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Anna also needs to join Al-Anon and quit being so self-pitying and resentful. Another quote here. The majority of the book consists of autobiographical stories of being saved from adversity by being converted to belief in Buchmanism. Then the section called "The Universal Man — Frank Buchman" is a fawning piece of hero worship and glorification of the cult leader, on the level of: One of the veterans of American Communism said, 'I trained men in Communism, and most of them have left me. What is Frank Buchman's secret, that the men he has trained remain faithful?

That stubbornly ignores, of course, the fact that Frank Buchman's cult also had an immense drop-out rate. Once again, the cult members are in denial. Willard Hunter Self-published, M6H8 This is a strange document. It is a large piece of work, pages, very well researched, and it is a source of obscure information that I've seen nowhere else, but unfortunately the author was a true believer in Buchmanism, and rarely criticized it. The author was a contemporary of Frank Buchman and a devoted Buchmanite. He just rhapsodized about Buchman's "great accomplishments" and dismissed or minimized his faults and failings.

He even wrote of his own judgement on the subject of Buchman: The writer's claims to objectivity are slim. He knew and worked with Frank Buchman and became one of his good friends. He gave his entire time — his life, fortune, and sacred honor — to this work for eighteen years. A psychologist would say of such a person that it would be difficult for him to avoid seeking to justify himself.

Page 5. See quotes here , and here , and here , and here , and here , and here. Hardon, S. There is no guarantee that it will remain the same from year to year, or even among different members. In short, it can hardly serve as the basis for an authenticated worship of God. In the Bishops of England and Wales declared: This movement is so tainted with indifferentism, with the error that one religion is as good as another, that no Catholic may take any active part in such a movement or formally co-operate.


Catholics should be warned not even to attend the meetings or gatherings even as spectators. And the Church's Statements on Moral Rearmament are: A decree of the Holy Office of August 8, , makes the following provisions: It is not fitting for either diocesan or religious priests, and much less for nuns, to participate in meetings of Moral Rearmament.

If exceptional circumstances should make such participation opportune, the permission of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office must be requested beforehand. This permission will be granted only to learned and experienced priests. Finally, it is not fitting that the faithful should accept posts of responsibility in Moral Rearmament, and especially not fitting that they join the so-called "policy team.

It is interesting to note that this statement about MRA follows the decree of the Holy Office on the Rotary by only a few months. What Is The Oxford Group? A manual for the religion. He does a fair job of it. He really minimized incidents like Buchman's getting kicked out of Princeton, praise for Hitler and the Nazis, appeasement of Hitler, and draft-dodging by Oxford Group members, but still, he gives a pretty good history. Walter Houston Clark was a very interesting person in his own right. He was a professor of the psychology of religion at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachutsetts and a dean at Hartford Seminary.

He also taught at Andover Newton in Newton Centre near Boston from until his retirement in Before that, he was dean of the School of Religious Education at the seminary. Before that, he also taught at Bowdoin College and Middlebury College. Early on, Clark became interested in Frank Buchman and his Oxford Group when he attended a revival meeting led by Buchman. Clark developed a lifelong interest in understanding the significance of religious experience as distinct from belief.

The First John G. Finch Symposium on Psychology and Religion The New York Times reported in Clark's obituary: He explored the importance that mystical experience can have in religion, which led to an association with Dr. Timothy Leary and others who advocated the use of hallucinogens to expand their consciousness. In the early 's, Dr. Clark took part in religious ceremonies in which peyote, mescaline and similar hallucinogens were taken.

He spoke out for people arrested for using LSD and other hallucinogenic substances for what they said were solely religious purposes. Dewey: N62 This is a book of Nichols' religious philosophy. It includes a chapter of praise of Buchman's Oxford Groups that Nichols was basically deceived into writing and putting in this book.

Dewey: N61a A book of memoirs. Includes a chapter on his experiences with Buchman's Oxford Groups cult, and also experiences at a Nuremberg Nazi Party rally. Quotes: here , and here , and here , and here , and related quote here. This book was an Oxford Group manual, one that specialized in under-handed and deceptive recruiting techniques and mind games. The full text is available right here: soulsurgery.

Alfred A. Knopf, New York, And it is easy, fascinating reading, written by a fellow who didn't pull his punches when criticizing Buchman. It was written by Tom Driberg, a fellow who was a colorful personality in his own right, starting as a newspaper reporter in London, and then becoming one of the first openly-gay Members of Parliament in history. And on top of that, he joined the Communist Party in Britain in the s, and when he grew disgusted with it and was going to quit, was recruited as an agent by the British secret intelligence service, MI5, to spy on the Communists, which he did until his cover was blown in and the Communist Party kicked him out.

He was everything from a newspaper reporter to a British Member of Parliament. He wrote the above book about Buchman and MRA. Thornton-Duesbery, M. Master of St. It sarcastically nit-picks everything in Driberg's book, and denies and tries to explain away every fault of Buchman and MRA. Marjorie Harrison was there, and attended many Oxford Group meetings, and even interviewed Frank Buchman for this book.

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Her stories give a feeling of immediacy and presence that is not found in other histories. She basically rips Buchman and his flawed theology to shreds, and this was before Buchman's notorious praise for Adolf Hitler. Plowright, B. Allenson, Ltd. P53 An entertaining and interesting set of letters from a critic of the Oxford Groups to a recently-converted student.

Allen, John Maud, Miss B. Gwyer, C. Morris, W. Auden, R. Crossman, Dr. Jacks, Rev. Micklem, Rev. Wand, Rev. D'Arcy, S. Grensted; Edited by R. Crossman Basil Blackwell, Oxford, C7 This is a great little book; very informative. It consists of essays from both leaders of the Oxford Groups like Rev.

Allen, and criticisms of the Groups from critics like R. Crossman, and Miss B. It gives you a first-hand look at the Groups from several viewpoints, a snap-shot in time of the thinking of contemporaries, before Buchman's public praise of Adolf Hitler. All of the authors were somehow associated with Oxford University in ; most were faculty, a few were clergy.

Buchman — Surgeon of Souls , B. Smith, Jr. A magazine article about Frank Buchman and his "Oxford Groups". E35 My over-all impression of this otherwise fine book is that the author pulls his punches. The entire "I thank Heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler" flap is reduced to a footnote in fine print at the bottom of page , and is introduced only as a hearsay note, that Reinhold Niebuhr had written, in a Christian Century article, about a newsman Tom Driberg writing about an interview with Buchman "in which the latter is reported to have said" That was the only mention of Hitler or the Nazis that I could find anywhere in the whole book.

While the facts given seem generally true and accurate, and even plentiful, I couldn't escape the feeling that a lot of negative towards Buchman stuff was left out. However, when former President Herbert Hoover spoke briefly and informally at an MRA luncheon, December 10 or 11, , saying that he believed in 'ethics and morality', we learn about that in larger type pages 48, And yes, ex-President Herbert Hoover is listed in the index, with four entries.

M6W5 Excellent. Good history. Extensive, fair, even-handed, and sane. The author was right there, doing a first-hand investigation of the Oxford Group — a. Obviously, this book only covers up to , but that is the vast majority of the Oxford Groups—MRA period.

The author gives several revealing glimpses into the cult mind-set, like when, on page , he reads from the writings of Benjamin Franklin, to some MRA members, that old Ben had advocated an international moral organization much like MRA, and the MRA members just gave him blank looks, and "Much to my surprise, there was no great show of interest in this disclosure that a great figure in American history had undoubtedly thought of 'Moral Re-Armament' nearly two hundred years ago.

Apparently for them there was no prophet but Frank Buchman! Ben Franklin could go hang. B72 As the title implies, this book is highly critical of the theology of Frank Buchman. Oxford University Press, New York, , Another critical analysis of the theology of Buchman. This author finds three flaws in Buchmanism: It ignores the demands of the intellect in the high matter of religion. The Movement is too closely bound to the moods and claims of Adolescence page 6. The conception of Christianity which Groupism presents is far too meagre and limited page W33 Another criticism of the Oxford Groups, coming from the viewpoint of a Catholic.

The author notes that: 1 The Buchmanite practice of public confession is at odds with Catholic doctrines, and 2 "Catholicism cannot be reduced to two or three jingles and a couple of anagrams. Quotes: here and here. Noa, D. Clair M. Dinger, S. Printed by the Abbey Press, St. Meinrad, Indiana, U. Quite good.

It is of course biased and flavored by its time and place — for example, the author considers "Protestantism" to be a sin, something with which I cannot quite agree — nevertheless, the author accurately and perceptively analyzes and criticizes Dr. Quotes here and here. O9C49x A tiny page booklet that is another critical examination of the theology of Buchmanism. Many good points packed into a small space. For instance, on page 14 "There is some danger that the Christian conception of prayer as a solemn act of communication between man and God, which calls forth the highest qualities of man's intellectual and moral apprehension, will be degraded to a mere listening to and recording of the vagaries of the subconscious mind.

Ironside, denouncing the Oxford Groups and Buchmanism for being unChristian. Ironside found that Buchmanism was not a Christian religion, because the entire practice of Buchmanism would still be possible even if Jesus Christ had never been born. LC: HD Naturally, John Riffe's greatest accomplishment was becoming one of Frank Buchman's followers, and getting numerous labor leaders to go to Caux-sur-Montreaux, Switzerland, or Mackinac Island, Michigan, for Moral Re-Armament ideological training page M6S23 Dewey: '.

There is a local copy of the article here: orange-rroot LC: BR P7N55 Reinhold Niebuhr was one of the leading theologians of the early 20th century, and is famed for being the author of the Serenity Prayer. This book contains the chapter "Hitler and Buchman" [ full text here ], which appears to be a reprint of an article first published in the Christian Century magazine.

It is a no-holds-barred attack on Buchman and his goofy theology. S47S54 Dewey: Niebuhr was one of the leading theologians of the early 20th century, and a teacher at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Quotes here. Quotes: "No one could say that the movement is over modest, and some of the statements might lead one to think that love and unselfishness were the discovery of M. But that is typical of their writing. It simply is not so. This one, placed in the middle s, describes the rise of Nazism in Europe. It also mentions in passing Frank Buchman's Oxford Group in England and Germany, and describes their occult practices and sympathy for the Nazis.

The chapter on MRA is quite good, quite revealing and descriptive, written by a first-hand witness who knew his religions. Among other things, the author reveals that Frank Buchman stole his best ideas from Henry B. Wright of Yale University, who got them from Robert E. Speer, who got them from Henry Drummond The author clearly sees that the Oxford Group is a cult religion, and he does a good job of describing the cultish behavior that he sees. Describes the history of religions and "spiritual things" that you never hear about, ranging from "Animal Magnetism" in through the heyday of spiritualism in the s.

Have you ever wanted to really go down the rabbit hole? This book gives you that feeling. Like, Toto, we really aren't in Kansas any more. Incidentally, to show how old this book is, there is a full-color page in the middle that advertises Kent cigarettes. LC: HM C3 This is quite good. Analyzes who joins a mass religious movement, or cult, and why. All of chapter 6 is about the Oxford Group. Later chapters are about the Nazis. Covers both the major and minor players. Lippencott Company, Philadelphia and New York, What makes it unusual is that it is an insider's story that was written by someone who was relatively sane, and there weren't very many of them in the inner circle of Nazis and sycophants around Adolf.

In the end, Putzi had to flee to the USA to escape from the wrath of Hitler and the Gestapo, for saying true and sensible things just too many times Or at least, that's the way Putzi tells his story Thorough, well-researched, and very interesting. This is another view of Putzi Hanfstaengl, early friend of Adolf Hitler. It feels like it is written in a more neutral, factual tone than Putzi's autobiography.

Well of course This is an obscure and forgotten biography of Adolf Hitler, written while Hitler was still alive and the dictator of Germany. It is excellent. It concentrates on Hitler's rise to power and how he did it. Of course the end of the Third Reich was still unknown when Heiden wrote this book. Reference here and quote here. LC: PR I55Z53 This is an interesting book of memoirs that is mostly nature writing, but he also gives us an account of his experiences in Germany at the Nuremberg Nazi Party rally, where he saw Dr.

Frank Buchman, here. What else can I say? LC: DD H5K Dewey: S63A Dewey: Fest Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc. This book is transcripts of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials of the doctors who performed unethical medical experiments on Jews in the concentration camps. Basically, this is the story of a boy who never really had a choice in the matter. While this author does some real soul-searching, asking himself how much he is responsible for what happened in World War II, and how much he was complicit in the murder of the Jews, the truth is that this guy was just a boy doing what his elders told him to do.

And he never had anything to do with killing the Jews. This story is full of little insider details, like the one officer who told Alfons about the war crimes and mass murder of civilians in Poland was executed by the Gestapo four months before the end of the war for "subverting war morale".

And at the end of the war, Alfons' last commander in the Luftwaffe saved the young lad's life by deliberately sending him west on "furlough", putting him where he would be captured by the Americans, thus saving the young man from being part of Hitler's insane "battle to the last man and boy". Alas, many of his schoolmates were not so lucky. Fully half of his high school class died before the age of An easy read; informative and entertaining.

Geli Raubal was both Hitler's half-neice and his only true girlfriend and lover, She was found dead in Hitler's apartment in , allegedly a suicide at the early age of The descriptions of Hitler's sex life reveal an abused child who grew into a really sick sado-masochistic narcissist. The author presents a lot of evidence that supports the distinct possibility that Geli was murdered by the Nazis to keep her from disgracing Adolf Hitler and prematurely ending his political career.

He made quite a career of putting on faked psychic acts, and got a fair bit of success and wealth. Unfortunately, that included having some high-ranking Nazis owing him a lot of money, and attracting Adolf Hitler as a believer. Some of the Gestapo found killing Hanussen to be the easiest solution to the problems that Hanussen created for them, so they did. It moves you right into Heinrich Himmler's life. Heinrich Himmler suffered from stomach pains and digestive problems that no doctor could cure, but the alternate-medicine specialist, masseuse, and unconventional healer Felix Kersten was able to relieve Himmler's extreme pain, so Himmler latched onto Kersten with the tenacity of a pit bull, and Kersten spent World War II as a practical prisoner and slave of Himmler.

Kersten managed to get special powers, privileges, and protection from Himmler because he could treat Himmler's chronic pain like no one else could. And Kersten used that power wisely and compassionately. Kersten literally saved thousands of lives — in one case, a whole trainload of Jews. Kersten had extracted from Himmler a promise to spare two or three thousand Jews, just as a favor to him, so Himmler said something like, "Well, okay. I have this train with Jews going to Auschwitz.

That's between 2 and 3 thousand. I'll reroute it to Switzerland. That will get Kersten off of my back. Instead, they found the SS troops standing at attention as the Jews staggered across the border into Switzerland and into the arms of waiting Red Cross workers. Kersten was amazingly bold and courageous, and took terrible risks to help friends and allies, including acting as a courier carrying secret documents between resistance and underground units. He would literally walk right through the Gestapo carrying such incriminating evidence.

It's quite a spy story too. At the end of the war, as Germany was collapsing, Kersten took a representative of the World Jewish Congress into Germany to extract a promise from Himmler that the concentration camps would not be blown up with dynamite, killing all of the Jews inside. That promise was mostly kept. Martin's Press, New York, See story here.

This book is definitely something different — it is a very serious comic book that tells the story of the creation of the Protocols , complete with supporting bibliography. The author of the Introduction, Umberto Eco, described this book as a tragic book, not a comic book. A reprint of the articles "Appearing originally in the periodical published by the Ford Motor Co. I This is the hateful anti-Semitic diatribe that the neo-Nazis love, described here. It is so extreme that it leads one to question the sanity of Henry Ford Sr..

Liquor, Gambling, Vice, and Corruption. Ford says that Jews control all of the mobs. The Dearborn Publishing Co. November, LC: DS D5A32 vol 3. This is the third volume of selections of Ford's anti-semitic articles that appeared in The Dearborn Independent. Some of this material also appears in the above condensation of Ford's articles. The subjects of these chapters are similarly insane: Are the Jews Victims or Persecutors?

It is funny that the fabulously wealthy multi-millionaire Ford felt that Babe Ruth should work for peanuts, but that he, Henry Ford, should not. For instance, Ford considered all of the Jewish garment makers to be Bolsheviks: 'Why the tendency of the Jew to the "needle trades"? It is explained in his aversion to manual labor, his abhorrence of agricultural life, and his desire to arrange his own affairs.

Bolshevism is not Russian but Jewish But in other chapters, Ford says that the Jews are controlling international banking and finance, not the garment industry. And I never noticed Henry Ford taking to the agricultural life either, out plowing the south forty behind his mule. And Ford sure insisted on arranging his own affairs. Why did a man of such wealth and power spend so much time, money, and energy attacking people who had apparently done nothing to him, and whose alleged world-wide conspiracies had not stopped Henry Ford from becoming as wealthy as King Midas?

I have to seriously question Henry Ford Sr. Everything you never wanted to know about what a hateful, deceitful monster Henry Ford turned into. U6W35 Dewey: Thorough and well-documented. The story of one of the more interesting characters in modern American history — the father of hate radio. Father Charles Coughlin invented Rush Limbaugh's game back when radio was a new medium. Father Caughlin was a stereotypical rabid right-winger, raving about "The Jewish Conspiracy" and Communists, while parrotting Nazi propaganda — literally.

More details here. I54 A great little book that disects the hate-mongering speeches of Father Coughlin and exposes the propaganda techniques that he used. They reduce the list of the many possible logical fallacies and propaganda tricks to just this short list that was in Father Coughlin's toolbox: Name Calling — giving an idea or a person a bad name Glittering Generality — create over-generalized positive images and stereotypes Transfer also known as Association — gaining respectability or admiration by association with something else that is widely admired or respected Testimonial — people tell stories that praise the propagandist's favorite cause Plain Folks — it's just us regular plain good-old-boys; nothing to get upset about Card Stacking — also called Monopolistic Card Stacking — it's stacking the odds in your favor by carefully arranging the "facts" while excluding undesired facts Band Wagon — the same thing as "Everybody's doing it", or "Everybody knows", or "Everybody believes" M66D35 Dewey: The above two books are nearly identical, other than the photographs, where some were cropped or had text inset in the New York reprint.

The text of the two books is identical, but laid out differently, printed in different fonts and sizes, which results in very different page numbers for quotes. Of particular interest here is the description of Dr. Lovell W. M57 L68 Dewey: Detailed and in depth. This book tells the story of all of the Mitford sisters and their parents , and of course tells more details about the most famous of the sisters, the pro-Nazi Unity and Diana, and the pro-Communist Jessica.

Hoffer wrote it more than half a century ago, paying particular attention to the Nazis as a cult religion, but it reads like a description of this afternoon's latest cult. In my humble opinion, Erich Hoffer was one of the great minds of the 20th century. This is one of those beautiful all-time classics that we see too seldom. Definitely makes the Top 10 list.

Discusses the hidden, underlying authoritarianism in many religious cults and some other religions, too. Extensively quoted in the web page on The Heresy of the Twelve Steps. Kaplan gets deeper into what the believers actually believe than most books on cults do. Also covers some less-reported stuff, like Aryan White Supremacy, Odinism and Asatru, B'nai Noah, and even the Anti-cult Movement which is a good thing to do, because some of the anti-cult people are dangerous fanatics themselves. Well researched and documented. This book has a strongly scientific and psychological slant to it which is good; too many books just sensationalize cults.

Bobbs-Merrill hardcover edition published Dewey: Mg A well-written and very interesting overview of quite a number of cults. Easy reading and entertaining. Balanced and well-thought-out, too. The author was a staff member of Newsweek magazine who spent years investigating secret cults for this book. Because of its publication date, , it obviously does not cover those cults that became popular in the sixties and seventies, but it does do a good job of covering all of the better-known cults in the century from to , including the cults that developed into mainstream religions, and then the California cults, the sex cults, the Black cults, and the odd-balls like the UFO cults, the vegetarians, yogis, and Zen and Beatniks.

Quotes: here , and here. The authors concentrate on the psychological phenomenon of "snapping" — sudden, dramatic personality changes accompanied by hallucinatory or unreal or otherworldly experiences and feelings, which are often called "religious experiences" like Bill Wilson called his. The authors build up a theoretical foundation for the phenomenon, and then they do a good job of exploring how a variety of cults induce and use snapping experiences to convert people into true believer cult members.

They also describe the array of mind-control techniques used on the victims of Scientology, the Moonies' Unification Church, the Love Family, Transcendental Meditation, the Hari Krishnas, Charles Manson, and the Symbionese Liberation Army who kidnapped and converted Patricia Hearst , to induce such conversion experiences. Unfortunately, the authors deal with this "snapping" phenomenon in a very inconsistent way — they regard it as bad when a cult uses snapping to flip somebody out and make him into a cult member, but they praise the use of the technique when a deprogrammer uses it to "deprogram" a cult member and "snap" a cult member "out of it" and convert the young person into whatever the paying parents wish I have a major disagreement with the authors over their praise of Ted Patrick "Black Lightning" the deprogrammer, whose methods were brutal and sadistic, and who was, in my opinion, just a vicious brainwasher for hire, someone who was hired by the parents of young cult members to reverse program their kids' minds.

The authors praised Patrick as the only man with a working system to deprogram cult members, which was simply not true at all. They reported that Patrick would do things like cut the ponytails off of Hari Krishna members, an assault on their persons that served no purpose but to torment and humiliate Patrick's victims, but the authors rationalized such behavior by saying that the victim's parents had given their permission for Patrick to do it.

As if the parents had such a right. And, "On occasion, Patrick told us, he may thrust a battling cult member into a chair or against a wall, not to harm the individual, he insisted, but simply to demonstrate his capacity to match his opponent's strength and determination. During deprogramming, however, Patrick has no qualms about employing a variety of shock tactics designed to jar his subjects out of their otherwise impenetrable bliss" See page So the authors glossed over Patrick's violent abuse of his subjects but the courts did not.

The authors were basically blind to Patrick's real methods. They wrote: "As far as we could see, Patrick's clients showed no scars, either physical or mental, from their deprogramming experience. Almost without exception, they seemed to be healthy, happy, fully rehabilitated, and completely free of the effects of cult life. Fully rehabilitated? That is quite a euphemism. What studies have been done of Ted Patrick's work have shown that he left his victims in an even more traumatized and mentally-damaged state than the cults did.

Far too many of his subjects were left traumatized, numb, and in shock, with bad cases of PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , sometimes for months or years, like one victim who spent the next year just staring out of her bedroom window after Ted Patrick brutally "fixed" her mind. Experience has shown that the best way to deprogram cult members is to let them come out of it themselves, which they almost always eventually do. Now that the cult scare is over, and we have had 30 years to see what happens with cults, we can see that most all of the cults suffered from very high drop-out rates. Eventually, the kids do learn that the phony guru really is a phony and a criminal, and become disillusioned with him all on their own, without having a brutal drill sergeant to torture and "deprogram" them.

I cannot overlook the fact that Ted Patrick was a big black guy who seems to have thoroughly enjoyed beating up on wimpy white kids, and he even got paid by their stupid parents for doing it. He was just another con man, and a very cruel one at that. Ted Patrick got out of the deprogramming business when the criminal charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment, and assault piled up, and he started serving hard time in prison, and he also started losing large civil lawsuits filed by his victims, as well.

Eventually, Ted Patrick was convicted on felony charges of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment, and sentenced to a year in prison. One of the editors of the Wiki page on Ted Patrick said this on the "talk page" about the Ted Patrick page: The truth is that this guy is an intellectually deficient, morally corrupt, speech impedimented organized crime boss who preyed on the fears and wallets of scared families.

People would literally mortgage their houses to pay exorbitant fees to Patrick and other blood suckers like him. I personally know two people that had large amounts of money stolen each by these vampires not Patrick in those cases. I also personally know someone who was "deprogrammed" by Teddy himself, and was force fed meat and was aggressively sexually "enticed" by a prostitute hired by Patrick for that purpose.

The deprogramming was unsuccessful. But we can't say all that on Wikipedia. My "dim-witted, inarticulate wack job" comment was quite mild. Harry Tiebout for more. Much earlier, like BC to The last chapter describes Charles Manson, and just mentions David Berg's Children of God cult, the Moonies, and a few other modern frauds.

Explores our need for certitude, and desire for a simple universe. It is one of the fairest and most balanced of the anti-cult books that came out in the 'eighties. It also does not recommend the use of forceful abductions and reverse-brainwashing "deprogramming" that gave exit counselors a bad name. This is the kind of book you want to have if you discover that a friend or relative has gotten sucked into a cult, and you want to know how to get them back alive. J64 This is easy reading, interesting, a gives a quick, fair, over-view of the nature of cults.

Unfortunately, she just gives deprogrammers like Ted Patrick a quick nod of approval, without mentioning the negative side of deprogramming, which is that too many deprogrammers are nothing but vicious bullies who practice "brainwashing for the other side" — just grab the kids, and brainwash them into believing whatever the paying parents want them to believe, instead of what the cult has brainwashed them into believing.

That can cause a lot of psychological damage. The viewpoint of the author is unusual: Jeffrey Masson was a child in the Masson household while the "guru" lived with and free-loaded on the Masson family. In other words, Brunton was the guru of Jeffrey Masson's father. Young Jeffrey was also the spiritual heir apparent of the guru, but Jeffrey decided that Brunton was a fake, and decided not to follow in the "guru's" footsteps.

M38 Dewey: Exposes the sordid, unethical roots of psychotherapy. Masson makes it clear that in his opinion, the scandals that he exposes are not just flukes or exceptional cases, but rather that psychotherapy is inherently corrupt.

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After describing the horrendous physical, psychological and sexual abuse to which a Dr. Rosen subjected his patients, Masson asked, The point of this book is to raise precisely this question: Is Rosen an exception, or is there something about psychotherapy, something in the very nature of psychotherapy, that tends toward such abuses?

Are these abuses or simply the use that is made of psychotherapy? A prison warden, a slaveholder, and a psychotherapist have in common the desire to control another person. The analogy may appear inexact, for the person in therapy, many believe, is free to leave or quit. I don't believe this is true, though it would require a discussion of the concept of "informed consent.

We know for a fact that many slaveholders thought of themselves as kindly and argued that slaves were lucky to have them as masters, for others would be worse. Medical doctors at Auschwitz argued that if they didn't do what they did, others would do it more brutally. People who participate in causing suffering to others often employ this argument. M33 Dewey: S56 Dewey: It gives lots of good general background information on cults, and particularly exposes, in the chapter "Intruding into the Workplace", how some cults have insinuated themselves into the very fabric of our society, like how Werner Erhard's est hoax morphed into The Landmark Forum and similar organizations and sold "motivation enhancement seminars" to corporate America.

I wish she had paid a lot more attention to the grandchildren of Synanon, the abusive "confrontational attack therapy" drug-and-alcohol rehabilitation programs like The Seed and Straight, Inc. I just have one bone to pick with her. She says on page 97 that Alcoholics Anonymous is not a cult, because A. Also, see "Teaspoons, Not Buckets". Members can leave at any point.

All these, and other issues, were fiercely debated, and provided the basis for a very fractious left scene. But what, then, should they do? It appears that the American elite has discovered a long-term way to stabilize or cushion the contradictions of our society. These are created by people whose need to understand their society and govern their own existence has somehow not been canceled by the psychological damage they have received.

In America, the intellectuals C. I sensed there was something new afoot in the world [ Epstein comments:. In the absence of any theoretical alternative, the movement was swept up by models of revolution predominantly based on Maoist theorizing and Third World experience Epstein, The tensions led to a conference in , which split SDS into a system of competing sects.

Feminism, as Epstein comments, might have offered the strongest basis for a critique of these tendencies, except that it was also infected by them. Throughout the movement, politics and personal morality could easily become coercive. Admiration for Third World revolutions and a growing understanding of the oppressive role of the United States produced widespread guilt feelings, which tended to undermine good judgement. Epstein, For these shaped their activities, their ideas, their views about organizational questions, their exclusiveness or otherwise.

The worst extremes were represented by those who turned away from any kind of effort at persuasion and involvement of others, towards the closed world of terrorist violence. While some on the left professed to admire them, groups like the Red Brigades in Italy, The Red Army Faction in Germany or Weatherman in the USA represented an extremely elitist politics, which wrote off the majority, working class or otherwise, as a source of any significant social initiative.

These organizations had been least able to relate sympathetically to the growth of second-wave feminism, and therefore also to a working class whose gender composition was changing quite rapidly. Numbers of them, with previously quite large memberships, formally wound up in the later s. Any judgment about them has to be framed by that elementary fact: in the conditions of the time, they could not have won. Rather, they have to be assessed in terms of their capacity to lay significant foundations for revolutionary organizations, which could survive disappointments and remain committed to seeking the total transformation of capitalism.

Outside a few organizations deriving from Trotskyist traditions, most of the revolutionary groups that were born from or expanded through the student movements failed. With unrealistic perspectives and unsuitable organizational forms, their capacity to relate to the real complexity of the movements of the sixties and seventies was weak.

Most left behind them little but a mood of disenchantment with the revolutionary project itself. The movements of the time initiated a boom in Marxist and radical publishing, not only from left organizations but also from bourgeois publishers who spotted a new market. Such literature was naturally more appealing, especially when it seemed possible that such contradictions might be resolved through adequate movement action, ideology and organization.

By the late s, there was a widespread mood of rejection of left analyses and prescriptions. These involved turning away from global solutions, indeed even from speaking of global problems — even though these problems, in real terms, were multiplying as the long postwar economic boom shuddered to a halt. In France, celebrated in the pages of New Left Review during the late sixties and early seventies as the world centre of radical thought, the collapse of the Union of the Left went along with the rise of the nouveaux philosophes , former Maoist intellectuals who now denounced Marxism as a theory leading to the Gulag.

These years were marked by the stabilization of bourgeois rule everywhere, as ruling classes repaired their own structures and re-asserted their hegemony. In the US, the Ford and Carter Presidencies overcame the traumas of Vietnam and Watergate, kept their armed forces clear of any involvement in land wars, cut the FBI and CIA down to size, and offered amnesties to thousands of draft-dodgers and deserters, allowing dissidents to reintegrate into the mainstream.

The restructuring in Europe was achieved, not by direct repression, but by negotiated agreements with the leaders of social-democratic and communist unions and parties. The revolutionary left was unable to mobilize significant workplace resistance. In Britain, some workers drew an obvious conclusion from the disappointments of the Labour government: in , seeing the Labour party, once the focus of their hopes, offering no more than the Tories, they voted Tory.

Mrs Thatcher won the election. This was the period of the temporary ascendancy of the Red Brigades, provoking further ideological crisis on the left. From the beginning of the s, in Britain, new kinds of issues mobilized student activists, now well used to the idea of collective action. Already by the early s, the growing world economic crisis was inducing cutbacks in spending on higher education. Rising inflation reduced the real value of student grants. Concerns with material questions became more prominent. So did student involvement with the national students union, which the sixties movements had largely ignored as irrelevant Widgery, Where previously the NUS executive had been controlled by an alliance of Tories and right-wing Labour students, now a moderate left alliance Communist Party and left Labour took control.

So too did the first national campaign over student grants, involving rent strikes and large demonstrations. These campaigns mobilized, not so much the older universities which had often been the storm centres of the sixties movements, but students from smaller colleges with a higher working-class presence. The Labour Government after brought huge cutbacks in capital spending on education, threatening everyday conditions in the colleges. The pressure of the cutbacks was felt hardest not in the older universities, but in the Polytechnics, the teacher training and further education colleges.

In practice, the previously relatively privileged situation of students declined further. So did their job prospects. Systems of state support for student grants were pared back or abolished, forcing increasing numbers of students to seek paid employment during their courses, and loading them up with debts Callinicos, Even if they were often brief and spasmodic, they altered the balance of ideas and values in advanced capitalist society. They also provided key cadres for other movements of the period.

SNCC, for example, brought new life and impetus to the US civil rights movement at a moment when it seemed to be in the doldrums, and its ideas and activists inspired both the black power movement and, indirectly, the Black Panthers Party. It drew on resources from outside student milieux, from working-class and ghetto life, and fed into other movements of the time: into the wildcat strike movements in American factories around , and the oppositional culture of US soldiers and marines in the later years of the war in Vietnam. It was, too, within student movements that the first serious stirrings of second-wave feminism were heard.

The mechanisms involved have been well identified. Actual participation in collective action can be, as theorists have noted, a major source of changing social identities Klandermans, ; Reicher, ; Reicher, A rising and expanding protest wave provides a dialogical setting in which information about self and society changes, potentially altering the balance between fatalism and acceptance on one side and a belief, on the other, that the social order can be both criticized and altered.

Confidence in the possibilities of collective action can grow, along with openings of the imagination to new possibilities. The sense of relative powerlessness, which infects the politics of everyday life, can be transmuted, quite quickly, into a more active and cheerful apprehension of new horizons of hope. When individuals who have suddenly acquired an enhanced sense of self gaze upon others who have been part of the joint effort and who have acquired the same enhanced sense, a new kind of connection occurs.

The feeling is distinctly one of personal achievement, but it also is organically a product of collective action. Collective action and interaction can promote new forms of knowledge about how things can be achieved which were, previously, beyond the bounds of the possible. Goodwyn, 16, University is one of the few places that brings large groups of young people together on a semi-permanent basis.

Few factories or offices are composed solely of young workers. If workers strike, they have to vote first, in order to be sure that they will carry the majority, for strike-breakers are a real practical problem. Students possess the advantages in collective action of rapid potential organization, imagination and fluidity. Their structural disadvantages are that they lack traditions of permanent organization, and they can often find their struggles isolated from the rest of society.

Their capacity to do lasting damage to capital and the state is limited, for they lack control of resources whose withholding can seriously hurt the powerful. Their struggles could sometimes appear like fireworks displays, momentarily dazzling but then as quickly disappearing.

It was when they combined with other social forces, sometimes only indirectly, that the largest challenges to the social order appeared. They produced some of the key cadres of a revived Left which was then tested in other struggles, beyond the limits of the campus. Even though all visible traces of are gone, it profoundly changed the way all of us, at least in Europe, behave and relate to one another.

Relations between bosses and workers, students and teachers, even children and parents, have opened up. University research is tied, ever more closely, to the demands of business. The relatively privileged status of both academic staff and students has continued to decline, as their numbers have risen. In April and May a spectacular movement of both university and high-school students, supported by the trade unions, succeeded in forcing the government to withdraw a new draft law. That law would have allowed employers to sack workers under the age of 26 during the first two years of their employment contracts.

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The coalition of these two groups is usually unbeatable. The rebel sons of the elite supply the know-how of how to operate and to rock the establishment. By , the three Italian universities of Rome, Naples and Bari, each designed for student populations of 5,, contained , students between them. Perhaps the first writer to draw attention to this was the Polish-German revolutionary, Rosa Luxemburg, writing about mass strikes in Russia Luxemburg, The numerous high positions of power in industry, commerce and finance held by at least two-thirds of the governing bodies of these 30 leading universities would appear to give a decisive majority more than ample grounds for identifying their personal interests with those of business.

We really did have unanswered questions searching for words, though to say so sounds almost corny. But once at college we quickly lose much of the romantic vision; although, fortunately, some never give in to the disappointment. Discovering that college is really high school grown up and not significantly more challenging, many console themselves with the realization that it is not much more difficult either. SDS claimed 20, members and supporters, out of a US student population of six million. On most campuses the organized Left was absent: a survey of Deans of Students in institutions in response to student activism in reported that student radicals were totally absent in 74 per cent of them.

The Left undoubtedly grew in the second half of the s, but still with a minority status. Mario Savio claimed that, at Berkeley, over 10 per cent of the student body had taken part directly in civil rights activity, in the South or in the Bay Area. On those later implosions, at least for Europe, see Harman: The idea of black power, in turn, inspired the later Black Panthers party, and movements like the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement.

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This motivating title inspires young readers to brainstorm different ways to use their interests, talents and skills to enrich their school environments. From starting a welcome club for new students to organizing litterless lunch days, there are countless ways kids can promote positive change at their schools. Narrated by Teddy, this poignant and beautifully illustrated book is the companion to A Bear in War. Bear loves his forest home, but he gets lonely. He decides to have a winter party to make friends with the other forest creatures.

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On the barren plains of Below, a teenage boy named Hokk lives in exile. Overhead, on the floating islands of Above, Elia is enslaved in endless drudgery. Desperate to return to their lost homes, they are propelled toward a centuries-old battle for the very earth and sky around them. That is, until he discovers they have a dog. Ben is afraid of dogs… dogs are all teeth and jaws. Then it turns out the dog is scared of things, too! Can Ben overcome his fears to make a new kind of friend?

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Bera is a solitary, humble troll, tending her island pumpkin patch in cheerful isolation, when trouble finds her. A human baby appears in the realm of the trolls, and nobody knows where it came from, but Bera seems to be the only one who doesn't want it dead. Bera finds herself on a quest to take the sweet baby home. A touching story about an imaginative boy who prefers to play alone but is never lonely, although he admits being different can be difficult. His best friend is a massive old oak tree he has named Bertolt.

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The problem is, he keeps getting interrupted by the school bell. But what if Henry decides to ignore the bell and keep reading? By not springing up with the ringing of the bell, Henry sets off a chain reaction unlike anything his school or town has ever seen. Will a louder bell make Henry move? But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin must take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? With the help of friends, family and neighbours, Yasmin launches a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard.

A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs. And the reward money for cracking the case would be a big help at home. But as the clues careen in all directions and the suspects mount up, Duncan finds that wrestling with the truth may be harder than wrangling a gator. On the night of a blue moon, a boy and his cat set out for a walk and find themselves on an enchanted adventure.

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An evocative journey around the globe and home again. Respect, determination and the sheer thrill of the game brought Bobby Orr from a small northern town in Canada to the NHL. This picture book celebrates hockey — from the backyard rinks to the big leagues. A book for hockey enthusiasts of all ages! Evelyn and Queen become friends and, although she cringes when he draws attention to himself, he is the most interesting person Evelyn has ever met. When suspicious disasters suddenly start happening all over the globe, Conrad and Piper McCloud join with their former classmates and create a secret group that use their gifts to save people in trouble.

Can Conrad bring them together to save themselves… and the world? Jarrod can view the memories of any bug — he just has to eat it. But, when Jarrod swallows a fly while biking, he sees a room stacked full of sick dogs and puppies in crates. Can Jarrod save them? Ashley hates getting her hair braided. It looks nice when it's done, but it takes ALL day and Ashley never has time to do anything fun.

When Grandma arrives, they turn the tables and braid Mom's hair! With augmented reality, magazine content comes to life! Using fun ways to explore math, science, language, geography, history, music and art beyond the curriculum, this educational magazine engages kids through what they love — their mobile devices. Featuring articles on current science trends and tech gadgets, great books to read, contests, ideas and experiments to try at home, this is cool learning! This fully interactive magazine offers extra digital content for kids to read, listen to and watch with the use of a mobile device and the free Blippar app.

Offering a multi-sensory journey, fusing digital and print media in a dynamic and compelling way, this magazine allows kids to explore topics such as space, Earth sciences, biology, math and technology on a deeper level. When an ice storm snaps a small girl's favourite branch from the tree in her yard, she's crestfallen. Her neighbour, Mr. And so, with imagination and Mr. Frank's guidance and tools, the girl transforms the branch into something new, giving it another purpose, and her another place to treasure!

This book encourages young readers to discover the world of trees. Profiling 11 different trees from around the world, including familiar ones such as the red maple as well as lesser-known trees like the tall-stilted mangrove, it highlights the many complex ways trees are part of our society, culture and economy. The symbiotic relationship between trees and animals is also explored. In his daydreams, Jensen is a hero, saving his friends and the world daily. But in his middle school reality, everything is hard — from math to friendships.

Can Jensen find real solutions to his real-life problems? What does it mean to be brave? This is the sequel to Awkward. Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four year-old heroes-for-hire, as they travel through the galaxy helping those who need it Enjoy these brand new missions as the Bravest Warriors go solo! From little Beth, to poor choices regarding werewolves and magic, the Bravest Warriors have never been more helpful Eleven-year-old Parvana lives in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.

When her father is arrested, conditions grow desperate for her family. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.

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This 15th-anniversary edition includes a new cover, a foreword, a map and an updated author's note. Hockey is a very popular sport around the world. But how and where did hockey originate? When was hockey first added to the Olympics? Have women and girls always played?

In this book, these and many more questions are answered for hockey fans. Before her mother leaves. Before her sister betrays her. The determination to find love and comfort that lures Faith to drugs is the same force that can drive her to recover. It only takes one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world. The ongoing effort to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs is the living legacy of Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation.

This book is a tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope. Nothing takes the place of splashing in a puddle or jumping into a pile of autumn leaves. Along with the mud and sand that get tracked indoors come memories that live forever! Mary McKenna Siddals has written a joyous anthem that celebrates playing in sunshine, puddles, leaves and snow — and the treasures that get collected along the way. An ode to outdoor play. This riveting prequel to the Malediction trilogy takes readers back to the world of Trollus.

Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all. The year is , and seven children from England embark on a summer sailing adventure in British Columbia. They soon discover the true story of Brother XII, a shadowy figure who is rumoured to have buried treasure on one of the coastal islands.

Their vacation turns into a treasure hunt — but will they find the loot before a band of pirates does? Britain has blockaded the fortress, and supplies for the 4, inhabitants are running short. The young men are sent on scouting missions that provide valuable information about the British troops. This is the tale of two wolf cubs found and raised in a village on the Pacific coast as human children. The wolf cub brothers are very different from one another.

They undergo a supernatural transformation that turns one into a Sea Wolf and the other into a Timber Wolf. Although separated, their howling voices unite monthly, waking up Moon and saving the world from darkness. This child-friendly volume is a wonderful introduction to an iconic Canadian artist. Includes a preface by the late Ted Harrison and many beautiful full-colour reproductions of his artwork. A dog who likes to play by the rules meets a hedgehog who knows no limits!

But when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate, too — the two mismatched friends are off on a grand adventure. Buddy tries to explain the ins and outs of babydom to Earl, but neither of them is prepared for the havoc the small creature will wreak! Buffy Sainte-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker and philanthropist. An orphan from a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie has become an international icon. Although she has experienced censorship because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples, she continues to create music and art, speak out and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.

A bug flies into a house Sucked into a vacuum bag, this little bug moves through the five stages of grief — cleverly illustrated as household products — as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void? This title is also available in French as La mouche dans l'aspirateur.

When you use digital technology, you are part of a community of digital users called digital citizens. This engaging title helps readers find out how to use digital resources responsibly to build knowledge, answer questions, solve problems and demonstrate their learning to others. Accessible text and authentic examples model effective research strategies and support readers as they learn. However, after an incident in the schoolyard, the principal makes him an ambassador at an upcoming open house.

Now Daniel must work with Jeff Kover, the nastiest bully in the school. Hanging out with Jeff will change Daniel's perspective on bullying and force him to examine his own behaviour. Kids deal with bullying in its many forms on a daily basis. This newly revised and updated title includes resources, checklists, quizzes and comics to give kids the know-how to deal with bullying — as targets, witnesses or even bullies themselves.

An engaging approach to a complex and all-too-common problem. Originally published in , by James Lorimer Our Choice Thirteen-year-old Chris and his family are building a bungee jump off a conduit connecting his backyard to a family-owned island. But rumours of hauntings on the island, once the site of a hospital for children with leprosy, are getting out of control. And there are mysterious mishaps on the bridge; if the bungee jump isn't a success, his family will lose everything. This poignant picture book is based on the true story of a police horse named Bunny and his riders, brothers Bud and Tom Dundas, who were sent to the European front in World War I.

This quiet, powerful tale explores many of the hardships soldiers endured, but by focusing on the tender relationship between Bunny and the brothers, the author makes the grim details easier for young readers to absorb. This title is also available in French as Bunny, cheval de guerre. Lydia is a kindly maternal mouse who has taken Burt in, loving him unconditionally. Together Burt and Lydia tell a heart-touching tale of home and belonging from two different perspectives. Busy Baby can play, share, paint and help clean up. Whatever Busy Baby does, the most important thing is to make some new friends along the way.

This simple, interactive book features a swivelling head so that Busy Baby can show a happy or sad expression, keeping the very youngest readers busy reading, playing and learning. This little book, packed with facts and beautiful full-colour photographs, takes children on a fascinating journey into the world of butterflies.

Young readers will learn about the parts of a butterfly, the differences between butterflies and moths, the butterfly life cycle and the different families of butterflies. Children are encouraged to help protect butterfly habitats by building butterfly gardens.

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