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Best Cult Books You Should Enjoy

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Cult books.

1. Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults (2015)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyThis 2018 30th anniversary edition honors the 40th anniversary of the tragedy in Jonestown, Guyana. On November 18th, 1978, over 900 people including a U.S. congressman Leo Ryan died because of Cult Leader Jim Jones. Over 300 were children forced to drink cyanide-laced Kool-Aid by their parents who believed they were doing God’s will. The techniques of undue influence have evolved dramatically, and continue to do so. Today, a vast array of methods exist to deceive, manipulate, and indoctrinate people into closed systems of obedience and dependency. If you are reading this updated book for…
Author(s): Steven Hassan

2. Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out (2014)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyYou’ve seen them in movies and on TV, but cults are more prevalent than you think—and they’re armed with strategies that can brainwash and persuade even the most unlikely of candidates. But how do individuals get involved with cults in the first place, and what steps can be taken to “deprogram” and heal those who have been drawn into these damaging groups? These questions and more are addressed in Cults Inside Out, written by leading cult expert Rick Alan Ross. Over the course of three decades, Ross has participated in around five hundred cult interventions, provided expert court…
Author(s): Rick Alan Ross

3. Cults in Our Midst: The Continuing Fight Against Their Hidden Menace (2003)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyCults today are bigger than ever, with broad ramifications for national and international terrorism. In this newly revised edition of her definitive work on cults, Singer reveals what cults really are and how they work, focusing specifically on the coercive persuasion techniques of charismatic leaders seeking money and power. The book contains fascinating updates on Heaven’s Gate, Falun Gong, Aum Shinrikyo, Hare Krishna, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, and the connection between cults and terrorism in Al Queda and the PLO….
Author(s): Margaret Thaler Singer

4. Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World (2019)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyThe Cult of the Dead Cow is the story of the oldest, most respected and most famous hacking group of all time. Its members invented the the concept of hacktivism, released both the top tool for cracking passwords and the reigning technique for controlling computers from afar, and spurred development of Snowden’s anonymity tool of choice. With its origins in the earliest days of the Internet, the cDc is full of oddball characters–spies, activists, musicians, and politicians–who are now woven into the top ranks of the American establishment. Today, this small group and their followers represent the best hope for making technology a force…
Author(s): Joseph Menn

5. Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies: The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, The Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, The New World Order, and many, many more (2009)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyDid you know?• Freemasonry’s first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members. • The Knights Templar began as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers. • Groom Lake, Dreamland, Homey Airport, Paradise Ranch, The Farm, Watertown Strip, Red Square, “The Box,” are all names for Area 51. An indispensable guide, connects the dots and sets the record straight on a host of greedy gurus and murderous messiahs, crepuscular cabals and suspicious coincidences. Some topics are familiar—the Kennedy assassinations, the Bilderberg Group, the…
Author(s): Arthur Goldwag

6. World Religions and Cults Box Set (World Religions & Cults) (2016)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyA comprehensive series to help you reach those pursuing an answer other than Christ! These three volumes are a must for laymen, church leaders, teachers, and students wanting to understand the trends in our culture and around the world where certain religions dominate, helping you discern truth and guard your faith. When you understand a religion’s origins and teachings, you are in a better position to know how to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ as you take the good news to those in false religions. Prepare yourself, your family, and your church to answer questions and share…
Author(s): Bodie Hodge, Roger Patterson

7. Breakfast with the Dirt Cult (2012)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyFinlay, Samuel…
Author(s): Samuel Finlay

8. Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult (Extreme Metal) (2014)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyBlack Metal: Evolution of the Cult features over one hundred exclusive new and archival interviews with the genre’s most central figures. It is the most comprehensive guide yet to this fascinating and controversial form of extreme metal. It is encyclopaedic in length and breadth.From the early 1980s pioneers to its fiery rebirth in Scandinavia through to today’s increasingly diverse groups, this epic tome captures the movement’s development in unparalleled detail and images through such bands and personalities as Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Behemoth, Tormentor, Emperor, Darkthrone, Samael, Gorgoroth, and…
Author(s): Dayal Patterson

9. Recovery from Cults: Help For Victims Of Psychological And Spiritual Abuse (1995)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyDrawing upon the clinical expertise of professionals and the personal experiences of those formerly involved in high-intensity mind-control groups, this book is a comprehensive guide to the cult experience.Michael Langone and his colleagues provide practical guidelines for helping former cult members manage the problems they encounter when leaving cults….
Author(s): Michael D. Langone

10. Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions: Revised and Updated Edition (2006)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyUp-to-date, well-documented, comprehensive coverage of cults, sects, and world religions, from the historical to the contemporaryINCLUDES• Well-known groups and world religions, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Islam, and Baha’i• Groups with a significant North American influence, including Santeria, Rastafarians, Haitian Voodo, white supremacy groups, Wicca, and SatanismREVISED, UPDATED, AND EXPANDED TO INCLUDE NEW ENTRIES AND NEW INFORMATION• Updated information on Islam and its global impact• New entries: the Branch Davidians, Native American religions,…
Author(s): Larry A. Nichols , George Mather, et al.

11. World Religions and Cults: Counterfeits of Christianity (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Cult Books You Should EnjoyThis eye-opening first volume presents a clear and thorough analysis of counterfeit religions like Mormonism, Islam, Deism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Zoroastrianism, and many more. Religions in today’s culture seem to be multiplying. Have you ever wondered why certain religions believe and practice what they do? Or how they view the Bible? This volume delves into these and other engaging questions, such as: Many religions and cults discussed in this first volume openly affirm that the Bible is true, but then something gets in their way. And there is a common factor every time – man’s…
Author(s): Bodie Hodge, Roger Patterson

Best Cult Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some cult books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Pariah problem : caste, religion, and the social in modern India

Author(s): Rupa Viswanath.
ID: 1308141, Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: [2014], Size: 17 Mb, Format: epub

Surviving Racist Culture: Strategies of Managing Racism among Gay Men of Colour—An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Author(s): Sulaimon Giwa
ID: 2405391, Publisher: York University, Year: November 2016, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Food and culture: a reader

Author(s): edited by Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik.
ID: 2792306, Publisher: Routledge,, Year: c2013., Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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