Exploration of Destructive Cults’ Dynamics

  •  Baoxiang Fan    
  •  Bin Li    
  •  Han Ji    


Destructive cults strengthen their motivating factors by self-proclaimed and covert means and target at specific groups as potential cult believers. Based on theories of dynamics and “product life cycle”, this paper probes destructive cults’ power source and their target believers. The power recession of destructive cults is also discussed by introducing the theory of “hierarchy of needs”. This paper, by advocating scientific beliefs, opposing destructive cults, and through the analysis of the experimental cases, aims to provide some suggestions for the realization and transcendence of individuals, communities and even the whole human beings.

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