"...Philosophies arise from the broad and variegated matrix of the so- called New Age Movement,..and this fact has caused a great deal of controversy,...The core of the controversy is highlighted by Arthur Johnson's statement that 'There's a fine line between corporate culture and corporate cults.'"
-- From Lawrence A. Pile's essay, The Siren Call of Modern Pied Pipers
"Some reason that cult members were on a quest to find someone to control them and dictate their actions and lifestyle,..these notions are usually an expression of ignorance, foolish and perhaps a form of denial,...such notions make us feel comfortable in the seeming security that cult members are 'them' and could never be 'us'."
-- From John Stacey's paper, Cults: Public Perceptions Vs. Research
"It is a striking fact that few young African-Americans joined cults,..."
-- From Camille Paglia's paper, Cults and Cosmic Consciousness: Religious Vision in the American 1960s