- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Hunter House; Reprint edition (April 1, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897931440
- ISBN-13: 978-0897931441
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Captive Hearts, Captive Minds : Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Other Abusive Relationships Paperback – April 1, 1994
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Tobias and Lalich spent a combined total of 24 years in "restrictive groups" (i.e., cults), and both are currently involved in providing post-cult counseling and therapy. Their first collaboration, this book succeeds as an ambitious, comprehensive explanation of the cult experience and works well on several levels. Its stated focal intent is to encourage and assist those former cultists struggling to readjust to the "real world." Powered by the authors' experience, compassion, and intellect, it capably provides such support. In addition, however, Tobias and Lalich's systematic analysis of the shared characteristics of cults and cult leaders, along with extensive first-person accounts by former cultists, will educate those readers with a purely intellectual interest in the allure, power, and structure of cults. Recommended for public and religious libraries.
Bill Piekarski, Southwestern Coll. Lib., Chula Vista, Cal.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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This book offers invaluable assitance to those who have been involved with a destructive cult, whether it be relgious, political or psycho-theraputic. The text gives former members indications of what to expect in recovery as well as practical assitance to cope with their recovery.
The text also gives a breakdown of how and why cults operate as they do; how and why people get recruitted into cults; and how and why people leave cults.
This book is truly a gift from the authors' heart, experiences and study. Thanks to them.
to read this before they get mixed up in a destructive group... :(