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Cults : secret sects and false prophets

Author: Robert Schroeder
Publisher: London : Carlton, 2007.
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Interest in cults, sects and radical religions has grown exponentially over the course of the last few decades, although they have always been with us in one form or another. Rarely a week passes without some reference in the media to cult-related activity, though behind the attention-grabbing headlines, the wider picture of such incidents is rarely analysed. Tracing the existence of sects back to the very  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Schroeder
ISBN: 9781844428793 1844428796
OCLC Number: 187288071
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: CULTS OF THE ANCIENTS. Ancient cults and secret caverns --
The cult of the sacred tree --
Osiris and the cult of the dead (+ Akhenaten) --
Cults of Judaism (+ Essenic culture and belief) --
Gnostics and other Christian cults (+ The Nag Hammadi Library & heretics) --
Attis and Cybele (+ The Day of Blood) --
Ancient orgiastic cults (+ Dionysiac cults & rites) --
The Eleusinian mysteries (+ hymn to Demeter, Roman rites) --
Artemis at Ephesus --
The cult of the bull (+ the minotaur) --
Mithraism --
The death cults of Mexico --
The Celtic Druids --
RADICAL RELIGIONS AND MYSTERIOUS SECTS. The Christian radicals (+ The Waldensians, The Catharists) --
Voodoo --
Knights Templar and others (+ The Rosicrucians, The SRIA) --
Quakers and Mormons --
Doom is nigh! (The Plymouth Brethren, Seventh Day Adventists, Exclusive Brethren) --
Christian Scientists (The First Church of Christ, Scientist) --
The modern Christian road (+ Opus Dei, The Blue Army of Mary, Knights of Columbus, Knights of St. Columbia) --
Wicca and modern druids --
The horseman's word --
The Children of God, or The Family --
The People's Temple (Jonestown) --
The Branch Davidian --
The Temple of the Sun (mass suicide) --
The Rajneeshis (sex, drugs, and mind-numbing meditation) --
Japan's Dark Forces --
The Patriots (+ The Panic Project) --
The Nine O'Clock Service --
Scientologists --
The Moonies --
The Exit Road --
SATANIC SECTS. The First Black Magicians --
The Hammers Against Heresy (+ The Papal Inquisition, Malleus Maleficarum) --
The Sabbatic Goat --
(+ Eliphas Levi) --
Black Magicians and The Black Mass --
The Hellfire Clubs --
Aleister Crowley: The Great Beast (+ Ordo Templi Orientis) --
The Witches of Salem --
Ritual Killers from Death Valley --
Anton Szandor La Vey and Maddalena Stradivari --
Satanism today --
LEADERS, PROPHETS, AND GURUS. Trumpeters of Doom (The Judge, Charles Taze Russell of Jehovah's Witness) --
Charles Manson --
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard --
The Swamis of Hare Krishna --
Swami Rajneesh --
The Messiah of Waco --
David Berg --
Shoko Asahara --
The Messiah of Jonestown (Jim Jones) --
Knights of the Sun (Joseph di Mambro, Luc Jonet) --
Messiah of the Lonely Hearts (Sun Myung Moon) --
Warren Steed Jeffs --
CULTS OF THE MILLENNIUM AND BEYOND. The return of Aum (+ Shoko Asahara) --
Do and Ti : Peddlers of doom (Heaven's Gate Movement, Marshall Applewhite) --
Chen Tao: God's Salvation Church --
Concerned Christians --
Jesus Army and Fellowship Church --
Heaven's gate --
The Raëlians --
The Apotheosis of Elvis --
Ahl Us-Sunnah Wal-Jamaa'ah --Tablighi Jamaat.
Other Titles: Cults : secret sects and radical religions
Responsibility: Robert Schroëder.

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The rise of religious cults and sinister sects has been a disturbing phenomenon of the twentieth century that has continued past the millennial rumblings of the apocalypse approaching. This book  Read more...

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