Views And Reviews

Recovery from Cults: Help for Victims of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6937.1175 (Published 30 April 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1175
  1. Tim Jerram

    Ed Michael D Langone Norton, pounds sterling 27.50, pp 410 ISBN 0-393-70164-6

    Cults and their communities have been major news recently, mainly because of the bizarre events at Waco, Texas, and the subsequent court proceedings, but they also play an important and ambivalent part in folk mythology. Society on the one hand often dismisses them as trivial and their adherents as pathetic but on the other hand is threatened by them --and they then become the embodiment of evil. The traditional fear is that they will take society over altogether -as depicted in one of last year's best selling novels (Wild Swans by Jung Chang) and …

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