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

The Cult Observer
Guest Column topic index



Low Priority for Child Welfare
Vol. 9, No. 4, 1992
Adeline Dodd-Bova

Children: custody

Child Custody and Cults
Cult Observer,Vol.12, No. 8, 1995
Michael Langone, Ph.D.
Cultism and the Law: Litigating the Cult-Related Child Custody Case
Cult Observer, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1996
Randy Frances Kandel, J. D., Ph.D.

Conversion: brainwashing

Is Brainwashing an Unproved Hypothesis?
Vol. 8, No. 7, 1991
Arthur A. Dole
"Brainwashing" Exists
Vol.11, No. 4, 1994
David J. Bardin

Conversion: deprogramming

Deprogramming, Exit  Counseling, and Ethics : Clarifying the Confusion
Vol. 10, No. 4, 1993
Michael Langone, Ph.D. & Paul Martin, Ph.D.

Conversion: recovery

Repairing The Soul After A Cult
Vol. 3, No. 5, 1996
Janja Lalich
Study Indicates Rehab's Benefits
Vol. 9, No.2, 1992
Paul Martin, Ph.D.
Coping with Trance States
Vol.10, No. 5, 1993
TM-EX News, Patrick Ryan
Grief, Loss, and the Former Cult Member
Vol.11, No. 2, 1994
Patricia Goski
Recovery From Cults: Perspectives
Vol.12 No.8, 1995
Patrick Knapp

Cultic Studies

From the '60s to the '90s: Changes We've Seen
Vol. 8, No. 9,1991
William Goldberg, & Lorna Goldberg
Cults Not Gone, Just Mainstreaming
Vol.10, No. 1, 1993
Marcia Rudin
Recognizing Healthful Leaders
Vol.10, No. 2, 1993
Maxine Pinson
Cults and Clergy
Vol.12, No. 8, 1995
Walter Debold


Parents Perspectives: Hanging by a Thread
Vol.10, No. 3, 1993
David & Livia Bardin


FAIR and the Council of Europe
Vol. 9, No.5, 1992
Daphne Vane
Congresspersons: An Endangered Species
Vol.11, No. 3, 1994
Edward Lottick, M.D.


Friend of the Court or Friend of the Cult?
Vol.8, No. 5, 1991
Ronald Enroth
Legal Intimidation
Vol. 8, No. 6,1991
Robert Tucker
"Plagio" -- Undue Influence Addressed in Italy
Vol. 9, No. 3,1992
Michael Langone, Ph.D.

Legal: case litigation

Cult Litigation Doesn't Threaten Religion
Vol.10, No. 6,1993
Herbert L. Rosedale, Esq.
Cultism and the Law: Litigating the Cult-Related Child Custody Case
Vol.13, No. 1, 1996
Randy Frances Kandel, J. D., Ph. D.

Mental Health

"U.S. Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress Clinical Update on Cults"
Vol.13, No.1, 1996
Michael Langone, Ph.D.


A Trend That Should Deeply Trouble Us All
Vol. 8, No.4,1991
John L. Schwartz
Insights of Vaclav Havel
Vol. 8, No. 8, 1991
Walter Debolt

Research: religious studies

Don't Ignore Predictions of Apocalypse
Vol.12, No.?, 1995
David Clark
Dysfunctional Churches
Vol. 9, No. 7, 1992
Ronald Enroth
Professor Aagaard on New Religious Movements
Vol. 8, No. 2, 1991
Johannes Aagaard

Research: sociological Apologetic

Cult Experts Taking Sides
Vol. 8 No. 3, 1991
Thomas Robbins (with replies from Dr. Arthur Dole and Mr. Herbert Rosedale)


Are "Sound" Theology and Cultism Mutually Exclusive?
Vol.11, No.1,1994
Michael Langone, Ph.D.


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