[I recommend going in numerical order with the Episodes. They build on each other.]
Episode 30 contains the full resource list.
Over the course of the last 20 years or so, I have been told about a truly "evil" man. A man who has made it his business to expose various groups and their 'missions'. People described him as "Horrible", "Destructive", "Hateful", "Evil". I have never met him, but clearly with so much vitriol directed towards him, it MUST be true!!
His name is Rick Alan Ross. Not the Rapper.... the De-Programmer.
Wikipedia: Rick Alan Ross (born 1952) is an American deprogrammer, cult specialist, and founder and executive director of the nonprofit Cult Education Institute.
Imagine my surprise when I ACTUALLY listened to what he had to say. I found him to be curteous, insightful, extremely intelligent and actually very caring about people involved in High Demand Groups. It was a moment of humility, as I reviewed in my mind the stories of disinformation I had believed, in order to vilify this man. My process recently has involved a lot of 'tail between my legs' recapitulation. Perhaps that counts as growth.....
Here is Rick Ross on Brainwashing....
Since my defection I've been passionately investigating the concepts of Mind Control and Brainwashing to understand exactly how it works. The reason this subject is so important is because some people are mystified as to how people in groups can be 'duped' and 'made' to do things that are uncharacteristic of their 'normal' personality. Is it possible?
Next up.... 'Naturalistic Trance Induction'
"Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out" - Rick Alan Ross
Further Reading and listening from Lifehacker.com
To be continued.....
Mark Vicente @2017