith a tentative summary of factors operative in spiritual movements. A psychologist may well do the same for other groups such as stamp-collectors (few people within the have to bear the burden yet are being criticized etc., etc.), sport-associations and political parties.  3/5
The Anti-Cult Movement - Various groups within the ACM have differing concepts about what defines a cult. They often list a group of factors that a cult exhibits. "Characteristics of a Destructive Cult"  at reFOCUS lists five. They do not say how many of the 5 must be present in order for a faith group to be called a cult.   3/5
The Top 10 Cults - A listing of cults, but a little out of date. 2/5
  
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A religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
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