I credit Robert Jay Lifton's book 'Thought Reform and Psychology of Totalism' , particularly  chapter 22 - for 'freeing my mind' and enabling me to escape my long nightmare of cult involvement.

I escaped from the Unification Church on my own after I encountered Lifton's book hidden in one of the Church leader's rooms. I was shocked, to say the least, to encounter such a book in our holy leader's possession - but then immediately justified its presence -' ah, yes - he's studying the enemy'.

So, I decided to read it - and thus set myself on the path to freedom.  Judy Powell, 2005
          



Cult Formation - Robert J. Lifton, M.D. John Jay College
The Harvard Mental Health Letter-Volume 7, Number 8 February 1981
Application of 'Chapter 22' from Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism to Cults



I credit Robert Jay Lifton's book 'Thought Reform and Psychology of Totalism' , particularly  chapter 22 - for 'freeing my mind' and enabling me to escape my long nightmare of cult involvement.

I escaped from the Unification Church on my own after I encountered Lifton's book hidden in one of the Church leader's rooms. I was shocked, to say the least, to encounter such a book in our holy leader's possession - but then immediately justified its presence -' ah, yes - he's studying the enemy'.

So, I decided to read it - and thus set myself on the path to freedom.  Judy Powell, 2005
          



Cult Formation - Robert J. Lifton, M.D. John Jay College
The Harvard Mental Health Letter-Volume 7, Number 8 February 1981
Application of 'Chapter 22' from Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism to Cults



I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance
                                                                e.e. cummings