Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion
From the mass weddings of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church to the ritual suicides at Heaven's Gate, charismatic cults and their devotees have become facts of American life. Using material gleaned from twenty-five years of direct encounters with cults and their detractors, as well as extensive research, Marc Galanter offers the most extensive psychological analysis of these organizations available. Cults explores not only how members feel and think at all stages of their involvement, but also how larger social and psychological forces reinforce individual commitment within the cults. For this revised and newly-illustrated second edition, Galanter has added three new chapters on cult development in the 1990s, spiritual recovery movements, and alternative medicine.
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FORCES IN THE CHARISMATIC GROUP
A MODEL OF THE CHARISMATIC GROUP
CASE HISTORIES OF CHARISMATIC GROUPS
SPIRITUAL RECOVERY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
The Charismatic Group A Summary
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Page v - Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets com'ing down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy: and the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.