“I’m not a cult leader,” said Rashad Jamal, currently in jail on child molestation charges. “I stand for righteousness.”
The Cambodian populist with a growing cult-like following told his followers that a black hole has formed in his spine, warning him of impending biblical-level floods.
Amid the pandemic, a “trance channeling” group from the 1980s has seen a resurgence online. But why now?
Elsje and Jeppe met at a rehab clinic, but what she didn't know was that his life was totally controlled by a charismatic founder of a kung fu sect.
11 bodies were found during a raid of the commune in Thailand, where disciples of the self-proclaimed holy man were consuming his feces and dead skin.
In his mid-50s, a depressed, Yale-trained scientist took a potent psychedelic, saw God, and set out to spread the word. Within two years, he was dead.
One woman claimed she was ushered into the room with her alleged abuser, and given antiseptic lollies to avoid mouth infections.
VICE spoke with a cult expert about the parallels between LuLaRoe and the high-control groups he's spent his career studying.
It’s no longer just a brand for frat bros and fishing trips—fans of YETI's rugged, high-end gear are everywhere.
Despite many gurus and babas implicated for crimes including murder, rape, tax evasion and fraud, Indians continue to flock to self-styled godmen.
When I contacted the email address of a cult whose members all died by suicide in 1997, I wasn't expecting an answer.
If someone you’re close to is posting about #SaveOurChildren or spouting other QAnon-inspired propaganda, you might want to step in.