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.
- Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults (2015)
- Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out (2014)
- Cults in Our Midst: The Continuing Fight Against Their Hidden Menace (2003)
- Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World (2019)
- 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)
- World Religions and Cults Box Set (World Religions & Cults) (2016)
- Breakfast with the Dirt Cult (2012)
- Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult (Extreme Metal) (2014)
- Recovery from Cults: Help For Victims Of Psychological And Spiritual Abuse (1995)
- Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions: Revised and Updated Edition (2006)
- World Religions and Cults: Counterfeits of Christianity (Volume 1) (2015)
Combating Cult Mind Control: The #1 Best-selling Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults (2015)
This 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.
Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out (2014)
You’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.
Cults in Our Midst: The Continuing Fight Against Their Hidden Menace (2003)
Cults 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.
Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World (2019)
The Cult of the Dead Cow is the story of the oldest, most respected and most famous hacking group of all time.
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)
Did 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.
World Religions and Cults Box Set (World Religions & Cults) (2016)
A 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.
Breakfast with the Dirt Cult (2012)
Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult (Extreme Metal) (2014)
Black 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.
Recovery from Cults: Help For Victims Of Psychological And Spiritual Abuse (1995)
Drawing 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.
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions: Revised and Updated Edition (2006)
Up-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 im…
World Religions and Cults: Counterfeits of Christianity (Volume 1) (2015)
This 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?
Best Cult Books You Should Enjoy
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The legacies of literacy : continuities and contradictions in western culture and society
Author(s): Harvey J. Graff
ID: 2983862, Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: principal, Size: 79 Mb, Format: pdf
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
Civilizing capitalism : the National Consumers' League, women's activism, and labor standards in the New Deal era
Author(s): Storrs, Landon R. Y.
ID: 1166774, Publisher: University of North Carolina Press,, Year: c2000., Size: 803 Kb, Format: epub
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.