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YOU have a right to know where your Money goes

YOU are entitled to proper Rest, Food, Friends

YOU can CHANGE your Mind or LEAVE

It can take an Instant to get drawn in but YEARS to get away - CULTS KNOW THAT

Cults Indoctrinate People
AND People CAN Protect
themselves with some Knowledge

Get some help from Friends or Family

DOC says Just Be Careful
Take your Time
Don't Feel Pressurised
Step Back if You Need to!
Important Decisions can WAIT

Doc's LINK to information on CULTS


If you sought some kind of spiritual or pastoral help perhaps that was through a well-known religion.

Or it could from what some people think of as a cult type of group.

People naturally have different needs and experiences - What suits one person may not suit another and may even be harmful.

ONLY YOU can decide what's best for you at a particular time


IF someone approaches you at a time when you are vulnerable

IF they are offering TOO MUCH friendship 'out of the Blue'

IF there is A RUSH about it

DOC says Just Be Careful

Take your Time
Don't Feel Pressurised
Step Back if You Need to!
Important Decisions can WAIT

ONE Person can be almost like a Cult just by themselves!

A GROUP can quite easily set up a Scene for YOU to walk into

Things - and People, are not always what they seem:
There may be a hidden agenda, camouflage or trick to abuse your desire to help or to be accepted

There can be a double standards or double-binds

LOOK at what's really being asked or expected of you - SEE how your concerns are being dealt with

For people who feel they to want to run away or go Missing from Home there are plenty of HelpLinks - and for anyone just needing information

The BBC Website
shows common ‘myths’ or misperceptions about people’s Mental Health and other problems with plenty of LINKS - You can do a Moodscape animation too!


Agencies providing a good range of support & information about Disability are on Doc's HELPLinks Page


Bear in mind that people working in this field may have different opinions and approaches - take what is useful, leave the rest

Cult Dynamics article at

'Cults & Families' by Doni Whitsett & Stephen A Kent. Download

Cults & Sects Bibliography booklist  Steven Hassan's website, author 'Combatting Cult Mind Control'; 'Releasing the Bonds'   Signs that a group might be a 'cult' and how to get out of one. Book List on page

International Cultic Studies Association - How cults operate and their effects:

FECRIS European site, worldwide links:

Cults, Sects & Heresies free course

Groups, Cults, Indoctrination, Exiting click HERE'

Social Identity Theory - Insights into groups & cult behaviours




'Bully in Sight' by Tim Field (workplace bullying)

'Cults, Secret Sects & Radical Religions' by Robert Schroeder


'Gangland Today' by James Morton

'Gangs' by Tony Thompson

'Individuals, Groups & Organizations Beneath the Surface' by Lionel F. Stapley

'Misunderstanding Cults' by Benjamin Zablocki & Thomas Robbins

'Organisations, Anxieties & Defences' ed. R.D. Hinshelwood
& Marco Cheisa

Out of Character Behaviour

'Pointed Observations' by Kevin R D Shepherd

'Profiling the Criminal Mind' by Robert Girod Sr (included as it discusses group pressures, cult crimes, etc.)

'Programmed to Kill' by David McGowan

'Recovery from Cults' by Michael D Longone

'Scapegoating, Abuse & One-upmanship' article HERE

'Secret Societies & Psychological Warfare' Michael A Hoffman II

'Snapping' by Flo Conway & Jim Siegelman

'Sinister Forces Book Three: The Manson Secret' by P Levenda

Social Dynamics of Cult Ritual Abuse click HERE

'Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of the Christian Right' by Sara Diamond

'The Complex' by John Duignan

'The Cult Files' by Chris Mikul

'The Dark Gods' by Anthony Roberts & Geoff Gilbertson

'The Dilbert Principle' by Scott Adams

'The Mafia' by Claire Sterling

'The Neurotic Organization' by Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries & Danny Miller

'The Occult Tradition' by David S Katz

'The Secret World of Cults'  by Jean Ritchie

'Today's Destructive Cults & Movements' by Rev. Lawrence Gesy

'Understanding Organizations' by Charles Handy

'When a Church Becomes a Cult' by Stephen Wookey

'Working Across the Gap: The Practice of Social Science in Organisations' by Lisl Klein



Get GOOD HELP or none-at-all

Go to Let's Reduce Abuse
on this Website about seeking therapy
or when help 'goes wrong'


Anywhere that we go for help or advice should clearly not make for a worse situation. Doc has prepared some Outline Questions you can use as a basis - or just make up your own



Dissing has become a part of life, whether that means discounting someone, disrespecting, discrediting, disregarding, dismissing; or being rude or unsupportive. More on this HERE

It is a way of Scapegoating. You know the saying 'You are either for us or against us'? Groups often exclude someone - anyone - to suit the majority, as if they feel better to leave someone in the cold. It happens in families too!

It helps to see the dynamic for what it is, see if there's a reason, and if you can do anything about it for the time being.

This is why it is good to have an ally, a 'friend in court' to see some of it from your point of view. You don't need a specialist, just someone to back you up and give emotional support.

Perhaps now you know why groups serve that purpose for the members.

And how cults play on people's need to belong, not feel excluded, and feel a sense of meaning and place. Those are natural needs and they can be exploited, for money - or just for kicks.



People have a need to be A PART of what is going on around them, other People and so on, and to keep themselves APART too

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It's important to REALLY THINK for YOURSELF!

And not get drawn into someone else's Web


You can Make Your Own Theories!
You Don't Have to accept Other People's:
Watch Video 'If Your Face Doesn't Fit'





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