Combating Cult Mind Control

The #1 Best-Selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults


Author: Steven Hassan

Publisher: Freedom of Mind Resource Center Incorporated

ISBN: 9780967068824

Category: Cults

Page: 392

View: 6541

Previously published as: Combatting cult mind control.

Biblical Counsel

Resources for Renewal : an Annotated Topical Bibliography of Works Containing Biblical Counsel for Persons Seeking Lasting Solutions to Life's Problems


Author: Steven C. Kettler

Publisher: Lettermen Associates

ISBN: 9780963682116

Category: Religion

Page: 821

View: 462

Agents of Discord

Deprogramming, Pseudo-Science, and the American Anticult Movement


Author: Susan E. Darnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351533223

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 5004

"It is widely acknowledged that the United States has always provided fertile ground for the growth of new religious movements and cults, but modern organized efforts to oppose and restrict them have been less well understood. In Agents of Discord, Anson Shupe and Susan E. Darnell offer a groundbreaking analysis of the operations and motives of these oppositional groups, which they generally group under the umbrella term of the anticult movement.Historically there have always been parallel groups opposed to certain religious movements, whether these be anti-Quaker, anti-Roman Catholic, or anti-Mormon. The authors establish the cultural context of such movements in the nineteenth century. They point out the link between modern anticult movements and nativist movements in American history. Turning to the postwar era, the authors discuss the rise of anticult movements and focus specifically on one of the most prominent, the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). CAN was a two-tiered organization. Partly composed of volunteers, donors, and families affected by cult movements, it also included what the authors call an ""inner sanctum"" of behavioral science professionals, attorneys, and deprogrammers. Using never-before-reported data on CAN's activities, the authors cite an extensive history of financial impropriety that finally led to the organization's bankruptcy. They offer a pointed critique, informed by current scholarship, of the ""brainwashing"" model of mental enslavement presented by the anticult movement that has been a central assumption undergirding its activities. At the same time, they show how increasing professionalization has gradually begun a shift of such movements to a therapeutic model of exit counseling that rejects the crude methods of earlier intervention strategies.In their analysis of the anticult movement nationally and internationally, Shupe and Darnell merge sociological concepts and social history to make unique sense of a hereto"

Islamophobia and Psychiatry

Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment


Author: H. Steven Moffic,John Peteet,Ahmed Zakaria Hankir,Rania Awaad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030005127

Category: Medical

Page: 420

View: 689

The book begins by covering the general and clinical challenges that are unique to Muslims, drawing from an internationally, ethnically, and intergenerationally diverse pool of experts. The text covers not only how psychiatrists and other clinicians can intervene successfully with patients, but how we as clinicians can have a role in addressing other societally connected mental health challenges arising from Islamophobia. The text addresses three related but distinct areas of interest: Islamophobia as a destructive force, Islam as a religion that is threatened by stigma and misinformation, and the novel intersection of these forces with the field of psychiatry. Islamophobia and Psychiatry is a vital resource for all clinicians and clinicians in training who may encounter patients struggling with these issues, including adult and child psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, counselors, social workers, and others.

SPIRITUAL WARFARE: A Struggle for Truth


Author: Russell Sharrock


ISBN: 184753094X

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 7220

Much in the Church is being touted as biblical spiritual warfare, even to changing it from being spiritual to be geographical. This book critics spiritual warfare teaching, comparing it to the Bible and offers a biblically reasoned discussion on spiritual warfare.

Releasing the Bonds

Empowering People to Think for Themselves


Author: Steven Hassan

Publisher: Aitan Publishing Company


Category: Psychology

Page: 389

View: 7534

Based on insider knowledge, years of scientific study, and the author's frequent workshops, the book offers a noncoercive, legal model for helping victims of mind control, showing practical ways to recognize the signs of a destructive relationship and to undo the residual effects of cult involvement.

The Least of God's Priorities


Author: Bo Juel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692533581


Page: 302

View: 1473

"Bo, you should know that if we lived in the old Israel two thousand years ago, you should have been stoned to death and I would have been the one who threw the first stone." Those words ended the first phone call Bo Juel shared with his beloved grandfather in over fifteen years, and they were the last words he would ever hear from the man. Bo's crime? Leaving the religion of Jehovah's Witnesses after suffering the worst cruelties any child could ever live through. The Least of God's Priorities tells of one man's harrowing journey through unimaginable abuses, including years of sexual molestation at the hands of a congregation elder, physical violence, betrayal, lies, family secrets, and the most horrific loss a young father can face. With a foreword written by leading cult expert Steven A. Hassan, M.Ed., LMHC, NCC, author of Combating Mind Control, The #1 Best-Selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery From Destructive Cults.

Escaping Scientology

An Insider's True Story: My Journey with the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power


Author: Karen Schless Pressley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999088104

Category: Religion

Page: 422

View: 2574

Artists Peter and Karen Schless were seduced by Scientology's celebrity spirituality, and detoured from Hollywood careers to join its extremist group, the Sea Org. In leader David Miscavige's inner sanctum, they built their mental prison as they melded into its radicalized lifestyle where danger, captivity and abuse were normalized. After three escapes, Karen chose between two unbearable options.