How to Recognise a Cult

The following articles provide information that will help you avoid a cult or be able to recognise when you are in one. Articles related specifically to Rigpa and Tibetan Buddhism as cults can be found here: https://whatnow727.wordpress.com/?s=cult

Checklist of mind control techniques: https://freedomofmind.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/BITE-Model-Handout-9-23-16.pdf 


Undue Influence Continuum:  https://freedomofmind.com/influence-continuum/


Traumatic Abuse in Cults:http://www.thezensite.com/non_Zen/Traumatic_Abuse_in_Cults.html


The BITE model of mind control https://freedomofmind.com/bite-model/

Brainwashing techniques: http://listverse.com/2016/04/29/top-10-brainwashing-and-mind-control-techniques/

Psychology of the cult experience: http://www.nytimes.com/1982/03/15/style/the-psychology-of-the-cult-experience.html?pagewanted=all

How to recognise communal abuse:https://www.abuseandrelationships.org/Content/NonIPV/communal_abuse.html

Cult Behaviour and Their Antidotes: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/longenecker/4-danger-signs-of-cult-like-behavior-and-4-antidotes

Traumatic Bonding:. https://pro.psychcentral.com/recovery-expert/2015/10/what-is-trauma-bonding/

Why we don’t want to let go:https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/anxiety-files/201409/letting-go-sunk-costs#_=_

On Gurus and Cults