"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
Fierce Little Thing
Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing
The Sound of Gravel
The Project
The Goodbye Man (Colter Shaw, #2)
Little One
Bitter Falls (Stillhouse Lake #4)
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
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Small Town Cults
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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 — 190 voters
The White People and Other Weird Stories by Arthur MachenHarvest Home by Thomas TryonCollected Ghost Stories by M.R. JamesThe Great God Pan by Arthur MachenThe House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
Folk Horror
233 books — 89 voters

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Robert Jay Lifton
In sum, doubling is the psychological means by which one invokes the evil potential of the self. That evil is neither inherent in the self nor foreign to it. To live out the doubling and call forth the evil is a moral choice for which one is responsible, whatever the level of consciousness involved.
Robert Jay Lifton, Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of 'brainwashing' in China

Christopher Hitchens
I was hungry when I left Pyongyang. I wasn't hungry just for a bookshop that sold books that weren't about Fat Man and Little Boy. I wasn't ravenous just for a newspaper that had no pictures of F.M. and L.B. I wasn't starving just for a TV program or a piece of music or theater or cinema that wasn't cultist and hero-worshiping. I was hungry. I got off the North Korean plane in Shenyang, one of the provincial capitals of Manchuria, and the airport buffet looked like a cornucopia. I fell on the fo ...more
Christopher Hitchens, Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays

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