Mapping the Cult Landscape with a New Lexicon

Why Words Matter: An Activist/Campaigner’s Perspective ICSA Conference 2019, Manchester, UK Presentation by Anne Khodabandeh Over the past forty years many things have changed in the field of cults. For an activist and campaigner, it is important to periodically create a new map to explain the changed cult landscape and to think how we can … Continue reading Mapping the Cult Landscape with a New Lexicon

July 9, 2019
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The Conflicts in the Middle East Workshop (Part 6) Anne Khodabandeh

Gazeta Impakt, Tirana, Albania, December 02, 2017 Anne Khodabandeh explains how she was radicalised and turned into a terrorist by the Iranian Mojahedin and how the process of radicalisation takes place. [The presentation was given at the conference: CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: IDEOLOGIES AND RADICAL GROUPS, organised by the Free Media Institute on 28 … Continue reading The Conflicts in the Middle East Workshop (Part 6) Anne Khodabandeh

December 2, 2017
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Shame and Silence: Recognizing Spiritual Abuse

Contributed by Mackenzi Kingdon, MA, LMHCA, GoodTherapy.org Topic Expert February 1, 2017 https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/shame-and-silence-recognizing-spiritual-abuse-0201175 Spiritual abuse, a type of abuse that results from a spiritual leader, system, or indoctrinated individual’s attempts to control and/or manipulate another individual, can be difficult to recognize, and many people are entirely unaware that this type of abuse even exists. Those who … Continue reading Shame and Silence: Recognizing Spiritual Abuse

February 1, 2017
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Cults In the Workplace

[This article demonstrates that classic cult-forming tactics won’t work if the victim is aware of what is happening – the first step toward cultic abuse is deceptive recruitment – Open Minds Ed] CNS News By Bill Donohue, October 7, 2017 A federal judge has ruled that a Long Island health care company must submit to … Continue reading Cults In the Workplace

November 2, 2016
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From Attraction to Action — How Young People Are Radicalized

Anne Khodabandeh “…To our eyes, the overt horror of terrorism and extremist violence appears a crude instrument. But recruiters are involved in a highly sophisticated game of mind control which we ignore at our peril. If we don’t take seriously the methodology behind the bloodied images, then we will continue to allow our young people … Continue reading From Attraction to Action — How Young People Are Radicalized

May 26, 2016
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