to this site's webmaster,
is the largest cult in the USA and 90% of Radhasoami
people ("Satsangis") are Beas initiates.
Currently, this site represents the only opposing group
providing information on the cult. This site is for
recovering members of that particular
great database of modern-day cults plus a link-listing
of just about every cult with a presence on the
Internet (both for and against).
for Recovering Former Cultists Support Network. The title
says it all.
Knapp's site boasts '6000 pages of unfiltered
information' on every cult under the sun, including a
page for anyone worried about relatives slipping under
the control of a cult.
Psychology of Spiritual Movements
highly professional study of cults in general, and of the
psychological dynamics that many of them have in
Awareness & Information Centre
by Australian Jan Groenveld with a number of good
Center for Freedom of Mind
Steve Hassan's site contains some good information on how
cults are established, and how their follows are
site has been designed to sell the book "Cult
Encounter and an International Story of Exit
Counselling". The cult in question is the
"Extraterrestial Earth Mission", led by an
equally grand master called DraKar.
both The Watchtower B-rooklyn ORG-anization
and The B-ritt ORG-anization. Several
anti-websites on the Watchtower/Jehovah's Witnesses and
comprehensive listing of over 100 anti-Scientology web
pages. They also have a newsgroup.
has created a wonderfully designed site which covers
subjects ranging from 'the Perils of Amway' to
and includes a close-up of Scientology.
collection of essays to counter-balance an
over-willingness to believe: "How can an otherwise
sane individual become so enamored of a fantasy, an
imposture, that even after it's exposed in the bright
light of day he still clings to it--indeed, clings to it
all the harder?"
Sai Baba exposed
"The most dangerous lie is that which most closely
resembles the truth..."
is a website that seeks to bring to any interested
reader, several aspects of Sri Sathya Sai Baba of
Puttaparthi, India, that were not known generally to the
The only purpose of this website is to document the
experiences that several long time followers of Sathya
Sai Baba have had with him, which could be described as
completely in contradiction to what Sathya Sai Baba
publicly professes to be..."
by former members of the Nityananda Institute (N.I.) and
their families and friends. Across the years, former
students of Swami Chetanananda (SC), Abbot of the
Nityananda Institute and Rudrananda Ashram, have helped
one another recover from various levels of betrayal and
abuse sustained while inside the Nityananda Institute and
in the process of leaving that group.
Swami Chetanananda teaches that it is wrong to break
connections with the guru. He ridicules, denounces and
threatens students who leave him and speak openly about
their experiences with him. Even so, more than seventy
members of the Institute severed their connections to
Swami Chetanananda between 1994 and 2000. This
constitutes nearly half of the average active membership
of the group..."
D. Goldhammer's website
live in a dangerous world, a world caught in the midst of
often deadly group dynamics. Whether a religious cult, a
country, a corporation, or a terrorist organization,
destructive groups display a stunning set of similar
characteristics. This book explains cults, cult-like
groups, group dynamics, and group psychology from a
unique, depth psychology perspective. It looks at how
different types of groupsreligious, political,
self-help, community, business, and others become
dysfunctional and destructive for individuals, for
society, and for our environment. .."