"Cult" may refer to the original and typically ancient sense of "religious practice" or to a newly established religious movement. It is also a pejorative term for a group whose religious beliefs are considered fanatical and unacceptable.

(See also cult classics.)

New Releases Tagged "Cults"

Fierce Little Thing
Better to Have Gone: Love, Death, and the Quest for Utopia in Auroville
Paradise, WV
The Cult of We: Wework, Adam Neumann, and the Great Startup Delusion
Cult Following
When She Returned
A Deadly Influence (Abby Mullen Thrillers, #1)
Her Final Words
The Lost Village
What's Done in Darkness
The Girls
Little One
Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake #4)
The Nowhere Child
Fierce Little Thing
Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing
The Project
The Sound of Gravel
Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
The Girls
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple
The Project
The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice
Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation Into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion
Man Struggling With Umbrella by P.J. MacNamaraHaunted Tree by Scott Robert SchellerThe Martian Chronicles by Ray BradburyThe Voice in My Ear by Ken NewmanKing Cage and the Worth Street Djinni by Mike Stop Continues
Urban Fantasy Outside the Box
14 books — 11 voters
The Talk-Funny Girl by Roland MerulloFamily by Micol Ostow
(Literal) Cult Classics
2 books — 1 voter

The Road to Jonestown by Jeff GuinnUnderground by Haruki MurakamiHeaven's Gate by Benjamin E. ZellerCults by Nigel CawthorneWhen Men Become Gods by Stephen Singular
10 books — 5 voters

Breaking Free by Rachel JeffsRaven by Tim ReitermanUnder the Banner of Heaven by Jon KrakauerThe Polygamist's Daughter by Anna LeBaronSeductive Poison by Deborah Layton
Cult Survivors
21 books — 3 voters
Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige HillEscape by Carolyn JessopUnder the Banner of Heaven by Jon KrakauerStolen Innocence by Elissa WallTroublemaker by Leah Remini
Small, Offbeat Religion Memoirs
235 books — 191 voters

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Christopher Hitchens
Much of the attraction of the cult has to do with the grace of an early and romantic death. George Orwell once observed that if Napoleon Bonaparte had been cut down by a musket ball as he entered Moscow, he would have been remembered as the greatest general since Alexander. And not only did Guevara die before his ideals did, he died in such a manner as to inspire something akin to superstition. He rode among the poor of the altiplano on a donkey. He repeatedly foresaw and predicted the circumsta ...more
Christopher Hitchens

Religion is the most powerful entity on earth. A phenomenon that has conscripted millions to give or sacrifice their lives without so much as a minuscule query about their chosen beliefs or particular ideology. And today thousands of years on despite the huge advent, discovery and the advance of science forensic or otherwise, millions are still prepared and equipped to fall or kill in the name of their God, their Holy Scriptures, their messengers, their prophets and their faith’.
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