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Cults: How They Work
by Robin Jackson   

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Religion

Publisher:  Jacko consulting Type: 
Pages: 

138

Copyright:  2008 ISBN-13:  9780620423571
Non-Fiction

A perceptive examination into the inner workings of cults.

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Robin Jackson
Cults: How They Work

In this perceptive examination into the inner workings of cults, Robin Jackson exposes the identifying marks and intriguing techniques cults use to win over members. Jackson uncovers the characters and beliefs of some of these groups that can very often inflict grievous harm on society.

In a world that is becoming increasingly secular and disillusioned with mainstream religions, cults seem to be flourishing. If mainstream religions fail to satisfy people’s needs for a spiritual aspect to their lives, the cults are there to lap them up. They promise a guaranteed way to salvation or a community of likeminded individuals. According to them everybody else misses the mark. At least, that is what they claim.

Cults: How They Work presents a hard hitting, yet witty look into the sometimes secretive inner workings of the cults. But be warned. This book contains information cults do not want you to acquire.

So, you think you are immune to cult recruitment? Think again!
  


Excerpt

We live in a society where people are free to follow and adhere to the religious belief of their choice. I have no quarrel with this. It is possible to disagree with a person’s beliefs and yet love the person holding those beliefs. What I oppose are some of the teachings and overbearing influence of some of these groups, not the people in the groups or their right to believe whatever they want.
I also acknowledge that many of the founders of some of these groups do not deceive their followers intentionally. Some of them may have begun a sincere search for truth, but ended up with a warped sense of reality and truth. Likewise, the followers of many of these cults also set out on their journeys to search for truth, but fell captive to unscrupulous deceivers out to fleece and control them. Case in point is the statement allegedly made by the founder of the Church of Scientology, Lafayette Ron Hubbard, who spoke before a science fiction writer’s convention and said, “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.”
Furthermore, labelling a certain group a cult can be controversial and some people may disagree with me in labelling some groups as such. This in part is due to the fact that some of these groups have received mainstream religious status because of the immense number of followers they command. Others prefer to label these as high control groups or new religious movements. However, I do not differentiate between these terms in this book because the mode of operation of these groups, regardless of what you may call them, is similar. Therefore, I label them all cults.

As a former cult member, I have witnessed first hand the inner workings of these groups and how similar their methods of recruitment and control are. My first book, Losing The Faith: Truth under Scrutiny is the account of my journey through one of the largest cults in the world today, namely, the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Since the publication of that very same book the consequences that I, as well as my immediate family, have experienced only reiterates how destructive cults can be. Loss of friends and family are just two of the results that members who eventually leave a cult must face and endure. Many come to the realization that love and friendships in cults are conditional. In addition, some cults are just plain deadly.
My desire is for this work to serve as a reference and a guide; one that will assist people to recognise the dangers and pitfalls of becoming involved with cults. An appendix is provided at the end of this book from which readers can explore the writings and research of former cult members. This book is not intended to promote or endorse a particular religion or belief structure.




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