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Episode 3.2: “The Cultic Culture Club” (Part 2)

Updated: Jan 21

Readings and videos related to this episode:


1. Boze Herrington: “The Seven Signs that You’re in a Cult,” The Atlantic, June 18,2014.


2. Jaclyn Skurie, prod.: “Holy Sh*t, We’re in a Cult!”, The Atlantic.com/video, September 26, 2016.


3. Mariah Blake: “The Fall of the House of Moon,” The New Republic, November 12, 2013.


4. Ticket to Heaven (United Artists, 1981). Directed by Ralph Thomas. Starring David Mancuso, Saul Rubinek, Meg Foster, and Kim Cattrall.


5. Josh Freed: Moonwebs: Journey Into the Mind of a Cult, Dorset Publishing, 1980. (Out of Print). Full Text PDF.


6. Barbara Bradley Hagerty: “Unification Church Woos a Second Generation,” NPR: All Things Considered, February 17, 2010.


7. Tess Owen: “We Spent a Wild Weekend with the Gun-Worshipping Moonie Church That's Trying to Go MAGA,” Vice News, October 31, 2019. (See also “Guns For God: The Church of the AR-15,” Vice: The Believers, S1, E1).


8. Daniel Shaw, LCSW (personal website).


9. Daniel Shaw: “Traumatic Narcissism: The Psychology of Cult Leaders,” Public lecture delivered at the ICSA 2015 Santa Fe Conference. (link to the book)


10. Carole Wade and Carol Tavris: Psychology, 2nd edition, Harper & Row, 1990.


11. International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) organization website.


12. Mike Kropveld & Marie-Andrée Pelland: “Gurus and Followers,” News From Info-Cult, No. 25, June 2013.


13. Info-Cult/Info-Secte organization website.


14. Simon Lewson: “Life after Doomsday: Tracking cult activity from a Montreal storage locker,” The Walrus, October 20, 2015.


15. Gregory Pike: “Mike Kropveld is a Cult Sensei,” Vice, May 1, 2012.


16. Lauren Kranc: “How NXIVM Seduced Hollywood Stars and America's Most Powerful Elite Into a Barbaric 'Sex Cult',” Esquire, October 27, 2020.


17. Kropveld and Pelland: The Cult Phenomenon: How Groups Function, Info-Cult/Info-Secte, 2006.


18. Kropveld and Pelland: “Examples of problematic group functioning” (description of Roch “Moïse” Thériault's Ant Hill Kids, The Order of the Solar Temple, and Heaven’s Gate cults), The Cult Phenomenon, Chapter 4. Op. Cit.


19. Carl Abbott: “Rajneeshees,” The Oregon Encyclopedia, March 17, 2018.



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