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BOOKS AND VIDEOS SOLD BY THE "OLD" CULT AWARENESS NETWORK

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Before its demise (rather ironically on the eve of Halloween, 1996-OCT-31), the "old" Cult Awareness Network sold a series of books that reflected the concepts of the anti-cult movement. i.e. that new religious groups:
bulletEntrapped unsuspecting youth.
bulletBrainwashed them so that they lost their free will and were unable to resist the group's message.
bulletHeld them in a form of mental captivity, perhaps involving restricted diets, limited sleep, long work schedules, etc.
bulletCynically exploited them to work for the group.

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The books that they sold included:

bulletSteve Hassan, "Combatting Cult Mind Control," Park Street Press, Rochester, VT, (1988)
bulletRachel Andres and James R. Lane, "Cults and Consequences: The Definitive Handbook,"
Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles, (1988)
bulletRobert B. Cialdini, William Morrow, "Influence," New York, (1984)
bulletRonald M. Enroth, "Churches That Abuse," Zondervan Publishing House
bulletMargaret T. Singer, "Cults In Our Midst: The Hidden Menace in our Everyday Lives," Jossey-Bass Publishers, (1995)
bulletCarroll Stoner and Cynthia Kisser, "Touchstones: Reconnecting After a Cult Experience,"
Cult Awareness Network, (1992)
bulletJon Atack, "A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed,"
Carol Publishing, (1990)
bulletMadeleine Tobias and Janja Lalich, "Captive Hearts, Captive Minds," Hunter House, (1994)
bulletRev. James LeBar, "Cults, Sects and the New Age," Our Sunday Vistor [sic], (1989)
bulletBent Corydon, "L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?" Lyle Stuart, Inc., (1992)
bulletSteven Pressman, "Outrageous Betrayal: The Dark Journey of Werner Erhard from est to Exile," St. Martin's Press, (1993)
bulletMichael D. Langone, Ed., "Recovery from Cults," W. W. Norton, (1993)
bulletRobert Jay Lifton, "Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of Brainwashing in China," Univ. of North Carolina Press
bulletM.A. Persinger, N.J. Carrey and L.A. Suess, "TM and Cult Mania," Christopher Publishing, (1980)

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The videos that they sold included:

bullet"After the Cult: Recovering Together," AFF, 25 min., (1994).
bulletCharlton Heston, presenter, "Cults: Saying NO Under Pressure," AFF, 25 min.
bulletMargaret T. Singer, "Leaving a Cult: Exiting and Recovery Information for Ex-members, Families and Friends" 56min., (1995).
bulletLouis J. West, "Scientology Wars: History of Founding and Growth of Scientology and its Adversarial Relationship with the Mental Health Profession."
bulletMargaret T. Singer, "What is a Cult? And How Does it Work?" 58min., (1994)

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