Project Description

Empowering People to Think for Themselves by Steven Hassan

Cults are rapidly spreading around the globe like viruses – changing constantly, adapting easily to new cultures, destroying hundreds of thousands of lives each year, by radically altering people’s identities through mind control, brainwashing, hypnosis, and less subtle mind control techniques. What compels bright, energetic and idealistic people of all ages to give up their individuality, their freedom of mind, and oftentimes their jobs, wealth, and families to become a slave to a self-proclaimed master? Why do well-educated, highly intelligent people even offer their lives in mass suicides for what appear to be “nutty” beliefs? Once enslaved, how can victims of cults regain their freedom and begin to think for themselves again? In his book, Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves, one of the world’s foremost authorities on cult mind control, Steven Hassan, reveals the astonishingly effective behavior, information, thought and emotion control techniques (BITE) at the root of all cult powers. With dozens of examples from real-life cases, Hassan presents a new, more refined, non-coercive, and totally legal Strategic Interaction Approach (S.I.A.) to freeing oneself from the terrible grip of life- threatening cults, enabling cult victims to think independently again.

From Moonies to Scientologists, from Amway Motivational Organizations to Tvind, mind control methods are infecting every level of society today in business, politics, religion, and even cyberspace. The extent to which cults have invaded the social infrastructures is a truly staggering phenomenon in the modern world. Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves by Steven Hassan is a profoundly insightful probe into a vast, expanding secret world in our everyday midst, offering hope for those lost in misery and freedom of mind for those who have the courage to overcome their fears.

First published in 2000, this hardcover book can also be purchased directly from the Freedom of Mind Resource Center for $25 (which includes shipping within the continental U.S.) Checks should be made out to Freedom of Mind and sent to:

Freedom of Mind Resource Center Inc.
716 Beacon St. #590443, Newton MA. 02459

Copies ordered from Freedom of Mind come signed by Steven Hassan, so include the name you’d like your copy inscribed to, and allow up to two weeks for your copy to be shipped.