• Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of Brainwashing in China by Lifton, Robert Jay (2014), W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1963.

  • Eight Psychological Themes of a Thought Reform Program, Lifton, 1989

  • Cults in Our Midst: The Continuing Fight Against Their Hidden Menace, Apr 11, 2003, by Margaret Thaler Singer and Robert Jay Lifton, Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Imprint, 989 Market Street, San Fransisco, CA 94103-1741,, 6 Conditions for Thought Reform, Margaret Thaler Singer, (Singer, 1995)

  • Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs, Nov 14, 2017, Unabridged, by Rachel Jeffs

  • Cult, A Love Story, Alexandra Amor, “This award-winning memoir intimately and powerfully chronicles one woman’s journey falling under the spell of a manipulative spiritual guru to the hard-won and triumphant break with, and recovery from, thought reform.”

  • Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults, and Beliefs, Jul 3, 2012, by Steven Hassan

  • The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power Kindle Edition, by Joel Kramer  (Author), Diana Alstad (Author), By exposing the inner authoritarian that people use to control themselves and others, the authors show why people give up their power, and how others get and maintain it.

  • Rick Allen Ross, in Cults Inside Out, “(Cult Leaders) may pose behind the façade of religion, philosophy, politics, business schemes, therapies, pseudoscience… But the truth about destructive cults is… they most often have the same basic structure.” (Ross, 2014) Rick Alan Ross, CULTS INSIDE OUT How People Get In and Can Get Out, 2014,