How to protect yourself from starting or joining a cult.
One of the biggest risks of microsolidarity is that some of the methods described in this website can be misused by cults to do horrible things to people. One of the best ways to immunise against the risk of cults is to understand how they work. Here are some starting points:
- 📄 Read Emil Ejner Friis's article about a recent case: How a Psychedelic Sex Cult Infiltrated a German Ecovillage
- 📄 Read The Toxic Power Dynamics of Oneness, David Chapman's review of Diana Alstad & Joel Kramer's book The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power
- 📖 Read Alexandra Amor's book Cult, A Love Story: Ten Years Inside a Canadian Cult and the Subsequent Long Road of Recovery
- 🎥 Watch cult-exposing documentaries like Wild Wild Country, Holy Hell, The Source Family, The Family, Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.
- 🎧 Listen to Power Trip, an investigative podcast about abuse of power in the underground psychedelic therapy community.