In Part 1 you learn about some famous cults and one very famous political cult of the 20th century. You learn what a cult is and how some people become cult leaders. With reference to three notorious cults and the research into how the mind works in social situations you learn that no one is immune to being influenced by others. You meet three cult experts: Steven Hassan a cult counsellor and author, Louise Samways, a clinical and health psychologist and David Millikan a Uniting Church Minister.
You also meet a young woman who is curious about cults but thinks only the weak or stupid join them. Samways and Millikan point out that this is a myth – normal people join cults too! Finally you are introduced to four people who joined cults: Tore, Bevin, Matt and Emma.
This educational DVD can be purchased through Ronin Films roninfilms.com.au. A study guide accompanies the DVD.
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