She pretends to have had contact with many who have been involved with Universal Medicine, yet her key informant, Lance Martin, only developed his antipathy and identified problems with Universal Medicine when his wife packed her bags and left; stating later that the manipulation and control that Martin had exerted in their marriage had become intolerable. Martin blamed Universal Medicine and vowed to exact revenge and whatever tall tales he has spun about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have been founded on his desire for revenge and not on facts.
Amongst more than a few false claims, Esther Rockett has also falsely insinuated that she has some expertise in parenting. She has made wild accusations against any teachings presented by Universal Medicine, and in particular suggesting all kinds of harms to children that have simply never occurred. Like her other posturing as a ‘child safety advocate’ where she has no credentials to make such assertions, Esther Rockett has also attempted to position herself as a parenting expert and amateur psychologist, when in fact she is no such thing and has no training or qualifications in this area.
Having no experience of parenthood, having no qualifications in child psychology or child welfare, and no actual contact with children who are part of a family where the parents attend Universal Medicine events, we cannot see what might give Esther Rockett any possible foundation to make the allegations about parenting and motherhood that she makes.
Child abuse allegations are a sure way to garner attention and we are sure that this is what Esther Rockett has intended. Inciting moral panic about a group is de riguer for the anti-cult movement and a methodology that has been adopted by Esther Rockett and Lance Martin, serving to hide their more personal agenda to bring down Serge Benhayon whilst carrying their vendetta forward. In this author’s view, this is the coward’s route – making up lies to fit their agenda with no accountability or lived grace to back up any form of social call.
It is key to create a perception that a group constitutes a ‘threat’. The threat of groups labelled as ‘cults’ was engineered in the early days of the anti-cult movement through accusations of ‘brainwashing’ and ‘mind control’ and this helped establish a common view of ‘cults’ or new religious movements as exploitative. The media engaged with this story with atrocity tales that fuelled these public perceptions.
When brainwashing became stale and largely discredited, the anti-cult movement then moved to presenting that children in certain groups were being harmed just by being in a group that adhered to certain beliefs and practices, and further that children were being exploited and parents were presumably too brainwashed to notice or care (Richardson, 1999). Using this exact framework, Esther Rockett has made the bold lie that mothers enthralled with Serge Benhayon would send their daughters to stay with him and place them in danger, despite the fact that there is and never was a danger and not an iota of evidence to back such a claim. However, a lack of evidence, or truth, has not been an impediment to Esther Rockett’s claims against Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine.
Esther Rockett has no evidence of any harm to any child and she most certainly has no grounds for claiming sexual abuse, or neglect of any kind, but her blog posts have become a fetid presentation of such lies and innuendos.
It comes as no surprise that Esther Rockett and Lance Martin have adopted the very same tactics of the anti-cult movement. They have been painstaking students of the anti-cultists employing the tactics used by the movement in the past 20 years.
Quite simply Esther Rockett has made up a load of garbage intended to incite an audience into fear, apprehension and abhorrence of Serge Benhayon and those who choose to make changes in their lives in accord with what Serge Benhayon presents.
It is hard to comprehend what is so offensive about not eating gluten and dairy products and basically living in a way that could be considered a government health department’s dream: eating nutritious healthy fresh foods with not a processed snack or drink in sight; going to bed early and rising early; and, eschewing alcohol and spending family time caring for each other’s well-being.
But Esther Rockett has made up a tale of abuse and hardship, where children are supposedly exposed to harm. It is a well-worn tactic.
Professor J.T. Richardson (1999), an expert in new religious movements and their vilification and attack by the anti-cult movement, identifies a number of allegations about children that are generally used to attack groups that Esther Rockett’s baseless claims easily fit. Esther Rockett has not (yet) made claims about home schooling, but has been circling around suggested references to corporal punishment and she has made further wild and misguided allegations of poor diet, abuse and ‘grooming’ behaviours as well as more than insinuating that Serge Benhayon has an unhealthy interest in young girls.
Low living standards has been used to target alleged ‘cult’ families, in particular a focus upon accusations of subjecting children to abuse through a poor ‘diet’ (for example, vegetarianism), a not particularly successful accusation since many families are poor or provide children with inadequate nutrition, and therefore targeting particular groups on this score has not been particularly effective.
Esther Rockett has made poor attempts to argue that removing sugar, gluten and dairy from a diet is harmful, even amounting to child abuse, but in a world that is waking up to the harm of sugar and increasing scientific evidence that gluten and dairy are of no benefit to adults or children her claims are hollow indeed.
Would Esther Rockett have the same problem if our children were consuming McDonalds and Coca-Cola? Or were overweight, like over 50% of under 10-year-olds in the western world?
The ultimate weapon used by the anti-cultists in their accusations has been false claims of sexual abuse of children. There is no doubt that children need protection from danger and that there is now a litany of abuses uncovered by the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Abuse. Interestingly, most of the most horrendous abuses have been by established religions – the Catholic and Anglican churches sitting alongside less mainstream groups such as the Satyananda Yoga Ashram, facing the long overdue disgrace for the conduct of their clergy and the institutional cover ups.
However, inciting a fear campaign in a place where there has never been any abuse is unacceptable and morally repugnant.
For so many reasons – child abuse and sexual predation should never be diminished in its seriousness by making up stories to fuel a vendetta or to create publicity from a seemingly insatiable need for attention. For this is what Esther Rockett is apparently doing with her made up accusations against Universal Medicine founder Serge Benhayon and those who support him who are attacked for that support and merely asserting the truth – the truth that there is no abuse, non whatsoever. Indeed the care and love of our children and young people is beyond reproach.
Such stigmatising and damaging charges have been falsely made against numerous groups in a number of countries (Richardson, 1999). Many child abuse claims have been initiated within the context of child custody disputes between ex-members of groups and spouses who have chosen to remain in groups that live communally in compounds (Richardson, 1999). Efforts to exert control by authorities over the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas gained traction through child abuse allegations arising from a custody dispute (Ellison and Bartkowski, 1995). This one account lent support to the general claim (supported by the anti-cultists inflaming the situation) that the Davidians were engaged with more general child abuse. These claims were used to justify the devastating FBI raids in 1993 on the Waco compound but these justifications were later played down when the siege and assault resulted in the deaths of 18 children. (Ellison and Bartkowski, 1995)
Making false accusations of sexual predation diminishes the voices of true victims of crime and makes it harder for claims to be taken seriously. To make false claims to authorities – as has been done in the case of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine by Esther Rockett and those she has incited to join her campaign – wastes the time and resources of already stretched services.
Spurious complaints about abuse made against Serge Benhayon have all been identified by the relevant authorities as empty and lacking any substance and have not been pursued, particularly because there are no actual ‘victims’. Yet Rockett has persisted in her fear mongering and baseless accusations. As stated above, inciting a fear campaign in a place where there has never been any abuse is unacceptable and morally repugnant.
After three years of empty accusations it must be asked of Esther Rockett, whether her focus on a single minority group can be justified if one reflects upon the entrenched abuses occurring for decades in our established religions – in schools, in orphanages and in places of worship?
Esther Rockett’s efforts against a small marginal group where there is no abuse at all exposes her pursuit of a personal agenda rather than any interest in child safety.
The role of the anti-cult movement, in particular Rick Ross, has been identified as one of the causes of the Waco siege – and the death of 76 people (including 18 children) – where a measured and careful government response was skewed into an inflamed and dangerous situation from the FBI receiving ‘intelligence’ and following the advice provided by twice convicted felon, Rick Ross, who had, along with others, also penned inflammatory news articles in the local press (Ammerman, 1993).
Ross is a self proclaimed ‘cult expert’, who in reality is no more than a vigilante who postures as an expert, who has found himself before the courts for violent crimes on more than one occasion (including criminal conviction for armed robbery and later faced charges for kidnapping). He narrowly missed criminal conviction for kidnapping as a result of his anti-cult activities (but was found liable in civil damages for his role in the kidnapping – although he avoided his liabilities to his victim by declaring himself bankrupt).
Self-proclaimed expertise and promulgators of directed propaganda against groups is the usual profile of those leading the anti-cult movement. Rockett is modelling herself on their style and approach, particularly claiming expertise about Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine, matters she has no authority on and conducting a propaganda campaign of ferocious proportions.
There is no doubt that Esther Rockett has made a study as to how to cause as much damage as possible – insinuations and accusations of child abuse are guaranteed to develop animosity towards a group and it is an area where fear and concern for the welfare of children may overtake reasoning and a requirement for evidence before action is taken, as other cases document.
Esther Rockett has tried to paint Universal Medicine as a danger to children, where young girls are groomed and made available to the ‘cult leader’. There is no evidence of any such conduct and these allegations are now the subject of defamation proceedings against Rockett.
Esther Rockett, with her agenda to create a moral panic, has insinuated that Universal Medicine is ‘toxic to children’:
‘Serge Benhayon’s sexually explicit rants and his exorcism stage act are harmful enough to children without his damaging anti-family brainwashing. Within the messiah’s perverse occult philosophy is the recipe for shattering families.’
Messiah, perverse, harmful, sexually explicit, what the?? The fact is if you attend a Universal Medicine presentation, what you get is a presentation that is open to the general public. A presenter, Serge Benhayon, sharing his experience of healing, life, philosophy and how this relates to the world we live in. Just because someone presents on energy, doesn’t mean they are a cult leader or messiah!!! Ridiculous.
When you attend a Universal Medicine presentation, contrary to the cult picture that Esther Rockett repeatedly tries to paint, you will find many presenters other than Serge Benhayon, ranging from doctors, medical specialists, nurses, musicians, brick layers, lawyers, parents, couples and police officers all sharing their experience of healing and how this relates to life. If you don’t like it, you are free to choose to leave (with a full refund – if you request it), if you enjoy what is on offer and choose to stay, when the presentation is finished, you help pack up the chairs and then you go home. Hardly a cult setting??? Furthermore, students of Universal Medicine lectures and courses are world wide as many students listen to the presentations online, again, hardly a setting for a cult???
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There have never been any damaging anti-family brainwashing or sexually explicit rants, all this is a pure figment of Esther Rockett’s imagination that is simply another scaremongering device to create a sense that her subject is abhorrent – not dissimilar to the Nazi propaganda that depicted Jews eating children to stir the German population against a concocted enemy – Rockett viciously uses this slant to fuel her agenda to bring Universal Medicine down and create fear and concern in anyone who comes across her material.
What is extraordinary is that Esther Rockett consistently takes up a story line that is the opposite of what Serge Benhayon presents. Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon are pro family, simply seen by witnessing any of the Benhayon family or indeed the many healthy and harmonious families of those associated with Universal Medicine.
Esther Rockett is more concerned with a fiction of her own making, turning children in our community into fodder for her hate campaign, making the wild (and bogus) assertions with no foundation in reality.
Pursuing this cult theme, Esther Rockett refers to children as cult children:
‘Universal Medicine cult children are deprived of nurturing and responsible parenting in the name of ‘healing’ and ‘self-love’.’
We have a community that lives with shared values of living a life that is harmonious, joyful and deeply caring and nurturing of self and others. If an observer was to live amongst the community that has grown around the teachings of Serge Benhayon they would be struck by the smiling faces, the health and vitality and the tenderness and love shown to our children.
There is no compound, no restrictions and there is certainly no cult and therefore there are no cult children, only families that choose healing and self-love as a responsible way of life. Esther Rockett sinks to a real low, branding children with a cult label simply and purely because she has an obsession with Serge Benhayon and his work.
Esther Rockett fails to disclose that Universal Medicine events and courses are open to the general public. In other words, Esther Rockett is branding the word cult onto innocent children that live in normal homes all over the world, living with their parents, going to normal day care centres and public schools. Hardly cult children???
The story Esther Rockett does not tell is the fact that these very same children have to live in an era of online social media and now have to contend with the likes of Esther Rockett, using them as pawns in her and Lance Martin’s perverse infatuation with bringing down Serge Benhayon and the organisation Universal Medicine.
We should add here that Esther Rockett’s mentor and source of her misguided crusade, has a little girl also, no doubt she will one day learn of the dictated association and be old enough to make up her own mind. How will she feel when she realises that her own father has labelled her mother as a brainwashed cult member and thus herself as a ‘cult child’?
Furthermore, the above statement from Esther Rockett is nonsensical. She insinuates that by committing to healing yourself – in other words, dealing with your issues – you are not being a responsible parent. Ummm how many people in the world wished that their parents had dealt with their issues? Dealing with your issues is actually taking ultimate personal responsibility in life.
Esther Rockett also suggests that parents associated with Universal Medicine endeavour to take care of themselves (self-love) resulting in children not being nurtured. With risk of pointing out the ridiculously obvious, we will continue. It is a well-known, and generally accepted fact, that if you don’t take care of yourself you reduce your capacity and ability to offer care to another. As a responsible parent it is important to take care of yourself, your partner and your children and getting the balance of this right is an ongoing learning for all parents.
Serge Benhayon teaches responsibility, self-care and self-nurturing, as there can be no true love and care for another unless this is lived first. This level of love and self-responsibility is then lived and reflected to our children in the way we parent. Then children are raised to know self-responsibility and what is love and not love. Children are very nurtured by their parents in a way that goes far beyond what is considered to be the woefully acceptable level of care in today’s society. By choosing not to consume alcohol or partake in drugs, living a healthy lifestyle and putting our kids to bed early, we are choosing and offering the utmost level of parental care and responsibility.
Serge Benhayon has always been clearly pro family, making the quality lived in family life as central to living a full and healthy life. The Benhayon family by their own living example have inspired many families to parent in a way that comes from a deep connection of what is felt to be right and truly nurturing children to be expressive, empowered and vital. In this regard children are deeply supported to find their own way in life and be who they are.
Esther Rockett, who has no first-hand experience of an esoteric family or their children so is no expert to comment, makes the incredible claim that:
‘Babies are expected to survive on the self love emanating from self involved parents, who shut themselves down so they can love without emotion.’
This would come as a surprise to the thriving children of esoteric families. Parents with first-hand experience are able to report that in families living the principles presented by Universal Medicine – living a life of connection to self and a dedication to loving others deeply – babies are cherished, loved, nurtured and cared for on all levels. Their physical needs are met by parents full of joy and love, living in a harmonious relationship that asks nothing of the baby other than to simply be who it is. The baby is treated with tenderness and adoration.
In an esoteric family a child raised with such love and dedication will never have to contemplate the harm of being raised by angry, sad, jealous parents or parents that have chosen to have a baby to fulfil their own needs or make up for what they lack in their lives, or parents who are abusive, do drugs or drink alcohol or indulge in porn.
Esther Rockett goes on with her nonsensical ravings, referring to Serge Benhayon as:
‘rhetorically assaulting the physical bonds between mothers and babies. He says that caring for a baby has to be done at the expense of one’s connection with self’
Esther Rockett relies totally on cherry picking sentences or even single words of text, taking them out of context and then putting her own spin on them. She takes noticeable pleasure in this, obviously enjoying the process of attempting to destroy Serge Benhayon’s business reputation along with all of the health professionals’ associated with Universal Medicine.
Esther Rockett falsely claims that Serge Benhayon is breaking the physical bond between mother and baby and makes the spurious assertion that ‘cult mothers have grown increasingly depressed while breastfeeding – hurriedly, and no doubt prematurely, weaning babies’. Esther Rockett has no basis for any such claim, her false confidence in her assertions obscuring this fundamental flaw. She goes on to suggest that,
‘And once she is suitably repressed, how she succeeds in feeding a child emotionlessly where it feels like nothing more than a ‘function’.’
Esther Rockett has taken one word ‘function’ and created a complete fabrication. If we consider what Serge Benhayon has actually said, Esther Rockett’s deception is apparent:
‘There is an enormous energetic difference between breastfeeding a child and just hooking them onto the breast to feed. Breastfeeding is first and foremost a nurturing act, a deeply establishing loving connection the child feels well before it is a nourishment its body needs. And if one is just ‘feeding’ as a function, what message or feelings does the child feel?’
What Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine present on Mothering, has been extremely supportive for many families, women, children and health professionals. Serge Benhayon acknowledges that all too often women care for their babies at the expense of their own health and this is not helpful to any mother, family or child.
The teachings of Universal Medicine present that there is a way of mothering that comes from knowing that you as a mother are worth more than the amount of work you do for your family or your children, that you as a person are also instrumental in your child’s development and needs. That true nurturing of a child and the family as a whole comes from a mother who is full and vital and not neglecting herself.
Another of Esther Rockett’s and Lance Martin’s completely false presentations about esoteric parenting has been to suggest that they are ‘emotionless’. Esther Rockett writes,
‘Babies are expected to survive on the self love emanating from self involved parents, who shut themselves down so they can love without emotion.’
When you examine the most basic presentations by Serge Benhayon, you will find that this assertion is simply preposterous.
What is meant by love not being emotional is far from the remote and distant picture that Lance and Esther would have their manipulated audience believe. If we reflect upon what is really presented, it is to show that love, real love, although it might find its genesis or inspiration directed at one person (a husband, wife or child), if it is not emotionally directed it will be all encompassing.
As Serge Benhayon explains:
‘True love is not emotional. Love is a beholding light and thus it is all-encompassing. This simply means that it cannot in-truth be directed to any one or any thing when it (true love) is expressed. This is said for the sake of clarification and revelation. And thus, those who express true love will know that at the time of the expression, all are held by that love. Even if it is directed on a human level towards another, one’s family or a group, when true love is expressed it is all-encompassing and thus beyond those targeted. In other words, you love your neighbours and all equally when you express true love and not just your partner, kids, family, etc.’
Serge Benhayon, An Open Letter to Humanity, page 227
Far from living in a state of withdrawal and withholding, the student of Universal Medicine is encouraged to present ‘all the love that you are’:
‘One of the reasons why we can’t get on 24/7 or can’t have fantastic relationships is because we actually hold back being the love that we are. Once you hold back being the love that you are, you create differences, you create situations, you create stumbling blocks; you create reactions. The key is to present love in all that you are without having the investment of that love needing to come back to you.’
Serge Benhayon, The Study of Esoteric Medicine 14 – September 2011
Many mothers have found these simple principles a godsend for their health, life and family. And as Serge Benhayon has lovingly dedicated to women and as such taught us all –
‘Your daily deeds and chores do not add up to your worthiness,
for the loveliness was there at the birth of the day.’
Esther Rockett is more properly characterised as a fiction writer or propagandist who makes up a narrative that incites the audience against her target – for who would support a group of people that would endanger their children and engage in what she has termed ‘toxic parenting’? It is apparently easy for Esther Rockett to parade a series of falsehoods which she deceptively dresses as fact – with no evidence whatsoever, other than her own furtive imaginings.
Esther Rockett would have her readers believe that esoteric students are remote, unloving, and neglectful of their children, yet she has no evidence of any such thing. When you look at what Serge Benhayon actually presents about families, motherhood and children, everything that Esther Rockett presents is exposed as a malicious lie.
Esther Rockett twists all that is presented and takes obvious pleasure in the harm that ensues.
She makes up the stories as she goes along, with no apparent concern that she has absolutely no facts or evidence to support her claims. Fabrication after fabrication rolling off her keyboard:
‘while familial engagement is reduced by parents’ increasing commitment to UM activities, children suffer most from the loss of quality engagement when the family member follows the guru’s instructions for shutting down their essential humanity.’
Once again, Esther Rockett is relying on using the words cult, messiah and guru as often as possible (with closer inspection this is no more than a tactic for internet search engine optimisation to create as much attention as she can for the articles she writes and the maximum damage to a business that otherwise is just carrying on its right to trade freely), the rest of her arguments are nonsensical to the sound reasoning of anyone who takes more than a casual look at what she has to write.
Rockett manipulates her audience at every level, by using the word ‘cult’ she imposes upon an entire community the last bastion of bigotry – for the cult word can be slung around where calling someone a Jew or Muslim would be an abomination to most right thinking folk.
The cult word places her target along with the dangerous leaders who have made the news such as the Brethren, Jonestown and the Branch Davidians.
It matters not to Rockett that Serge Benhayon has never even suggested separating children from their parents, advocating instead a warm, nurturing family environment for children. In fact he has condemned the practice of the British aristocracy and wealthy of sending their children out to school, often at a very young age, bringing awareness to the harm this has caused to the children’s emotional development.
There has never been a Universal Medicine presentation on shutting down your essential humanity. Why would anyone attend something like that? Let alone health professionals?
Indeed the opposite is the case – Serge Benhayon teaches that a true way of living will embrace family, work and society equally:
‘…for many, it will seem that the term ‘way of being’ or ‘esoteric way of being’ belongs to those who want out of society. It is as if it belonged to the life of a monk or nun or to the spiritual ‘new age’ pundit or seeker. Contrary to all those inaccurate to false ideals and beliefs, an ‘esoteric’ life, which is to simply live from your inner-heart, your innermost and or from your Soul, is rather quite functional or super functional in the sense that it is very embracing of self-development, healing, family, work and societal life.’
Serge Benhayon, An Open Letter to Humanity, page 554
In total contradiction to what Esther Rockett writes, Universal Medicine courses and workshops encourage people to be honest about their own hurts, emotions and feelings, that is, to deal with their stuff so that they are more able to open up to other people. Rather than following the trend of isolation and withdrawing from interactions within life and increasingly living out life through the internet without any real life relationships, Serge Benhayon has consistently encouraged others to engage fully with life.
Indeed, in his own lived example, Serge Benhayon has shown that:
‘I’m not a servant to any knowledge or wisdom. If it doesn’t make sense to me then I’m not going to do it… I’m prepared to do anything that I see anyone doing that I feel is true, better than the joy I feel in my body every single day. And for me I found it – and that’s the esoteric way, in other words, living the livingness of my inner-heart over and above everything else.
And you still adjust to life, you still fit in, you’re still reachable, you’re not aloof, you can raise four children, you can work, you can go shopping, put out the rubbish – as I do – all those things you can still do. You’re not aloof, you’re not nonchalant, you’re not removed from anything. It’s still there, yet, there is the same joy in walking out a wheelie bin as it is walking down the road with a beautiful mountain view, walking the dogs, or surfing, or having a lovely meal, or watching a movie, or being knee deep in 60/70 emails a day.
You living you in this world, to the best of your ability, is the best form of medicine.’
Serge Benhayon, The Study of Esoteric Medicine 09, February 2011
Thus embraced within this is that a full, loving family life is part of the ‘best form of medicine’. For those who have observed or shared in Benhayon family life, the love and joy shared on a daily basis is obvious and inspirational.
The irony of what Esther Rockett writes cannot escape notice – she comments upon quality engagement of esoteric students with friends, partners and children, yet what ‘quality of engagement’ must there be for a prolific internet blogger, who spends 100’s of hours alone pursuing her online hate filled obsession of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine?
Esther Rockett’s blogs are a clear example of how the simple, loving and practical presentations by Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon can be twisted, quoted out of context and misrepresented to fuel a moral panic and vilify a group that is in fact quite the opposite of all that Esther Rockett presents.
Esther Rockett does not intend her audience look too deeply at her narrative. A fiction writer intends that her audience suspend disbelief and in this case does not appear to be aware of her own contradictions that undermine her lies.
It seems stranger than fiction that Rockett makes up a whole narrative about a community she actually knows nothing about. Her accusations of parents not engaging with their children are simply a fabrication to carry her narrative forward – a narrative of a dangerous cult that is a danger to children.
Serge Benhayon has presented the importance of the quality we live with our children.
In this present day and age so many parents think they spend time with their children because they are occupying the same time and space, yet in reality are distracted, disengaged and checked out, perhaps considering that watching TV with their kids or spending time in the same room whilst the kids play games on their computer screens is ‘spending time’.
Students of Universal Medicine are supported to be there in the moment, connected and present with their children, offering them their quality as well as physically being there.
Children of families who attend Universal Medicine workshops are loved and respected and by way of example, the children see and understand boundaries for decent behaviour and the way to treat another human being with respect, care and love. Children in esoteric families are not neglected, they are in fact cherished, loved, nurtured and cared for on all levels.
Sandhya Mistry and Rachel Hall, parents of a nine-year-old son, have commented:
‘Loving yourself allows you to raise a child in a way that society is not accustomed to. Universal Medicine aligned parents have a deep and meaningful connection to their children, it is often remarked upon by friends and family and even complete strangers about what lovely children we have, how delightful they are and what loving families we are. Often yet to be parents will say that they hope they have a child who is as lovely as ours and be able to have such honest relationships.’
Ammerman, N.T. (1993, September 3). Report to the Justice and Treasury Departments Regarding Law Enforcement Interaction with the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas.
Richardson, J.T. (1999). ‘Social Control of New Religions: From ‘Brainwashing Claims to Child Sex Abuse Allegations.’ In S. Palmer and C. Hardman, eds. Children in New Religions, New Brunswick: NJ: Rutgers University Press, pp 172 – 186.