Monthly Archives: July 2016

Use of Words, Loaded Language, and “Thought Control” of Believers

By | 2017-03-04T16:03:58+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  I recently read former Scientologist official Mike Rinder’s blog piece on “Word Clearing.” I suspect that most people who read his blog are ex-Scientologists, but I think it might be interesting for former members of other destructive groups to give it a read. I thought it could be a useful introduction to a blog I [...]

Donald Trump Is Not Fit to Be President of the U.S.

By | 2017-02-06T12:20:28+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Donald Trump is now the official Republican nominee for President of the United States. A year ago, his run for office seemed like a practical joke. However, now it is clear beyond all rationality, that there are powerful, wealthy, influential people backing him. I am worried. As an expert on cults and other high-control groups, [...]

An Interview with

By | 2017-03-04T16:05:53+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Categories: Media Reviews, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Just recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a podcast entitled “Modern Cults (Are Scarier Than Jonestown)” by Jack O’Brien of The show was a long one, and in the first segment author Karen Stollznow discussed why America is such a good breeding ground for cults. I particularly liked that she discussed, as [...]

An Introduction to Steve Guziec

By | 2017-03-21T11:15:52+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Categories: Guest Blogs, News and Updates, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Guest Blog by Steve Guziec     I'm so excited to be working with Steven Hassan and the Freedom of Mind team. It's a wonderful cause and a truly worthwhile line of work. As someone who understands just what it's like to be involved in a cult, I am often asked to share my story. So, [...]