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Table of Contents List of Plates Acknowledgements 1 Cults and New Religions: A Primer The Range of New Religious Movements Controversy and the Popular Perception of New Religious Movements 2 The Church of Scientology: The Question of Religion L. Ron Hubbard and the Origins of Scientology Beliefs and Practices of The Church of Scientology The Organizational Structure of The Church of Scientology The Church of Scientology and the Question of Religion Further Reading on The Church of Scientology 3 Transcendental Meditation: The Questions of Science and Therapy Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the Arrival of Transcendental Meditation Beliefs and Practices of Transcendental Meditation The Growth and Development of Transcendental Meditation Transcendental Meditation: The Questions of Science and Therapy Further Reading on Transcendental Meditation 4 Ramtha and the New Age: The Question of the Dangerous Cult Who is JZ Knight and Who is Ramtha? History and Development of Ramtha¿s School of Enlightenment Belief¿s and Practices of Ramtha¿s School of Enlightenment RSE and the Question of the Dangerous Cult Further Reading on the New Age Movement 5 The Unification Church/The Family Federation: The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy Sun Myung Moon: Savior from the East Doctrinal Beliefs and Ritual Practices of the Unification Church The Growth and Organization of the Unification Church Outside Korea Brainwashing, Deprogramming, and the Unification Church Further Reading on the Unification Church 6 The Children of God/The Family International: The Issue of Sexuality Mo: David Berg and the Origins of The Children of God Social Organization of The Children of God/The Family Beliefs, Rituals, and Practices of The Children of God/The Family The Children of God/The Family and the Issue of Sexuality Further Reading on The Children of God/The Family 7 The Branch Davidians: The Problem of Mass Media The Historical Development of the Branch Davidians Beliefs and Practices of the Branch Davidians under David Koresh The Siege at Waco and the Problem of Mass Media Further Reading on the Branch Davidians 8 Heaven¿s Gate: The Question of Cults and Violence Ti, Do, and the Origins of Heaven¿s Gate Beliefs and Practices of Heaven¿s Gate Recruitment and Social Organization in Heaven¿s Gate The Evolutionary Level Above Human: The Continuum of New Religious Movements and Violence Further Reading on UFO Groups 9 Wicca and Witchcraft: Confronting Cultural Fears Gerald Gardner and the Origins of Modern Witchcraft Social Organization and Development of Modern Witchcraft and Wicca Beliefs, Rituals, and Practices of Modern Witchcraft and Wicca Satanic Panic: The Legacy of Religious Cult Fears Further Reading on Wicca and Witchcraft 10 Rethinking Cults: The Significance of New Religious Movements Two Perspectives: Cults versus New Religious Movements New Religions as Experimental Faiths Further Reading on New Religious Movements Bibliography Index
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