Think about each question befour you answer as honestly as possible remember this is your life and you want to know only the truth .For your own protection as well as your familys. Then count the number of Yes answers. if you have answerd 6 of the questions there is a good chance you are in a cult .which can seriously damage your family's life and health . If you are concernd for a family member or friend ask them to take the questionaire
1. Does your group clame to be the only way ?
2.Are you told there is no othe alternative ?
3. Are you told leaving means degeneration, death or relapse ?
4. Do mebers see them selves as different from society, special ,chosen pioneers on a mission ?
5. Do you feel strong pressure to conform ?
6. D o dissenters face rebuke or isolation ?
7. Are all the answers , cliches , quotes for everything ? Is your main social life within the group ?
9. Do you spend huge amounts of time in group activities ?
10. Are you expected to make regular confessions of personal or private issues ?
11. Do you ask the group for advice on life decisions befour you act ?
12. Are there many clones in the group ?
13. Do you have a personal mentor sponcer or inspector ?
14 .Does the group clame to be ultra democratic ?
15. Are there favoret cliques , and secret circles ,hidden hierarchies ?
16 . Are there rituals ,inituations ,proclamations charters, ceremonies ?
17 . Does the group offer certainty over uncertainty absolute truth in black and white answers in the name of religion or science ?
18 .Is a living or dead leader venerated ?
19 . Do leaders flatter, cajole and rebuke to manipulte members for control ,power,money and/ or sex ?
20. Has the leader ever been a member of another political ,social or religious group ?
21 .are the group ridiculed or lied about