#12: Sects & Schisms
"Some religious groups may exhibit one or two of the common
characteristics of so-called cults, such as a specialized group
jargon or odd rituals or heavy demands on members' time, but the
same could be said of most corporations or family businesses as
- Jay Kinney, from the introduction
Introduction: The Joy of Sects
by Jay Kinney
The Three Faces of Satan
by Chas Clifton
A close look at the "Satanism Scare" and its accusers.
by Stephan A. Hoeller
Do the hundreds of bishops outside of Papal control hold the key to a new sacramental Christianity?
The Modern Rosicrucians
by Christopher McIntosh
A fascinating history of 20th century Rosicrucian groups.
The GNOSIS Interview: The Imperator of AMORC
by Jay Kinney and Tim O'Neill
A talk with Gary L. Stewart, head of the largest modern Rosicrucian group.
by Tom Joyce
Are Scientology's "technologies of transformation" worth a second look?
Shootout at the Circle 7 Koran
by Peter Lamborn Wilson
The unique story of Noble Drew Ali and the Moorish Science Temple.
by Lawrence Sutin
An overview of the Jewish sect's road from mystical heresy to orthodoxy.
The Swedenborgian Church
by Jim Lawrence
The exoteric journey of Swedenborg's esoteric teachings.
What's So Secret About The Secret Doctrine?
by Jay Williams
a skeptical look at H.P. Blavatsky's groundbreaking Theosophical book.