Cults, religious movements that originate outside established denominations, exist in many forms and recruit members using varying tactics. They are often headed by charismatic leaders who are believed to brainwash the cult members into submission.
Butterworth, John. Cults and New Faiths: A Book of Beliefs, 1982.
CQ Researcher, May 5, 1993.
Facts on File
Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedia of American Religions, 1994.
Melton, J. Gordon. The Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America, 1993.
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