Monthly Archives: January 2017

Stereotypical Profile of Cult Members

By |2017-03-21T10:42:48+00:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

    A few people have asked me recently what a typical cult member looks like.  While every group and individual is unique, there are common patterns for how cult members think, feel, speak, and behave.  Check out the BITE Model and the right side of the Influence Continuum graphic.     Cult members become “clones” [...]

My Appearance on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, and Other Updates

By |2017-03-21T10:40:48+00:00January 20th, 2017|Categories: News and Updates, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

2017 is off to an exciting start! This Tuesday, January 17th, A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath aired a special Reddit AMA show that I taped the week before along with Mike Rinder, Lawrence Wright (who wrote the book Going Clear that became an HBO documentary) and attorney Ray Jeffrey.  Ray successfully represented former top [...]

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

By |2018-01-30T13:44:45+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Current Events|

Human trafficking is a variation of undue influence.  Trafficking rings function as commercial cults, with pimps and traffickers as their cult leaders.  They use the same basic methods (outlined in the BITE Model) to recruit, control, and exploit victims. As January is the official National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, I’d like to take a [...]