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Think You Can't be Lured into a Cult? Think Again.

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Dr. Margaret Singer, a psychologist who did pioneering work in the field of cult mind control, said: "Be aware, especially if you are a bright, intelligent and idealistic person. The most likely person to be caught up in this type of behavioral system is the one who says 'I won't get caught. It will never happen to me. I am too intelligent for that sort of thing.'"
 

Personality Survey to test how easy a mark you would be for an unscrupulous cult leader.

1. Do people think you are smart?

2 Once in a while do you like to take a chance?

3. Are you interested in exploring new ideas and are curious about the world around you?

4. Do friends and coworkers consider you to be a leader?

5. Do you take part in a variety of activities?

6. Do you cooperate well in groups?

7. When you look at the world around you, do you sometime worry about the future?

8. Do you want to make the world a better place?

9. Once in a while do you have doubts about your worth as a person?

10. Do you feel good being with people you like and especially good when they let you know how much they like you?

 
Did you answer "no" to most of these questions? If you did, you can relax.
If you answered" yes" to at least three of these questions, though, you may be more vulnerable to joining a cult than you would like to think you are.
 
This survey is modified from one listed in: Porterfield, Kay Marie. "Straight Talk About Cults." Facts on File, An Infobase Holdings Company, 460 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016, 1995.
 
 
 
 

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Holy Rollers is a story that has everything a good read should have: sex, religious fervor, mass insanity, the downfall of prominent families, murder and sensational court trials.

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Sample Chapters from Holy Rollers:
Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult

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The Cast of Characters
Photos and Bios of the Holy Rollers

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Holy Rollers' Asylum Commitment Papers

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Info for Book Groups

Book Reviews

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1903 to 1907 Newspaper Articles About the Holy Rollers

1906 Editorial Calling for Gun Control
After Multiple Murders Involving the Holy Rollers

Stewart Holbrook Holy Rollers Article

Advertisements from 1893 to 1913

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Oregon Insane Asylum
Where the Holy Rollers Were Committed

Creffield, Brainwashing & Thought Reform

Early Cases of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

1906 Autopsies Of Holy Rollers
Forensics Before CSI

Holy Roller Bizarre Divorce Decree
Hartley describes trying to kill his wife's lover

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Comedians on Edmund Creffield

The Shadow Testament
A Play About The Holy Rollers

How the Fire Fell
A Movie About The Holy Rollers

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Life in Corvallis in the early 1900s

Life in Waldport, OR in early 1900s

Heaven's Gate

Facts & Stats about 1906
And How The Holy Rollers Measured Up

Oregon State Penitentiary
Where Creffield Was Incarcerated

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Info about Cults

Could you ever be lured into joining a cult?

Share your thoughts about, and experiences with, cults

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Creffield's Preachings

Creffield Vs. Crefeld

The Salvation Army Opening Fire in 1886

Holy Roller Theology

Reverend Knapp's Bible Songs of Salvation & Victory
Songs Sung by the Holy Rollers

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About the Authors

Theresa (T-) McCracken

Robert B. Blodgett

In addition to writing, McCracken is a cartoonist.

To see some of her 'toons, go to the Home of McHumor Cartoons mchumor.com

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