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Author Lane, David Christopher.
Title Exposing cults : when the skeptical mind confronts the mystical / David Christopher Lane.
Imprint New York : Garland Pub., 1994.

Author Lane, David Christopher.
Series Garland reference library of social science ; v. 890
Religious information systems ; v. 10.
Religious information systems series ; v. 10.
Garland reference library of social science ; v. 890.
Subject Cults -- Case studies.
Psychology, Religious -- Case studies.
Cults -- Controversial literature.
Mysticism -- Controversial literature.
Description xiv, 285 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The paradox of Da Free John: distinguishing the message from the medium -- The strange case of Franklin Jones / Scott Lowe -- Speaking in tongues toward a new understanding of glossolalia -- The J.R. controversy: a critical analysis of John-Roger Hinkins and M.S.I.A. -- Gurus, swamis and vegetarianism: the influence of Indian religions on the vegetarian movement -- The himalayan connection: U.F.O.'s and the Chandian effect -- The Bhrigu Samhita: India's ancient astrological record -- New physics and ancient mysticism: separating science from quantum claptrap --
Inner visions and running trains: Faqur Chand meets the Tibetan Book of the Dead -- The hierarchical structure of religious visions -- Transcendental sociology: Ken Wilber's paradigm for studying new religions -- The spiritual crucible: a critical guide to America's cultic Renaissance -- The experience of the sacred a critique of Peter Berger's heretical imperative -- The politics of mysticism.
ISBN 081531275X (alk. paper)
OCLC # 30026733
Table of Contents
 Introduction: Father Yod and the Brotherhood of the Source3
Ch. 1The Paradox of Da Free John: Distinguishing the Message from the Medium9
Ch. 2The Strange Case of Franklin Jones / Scott Lowe51
Ch. 3Speaking in Tongues: Toward a New Understanding of Glossolalia91
Ch. 4The J.R. Controversy: A Critical Analysis of John-Roger Hinkins and M.S.I.A.101
Ch. 5Gurus, Swamis and Vegetarianism: The Influence of Indian Religions on the Vegetarian Movement127
Ch. 6The Himalayan Connection: U.F.O.'s and the Chandian Effect145
Ch. 7The Bhrigu Samhita: India's Ancient Astrological Record163
Ch. 8New Physics and Ancient Mysticism: Separating Science from Quantum Claptrap175
Ch. 9Inner Visions and Running Trains: Faqir Chand Meets the Tibetan Book of the Dead183
Ch. 10The Hierarchical Structure of Religious Visions199
Ch. 11Transcendental Sociology: Ken Wilber's Paradigm for Studying New Religions211
Ch. 12The Spiritual Crucible: A Critical Guide to America's Cultic Renaissance225
Ch. 13The Experience of the Sacred: A Critique of Peter Berger's Heretical Imperative243
 Conclusion: The Politics of Mysticism263
 Appendix One: The Radiant Road to Deception: Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind's Spiritual Shoplifting271
 Appendix Two: The Kirpal Statistic: Using Inner Visions to Your Social Advantage281

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