Cults

 

Home Up Cult vs. Rel? 'Deprogramming' Rest of Story...
 


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"An estimated 5 to 7 million Americans have been involved in cults, or cult-like groups.

The total number of these groups ranges from 3,000 to 5,000. It is hard to get a precise number as cults change
their names, splinter off into other groups, or shut down in one area only to open back up in another.

There are approximately 180,000 new cult recruits every year."

CultClinic.org

 

CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTS

 

How they GET You:  LOVE BOMBING:
      - lavish expressions of love and affection


How they KEEP you: BRAINWASHING:

     - Inadequate nutrition/protein

     - Sleep deprivation

     - No solitude/silence
 

ALWAYS:

    -  gets your money/property

    -  isolates you from family/friends

    -  bad boundaries re: sex and violating your values

    -  exerts total control over members

 

CULT LEADERS are: Charismatic Narcissists:
    - Grandiose

    - Entitled

    - Megalomaniacal

    - Manipulative

    - Amoral

 

CULT MEMBERS are:

    - Vulnerable

    - Driven by the pay-off of being 'the chosen few'

 

APOCALYPTIC CULTS are:

    - driven to mass suicides by 'anticipatory anxiety'

 

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