A reader here sent in this link to Radio National (Australia) concerning a program on cults that aired on Thursday.
You might think cult members are naive and easily led, but the psychology and group-think that holds the collective together is extremely powerful.
We examine how and why people get involved in a cult, what keeps them there and what happens when they finally leave.
Tore Klevyer spent a decade living in a Christian cult, and later trained as a counsellor who helps others recover.
Mary Garden is a former cult member who explored various sects in India during the 1970s and has written extensively about her experiences