These are the questions this book explores, while providing samples of Neufeld's creative writing from 1973 to 2013. The four questions are explored in a series of four academic papers presented at conferences of the International Cultic Studies Association. The sample writings range from highly intense personal reflections to zany and irreverent spoofs, and include many sensitive, thoughtful short stories and poems.
This collection will be of interest to academics wanting to understand the psychological roots and effects of cultic involvement, and also to general readers who just want to read a good story.
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About the Author
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Neufeld joined the Unification Church of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon in 1976 while travelling through California. He remained a member for ten years. After leaving the group, he returned to Canada and resumed his education, while returning to his original ambition to be a writer. As a result of publication of his memoir, in 2005 he began corresponding with Mary Jo Downey, another former member of the Unification Church, who was researching cult narratives. The couple married in Concord, Massachusetts in 2009. Neufeld lives with his wife and step-daughter, Eiry, in a small town in upstate New York.