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ICSA Today - latest issue
  • Free Speech and Cultic Litigation - Esther Friedman (2-5)
  • Suppression of Free Speech: Report on a Survey - Michael D. Langone (6-7)
  • Saved By Our Son - Russell Bradshaw (8-11) 
  • Cults and Sex Trafficking - Andy Volger (12-16)
  • Profile On Hakan Jarva (17)
  • Book Review - Paradise and Promises: Chronicles of My Life With a Self-Declared, Modern-Day Buddha - Marcia Rudin (18-19)
  • Arts: Colored Pencil Paintings - Laura Chatterton (20-27)
  • Correspondents' Reports (28-31)
  • News Desk (32-36)
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ICSA Book: Cult Recovery: A Clinician's Guide to Working With Former Cult Members and Families
“Never before has there been so instructive a collection of information on cult-relevant treatment issues. This book should be in easy reach on the shelf of any clinician who provides such treatment.”
—Robert Cialdini, PhD, Author of Influence and Pre-Suasion 

ICSA Specialized Website

ICSA has launched a new website that is focused on spiritual abuse: spiritualabuseresources.com. Please explore this site, tell us what you think, and consider submitting something to its “Story blog."

The desire to understand our world and our place within it is an inherently human pursuit. Spirituality is a powerful lens through which we explore and make sense of our world. Spiritual abuse occurs when this search for understanding and connection is exploited.

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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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NYC Educational Outreach Committee Model Presentations. ICSA is proud to make available a series of papers on basic cultic issues developed by ICSA's New York City Educational Outreach Committee. These papers are intended as a basic introduction to various areas of interest in the broad area of cultic studies, such as how to define a cult, what impact a high-control group has on a member, what impact it has on a member’s family, and how being born or raised in a cult affects children. They may serve as templates for presentations on these subjects to diverse audiences, such as students, clergy, or mental health providers.

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

Greg Jemsek, MA, is a narrative therapist, author, educator, and leadership coach. His work in three different countries over the course of the past 38 years includes the publication of Quiet Horizon: Releasing Ideology and Embracing Self-Knowledge, an award-winning book using Greg’s own involvement working at world headquarters in a 1970’s cult as the foundation for deconstructing psychological, narrative, and transpersonal dimensions of the cult experience. In the 1980s, Greg taught this material in a religious-studies course, New Religious Movements, at John F. Kennedy University in California. Since then, Greg’s understanding of how ideologies work has broadened by virtue of his training as a narrative therapist, in which the approach to therapy is concerned in part with how issues of power imbalance arise when the dominant discourses a society or subgroup chooses undercut the multistoried nature of human experience. Greg currently teaches, The Dogma Dialogues, a course that examines how the interplay between dominant societal metanarratives, normalized narcissism, surrogate relationships, and confusion between emotional excitation and genuine transformation make all of us more vulnerable to the conversion efforts of religious and secular organizations. His passion is to assist people in reclaiming sovereignty over their lives through a commitment to their own self-knowledge. Website: www.gregjemsek.com Email: greg@quiethorizon.com Phone: (541) 646-5440



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