"I never intended to join a cult. Like most people, I assumed that cults involved Kool-Aid and Nikes and dangerous madmen who would teach you that suicide was the most direct path to God. Cults were things that happened far away, to other people. People who were nothing like me.
I suppose none of us likes to think of ourselves as cult material. But there is in fact a type, a kind of person who is more susceptible to the influences of groups who may not always be what they first appear. This was the kind of person I suddenly became, just before my thirtieth birthday.
You see, one of the things that makes you susceptible to these kinds of groups is change.”
-- Lena Phoenix, author and wife of Steve Sashen - a guy I'm hearing bad things about - from her book, The Heart of a Cult