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Change of Blood Lineage through Ritual Sex in the Unification Church

Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, has declared himself as the Messiah and Lord of the Second Advent. He claims he has come as …

Faith

A Day With the Australian Couple Who Say They're Jesus and Mary

We talked a lot about self-assurance.<p>Alan John Miller was in his early 30s when he started wondering whether he might be Jesus. Throughout his life, he says, he'd dealt with a series of inexplicable memories and holding them back was just getting harder and harder. "I had memories of somebody …

Theology

Religious Cults Feel the Heat from Revamped Website

People whose relatives are believed to have fallen under the control of religious cults can now turn to a recently updated online official platform …

China

Famous Romanian yoga guru searched by Europol

Famous Romanian yoga guru Gregorian Bivolaru tops Europol’s Most Wanted list. He is charged with nine offenses, including human trafficking and …

Crime

A Westboro Baptist Church Defector Describes Life After Leaving The Infamous 'Cult'

The Westboro Baptist Church and its members have publicly condemned gays, Catholics, orthodox Christians, Jewish people, Muslims, celebrities, …

Religion

Snap Judgment's Glynn Washington on growing up in a 'cult' and how to tell a good story

Snap Judgment's Glynn Washington on growing up in a 'cult' and how to tell a good story<p>Christopher Spata<br>Tampa Bay Times<br>September 25, 2017<p>Glynn …

Storytelling

Sexual assaults and violent rages: Inside the dark world of Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche<p>Mick Brown <br>Telegraph.co.uk<br>September 21, 2017<p>In August last year, Sogyal Rinpoche, the Tibetan lama whose book The Tibetan Book of …

Buddhism

Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey With the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power

"Artists Peter and Karen Schless were seduced by Scientology's celebrity spirituality, and detoured from Hollywood careers to join its extremist …

L. Ron Hubbard

ICSA Conversations: Brainwashing: Scientific Concept or Mere Label

October 27, 2017. 7:00 - 9:00 pm<p>Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew (United Methodist)<p>263 W. 86th St.<p>New York, NY<p>Benjamin Zablocki, PhD, Professor of …

Scientific Research

Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?'

The Orthodox Jewish community of Lakewood, N.J.<p>Barbara Demick<p>Los Angeles Times<br>September 23, 2017<p>It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey …

Religion

Why Hard Facts Aren't Enough to Alter Our Beliefs

Why Hard Facts Aren't Enough to Alter Our Beliefs<p>If we want to affect the behaviors and beliefs of the person in front of us, we need to understand …

Behavior

Meet the scientist who says she has the secret to influencing others

As our Brain Power TODAY series continues, NBC special anchor Maria Shriver sits down with neuroscientist Tali Sharot, whose new book, “The Influential Mind,” says the key to influencing others starts in our brains. She shares strategies to get people on your side.

Maria Shriver

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's ayurveda brand to launch products in 30 new countries

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's ayurveda brand to launch products in 30 new countries<p>PTI<br>September 24, 2017<p>The brand has also launched an apparel range with …

India

Utah’s largest polygamous church owes millions in court judgments

SALT LAKE CITY — When he’s sentenced, polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs is expected to owe $1 million in restitution to taxpayers for food stamp fraud.<p>Add …

Religion

Church stoked tithing with unemployment scam, ex-members say

When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship …

North Carolina

Wang Quanzhang: the last ‘709’ lawyer left in China’s legal limbo

Many of the dozens of people who stood outside a courthouse in Jingjiang, eastern China’s Jiangsu province, four years ago had never met the man they …

China

Life After Hate: Tshuvah of a White Supremacist

Temple Sholom<p>Vancouver BC<p>September 16, 2017.<p>Former White Supremacist, Tony McAleer, ‎International Leadership Speaker, Counselor, and Bestselling …

Racism

Cult Recovery: Gaining Insight into the Experience and Inner Life of Group Leaders, Members, and Concerned Families

October 15, 2017<p>10 am to 4 pm<p>Doubletree Hotel<p>2117 Route 4 Eastbound<p>Fort Lee, New Jersey<p>The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies (IPS) is joining the …

Education

Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

BBC NewsSeptember 23, 2017<p>A popular spiritual guru has been arrested in India for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman, Indian media …

India

India Today Resembles the World of ‘Harry Potter’: Manu Joseph

We all want to know what our favourite authors read. There is this sense of camaraderie in knowing that they also love reading authors we love to …

Harry Potter

Idaho ranks worst in nation for faith healing deaths

Stephanie Hale-Lopez <br>WITI<br>September 22, 2017<p>Boise - More children die due to faith-based medical neglect in Idaho than in any other state. Today, …

Faith

Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey With the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power Kindle Edition

See the Best Books of the Month<br>Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our …

Invitation to Participate in Research

Institute of Food, Agriculture, and Science<br>Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences<p>University of Florida <br>PO Box 110180<br>Gainesville, FL …

Research

Heaven’s gates close on the flamboyant guru

It seems that this fixation will continue to prosper till the world comes to an end. Speaking of end, brings to mind a cult by the name of Heaven’s …

China launches anti-cult digital platforms

Xinhua<br>September 22, 2017<p>BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council Friday launched digital platforms and an online pledge to encourage the …

China

Russian Ram Rahim: Meet Sergey Kirienko, sex cult leader who preaches orgies for enlightenment

A sex cult leader who recruited women to his sect that strives to search for ‘enlightenment’ through orgies and prostitution has been arrested in …

Russia

Cult guru arrested for ‘brainwashing’ women to believe orgies led to god

A BIZARRE sect that allegedly forced its followers into orgies in the "name of god" is being investigated in Russia.<p>Police swooped after a …

Conspiracies

Critical fail: Philly hermit who said end of the world was in 1694 clearly wrong

Christian numerologist David Meade isn't the first to predict the date of the end of the world and he won't be the last (unless, of course, he's …

Pennsylvania

Rajasthan's 'Falahari Baba' Charged With Rape, Checks Into Hospital

Rajasthan's 'Falahari Baba' Charged With Rape, Checks Into Hospital<p>Dubbed 'Falahari' because of his reported fruit-only diet, the saffron-robed Baba …

India