Simi Olurin ’19
Most of us know what a cult is an all-consuming collective of individuals that is capable of not only corrupting its members, but of successfully crippling one’s ability to think for himself or herself. We’ve heard of the Manson family as well as Scientology, and I’m sure that we all believe that we would never be as susceptible as others to the brainwashing tactics the cult leaders employ. However, I’m positive that many cult members believed that they too were strong enough to withstand the influence of the higher-ups, so how can we be sure that we ourselves are strong enough?
I decided to investigate my own strength.
This is the story of my infiltration of a cult, and the stories from within. Continue reading “Infiltrating a Cult, Part 1: Escaping with My Life”