"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.)

The Girls
The Sound of Gravel
Away from the Dark (The Light, #2)
Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish
What You Wish For
The Polygamist's Daughter
The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple
Mr. Splitfoot
Gather the Daughters
Always Watching
Into the Light (The Light, #1)
American Girls
Cold Betrayal (Ali Reynolds, #10)
The Girls
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
The Chosen One
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
A Thousand Lives
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion
Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple
Not Without My Sister
Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints
The data on organised abuse has been simplified or distorted in an attempt force it to conform to mechanical psychological models of dissociative obedience or else to the psychiatric framework of ‘paedophilia’. Psychopathology alone is an inadequate explanation for environments in which sexual abuse has a social and symbolic function for groups of adults. Abusive groups do not emerge in a vacuum but rather they are formed within pre-existing social arrangements such as families, churches and sch ...more
Michael Salter, Organised Sexual Abuse

Alison Miller
Many ritually abusive cults deliberately divide the personality system down the middle of the head, making sure that there is no communication between the two sides. “Left side" parts might be instructed to speak to no one other than the perpetrators.
Alison Miller, Becoming Yourself: Overcoming Mind Control and Ritual Abuse

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