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Group news and professional articles published since 1984 in AFF's periodicals are now available as electronic reprints and will soon be available in our E-Library, which initially will contain more than 4,500 articles and three books and eventually 5,000 to 10,000 news articles, as well as videos from AFF conferences.  Here are the periodical article lists from which you can currently request reprints:


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As we develop the E-Library we are also updating this Web site by creating or upgrading HTML pages on specific groups.  These pages (which are under development) will contain, when available, links pertinent to that specific group, links to relevant articles on the Web site, and lists of resources.  Our developing group index appears at the bottom of these remarks.

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AFF provides information to help family members, helping professionals, former group members, and others understand the variety of interacting factors that cause different people to react differently to even powerful environments.  News stories can provide useful background information to those seeking to understand group involvements.  However, news reports don't usually provide a well-rounded or in-depth understanding of how a particular group functions, how individual personalities interact with a group environment, or what a concerned family member or friend can do to help somebody involved in a group that arouses concern.  We urge inquirers not to rely solely on newspaper or magazine articles to evaluate group-related concerns.

The resources on our bookstore and the study guides on this Web site may help you better understand how to analyze and use information effectively in order to address family or personal difficulties.

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*Please review NOTE at the top of this page.  These introductory remarks are repeated on other group pages for the benefit of those who may enter the site there.  To get to indexes or other material, simply scroll down past the introduction.


Community of Jesus

Community of Jesus "Cult Front?"
Cult Observer Vol. 8, No. 4 1991




Ananda Marga
Aum Shinrikyo Index
Bardin, David, Esq.: "Meditation, Delusion and Deception"
Brahma Kumaris
Da Free John
Deepak Chopra
Eckankar, Paul Twitchell
Elan Vital, Divine Light Mission, Guru Maharaji Ji
Falun Gong, Li Hongzhi
Frederick Lenz, Zen Master Rama, Rama
Group Type Index: eastern,  gurus
Kripaula Yoga Fellowship (Amrit Desai)
Movement for Spiritual Inner Awareness
Naropa Buddhists
Nityananda Institute, Joseph Michael Shoemaker
Nityananda Institute, Joseph Michael Shoemaker
Rajneesh, Osho, Bhagwan
Sahaja Yoga, Sri Mataji, Sahaja
Sathya Shree Sai Baba, Sai Baba
School of Economic Science
Shing-Te Li, Supreme Master Ching Hai, Quan Yin Method,  Ching Hai
Shing-Te Li, Supreme Master Ching Hai, Quan Yin Method,  Ching Hai
Shree Shree Anandamayee,Anandamayee
Siddha Yoga
Soka Gakka, NSA
Sri Chinmoy
Swami Rama
Swami Satchidananda
Thakar Singh
� Aum Shinrikyo "Convicted Members Return"
� Group - business
� Hare Krishna - profile
� International Society for Divine Love, ISDL, Swami Prakashananda Saraswati, H.D.
� Kashi Ranch
� School of Economic Science
� Sri Chinmoy
� Swami Nityananda
� Transcendental Meditation
≈ Children of Krishna
≈ Hare Krishna Home - link
≈ Hare Krishnak Home Page: Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
≈ ISKCON.NET- link
≈ Krishna Today - link
≈ Masatomo Yamazai
≈ Nitty Gritty on Cults (ISKCON) - link
≈ Soka Gakkai International
≈ Soka Gakkai International Information
≈ Soka Gakkai Priests' homepage
≈ Soka University
≈ Vaisnava News Network
≈ Vaisnava News Network

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