Definition of a CULT:
●  a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object.
●  a relatively small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as strange, weird, or sinister.
●  a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing.
●  a person or thing that is popular or fashionable, especially among a particular section of society.
Michael Langone, ICSA’s Executive Director, defines a cult as “a group or movement exhibiting a great or excessive devotion or dedication to some person, idea, or thing, and employing unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion and control designed to advance the goals of the group’s leader, to the actual or possible detriment of members, their families, or the community”.

NOTICE TO READERS:
Readers are welcome to submit the full name of the Cult, and the Cult Founder, and most importantly must be supported by solid evidence, credible articles, and if possible victim testimonials. After due diligence, the cult and the cult founder may be listed in the latest Official Cult List.

Our only advice to Cult Fanatics is:
“Blind faith may lead to ignorant bliss, but it also lead to bad choices, and letting your religious leaders control and police all your key life decisions.” ~ Whisperer Robren
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International Cultic Studies Association - Wikiwand


Recommended Cult Reference Resources:

International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)      click here
Cultnews101 (private group) click here
Cult 101 Guide click here
Brahma Kumaris Forum (private group) click here
A Little Bit Culty
10 Fascinatingly Freaky Cult Documentaries That’ll Glue Your Eyes to the Screen click here

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Cults are like Cancer


Jihadist Islamic Militant Terrorist Cults:
Abu Sayyaf
Al-Qaeda
ISIS   (read article on Malaysia’s Wake-Up Call: The Dark Truth about Extremism and the 50,000 IS supporters in Malaysia    click here).  Read about the heaven promise of 72 Virgins for Jihadists.
Taliban
Boko Haram
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Christofascist Cults:     click here
Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

Buddha-Fascist  Cults:
969 group (led by a Myanmar monk, Ashin Wirathu)    click here


Christian/Bible Cults:

City Harvest Church / Kong Hee click here
Christian Science – Mary Baker Eddy   click here
Family International, The (TFI; previously known as Children of God)    click here for ABC News 20/20 video
Jehovah’s Witnesses   click here
Moonies
Mormons / The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints / LDS Church
Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony (founder: Lee Man-hee)    click here
This cult caused the biggest Covid-19 super spreading in S. Korea.
Seventh Day Adventism   click here

Islamic Cults:
Wahhabism click here
Zakir Naik click here
Nation of Islam click here
Tablighi Jamaat  click here   and here Wolf in sheep’s skin
Their 16,000 attendee event caused the biggest Covid-19 super spreading in Malaysia and S.E. Asia
click here for deep insights about Islamic Cults
Mufti Asri Zainul Abidin   click here

Commercial & MLM Business Cults:
Multi-Level Marketing (MLM, Network Marketing): Amway, Nu Skin, Herbalife   click here
NXIVM (Keith Raniere) click here
Money Game MLM cults: 

Eastern Cults:
Ananda Marga/ Sidda/ Syda Yoga   click here
Asaram Bapu   click here
Aum Sinrikyo   click here
Bikram Yoga (Bikram Choudhury) – sexual predator Netflix
Brahma Kumaris / Raja Yoga Centres  Articles on BKs: https://tinyurl.com/BKArticles
Videos on BK: https://tinyurl.com/BrahmaKumarisPlaylist
The Brahma Kumaris Memoirs: https://tinyurl.com/BrahmaKumarisMemoirs
Dera Sacha Sauda Sect (Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Rape Conviction)    click here
Eckankar   click here
Falongung   click here
Guru Jagat / RA MA Yoga  click here
ISKCON; Hare Krishnas   click here
Mahikari   click here
OSHO (formerly Rajneesh)    click here
Soka Gakkai   click here
Sathya Sai Baba    click here for BBC Exposé video The Secret Swami as a Paedophile & Magic Trickster
Sri Chinmoy   click here
Sri Swami Satchidananda   click here
Syda / Sidda / Siddha Yoga   click here
TM – Transcendental Meditation (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)   click here
Yogi Bhajan aka Harbhajan Singh Khalsa / 3HO (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization) Foundation. click here

African Cults:
New Life Church / Miz Mzwakhe Tancredi (fake doctor & false prophet) watch video read article
Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECGC) / Shepherd Bushiri click here
Prophetic Latter Glory Ministries / Lucy Natasha click here
Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry (CMDM / Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin click here


Political Cults:

Larouche   click here

Conspiracy Theorist Cults:
QAnon click here
Modern Flat Earth Beliefs click here

Islamofascist/ Extremist Political NGOs Cults:

NOTE: Most of  the Extremist Islamic Groups including the infamous but popular Zakir Naik and his Islamic Research Foundation are Cults which are not controlled or sanctioned by other mainstream Islamic groups.

Islamic Defenders Front (Indonesia)   click here
Islamic Research Foundation (Zakir Naik)      click here
Pertubuhan Pribumi Perkasa (Ibrahim Ali, Malaysian)    click here
ISMA & (aka Malaysian Muslim Solidarity, Ustaz Abdullah Zaik b Abd Rahman ; Malaysian)    click here
PAS (Malaysian Islamic Party) / Abdul Hadi Awang click here


Hindu-Fascist Cults:
Hindu Fascism Marxist Swearology     click here
The Saffron Swastika: The Notion Of “Hindu Fascism” by Koenraad Elst    click here
Cow vigilante groups     click here


New Age Cults:

some are rated as beign    click here
Doreen Virtue and Angel Therapy – highly rated with good reviews    click here
The Old Age New Age Movement    click here
Mysticism in America     click here

Blind Faith

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Large Group Awareness Training (LGAT) & Psychotherapy Cults:    click here for full article of Hard-Selling LGAT & Psychotherapy Cults

Asiaworks
Christopher Howard Training   click here
Re-evaluation Co-Counselling   click here
Life Dynamics
LifeSpring   click here
EST (erhard seminar training); Landmark Forum; Landmark Education   click here
Scientology (Dianetics)   click here

A List of Large Awareness Training Organizations    click here

A Note to LGATs:  Saving 72 Virgins & Afterlife Channel will UNLIST any LGAT group only if they STOP the bad Hard-Selling ENROLLMENT practice of openly coercing graduates especially the third level 90 day program.

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Exposing Fake Medicine and Health Cults: https://tinyurl.com/FakeMedicineYT

FOOLED by Fake Alternative Medicine by Dr. Harriet Hall Lecture 1 of Science-based Medicine by James Randi Foundation    click here
Is Complementary Alternative Medicine FAKE? (Lecture 2)    click here
Is Chiropractic fake?  (Lecture 3)    click here
Is Acupuncture fake?   (Lecture 4)   click here
Is Homeopathy fake?   (Lecture 5)   click here
Are Naturopathy and Herbal Medicines Fake? (Lecture 6)   click here
Are Energy Medicine & Reiki Fake?   (Lecture 7)   click here
Are Miscellaneous Alternative Medicine Fake?   (Lecture 8)   click here
Pitfalls in Research  (Lecture 9)   click here
Quackery Promoted by Celebrities in the Media & Politics. (Lecture 10)   click here



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Other Cults:
some of these cults are rated as benign
Bahai Faith     click here
Conspiracy Theorist; New World Order   click here
UFO
Trekkies (Star Trek)
Druidism (Wicca)    click here
King Arthur & Camelot    click here
Native American Medicine & Medicine Cards    click here

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WORLD RELIGIONS REFERENCE

These are World religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, etc.

Understanding Judaism   click here
Understanding Islam    click here
Understanding Hinduism    click here
Understanding Confucianism   click here
Understanding Buddhism    click here


Ex-Cult Support Groups

Ex-Eckankar
Ex-Political & Therapy Cults
Ex-Scientology
Ex-Amway
EX-EST/Hunder Project
Ex-Lifespring
Ex-Hare Krishna – ISKON
Ex-Syda Yoga
Ex-Trancendental Meditation (TM)
Ex-United Pentecostal Church
Ex-Seventh-Day Adventists
Ex-Way International
Ex-2×2’s, Workers, Cooneyites
Ex-Christian Science
Ex-Bruderhof
Ex-LOCAL CHURCH / Living Stream Ministry
Ex-COG/FOL
Ex-Moonie (Unification Church)
Ex-International Church of Christ (Boston Movement)
Ex-Mormons (Latter Day Saints)
Ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses

Other Cult Alert
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Both cults and religions are listed here.  Not every group mentioned on this site is considered a destructive, sinister, or dark cult. Some are ‘benign religions’ — different but not emotionally or socially destructive.

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By Robert Chaen
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Annual Official Cult List First Published: 14th September 2017
Updated: 23 February 2022.

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