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    Default Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    You may or may not consider this essential reading however there were certain points in this article that I/we found helpful and somewhat eye opening as we continue to peel back the layers of indoctrination.

    I apologise in advance if this has already been posted

    http://www.rickross.com/reference/re...recovery3.html
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    Default Re: Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    Sounds familiar
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    Carter's law of Productivity. "The amount of work a person does is inversely proportional to the number of suggestions they offer."

    My Essay from 1995: http://www.xenu.net/archive/disk/NOTs/djcarter.htm

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    Default Re: Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    You may or may not consider this essential reading however there were certain points in this article that I/we found helpful and somewhat eye opening as we continue to peel back the layers of indoctrination.

    I apologise in advance if this has already been posted

    http://www.rickross.com/reference/re...recovery3.html
    I read the book this article was excerpted on years ago and found it very helpful. If you haven't check out the book. Much of it directly addresses Scientology's indoctrination process.
    An organized Church is a control system by its hierarchal nature. William S. Burroughs, Naked Scientology

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    Default Re: Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    Thank you for posting this. It is VERY helpful. Part of the healing process for me is to understand how this CULT works, L R H's real biography and his affiliation with Aleistar Crowley (quite a different scene than the events shown at the Org's). I needed to understand just how EVIL and destructive the Church of Scientology truly is.

    Anyone that has been in this Cult has had their lives damaged in some way. There is hope that healing can happen. I found "Cults in our Midst" extremely helpful for me! It really validated my experiences once Out of the Cult of Scientology. It helped me understand that I was vulnerable, I trusted and never could conceive it to be as EVIL as it really is!

    I believe it is important that this site helps us all vent and then share information to help heal the pain caused by the SCAM that is Scientology! Thank you very much!!

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    Default Re: Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    This book was extremely helpful in getting me out. She was a pioneer. And the book is great!


    Quote Originally Posted by Idle Morgue View Post
    Thank you for posting this. It is VERY helpful. Part of the healing process for me is to understand how this CULT works, where Hub Turd did this and kept it going and how EVIL it truly is. Anyone that has been in this Cult has had their lives damaged in some way. There is hope that healing can happen. I found "Cults in our Midst" extremely helpful for me! It really validated my experiences once Out of the Cult of Scientology. It helped me understand that I was vulnerable, I trusted and never could conceive it to be as EVIL as it really is!

    I believe it is important that this site helps us all vent and then share information to help heal the pain caused by the SCAM that is Scientology! Thank you very much!!

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    Default Re: Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    I had the pleasure of meeting, sitting and chatting with Dr Singer for several hours at a conference in 95. (and she was sitting with Dr Jocyln "Jolly" West who was astounding to meet and chat with in his own right). I was totally blown away - (in light of their prior demonization) to find them both to be brilliantly insightful, intensely caring and compassionate human beings...instead of the monsters they were cast as by $cientology..I was honored by Dr singer who had already known of me, and who thanked me, for what I had done to expose scientology... This was shortly after the August 5th 1995 Raid and the resulting media storm LINK

    Dr Margaret Singer PhD, who literally wrote the book on mind control and thought reform, see LINK, in I think 1985, gave a lecture titled

    Coping with Post Cult Trauma

    A copy of that tape from the 15th annual real, original, before the scientology takeover CAN conference is webbed here on Lermanet in the audio directory, in two parts - Part1 Part2

    A mind blowing lecture, by Dr Jolly West who lectures on "Cult Phenomenon - Mental Health, Legal and Religious Implications"
    Audio lecture part ONE - Part TWO

    Both of these tapes were given to Lermanet.com by the Bethesda Cult Awareness Network before that local, separately incorporated entity, dissolved the corporation, after the National organization was being taken over by scientology....
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    Default Re: Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    So what's worse ... cults in our midst or gorillas in the mist?

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    Default Re: Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    You may or may not consider this essential reading however there were certain points in this article that I/we found helpful and somewhat eye opening as we continue to peel back the layers of indoctrination.

    I apologise in advance if this has already been posted

    http://www.rickross.com/reference/re...recovery3.html

    That link looks to be broken now.

    The Rick Ross Institute is now the Cult Education Institute and their website is over here:
    http://www.culteducation.com/


    And these are all the links at that site having to do with Margaret Singer: (I'm not sure which is the article originally posted in the OP)


    Margaret Singer, a Leading Brainwashing Expert, Dies at 82
    Margaret Singer, 82; Expert on Brainwashing, Cults Testified at 1976 Trial of Patricia Hearst
    Professor Margaret Singer dies at 82
    Margaret Singer -- expert on brainwashing
    Cult expert Margaret Singer dead at 82
    Psych Sleuth
    An interview with Margaret Singer on Undue Influence
    Thought Reform Programs and the
    Production of Psychiatric Casualties

    Mental Health Issues
    Margaret Singer affidavit regarding est
    Brief Amicus Curiae of the American Psychological Association
    Group Psychodynamics and CULTS
    APA Memorandum: Final Draft of Task Force Report
    Report of the APA Task Force on Deceptive and Indirect Techniques of Persuasion and Control
    Coming Out of the Cults
    Coercive Persuasion and the Problems of Ex-Cult Members
    The "Not Me" Myth: Orwell and the Mind
    The Process of Brainwashing, Psychological Coercion, and Thought Reform
    Meditation
    Psychological Persuasion Techniques
    Cults in our Midst: The Threat of Intimidation
    Practical Issues
    Intruding into the Workplace
    How the United States Marine Corps Differs from Cults





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    Default Re: Cults in our Midst - Margaret Thaler Singer

    the USMC entry is of exceptional interest...

    thanx pitsy...
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