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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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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: 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.

New Videos

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

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.

K. Gordon Neufeld, MFA, is the author of Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon, A
Cult Survivor's Memoir 
and Cult Fiction: One Writer's Creative Journey Through an Extreme ReligionHe was a member of the Unification Church from 1976 to 1986. Following his departure from the group, he graduated from the University of British Columbia Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. His opinion piece about the Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s mass marriages appeared in First Things magazine in January, 2003. He has read from his work three times at ICSA conference Phoenix Project exhibits. Living Water (a story read at ICSA’s 2010 annual conference) was published in The Windsor Review in the Spring 2011 issue. He is working on a novel and a collection of short stories. Mr. Neufeld now lives with his wife and step-daughter near Schenectady, New York. 


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