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The Open Minds Foundation is a growing organisation, with big plans to change the international legal and social landscapes, helping to reduce and eventually eliminate the opportunities for the exploitation of individuals who are unduly influenced. We have a large network of supporters, but are always on the lookout for those with a passion for preventing undue influence, or a personal experience of it. Ways you can get involved include:

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The only person who is a worse liar than a faith healer is his patient - Abraham Lincoln

Phobia Induction, Desensitisation, and the Fear of Kittens

Explaining Undue Influence

Cults / Sects

Without enough human hearts to gorge on, Huitzilipochtli would leave the sun standing still in the sky and bring down catastrophe upon the whole Aztec empire: the crops would wither and the children would die. Who would risk checking if this dire prediction were true, when priesthood were so very…

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The Thieves Who Robbed Us

Personal Experiences

Cults / Sects

I was raised in a Christian Fundamentalist cult called Jehovah’s Witnesses. For some, this organization may seem harmless and not like a cult at all: that is precisely the image they work so hard to create. That is what compelled me to write this, for my experience – and the…

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Seven Relationship Games All Women Should Stop Playing Right Now

Opinions

Bullying General Influence

Back in my graduate school days, I was discussing Valentine’s Day plans with a female acquaintance, when she quite cheerfully informed me that what she and her boyfriend would be doing would depend on whether or not she was going to dump him. Upon further questioning, it turned out that…

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It's Time for MORE Celebrities to Speak Out!

Opinions

Cults / Sects

I’ve just finished watching Steve Hassan’s interview with Hoyt Richards. Hoyt is a famous model with a long career in TV and movies, co-writing such hits as the comedy Dumbbells, which alludes to cult involvement. As with many authors, he is writing about a subject he knows well; for years…

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Science Vs. Religion

Opinions

General Influence

‘Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.’  ~ Albert Einstein

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Seven Reasons You’ll Never Become Involved in a High-Control Group

Opinions

Cults / Sects Extremism - religious or political

This is a direct response to every person I’ve heard say: “Oh, if they’re in [name of abusive cult], they deserve what they’re getting. But, I would never be so stupid.”

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