Civil liberties, brainwashing and cults

a select annotated bibliography by Robbins, Thomas

Publisher: Center for the Study of New Religious Movements in Berkeley, Cal

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Previous ed., 1979.

Statementcompiled by Thomas Robbins.
ContributionsCenter for the Study of New Religious Movements.
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Brainwashing controversy in new religious movements and cults. In the s, after coming into contact with new religious movements (NRMs, popularly referred to as "cults'), some young people suddenly adopted faiths, beliefs, and behavior that differed markedly from their previous lifestyles and seemed at variance with their some cases, these people neglected or even broke.   By then, I had learned about the brainwashing of prisoners of war and others in Mao’s China and North Korea in the s; I had read the psychohistorian Robert Jay Lifton’s Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism () and the psychologist Margaret Singer’s Cults in Our Midst (). Singer described six conditions of cultic Missing: Civil liberties. Psychological perspectives on cult leadership. Persuasive techniques in contemporary cults: a public health approach. Religious cult membership: a sociobiologic model. The psychology of induction: a review and interpretation. Deprogramming (involuntary departure), coercion, and cults. The civil liberties of religious minorities. David G. Bromley (born ) is a professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, has written extensively about cults, new religious movements, apostasy, and the anti-cult movement.

Not surprisingly, brainwashing theories are hotly contested by so-called cult apologists (usually academic defenders of groups and movements generally identified as coercive cults).. A more realistic approach to the issue is illustrated by Phillip Zimbardo, professor of psychology at Stanford University, as well as former and current president of the American Psychological Association (APA). Later, accusations of "brainwashing" and mind control" supported civil action claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress or false imprisonment. And, some deprogrammers who were charged with kidnapping in criminal actions or with false imprisonment in civil actions used brainwashing notions to underpin their "necessity" defenses.   Americans Target Of Largest Media Brainwashing Campaign In History Published Ap As an introduction to this article, I (ComingInTheClouds site administrator) would like to mention that from my own experience, it appears that many Christians are “brainwashed” by their local church or . The American Civil Liberties Union is the most prominent—and the most controversial—civil liberties group in the United States. The Center for Democracy and Technology provides information on how the spread of technology affects privacy.

Many Americans are beginning to feel very uncomfortable with the destruction of our civil liberties. Being locked in our homes for a couple weeks is one thing, but now New York Governor Cuomo is telling folks it may be four, six or nine months before this is over as the number of confirmed New York City cases surges p This then leads to the kind of abuse of civil liberties described above as well as to attempts by various states to legislate against "cults." To summarize, of these five modes of understanding the phenomenon of conversion to cults, only the " rays from outer space " theory or what Harvey Cox has called "zombi-itis" (97) seems completely.

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This little book was published inwhen "brainwashing" was just coming into public awareness, and the potential of "hypnotism" was reaching its zenith. The topic created feelings of excitement and fear.4/5(1). Brainwashing and the Cults: An Expose on Capturing the Human Mind Paperback – June 1, by Paul A.

Verdier (Author)Cited by: 1. Comprising scholarly, journalistic, and partisan references, the bibliography has four sections: (1) conversion and commitment processes in "cults," (2) cults, civil liberties, and public policy, (3) social and psychological processes in religious deprogramming, and (4) the nature of "brainwashing," etc.

Arranged within each section. Part one: conversion and commitment processes in "cults" --Part two: cults, civil liberties and public policy --Part three: social and psychological processes in religious deprogramming --Part four: the nature of "brainwashing," etc.

Civil liberties, "brainwashing" and "cults": a select annotated bibliography Thomas Robbins ; Program for the Study of New Religious Movements in America.

Books shelved as civil-liberties: No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald, Terrorism and the Consti. Responding to Cults—A Role for Governments and Lawmakers Cults, Civil Liberties, and Religious Freedom • Cults and Courts • Government Intervention • Government Control: 8: Responding to the Terrorist Threat Brainwashing and cults book Control and Manipulation • Misinterpretation and Martyrdom • Marginalization Epilogue Appendix The Doomsday Document Notes.

An Internet archive of information about cults, destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. The Cult Education Institute (CEI), formerly known as the Ross Institute of New Jersey, is a nonprofit brainwashing and cults book resource with a vast archive that contains thousands of individual documents.

Janja Lalich, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Sociology Prepared for European Conference of FECRIS 16 May Marseille, France Introduction As I see it, presently, four main issues affect cult-related court cases in the United States.

These are (1) not enough attorneys who will take these cases; (2) not enough qualified experts to testify on [ ]. Cults also use a process of brainwashing which boils down to isolating people or saying the group is the saviour in some way, or in my case will lead the revolution for a better life.

Barker’s study was published in a book entitled The Making of the Moonies (), and has been referred to in numerous articles and book chapters by Barker herself. Psychological Warfare and Brainwashing Techniques was Ed Hunter.

His books written soon after the Korean War contained several passages that can help the Reader understand the diabolical history of Brainwashing more easily, a history that was not available to Kenneth Goff.

According to Ed Hunter’s book (“Brainwashing”, page. According to Douglas Cowan, in this book Hassan utilizes a language opposing "freedom" and "captivity", based on the conceptual framework of brainwashing and thought control, and the alleged abuses of civil liberties and human rights.

He writes that these are the precipitating motivation for secular anticultists such as : Steven Hassan. Soon after the Hearst trial, ina pop book advocating the use of brainwashing terminology against new religions was authored by California psychiatrist Paul A. Verdier.(21) Simultaneously, support for the application of brainwashing theory to the new religions came from legal and sociological sources.

[22] Thomas Robbins, “New Religions, Brainwashing and Deprogramming, Religious Studies Review, Vol. On the other hand William Shepherd argues that the government ha an affirmative duty to enhance religious freedom by suppressing coercive deprogramming transpiring under private (non-governmental) auspices.

And most notably, professional anti-cultist Steven Hassan, known for his support for deprogramming and career built around combatting groups he considers destructive cults, will shortly be releasing a new book, The Cult of Trump: A Leading Cult Expert Explains How the President Uses Mind Control.

The publisher’s blurbs and advertising copy emphasize concepts like indoctrination, blind devotion. Must-Read Books About Life in Cults and Oppressive Religious Sects Elizabeth Allen As you may have realized from my last piece, I love to settle down with a piping hot cup of coffee, snuggle into some fuzzy blankets and proceed to be stricken blind with white hot rage and righteous indignation.

“Brainwashing”, as popularly understood, does not exist or is of almost zero effectiveness. The belief stems from American panic over Communism post-Korean War combined with fear of new religions and sensationalized incidents; in practice, “cults” have retention rates in the single percentage point range and ceased to be an issue decades ago.

Typically, a conversion sticks because an. Explore our list of Civil Liberties Books at Barnes & Noble®. Receive FREE shipping with your Barnes & Noble Membership. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.

Thank you for your patience. civil rights law books. escape into a good book law. escape Missing: brainwashing. What is a Cult?. Adapted from Cults: Questions and Answers. by Michael e, Ph.D.AFF. A cult is a group or movement exhibiting a great or excessive devotion or dedication to some person, idea, or thing, and employing unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion and control designed to advance the goals of the group’s leader, to the actual or possible detriment of members.

Brainwashing’ as Forensic Evidence. Cult/Brainwashing Cases and Freedom of Religion We can conclude that the first World War on American soil saw the disregard of civil liberties on the. Youth, Brainwashing, and the Extremist Cults.

Zondervan, Written by a sociologist who is also an evangelical Christian, this book is critical of cults primarily on the basis that their beliefs are false. Has some interesting case studies of cult members. Galanter, Marc. Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion. Making a Cult of It.

By Andrew M Greeley. Aug. 14, ; They admit their own bias toward civil liberties, their distrust of the political and financial manipulations of some of the cults. The American Civil Liberties Union and other civil libertarians objected strenuously to deprogramming on the grounds that most of the recipients were legal adults, but the practice had the blessing of the Cult Awareness Network and other anticult groups.

Moreover, judges in California, a bellwether state for legal trends, began allowing parents. This cult has already brainwashed millions of followers, leaving behind a legacy of torture, child abuse, and death.

Of course I’m talking about the papal conclave. In I wrote, Why You’re Dumb, Sick & Broke, and How to Get SMART, HEALTHY & RICH!, a book which explored memes (mind viruses), and how they control our behavior. One chapter.

The following excerpt is used with permission from Robert Jay Lifton’s The Future of Immortality and Other Essays for a Nuclear Age (New York, Basic Books, ) is a concise explanation of Lifton’s eight criteria for defining mind control.

His book, Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of “Brainwashing” in China was instrumental in my deprogramming form the Moon.

The author of dozens of books, including the Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America, Melton - sometimes described as a cult apologist - suggested that deprogramming violates a person’s civil liberties and religious freedom, rights guaranteed by the US Constitution.

Psychologist and cult counselor Steven Hassan, author of the book Combatting Cult Mind Control, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published a statement in related to brainwashing and mind control.

In this statement the ACLU opposed certain methods "depriving people of. We love shows and books about cults, strict religious movements, and other fundamentalist groups, whether they’re well-researched exposés or fictional narratives.

Insular movements are both Author: Caitlin Flynn. Brainwashing Theories in European Parliamentary and Administrative Reports on Cults and Sects. Authors; Committee on Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs ().

Cult/brainwashing cases and the freedom of religion. Journal of Church and State, 33, 55– CrossRef Google by:. This was brainwashing at its most pure: radical, systematic, and forced. After the war, knowledge of this brainwashing process reached the pop culture consciousness.

Over the next few decades, through hippie culture and New Age, cults began popping up more visibly than ever before, and a lot of young people experimented with them. Some in Congress Seek Inquiries on Cult Activities that it investigate allegations of brainwashing and physical abuse in cults.

of the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties.In an informal poll last year, professional historians rated George W.

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