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Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition) Loot Price: R357
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Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marc Galanter

Cults: Faith, Healing and Coercion (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

Marc Galanter

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Loot Price R357 Discovery Miles 3 570

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Why do people join cults? How do cults exert such a strong influence over their members' beliefs and even their appearance? These and other questions about the operation of cult groups are answered in this unique book.

The psychological forces that enable cults to exert their intense influence are analysed in detail and with many examples. These forces include social cohesiveness, which has its parallels in the ties that bind family members together; shared beliefs, which set the groups' standards for behaviour; and altered consciousness, which can lead to a rapid change in the attitudes of recruits and members. For this second edition, Galanter has added three new chapters on cult developments of the 1990s -- the Branch Davidians, Aum Shinrikyo, and Heaven's Gate. The books also features 32 new photographs.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 1999
First published: May 1999
Authors: Marc Galanter (Professor of Psychiatry)
Dimensions: 233 x 153 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-512370-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian)
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Alternative belief systems
Books > Health, Home & Family > Mind, body & spirit > Alternative therapies, healing & health
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious experience
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Alternative belief systems > Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious experience > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Alternative belief systems > Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems > Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems > Contemporary non-Christian & para-Christian cults & sects > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian)
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious experience
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Religious experience > General
Books > Mind, Body & Spirit > Alternative therapies, healing & health
LSN: 0-19-512370-0
Barcode: 9780195123708

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