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The late Benjamin Zablocki talks about cults and mind control

An interview with Benjamin Zablocki By Steven Van Neste Excerpt from “Ethics and the Modern Guru” a publication on cults. Benjamin Zablocki is a sociologist whose main field of interest is religion, cults and the functions of brainwashing and charisma. The following ‘interview’ was done as a written questionnaire, and to respect the wishes ofContinue reading “The late Benjamin Zablocki talks about cults and mind control”

Therapeutic groups versus 12-step groups: An analysis of the AA prototype

By Cathleen A. Mann, PhD Abstract: 12 step groups, especially in the form of Alcoholic Anonymous groups, have a rich history as evangelical, Christian-based groups, which operate under the guise of “treatment” for persons with substance abuse problems. However, research suggests that AA operates in a cult-like fashion and does not consider the individual differences ofContinue reading “Therapeutic groups versus 12-step groups: An analysis of the AA prototype”

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