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”.
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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
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
Jihadist Islamic Militant Terrorist Cults:
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.
Christofascist Cults: click here
Ku Klux Klan (KKK)
969 group (led by a Myanmar monk, Ashin Wirathu) click here
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
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
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
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
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
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
Large Group Awareness Training (LGAT) & Psychotherapy Cults: click here for full article of Hard-Selling LGAT & Psychotherapy Cults
Christopher Howard Training click here
Re-evaluation Co-Counselling click here
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.
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
some of these cults are rated as benign
Bahai Faith click here
Conspiracy Theorist; New World Order click here
Trekkies (Star Trek)
Druidism (Wicca) click here
King Arthur & Camelot click here
Native American Medicine & Medicine Cards click here
WORLD RELIGIONS REFERENCE
These are World religions such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, etc.
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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.
By Robert Chaen
International Cult & Scam Expert
Annual Official Cult List First Published: 14th September 2017
Updated: 23 February 2022.
Tinyurl link for this article: https://tinyurl.com/CultList2022
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