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    The word cult is defined as an alternative religion. Most cults are started because someone doesn ’t like the way the world is‚ and feels that his/her church isn ’t doing anything to make it better‚ so they leave and create what they believe to be the perfect religion. Then this person strives to make others believe as they do so they will join (Miller‚ 1991‚ p. 15). There are somewhere around 3‚000 to 5‚000 of these cults throughout the United States‚ but only 75 to 100 are documented (Miller

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    principles upon which to direct our lives. • Against Convention • Against Tribalism • For Humanistic Ideals • For Comradeship and Chilvalry Certain psychological themes which recur in these various historical contexts also arise in the study of cults. Cults can be identified by three characteristics: 1. a charismatic leader who increasingly becomes an object of worship as the general principles that may have originally sustained the group lose their power; 2. a process I call coercive persuasion

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    day and you want it. During the length of this paper we will talk about two important writers‚ Kalle Lasn the writer of “The Cult You’re in” and Benoit Denizet-Lewis writer of “ The Man Behind Abercrombie &ump; Fitch”. They both talk about similar topics that go hand and hand with each other‚ they talk about the consumers “Dream”‚ how companies recruit the consumers‚ who cult members really are‚ how people are forced to wear something they don’t want‚ and about slackers. What is The Dream we all

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    Jonestown Cults

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    A cult is defined as “a psychological manipulation [people] describe as brainwashing‚ thought reform. or coercive persuasion‚ which is exercised by leaders who are so powerful as to be literally irresistible” ( Cults). A cult is a group of people who intend to do good in society but shown by Jonestown and Heaven’s gate are detrimental to society by systematically stripping people of their ability to think critically. Jonestown was a cult consisting of more than 900 member and leader Jim Jones. On

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    Cults In Today's Society

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    Cults Today The word cult is often thrown around in today’s society as a derogatory term towards religions that are not well known or have aspects that are contrary to mainstream religions. According to mainstream media‚ cults have been responsible for massive pact suicides‚ and their followers are incestual and polygamous. The mass media shows the leader as a manipulative person who controls his/her believers as they blindly follow‚ not knowing the trouble that will certainly find them. “… ‘cult’

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    Conformity To Cult Behavior   In the early 1960s‚ psychologists in the United States interviewed several U.S. soldiers and American Prisoners of War returning home from combat against North Korea. Their main focus in particular were on those who had suffered an extreme change in their personality. These young soldiers had experienced being brainwashed under the communists. Psychologist have later realized that people involved in cults may have experienced similar psychological changes. Cult leaders

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    Mind Control is the Foundation of Cults What are cults and what are the issues society argues about them? Many people argue over all different central issues of cults. One issue people argue is that cults cause social and personal disruption. Another issue would be that people in society dismiss the whole notion of cults completely saying that every religion can be viewed as a cult. However‚ when it comes down to it a cult is simply nothing other than a person using mind control over the

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    Personal Heroes In order to answer the question of how the “hero cults” enrich the religious lives of the Greeks‚ it is important to identify what a hero cult meant to the Greeks. These cults were thought to have originated with the works of Homer due to the nature of his tales portraying humans committing great acts so as to set themselves apart from the ordinary. Now even though they may have been worshiped they were not gods‚ they were said to have descended to the underworld and their rituals

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    Why People Join Cults

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    CULTS I. Introduction Thesis: The forces that draw individuals into cults can be explained by psychological doctrine. II. What is a cult A. Brief description B. Types of cults 1. religious 2. psychotherapy or personal growth 3. political 4. popular or faddist III. Popular cult groups A. People’s Temple B. David Koresh C. Heaven’s Gate D. The Family IV. Charismatic group A. Brief desciption B. Characterization V. Sigmund Freud’s beliefs A. Belonging to a group

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    Cult Activities and Psychological Manipulation Cultic activity is all around us and we don’t even know it. People around the world are being psychologically manipulated (brain washed) in these cults and they are not even aware of the control that someone has over them. As I checked out the links on the Ex-Cult Resource Center Website I found some very interesting information as well as the different types of cults‚ some religious and some not religious. It is sad that manipulation would

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