Welcome to the shadowy world of cults... where sophisticated mind-control techniques turn the strongest people into servants of the leader. Thousands of people in Britain are lured each year by their promises of fulfilment, freedom, peace, harmony, truth and a caring community. Sadly the reality is actually emptiness, manipulation, discord, poverty, lies and hatred. Specialists suggest that the activities of these organisations are on the rise in Britain. Cults are targetting recruitment in colleges, universities and large companies. This booklet has been produced so that you can: - understand the difference between cults and legitimate therapies and religions - recognise and protect yourself and others from their influence - help those involved in cults without becoming trapped yourself - to help care for ex-cult members. With the right information and advice, which this booklet gives, you will be able to avoid the growing influence of these powerful organisations.