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The Cult Observer
 
A Review of Press Reports on Cultism and Unethical Social Influence

Alphabetical Index by Group

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Cult Observer Article Index

AFF

Scientology Loses Prozac Battle; Prozac Decision Vindicates AFF Effort
Vol. 8, No. 8 1991
AFF Advisors Brief the Media (including exerpts from L.J. West, M.D. and M. D. Langone, Ph.D. interviews on MacNeill/Lehrer News Hour)
Vol. 10, No.4, 1993

Alamo

Alamo Property Seized
Vol.8, 3 1991
Alamo: Six Years in Prison
Vol. 12, No.1 1995
IRS Auctions Alamo Property
very short article Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Alien

Space Alien Get 20 Years for Abusing Children (Barry Briskman)
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Amrit Desai (Kripalu Yoga Fellowship)

See Kripalu Yoga Fellowship

Aum Shinrikyo

Rehearsal for Apocalypse in Japan?
Vol. 12, No.3 1995
Aum Shinrikyo's Cultic Style
Vol. 12, No. 4 1995
Government Wants to Dissolve Aum Shinrikyo
Vol. 12, No. 5 1995
Trying to Understand Aum; American Cult Apologists Not Believed
Vol.12, No. 6 1995
Aum Serving Armageddon
very short article Vol. 12, No. 8 1995
Aum Forced Dissolution Likely as Trials Proceed
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

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Billionaire Boys Club

Billionaire Boys Club Founder Gains Mistrial
Vol. 10, No.1 1993

Boston Church of Christ

Los Angeles Church of Christ
Vol.8, No.2 1991
Shepherding Group on California Campuses
Vol.8, No.10 1991
Central London Church of Christ Prunes Ranks
Vol.10, No.2 1993
Crossroads Movement on California Campuses
Vol.10, No.6 1993
Central London Church of Christ Active, Criticized
Vol.10, No.7/8 1993
Boston Church Upsetting Some at Rutgers; Clergy Dismissed for Sexual Abuse
Vol.12, No.2 1995
Boston Movement Still Harming Students
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Brother Julius

Brother Julius Group Deteriorating
Vol.10, No.7/8 1993

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Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

Women Charge Ministers with Abuse
Vol.10, No.6. 1993

Cathexis

Cathexis in England Called Abusive
Vol.8, No.9 1991

Catholic

Cardinal Criticizes Catholic Elitist Cults
very short article Vol. 12, No. 8 1995

Children of God (COG)

Children of God Regain Custody of Children; Ruling on Sexual and Indoctrination Practices (Australia)
Vol.9, No. 10 1992
French Father Meets Children of God
Vol.10, No. 2 1993
Children of God Returnign to U.S.
Vol.10, No.6 1993
Children of God Kids Taken into Custody, Then Released
Vol.10, No.10 1993
State (Australia) Will Monitor COG (Children of God) Children; COG Regroups in Argentina
Vol.11, No.7 1994
COG Founder Dies
Vol.12, No.1 1995
"Family" Leaders Plead Guilty, Children Tell of Cult Life
Vol.12, No.2 1995
 
Judge Says The Family Is Reforming
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996
But Alberta Community Is Still Concerned
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Circle of Friends

Woman's Sentence Reduced Due to Cult Leader's Manipulation
Vol.8, No.8 1991
Method of Prosecutor Questioned in Deprogramming Cases
Vol.10, No.10 1993

Christian Science

Faith Healing Decision Seen as Setback for Practitioners
Vol.10, No. 7/8 1993
Faith Healing Decisions Go Both Ways
Very short article. Vol. 12, No. 6 1995

Church Universal & Triumphant (CUT)

Kidnapping Indictments
Vol.9, No.3 1992
Church Universal & Triumphant Member Loses Custody of Children
Vol.9, No.9 1992
Church Universal & Triumphant Firearms and Tax Exemption Linked
Vol. 11, No. 1 1994
CUT Must Show Papers in Weapons Query; Deprogrammer Kelly on the Sidelines
12, No.2 1995
"Not Guilty" of Hate Crime vs. CUT/Psychologist Who Led Abusive Training Pleads Guilty
Vol. 12, No.8 1995
CUT Sued for False Information
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Community of Jesus

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

Cult Awareness Network (CAN)

Cult Awareness Network Suit Dismissal Appealed
Very short article. Vol. 12, No. 6 1995
Decision Forces CAN Bankruptcy
Vol. 12, No. 8 1995

Cult Education (Prevention)

State Support for Cult Education
Canada Vol. 12, No. 8 1995

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Deprogramming & the Law

Kidnapping Indictments (Church Universal & Triumphant)
Vol.9, No.3 1992
Indictment for Alleged Deprogramming Plan
LaRouche; duPont Smith case Vol. 9, No. 9 1992
Acquittals in du Pont Smith Case
Vol. 10, No.1 1993
CUT (Church Universal & Triumphant) Must Show Papers in Weapons Query; Deprogrammer Kelly on the Sidelines
Vol.12, No.2 1995
Deprogrammer Guilty in Civil Suit/Decision Forces CAN Bankruptcy
Vol.12, No.8 1995
Prosecutor in Kelly Case May be Fired
Vol.12, No.8 1995

Drummond, Frederick A.

Pastor Accused of "Mind Control" for Profit
Vol.9, No. 4 1992

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est (Erhard, Werner)

Erhard's Empire Fraying; "Authoritarian" and "Abusive"
Vol.8, No. 2 1991
Scientology's Campaign to Discredit Werner Erhard; Beware Scientology Management Front
Vol. 9, No. 2 1992
Forum Training Dropped by Ohio Agency
Vol.9, No.5 1992

Essenses, New

New "Essenses" Draw Scrutiny
Vol. 10, No. 2 1993

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Faith Healing

Conflict Over Faith healing
Vol. 8, No. 6 1991

False Memory Syndrome

See Repressed Memories

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Great Commission

Great Commission Apologizes to Students, Parents
Vol. 9, No. 1 1992

Guru Maharaj

Guru Maharaj Ji Still Active
(Australia) Vol. 10, No. 2 1993

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Hare Krishna

Why Have We Betrayed Robin?
Vol. 8, No. 1 1991
Hare Krishna Communes Persist; Leading from Jail
Vol. 9, No. 1 1992
Krishnas' Airport Solicitation Suit Denied
Vol. 9, 6 1992
Hare Krishnas' Decline
(report from France) Vol. 9, No. 7 1992
Robin George "Brainwashing" Case Finally Settled
Vol.10, No. 5 1993
Help! Who are the Hare Krishnas?
(letter from Slovenian journalist) Vol. 10, No. 7/8 1993
Hare Kirshnas: The Next Generation
Vol. 11, No. 3 1994
Hare Krishna 2nd Generation Secularizing
Vol. 12, No. 3 1995
Guruism Tarnished Krishna Movement
Vol. 12, No. 7 1995

Hoffman, Terry

Spiritualist's Conviction Overturned
Vol. 12, No. 6 1995

House of Judha

Michigan Cult Leader's New Settlement
Vol. 8, No. 4 1991

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Insight (John-Roger Insight Seminars)

Light on Insight
Vol. 8, No. 3 1991

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Jesus People USA

Conflict Over Nature of Jesus People USA
Vol. 11, No. 9 1994

Jews For Jesus

Jews for Jesus Fights Cult Label
Vol. 12, No. 6 1995

Jonestowns (Rev. Jim Jones, Peoples Temple)

How Many Jonestowns Will it Take?
Vol. 10, No. 4 1993
Remembering Jonestown
Vol. 12, No. 8 1995

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Kripaula Yoga Fellowship (Amrit Desai)

Guru Resigns Amidst Reform Movement
Vol. ??, No. ?? 199?

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LaRouche

Indictment for Alleged Deprogramming Plan
LaRouche; duPont Smith case Vol. 9, No. 9 1992
Acquittals in du Pont Smith Case
Vol. 10, No.1 1993
LaRoucheites Dupe Canadian MPs
Vol. 12, No. 2 1995
LaRouche Matching Funds
very short article Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

LaCitadelle

Probe Request Backfires on Cult Leader
Vol. 11, No. 3 1994

Legal

Mind Control" Damages Award Overturned; Abuse Conviction Overturned
Vol. 12, No. 1 1995
Faith Healing Decisions Go Both Ways
Very short article. Vol. 12, No. 6 1995
Spiritualist's Conviction Overturned
Vol. 12, No. 6 1995
Legal Analysis of Cultic Cases
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Lenz, Frederick (Rama, Zen Master Rama)

Frederick Lenz
Vol. 9, No. 8 1992
"Rama" (Lenz) Still Recruiting on Campus
Vol. 10, No. 1 1993
Guru's Book Dropped by One Publisher, Picked Up by Another
Very short article. Vol. 12, No 6 1995

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Marcolongo, Anthony (Our First Love)

Doomsday Cult Leader Dies in Crash
Vol. 9, No. 9 1992

Misc.

Why Spiritual Groups Go Awry
Vol. 8, No. 1 1991
Report to European Parliament
Vol. 8, No. 2 1991
"End Time" Suicide
Vol. 9, No. 4 1992
Survey Reveals Physicians' Experience with Cults
Vol. 10, No. 3 1993
International Congress on Cultism
Vol. 10, No. 5 1993
Clinician's Appeal to Health Care Task Force: A "Most Vulnerable Segment"
Vol. 10, No. 7/8 1993
Statement to Health Care Task Force: Documenting Ex-Cult Members' Mental Health Needs
Vol. 10, No 7/8 1993
Cultic Groups Alliance; a Cult "Cartel"
Vol. 10, No. 7/8 1993
Lying in Name of Religion Can't Be Challenged
Vol. 11, No. 7 1994
Cults Collaborators vs Critics
Vol. 11, No. 7 1994
Lesbian Utopia Called Cultic ("Wildfire")
Vol. 12, No. 1 1995

Momentus Training

Christian Encounter Group Training Called Brainwashing
Vol. 11, No. 2 1994

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New Alliance Party

"Social Therapy" of the New Alliance Party
Vol. 9, No. 2 1992

New Maccabees

New Maccabees in Israel
Vol. 8, No. 10 1991

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Opus Dei

Opus Dei Called Cultic
Vol. 12, No. 5 1995

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People Church

Pastoral Control, Manipulation Alleged
Vol. 12, No. 1 1995

Peoples Temple (Rev. Jim Jones, Jonestown)

See Jonestown
 

Piecemakers

Church's "Emotional Intimidation"
Vol. 10, No. 2 1993

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Raelians

Raelians and Scientologists Attack Education Center
Vol. 10, No. 3 1993

Rajneesh

Rajneesh Revisited
Vol. 8, No. 1 1991
Rajneeshism: An Update
Vol. 8, No. 2 1991
Rajneeshism Reviving
Vol. 10, No. 6 1993
Former Rajneeshees Found Guilty in '85 Plot/Cases Question
Vol. 12, No. 7 1995
Rajneesh Follower Get 5 Years
[very short] Vol. 12, No. 8 1995
 

Rama (Zen Master Rama)

See Lenz, Frederick

Ramtha (J.Z. Knight)

Ramtha "Channeler" Called Cultic
Vol. 9, No. 6 1992
Guru Ramtha "Channeling" at FAA
Vol. 12, No. 4 1995
Ramtha: Promise of New Age Freedom Tends Toward Control
Vol. 12, No. 7 1995
Psychologist Who Led Abusive Training Pleads Guilty
Vol.12, No. 8 1995

Recovery

Cult Recovery Conference at Iona College
Vol. 13, No 1 1996

Recruitment

Cult Groups Working the Internet
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Reparenting

"Reparenting" Therapy Abuses
Vol. 9, No. 9 1992

Repressed Memories (False Memory Syndrome)

Psychiatric Association Statement on "Repressed" Memories of Abuse
Vol. 11, No. 4 1994
Recovered Memories of Trauma: True or False?
Vol. 12, No. 1 1995
on Validity of Recovered Memories
Vol. 12, No. 7 1995
Traumatic Memory Research, Guidelines
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

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Sahaja Yoga

(French) Court Supervises Children
Vol. 9, No. 3 1992

Scientology

"Cult of Greed"
Scientology and TIME magazine expose' Vol. 8, No. 5 1991
Scientology "Wreaking Havoc" Outside U.S.; Scientology School Get Swiss Approval
Vol. 8, No 5 1991
Scientology PR Offensive
Vol. 8, No. 6 1991
Scientology's War on Psychiatry
Vol. 8, No. 7 1991
Scientology Loses Prozac Battle; Prozac Decision Vindicates AFF Effort
Vol. 8, No. 8 1991
Narconon Stirs Winnipeg
Vol. 8, No. 9 1991
Record Libel Award vs. Scientology
Vol. 8, No. 10 1991
Scientologists Sue Cazares Again
Vol. 9, No. 1 1992
Scientology's Campaign to Discredit Werner Erhard; Beware Scientology Management Front
Vol. 9, No. 2 1992
Scientology's Childre: A Life
Vol. 9, No. 2 1992
Nardonon Certification Denied
Vol. 9, No. 2 1992
Scientologists Arrested for Fraud
Vol. 9, No. 2 1992
Awards for Scientology Exposed
Vol. 9, No. 3 1992
Scientology's Children: Variations on a Theme
Vol. 9, No. 2 1992
Scientology's Floating "Vatican"
Report from France Vol. 9, No. 2 1992
Scientology Suit Against Drug Company Exec Dismissed; Multi-Million Dollar Decision Against Scientology Upheld
Vol. 9, No. 5 1992
Scientology Complaint vs. Critic Dismissed
Vol. 9, No. 6 1992
Scientology's Legal Tactics
summary from an article in The American Lawyer Vol. 9, No. 7 1992
Scientology Guilty on Spying Charges
Vol. 9, No. 5 1992
Scientology Fined, Then Sues Canadian Government
Vol. 9, No. 7 1992
Scientology-backed Threat vs Ritalin Reduces Use; Lilly Cleared in Suit linked to Scientology
Vol. 10, No. 1 1993
Scientology Punished for "Harassing" Suit
Vol. 10, No. 2 1993
Raelians and Scientologists Attack Education Center
Vol. 10, No. 3 1993
Scientology and Its Corporations Declared Tax-Exempt
Vol. 10, No. 9 1993
IRS "Surrender" to Scientology is Puzzling; "Exempted, Not Vindicated"
Vol. 10, No. 10 1993
Scientology Operations Revealed
Vol. 11, No. 1 1994
Judgment (in Italy) Against Scientology
Vol. 11, No. 1 1994
Scientology Appeal Denied in Wollersheim Case
Vol. 11, No. 2 1994
Scientology Wins Tax Battle
Vol. 11, No. 3 1994
Scientology Cultivates Hollywood Stars
Vol. 11, No. 3 1994
Marshals Repudiate Scientology Endorsement
Vol. 11, No. 4 1994
Scientologists Fined for Hate Literature/Hubbard "Tech" From Germany to Albania
Vol. 11, No. 4 1994
Drawing the Line at Scientology
Vol. 11, No. 5 1994
Scientology Drops Fishman Suit
Vol. 11, No. 5 1994
Police Dossier on Scientology Revealed
Vol. 11, No. 5 1994
Scientology Abuse Alleged in Lawsuit Declaration
Vol. 11, No. 7 1994
Women Say They Were Fired for Refusing Scientology-based Course
Vol. 11, No. 8 1994
French IRS Cracks Down on Scientology
Vol. 11, No. 8 1994
Report From Paris: Scientology Continues Offensive vs. Critics
Vol. 12, No. 1 1995
Scientology Seizes Critic's Computer Disks, Sues
Vol. 12, No. 2 1995
Scientology Methods Disturb Allstate Agents
Vol. 12, No. 4 1995
Scientology Fights Exposure
Vol. 12, No. 5 1995
Scientology Legal "Bullying"
Vol. 12, No. 6 1995
Police Seek Scientology Gumshoe
Very short article. Vol. 12, No. 6 1995
Why Scientology Was Declared Not to be a Religion in Germany
Vol. 12, No. 6 1995
Scientology Battles Interet to Suppress Money-Making Scriptures' Dissemination
Vol. 12, No. 7 1995
"Reprehensible" Scientology Suit vs Post Dismissed
Vol. 12, No. 8 1995
Scientologists Don't Ask Permission
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996
Scientology's Anti-Psychiatry Crusade Continues
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Secta las 8 Reinas -- Argentina

"Children are Evil"
Vol. 10, No. 5 1993

Siddha Yoga (Siddha Yoga Dham)

Yoga Foundation Abuse Portrayed
Vol. 12, No. 3 1995

Solar Temple

Trying to Understand Solar Temple Debacle
Vol. 11, No. 9 1994
Solar Temple Murder/Suicides Repeated
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

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Tilak

Manhattan Guru Called Cultic
Vol. 10, No. 9 1993

Tilton, Robert (Word of Faith Outreach)

Religious Freedom No Cover for Fraud
Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

Totalitarianism

Greek Conference Castigates Totalitarian Sects"
Vol. 12, No. 8 1995

Transcendental Meditation

TM's Deceptions -- 1
Vol. 8, No. 9 1991
TM's Deceptions -- 2; Critical Response to TM Article; More on TM
Vol. 8, No. 9 1991
TM Scheme Chased from Zambia
Vol. 9, No. 2 1992
TMers Plan Middle East "Peace"
Vol. 11, No. 9 1994

Tvind

"Tvind" -- Charity or Cult?; What It's Like in Tvind
Vol. 11, No. 3 1995

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Unification Church

After Moon, What
Far Eastern Economic Review Vol. 8, No. 1 1991
Moon Courts Soviet Students
Vol. 8, No. 1 1991
Moon in Gloucester: Ten Years Later
Vol. 8, No. 3 1991
Glasnost, Moon, and Soviet Students
Vol. 8, No. 7 1991
France: "Do the Moonies Still Exist?"
Vol. 8, No. 8 1991
Rev. Moon Goes to College; Moon Organization Academic Network
Vol. 8, No. 10, 1991
Moon Organization "Maturing"
Vol. 9, No. 1 1992
The "Resurrection" of Rev. Moon
Vol. 9, No. 3 1992
University "Sold" to Moon-Financed Group
Vol. 9, No. 4 1992
The Rev. Moon at Bridgeport University and Other Moon Matters
Vol. 9, No. 7, 1992
Recruits Taken from Moonies
Vol. 9, No. 8 1992
The Rev. Moon's University: Update
Vol. 9, No. 10 1992
Complaints About Moonie Recruiting
Vol. 10, No. 1 1992
Suit vs. Moon's University Connection; Moon Influence and Industries Scrutinized
Vol. 10, No. 7/8 1992
Open Letter to a Unification Church Lawyer
Vol. 10, No. 9 1992
Moon at University of Bridgeport: Update
Vol. 11, No. 6 1994
Bush, Other Notables speak at Moon Conferences
Vol. 12, No.6 1995
300,000 Simultaneous Marriages, Worldwide (Unification Church)
Vol. 12, No. 7 1995
Rev. Moon and Soviet Imperial Decline/Moon Banned From Britain
Vol. 12, No. 8 1995
Moon to North Korea
Very short article. Vol. 13, No. 1 1996
Moon U.K. Ban Overturned; Renewed in Germany
Very short article. Vol. 13, No. 1 1996

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Waco

Armageddon in Waco; Investigator Warned Authorities
Vol. 10, No. 3 1993
Other Wacos?
Vol. 10, No. 4 1993
Waco Now A Symbol for the Disaffected
Vol. 12, No. 5 1995
Congress Ca
lls for Cult-Related Research; Cult Education Groups Offer Advice to Waco Hearings
Vol. 12, No. 6 1995

Word of Life/Livets Ord

A Totalistic Swedish Church
Vol. 9, No. 6 1992

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Yahweh Ben Yahweh

Yahweh Ben Yahweh Guilty
Vol. 9, No. 5 1992

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Zen Master Rama (Rama)

See Lenz, Frederick
 
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