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Destroying the world to save it : Aum Shinrikyō, apocalyptic violence, and the new global terrorism

Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Sobering exploration of how Aum's guru, Shoko Asahara created a religion from a global stew of New Age thinking, ancient religious practices, and apocalyptic science fiction. Lifton explores a historically unprecedented phenomenon, a twenty-first century in which cults and terrorists may be able to create their own holocausts". -- Jacket.
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Named Person: Shōkō Asahara; Shōkō Asahara
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Jay Lifton
ISBN: 0805052909 9780805052909
OCLC Number: 41355654
Description: 374 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Guru and His Cult --
Imagining the End --
Forcing the End --
Clones of the Guru --
The Ecstatic Science --
Killing to Heal --
Megalomania --
Ultimate Weapons, Ultimate Attraction --
Crossing the Threshold --
Surviving Aum --
A Japanese Phenomenon? --
Forcing the End, American Style --
Inward Aum? --
American Apocalypse.
Responsibility: Robert Jay Lifton.
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"Sobering exploration of how Aum's guru, Shoko Asahara created a religion from a global stew of New Age thinking, ancient religious practices, and apocalyptic science fiction. Lifton explores a historically unprecedented phenomenon, a twenty-first century in which cults and terrorists may be able to create their own holocausts". -- Jacket.

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