WHAT IS A CULT?

Unbridled control of another person

Here are 3 myths we’d like to dispel about cultic or coercive relationships:

  1. Myth: Cults exist in a real physical space. Fact: Hashtag cults are proving that you only need to pick up your phone to join a cult
  2. Myth: There are only a few cults. Fact: There are thousands of cults.
  3. Myth: Cults are exclusively religious. Fact: Cults can and have rejected religion, cults can and have made up their own supernatural or religious claims, or co-opt religion but that does not define a cult. Brainwashing in cults is so intense that any claim can be made if the members can be primed for it. THERE IS NO SINGLE MODEL FOR CULT BELIEFS, THERE ARE MANY.

We produced this video on what a cult is, plus then refer to Rachel Bernstein’s interview with us, Randy Flood is a good interview to plus Dr. Drew or any resources associated with our expert:

What is a Hashtag Cult from Big Weasel Lil Weasel on Vimeo.