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You can't get enough of him...
He's Dr. Frederick Lenz!
- "Zen Master Rama"
- "Shiva" (when he's in the mood)
- Crazy Fred
- "Goofy Fred"
- and "Hey you! Where's my daughter?"
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
- isn't it nice of Dr. Lenz to come with his own
- "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.