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A Word of Life Christian Church Tragedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orGx_V72Wk4 (This powerful video is from Sarah Ferguson’s sentencing last fall; Judge Dwyer and District Attorney McNamara we were told have since learned a good dela about how people can be unduly influenced by [...]

Effective Healing Takes Hard Work

  I’ve written before about why ex-members need to heal themselves before helping others. Even if they’re not interested in becoming a vocal activist against destructive cults, there are plenty of good reasons to [...]

Stereotypical Profile of Cult Members

    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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Book Review – opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing

opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing is the newest book written by Jon Atack, ex-Scientologist and author of the best book on Scientology.  This masterfully written primer on undue influence [...]