Cults; Faith, Healing, and Coercion / Edition 2

Cults; Faith, Healing, and Coercion / Edition 2

by Marc Galanter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195123697

ISBN-13: 9780195123692

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

From the mass weddings of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church to the ritual suicides at Heaven's Gate, charismatic cults and their devotees have become facts of American life. Using material gleaned from twenty-five years of direct encounters with cults and their detractors, as well as extensive research, Marc Galanter offers the most extensive psychological

Overview

From the mass weddings of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church to the ritual suicides at Heaven's Gate, charismatic cults and their devotees have become facts of American life. Using material gleaned from twenty-five years of direct encounters with cults and their detractors, as well as extensive research, Marc Galanter offers the most extensive psychological analysis of these organizations available. Cults explores not only how members feel and think at all stages of their involvement, but also how larger social and psychological forces reinforce individual commitment within the cults.

For this revised and newly-illustrated second edition, Galanter has added three new chapters on cult development in the 1990s, spiritual recovery movements, and alternative medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195123692
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix(2)
Acknowledgments to the First Edition xi
1. The Charismatic Group
1(12)
What Is a Charismatic Group?
4(3)
A Research Perspective
7(6)
I FORCES IN THE CHARISMATIC GROUP 13(64)
2. Group Cohesiveness
15(19)
A Clinical Model
15(4)
A Charismatic Religious Sect: The Divine Light Mission
19(15)
3. Shared Beliefs
34(26)
Communities of Shared Belief
35(10)
Shared Beliefs in the Unification Church
45(15)
4. Altered Consciousness
60(17)
Meditation
63(3)
Drug-Induced Altered Consciousness
66(2)
Social Induction
68(9)
II A MODEL OF THE CHARISMATIC GROUP 77(34)
5. Biology and Behavior
79(13)
The Relief Effect
81(2)
Evidence in Contemporary Sects
83(5)
Ethologic Observations
88(4)
6. The Cult as a Social System
92(19)
Transformation
92(4)
Monitoring
96(7)
Feedback
103(2)
Boundary Control
105(6)
III CASE HISTORIES OF CHARISMATIC GROUPS 111(74)
7. Trouble at the System's Boundary
113(9)
Jonestown
113(5)
MOVE
118(4)
8. A Religious Sect: The Unification Church
122(45)
A History of the Sect
122(4)
Induction
126(10)
Family and Marital Structure
136(16)
Leaving the Sect
152(15)
9. The Millenium Approaches
167(18)
Waco and Antigovernmental Paranoia
167(5)
Aum Shinrikyo
172(4)
Heaven's Gate
176(3)
Suicide, Murder, and Immolation
179(6)
IV SPIRITUAL RECOVERY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 185(42)
10. The Nature of Healing Movements
187(14)
Finding a Perspective
187(9)
The Psychology of Membership
196(5)
11. Alternative Healing in the Medical Mainstream
201(10)
The Christian Medical and Dental Society
201(4)
The Self-Help Clinic: Impact on Institutional Care
205(6)
12. The AA Example
211(16)
The Charismatic Gift of Alcoholics Anonymous
212(6)
The Fully Evolved Healing Group
218(9)
APPENDIX A: The Charismatic Group: A Summary 227(3)
APPENDIX B: The Charismatic Group: Examples 230(2)
APPENDIX C: Chronology of the Studies 232(3)
Notes 235(14)
Bibliography 249(16)
Index 265

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