Cults: A Practical Guide Paperback – 1 Apr 2008
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Cults are targetting recruitment in colleges, universities and large companies. With the right information and advice, which this booklet gives, you will be able to avoid the growing influence of these powerful organisations. 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.
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What's best about this booklet is that it really helps you clarify the differences between a `cult' and say, a `new religion'.
A nice book as a primer to the subject matter. For those looking for more indepth coverage go elsewhere. This is meant to be a practical, esay to access guides.
So, downsides may be lack of depth in some areas. Good points are the price & format.
Overall the booklet is extremely well thought out and I can't recommend it enough. As a previous reviewer describes, most people are unaware that notall cults are religious and encourage members to leave their homes to join. There are equally as many "therapy cults" that draw victims in and use them for their own benefit. It wasn't until I read this that I realised these cults existed and the devastating damage they can do.
Ian Haworth, who I understand is one of the UKs experts in cults, presents clearly and concisely how cults operate and the real damage they do to people and their families.
I would recommend that every teacher, parent and personnel department buy and read this booklet in order to arm themselves against the insidious influence of these shadowy groups.
An excellent buy and read...
I think it's just what the cults have been dreading!
Its appearence and circulation will go such a long way towards helping to cult-proof people.
It needs to be everywhere!
I especially appreciated the Story/Diary and thought it a great way of showing just how easy and subtle the means of recruitment can be.
I am not so sure about the one year recovery time, (although it may well be what research has shown) for my own experience and other former members I know, I would say that the recovery time be at least three years, usually more; in fact I wonder if some people actually totally recover at all! Having said that, If there is a booklet which could change that - this would be the one as anyone who reads it and really understands what s/he reads would be well on the road to psychological freedom.
Sincerely, it is an answer to a prayer - It's just brilliant!