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Elan Vital

manipulation, cult groups, sects, and new religious movements


Group aka:

Divine Light Mission
Guru Maharaji Ji

Cult Observer (CO)

Guru Maharaji Ji Still Active
(Australia) Cult Observer Vol. 10, No. 2, 1993

CO: Guest Column

Cultic Studies Journal

CSJ: Book Review

"The Guru Papers:Masks of Authoritarian Power"
Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1994

Other AFF Publications

Selected Essays

"Coping With Trance States,"
Cult Observer, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1993
"Understanding Eastern Groups"
Cult Observer, Vol. 14, No. 5, 1997

Study Guides

"Individual Differences Affecting Recovery"
Captive Hearts, Captive Minds: Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Abusive Relationships
"Coming Out of the Cults"
Margaret Thaler Singer, Ph.D.

Resource Organizations


Links: eastern: eastern groups by organization/guru name

Resource Bookstore

TM and Cult Mania
Michael Persinger,Ph.D. A good overview of the effects of meditation.
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