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That's right!
He's wild...
He's wacky...
You can't get enough of him...         


He's Dr. Frederick Lenz!



A.K.A.
  • Rama
  • "Zen Master Rama"
  • "Atmananda"
  • "Vishnu"
  • "Shiva" (when he's in the mood)
  • "Fred"
  • Crazy Fred
  • "Goofy Fred"
  • "Freddie"
  •   and "Hey you! Where's my daughter?"

Getting Started


Who is This Character Anyway?
Fred's bio, long and short

So What's With The Dragon Ticket?
bet you're curious


Newspaper and Magazine Articles About the Doctor
isn't it nice of Dr. Lenz to come with his own sensationalism


"Ok," you say, "if you're so smart, what is a destructive cult, then?"
definitions and ways to determine for one's self


"I'd like to Join Dr. Lenz's group. What does that entail?..."
a check list of things to look forward to


Right From the Avatars Mouth, Himself. (Or himselfless)
brilliant quotes and pieces of wisdom


Does He or Doesn't He?
wonderman's claims of skill and achievement


Memory Lane -
personal statements, experiences and various cute anecdotes
from followers and ex-follower s alike


If You are Currently a Member of Lenz's Org., Click Here. I dare you!

actually it's not that bad, I just like being dramatic

Rama Jokes
we somehow found humor in all of this - we need your input too!


Cool Cult Links
Lenz is just a small fish in a big freakin' pond


Links to Surfing The Himalayas Website
see for yourself


Who's Behind This Silly Page Anyhow?
all about Jimmy


If You Want to Write St. Martin's About Publishing Such Crap
addresses to send your "Tisk-Tisks"


What's Freddie Up To Now?
current events, business afiliations, and other innovative money making schemes



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Cults come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Categories of cults that are recruiting successfully today include:

Eastern meditation: characterized by belief in God-consciousness, becoming one with God. The leader usually distorts and Eastern-based philosophy or religion. Members sometimes learn to disregard worldly possessions and may take on an ascetic lifestyle. Techniques used: meditation, repeated mantras, altered states of consciousness, trance states.

Religious: marked by belief in salvation, afterlife, sometimes combined with an apocalyptic view. The leader reinterprets the Scriptures and often claims to be a prophet if not the messiah. Often the group is strict, sometimes using physical punishments such as paddling and birching, especially on children. Members are encouraged to spend a great deal of time proselytizing. (Note: included here are Bible-based neo-Christian and other religious cults, many considered syncretic since they combine beliefs and practices). Techniques used: speaking in tongues, chanting, praying, isolation, lengthy study sessions, many hours spent evangelizing, "struggle" (or criticism) and confession sessions.

Political, racist, terrorist: fueled by belief in changing society, revolution, overthrowing the "enemy" or getting rid of evil forces. The leader professes to be all-knowing and all-powerful. Often the group is armed and meets in secret with coded language, handshakes, and other ritualized practices. Members consider themselves an elite cadre ready to go to battle. Techniques used: paramilitary training, reporting on one another, guilt, fear, struggle sessions, instilled paranoia, long hours of indoctrination. -- Captive Hearts, Captive Minds, Lalich and Tobias, Hunter House, 1993.