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Further recources

This is a selection of materials that may be of interest


#igotout: The mission of #igotout is to inspire survivors of high-demand environments who have experienced cultic, religious, or spiritual abuse to tell and share their stories – if and when it’s safe to do so. The website includes an amazing list of resources.

Creative Interventions –

Janja Lalich, Cults, Extremism, & Undue Influence –

Cult expert Steven Hassan –

Association for Spiritual Integrity –

Safer Sex-Positive & Spiritual Communities –

Transform Harm –


Disrupting The Bystander – A.V. Floxx

The Bystander Effect – Catherine Sanderson

Creative Interventions Toolkit / A practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence – Creative Interventions

The Art of Giving and Receiving – Betty Martin

Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems – Alexandra Stein

Cult Trip – Anke Richter

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism – Amanda Montell

My Life in Orange (a youth in Osho’s cult) – Tim Guest


The Orgasm Cult (OneTaste / Orgasmic Meditation) – BBC Radio 4

Escaping NXIVM – CBD Podcasts

Cults – Parcast

A Little Bit Culty – Acast, With Sarah and Nippy who escaped NXIVM. They also have a website with great resources.

Sounds Like a Cult – Isa Medina and Amanda Montell

Was I in a Cult? – Arianna Sprabary

A Very British Cult – BBC Radio 4

The Commune – Stuff Audio

Good Cult – Cast Media

Fucking Cancelled – Clementine Morrigan

The New Gurus – BBC Radio 4


On the Edge with Andrew Gold, episode of May 15, 2023 called ‘Death by… Meditation!’ with Scott Carney

Project Hope, season 2 episode 17: Anke Richter on her book Cult Trip


Holy Hell (Buddhafield, Jaime Gomez) – Will Allen

Wild Wild Country (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Osho) – Maclain Way, Chapman Way

Searching for Sheela (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Osho) – Shakun Batra

The Vow (NXIVM) – Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim, Omar Mullick

Seduced (NXIVM) – Cecilia Peck

Athlete A – Bonni Cohen, Jon Schenk

Bikram: Yoga, Guru, Predator – Eva Orner

João de Deus, Cura e Crime (John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer) – Maurício de Souza Dias, Tatiana Vilela

How to Become a Cult Leader – Peter Dinklage

Escaping Twin Flames – Cecilia Peck

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey – Rachel Dretzin and Grace McNally

Orgasm Inc: The Story of OneTaste – Sarah Gibson and Sloane Klevin


Guru’s exposed – (Be Scofield)

Yoga International on how to respond to abuse – article (Karen Rain and Jubilee Q. Cooke)