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Welcome to IndoctriNation: A weekly podcast covering cults, manipulators, and protecting yourself from systems of control.


The Cookie Cutter Messiah School w/ Dr. Janja Lalich, cultic studies - S2E12pt1

Dr. Janja Lalich is a celebrated Professor of Sociology at California State University, Chico; and a published author of several books on cults and religions. Years before these accomplishments, she was a member of the Democratic Worker's Party-- a political cult that peaked in the 70s. The cult kept its members in line through public humiliation, forced pseudonyms to destroy individual identity, and the reinterpretation of Maoist philosophy to suit the leader's needs. Join Rachel and Dr. Lalich as they discuss the similar techniques used by both cult leaders and controlling partners to manipulate their victims.

Stay tuned, Before You Go: Rachel speaks about the important concept of "introjection" and the pivotal role it plays in the indoctrination process.

Watch Dr. Lalich's TED Talk here:

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