From the Author
I'm pleased to be represented on Amazon.com. I know you will enjoy Under The Influence.
Everyone belongs to one or more groups, be they unions, religions, political parties, corporations, or self-help groups.
As a former member of a religious cult, I had to find out what had happened to me--how could I spend 15 years in a destructive group? Hence, five years of research into group dynamics resulting in my book, UNDER THE INFLUENCE. In it, I explore the relationship between individuals and the collective, hopefully providing new insight into destructive group dynamics such as mind control, propaganda, the shadow, projection, psychological totalism, creating enemies, hypnotic influence, and loss of identity.
In particular, I look at how we can find meaning and purpose in life outside of collective "shoulds." And, how we can create healthy groups and communities while preserving individual integrity and creativity.