The cult compound where 918 people ended their lives is today in ruins.
Months ahead of the NXIVM sex-trafficking trial, we take a look at how juries react to cults.
A cult expert explains how to avoid being brainwashed in a world where everyone is promising the answer.
Spinners are likely a "form of hypnosis" being used to "zombify" people, according to a Russian news report.
After the San Bernardino shootings and the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, I asked some of my friends, who have dabbled in extremism, what the draw is for so many young muslims.
If you think starting college is hard, try doing it as a 17-year-old virgin going through a breakup, spending your freshmen orientation week trying to get strangers to come to Jesus.
Mia Donovan's stepbrother, Matthew, was deprogrammed at the age of 14. It was the early 1990s, Satanic Panic had spread across North America, and Matthew's father was worried that his son was involved in satanism.
Ian Haworth, an ex-cult member, has been running the Cult Information Center since 1987. I caught up with him recently to get an insight into how a modern day cult operates.
"I remember a guy who said, 'My brother works in the Iranian embassy in London. Before I loved him as my brother, now I hate him as my enemy. I am ready to kill him tomorrow, if necessary.' And everyone applauded."
All this time I’d been relying on my incredible talent, my very white teeth, banging the right people, and just a little bit of luck, and now I know the real reason why I’m not yet mega-famous.