His congregation was racially integrated, and he was a much-lauded leader in the contemporary civil rights movement.
He became involved in electoral politics and soon was a prominent Bay Area leader. Interest in Wicca, witchcraft, and magic has increased exponentially over the past few decades. It is estimated that there are over one million practicing Wiccans around the world today. This is good news, since Wicca teaches us to appreciate the Earth, with a focus on balance and harmony with nature, and a recognition of the magical power inherent in the universe as well as in ourselves.
Wicca for Beginners , by best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain, was created as an entry point for anyone seeking information about this fascinating religion.
Thomas More's Utopia stands out as one of the most striking political works ever written. Composed specifically as a response to Henry VIII's break with Rome, the book meditates on the perfect society while indirectly critiquing the political and social ills of Tudor England. Containing thoughts on religious pluralism, a welfare state, and women's rights, More's book was well ahead of its time, already hinting at later theories on communism and capitalism centuries before Marx, Engels, and Smith.
What would happen if millions of people around the world suddenly disappeared one day? In this fascinating apocalyptic thriller, best-selling Christian inspirational authors LaHaye and Jenkins pool their considerable talents to answer that question. Narrator Richard Ferrone's unusually deep and hypnotic voice will keep you right in the middle of this not-unimaginable end of the world nightmare.
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In this poignant and disturbing memoir of lost innocence, coercion, survival, and healing, Dianne Lake chronicles her years with Charles Manson, revealing for the first time how she became the youngest member of his Family and offering new insights into one of the 20th century's most notorious criminals and life as one of his 'girls'. The techniques of undue influence have evolved dramatically and continue to do so. Today, a vast array of methods exist to deceive, manipulate, and indoctrinate people into closed systems of obedience and dependency.
As we saw at the Academy Awards last week, same-color shirts, ties and pants are hot, hot, hot this season. The ties of the group with popular culture were indeed strong. While living in almost total isolation, then, the affiliates were very much in touch with s American culture.
In particular, it was the Nike trainers worn for the ritual suicide in that managed to capture the collective imagination in popular culture. A Nike baseball cap was also regularly worn by felon O. Simpson, a brand ambassador not as desirable as Michael Jordan, who at the time had signed a multi-million dollar deal with the company. What we need to do is find the new cults. Emerging cults. Cutting-edge cults. In a twisted turn of events, time proved Durst right. Only two years after the mass suicide, objects that belonged to the affiliates were auctioned off by county officials in San Diego, including clothing and Nike trainers.
DeRogatis thought his work would have an impact. No one seemed to care: not the music industry, not the culture at large, not the parents of numerous other young girls.
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But for more than 18 years, DeRogatis stayed on the story. Two months before Gianni Versace was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach mansion by Andrew Cunanan, award-winning journalist Maureen Orth was investigating a major story on the serial killer for Vanity Fair.
Culled from interviews with more than people and insights from thousands of pages of police reports, Orth tells the complete story of Cunanan, his unwitting victims, and the moneyed, hedonistic world in which they lived In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence , the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it.
Born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rachel Jeffs was raised in a strict patriarchal culture defined by subordinate sister wives and men they must obey. He was a model citizen. A hospital volunteer. And one of the most sadistic serial killers of all time. But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb. Few could imagine what lay buried beneath his house of horrors - until a teenage boy disappeared before Christmas in , leading prosecutor Terry Sullivan on the greatest manhunt of his career.
Both had been murdered with kitchen knives plunged into their throats. Who would do something so vile, and why? Lacking answers, Mois and other detectives working the case were stumped.
Five years later, a strikingly similar crime occurred in which two more victims were brutally murdered with knives expertly thrust into their jugular veins. April 25, in Chernobyl was a turning point in world history. With the images of the abandoned homes and playgrounds beyond the barbed wire of the kilometer Exclusion Zone, the rusting graveyards of contaminated trucks and helicopters, the farmland lashed with black rain, the event fixed for all time the notion of radiation as an invisible killer. Based on more than personal interviews with both current and former Scientologists - both famous and less well known - and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.
A full account of the most heinous crime of the century in which nearly 30 young boys were sexually tortured to death.
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On January 14, , a year-old girl climbed out of the window of her Perris, California home and dialed with shaking fingers. Struggling to stay calm, she told the operator that she and her 12 siblings - ranging in age from two to 29 - were being abused by their parents. When the dispatcher asked for her address, the girl hesitated. Marc Headley provides an insider's view of life as a member of Scientology's "Sea Organization".
Marc worked at Scientology's secret desert compound, which houses all Scientology management, for 15 years. The acre property is located deep in the California desert. The local townspeople were told lectures and films were made there. But is that all that was happening? It is the location of a multi-million-dollar home for L.