Tag: Keith Raniere

CN&R: One nation under influence

FORMER CHICO STATE PROFESSOR AND CULT EXPERT JANJA LALICH ON NXIVM DOCUMENTARIES, TRUMP AND QANON Originally published on Chico News & Reviews. Since teaching her last class at Chico State in June 2018, Janja Lalich—professor emerita of...

How Cults Target Women

This article originally appeared on chatelaine.com. Celebrities, executives and wealthy heiresses bought into Nxivm’s promise of expanded consciousness and female empowerment. Then came the sex slavery, brainwashing and blackmail. Inside an alleged...

What Do Cult Leaders Have in Common?

This article originally appeared on livescience.com. Charles Manson is escorted to court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 3, 1969, in Los Angeles, California. (Image: © John Malmin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Charles Manson was living in...

An Alienated Culture Grooms Women for Cults

This article originally appeared on truthdig.com Pixabay Maggie was born into a religious cult called the Christ Brotherhood. For the first 12 years of her life, the cult controlled her entire existence, including what she thought and knew, and how...

What Kind of Person Would Join a Sex Cult?

This article originally appeared on thecut.com Photo: Keith Raniere Conversations/Youtube In October 2017, the New York Times published an exposé of a shadowy “self-help” organization called NXIVM (pronounced nex-ee-um), led by a man named Keith...

Why You’re Closer To Joining A Cult Than You Think

This article originally appeared on Refinery29.com The story of Nxivm is as disturbing and compelling as they come — a so-called “sex slave cult,” notable for its sadistic practices (slaves, human branding, bizarre sex rituals), and also for its...

The Cult That Sold #Empowerment

This article originally appeared on Glamour.com NXIVM turned women into slaves, branded members with its leader’s initials, and blackmailed victims into submission. It was also…on Instagram? This is what a cult looks like in 2019. Over two...

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Dr. Janja Lalich

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in cults and extremist groups, with a particular focus on charismatic relationships, political and other social movements, ideology and social control, and issues of gender and sexuality.