May 11, 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of my waking up from cult mind control: day five of a deprogramming initiated by my family after I nearly died in van crash. You see, at age […]
From June 22 through 26th, Tyndale University College and Seminary, in Toronto, will host a course and conference on Scientology, planned and directed by Professor James Beverley and me. Jim and I have been friends for four years and have worked toward this event for some time. Our course and conference promises to be the most in-depth and wide-ranging course or conference ever held on Scientology. I intend to withdraw from Scientology-related work after this event.
I watched the two-hour HBO “Going Clear” documentary last night and wanted to share some immediate thoughts. First of all. Wow! It was very intense and will hopefully wake up the public to the power
Press Release Boston, March 18, 2015 The HBO movie “Going Clear” has ruffled Scientology’s feathers while also whetting people’s appetite for answers to significant questions–not least–why people get involved and indoctrinated into destructive cults? Cult
Steve Hassan Responds to NY Times Column titled “The Cult Deficit”: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/28/opinion/sunday/ross-douthat-the-cult-deficit.htmlAs a former cult member, licensed mental Health counselor, author of three books about helping people protect themselves from cults, help those in them
When Janet approached me with her book, Breaking Their Will, and the Child-Friendly Faith Project http://childfriendlyfaith.org/, she asked me to join the Board of Advisors which I happily agreed to do. The Child-Friendly Faith Project
What can we do to protect the American public from attacks like the one that occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon? Some have suggested increasing surveillance—more police and cameras in our nation’s
Freedom of mind is the true basis of religious freedom. The death of Sun Myung Moon (2012) presented a rare—and largely missed—opportunity to open a real public conversation about the way that high-demand groups, such
I have had the pleasure of spending several hours with Masoud. In my professional opinion, the extreme influence (brainwashing) used by this destructive cult to recruit, indoctrinate and maintain control over their members ranks extremely high.
Jon encouraged me to post the introduction I wrote for this book, A Piece of Blue Sky in order to help frame the importance of Jon’s return to activism and the importance of his book which so many people have yet to read, or read it when it first came out.
Download this full document – updated 9/2021. This is the latest revision of a list originally created in June 1981 by the Ex-Moon Organization. The list contains the names of companies owned, operated, and/or controlled