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ICSA Today - latest issue
  • Government, Thought Reform, and Native History - Nancy Miquelon (2-9) 
  • Retribing the Planet: Shamanism Repurposed for Modern-Times - Joseph Szimhart (10-14)
  • Arts: Paintings - Joseph Szimhart (16-19)
  • Cleansing Ritual - Mary O'Connell (20-21)
  • Book Review - Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood - Gina Catena, Reviewer (22-23)
  • Correspondents' Reports - (24-30)
  • News Desk - (31- 36)
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New Videos from ICSA's YouTube Channel

Panel: Recovering Your Sexual Self After the Cult Part 1
Panel: Recovering Your Sexual Self After the Cult - Part 2

On Being Born and Raised in a High-Demand Group (Jill Mytton)

First Generation Parents and Second Generation Children (Lorna Goldberg)

Truth From the Mouths of Babes (Eva Meyrat)

Religious Conflict Resolution: A Model for Families (Michael Langone and Patrick Ryan) - with Video: India in a Mind's Eye (Steven Gelberg)


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Meet ICSA Members 

From time to time, this column will feature a short profile on an ICSA member.

Sharon Hamm became associated with International Cultic Studies Association in 1997 and has worked in an editorial 
capacity on many ICSA projects since then. She is copy editor for the 
International Journal of Cultic Studies (IJCS) and ICSA Today magazine. Her credentials include degrees in business and in secondary education (English, math, and psychology); postgraduate work in education, vocational education, and philosophy; and certification as a body-mind massage therapist (BMT). Her professional experience includes secondary teaching, executive-assistant positions in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, therapeutic massage, and food-service management; editorial positions in a computer-publishing company, including managing editor of the Books department; and more than 15 years as an independent editor/consultant for content focused on education, health/wellness, and other social sciences. In addition to her ongoing work with the ICSA, she currently edits postgraduate dissertations, along with various other academic research papers and projects, primarily in the areas of education and psychology. She can be reached via email at

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