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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:
bullet Entrapped unsuspecting youth.
bullet Brainwashed them so that they lost their free will and were unable to resist the group's message.
bullet Held them in a form of mental captivity, perhaps involving restricted diets, limited sleep, long work schedules, etc.
bullet Cynically exploited them to work for the group.

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The books that they sold included:

bullet Steve Hassan, "Combatting Cult Mind Control," Park Street Press, Rochester, VT, (1988)
bullet Rachel Andres and James R. Lane, "Cults and Consequences: The Definitive Handbook,"
Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles, (1988)
bullet Robert B. Cialdini, William Morrow, "Influence," New York, (1984)
bullet Ronald M. Enroth, "Churches That Abuse," Zondervan Publishing House
bullet Margaret T. Singer, "Cults In Our Midst: The Hidden Menace in our Everyday Lives," Jossey-Bass Publishers, (1995)
bullet Carroll Stoner and Cynthia Kisser, "Touchstones: Reconnecting After a Cult Experience,"
Cult Awareness Network, (1992)
bullet Jon Atack, "A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed,"
Carol Publishing, (1990)
bullet Madeleine Tobias and Janja Lalich, "Captive Hearts, Captive Minds," Hunter House, (1994)
bullet Rev. James LeBar, "Cults, Sects and the New Age," Our Sunday Vistor [sic], (1989)
bullet Bent Corydon, "L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?" Lyle Stuart, Inc., (1992)
bullet Steven Pressman, "Outrageous Betrayal: The Dark Journey of Werner Erhard from est to Exile," St. Martin's Press, (1993)
bullet Michael D. Langone, Ed., "Recovery from Cults," W. W. Norton, (1993)
bullet Robert Jay Lifton, "Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of Brainwashing in China," Univ. of North Carolina Press
bullet M.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).
bullet Charlton Heston, presenter, "Cults: Saying NO Under Pressure," AFF, 25 min.
bullet Margaret T. Singer, "Leaving a Cult: Exiting and Recovery Information for Ex-members, Families and Friends" 56min., (1995).
bullet Louis J. West, "Scientology Wars: History of Founding and Growth of Scientology and its Adversarial Relationship with the Mental Health Profession."
bullet Margaret T. Singer, "What is a Cult? And How Does it Work?" 58min., (1994)

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