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Important Considerations

Because of the nature of mind control, cults and sects, I think it is appropriate to write some general guidelines for writing submissions and comments in the section on mind control.

1. Therapeutic
For people leaving destructive groups the usual recommended is that they keep a diary or a log. This is useful for several reasons, not least of which is that often memory is affected in destructive groups.

Writing for other people to read can be incredibly useful for expressing emotions that have been long suppressed. It also helps to organise your thinking and clarify some ideas. It has the added benefit of knowing that you're helping others as well. Helping ex-members to understand just what the heck happened to them. And helping non-members to understand what it's like to be in a cult.

And it may even help others to avoid being recruited into a cult!

2. Anonymity.
Your submission here can be totally anonymous. Leaving a cult is an extremely difficult time, people in cults have been abused enough, and they have a right to express themselves without fear of criticism or retribution.

If you want to leave your e-mail for notification of acceptance of your article or notification of comments please do so. Rest assured it will only be used for this.

Please do not put personal details in your submission. Addresses, phone numbers etc will be stripped out before the article is published. I cannot control who visits this site and I understand that there are evil, unscrupulous people in the world and I intend to keep my visitors safe.

3. Screening
All article submissions and comments are screened before being published. This is to protect you and me!

Cults can be very aggressive in various ways and I do not want to give them any further information that can be used against any current members or ex-members.


Please, supportive comments only. I appreciate it's difficult for people coming out of cults to share their experiences. They need help, encouragement and most of all they need to know what they are feeling is okay and it's normal.

Don't share your personal information in your comments.

Don't take it personally if someone does not reply back to your comment. For example, if the writer of the article is recovering from a destructive cult they may be in no physical or mental state to reply.

Instead of writing all about your own personal experiences in the comments, please consider the idea that you can share your experiences in a separate article. It's best to keep the comment section for comments on the author of the page.

Do contact me if you feel that a comment is inappropriate. I will be screening all comments, but if you find something offensive or inappropriate in some way please use the inappropriate comments report box here.

And last but not least, I may translate the submission into spanish for the benefit of spanish readers.

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