© 1990 by Bob and Gretchen Passantino. Drums beat in uneven syncopation. Exotic spices and incense fill the air with the swirling fragrance of another world. Red and gold silk glints in the flickering light. Dorothy feels her heart hammer against her chest, her throat so dry she can’t swallow. She feels immobile against the […]Read More "What Is a Cult?"
Copyright 1991 by Dr. Tom Snyder, PhD. Joseph Campbell “didn’t have an ideology or a theology,” claims reporter Bill Moyers in his 1988 The Power of Myth television series, frequently broadcast on PBS stations across America. During the six hours of intense interviews with the late mythologist, however, Campbell proves Moyers wrong. The supposedly non-existent theology of […]Read More "Myth Perceptions, Joseph Campbell’s Power of Deceit"
© 1994 by Bob and Gretchen Passantino. This article first appeared in Cornerstone Magazine “You’ve got to get my daughter back,” Margaret pleaded. “She was such a beautiful girl, such a good student! It’s like she’s another person. She used to think for herself, she used to spend time with us. Now her whole life is […]Read More "Overcoming The Bondage Of Victimization A Critical Evaluation of Cult Mind Control Theories"