• Exposing Cults

  • When the Skeptical Mind Meets the Mystical
  • By: David Lane
  • Narrated by: Lynn Benson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)
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This book focuses on a number of cults and their respective leaders, including Paul Twitchell and Eckankar, John-Roger Hinkins and MSIA, Gary Olsen and MasterPath, Andrew Cohen, Sathya Sai Baba, Father Yod, and the Brotherhood of the Source presents a critical and inside look at how these groups operate. Also included our essays on UFOs, Edgar Cayce, and the politics of mysticism. This is a new edition of Professor Lane's 1993 book of the same title. Controversial and quite original.

©2016 David Christopher Lane (P)2016 David Christopher Lane

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This book is NOT about exposing cults...

I can barely make it past chapter 4. This author spent an entire chapter discussing a not very interesting meeting he once had with a cult guru. He then spent the next chapter talking about how he once spoke in tongues and the spiritual experience of that whole thing. I thought I was going to hear about how cult leaders are able to maintain control over their follows or facts about the process of brainwashing, etc. Instead, it's chapter after chapter of boring anecdotes that never quite amount to anything. I really wanted to like this book - I'm very interested in cults and how smart, educated people can get sucked into them. This was not that kind of book.

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