Index of Nori's Cultic Studies Writing
"cult" and "nightmare" are two words that have no synonym in the English language

Abstract Surrealism, ICSA Today, Vo. 9, No. 1, 2018. Artwork reconnected me with things I still found sacred after leaving ISKCON.

The History of Art Therapy, from the panel: "The Role of Creative Art in Cult Abuse Recovery," presented at the ICSA annual conference, July 7, 2018, in Philadelphia. (Scroll down to "Muster_Cult Recovery Through the Arts.pdf" and click on the title to see the PDF.)

Thirteen Years After Leaving ISKCON, written July 30, 2001.

Thirty Years After Leaving ISKCON, written August 4, 2018.

Authoritarian Culture and Child Abuse in ISKCON, Cultic Studies Review, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2004. Also published as a chapter in a book by Piotr T. Nowakowski, see below. Also a presentation entitled, "The Violation of Innocence: How Cults Abuse Children," presented at the annual ICSA conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 11 - 12, 2004.

Can Cults Change: The Case of ISKCON essay in response to a 1999 ICSA panel discussion on whether ISKCON had changed.

Myth and Themes of Ex-membership essay explains the emotional experience of exmembers (unabridged), as published in ICSA e-newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 1.

Book Review: Servant of the Lotus Feet, by Gabriel Brandis, Cultic Studies Review, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2005.

Book Review: Modern Religions, by Elliot Benjamin, ICSA Today, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2012.

Writing Betrayal of the Spirit: Autobiographical Writing As Therapy, ICSA Today, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2014.

ABCs of Dangerous Cults, icsahome.com, January 6, 2015.

Editor's Note, ICSA Today, Vol. 8 No. 2, 2017.

ICSA Index of Nori's writing published by ICSA.

Books or chapters in books

Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life Behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement, by Nori Muster, University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Child of the Cult, by Nori Muster, 2012.

Cult Survivors Handbook: Seven Paths to an Authentic Life, by Nori Muster, 2010.

"Life as a Woman on Watseka Avenue" a personal Story, published in the book Hare Krishna: The Post-charismatic Fate of a Religious Transplant, by Edwin Bryant, Ph.D., and Maria Ekstrand, Ph.D., eds., Columbia University Press, 2004.

"My Study of Child Abuse in Cults", published in the book, Take Back Your Life: Recovering from Cults and Abusive Relationships, by Janja Lalich and Madeleine Tobias, eds., Bay Tree Publishing, 2006.

"Authoritarian Culture and Child Abuse in ISKCON", chapter sixteen in the book, The Phenomenon of Cults from a Scientific Perspective, by Piotr T. Nowakowski, ed., published by Dom Wydawniczy Rafael, Cracow, Poland, 2007, ISBN: 978-83-7569-025-5.

Children of ISKCON and Other Cults

My Study of Child Abuse in Cults, by Nori, published in Take Back Your Life
Authoritarian Culture and Child Abuse in ISKCON
ISKCON Child Abuse History index of the Gurukula section, regarding children raised in ISKCON.
Child Abuse Symptoms symptoms of child abuse, more information for survivors.
Child Abuse Information an index of all child abuse information available through this site.
Gurukula Veterans Journal Index
Story Matters Stories from Krishna's life and other Vedic scriptures that condemn child abuse.
ISKCON Child Abuse History an index to articles about the ISKCON child abuse history.

The ISKCON Timeline

ISKCON Timeline includes dates when boarding schools opened and closed, along with other information vital for the first cohort of ISKCON children to put their upbringing in context to what was going on in the organization.
Children of ISKCON vs. ISKCON the lawsuit timeline.
In Memory of My Friend Ananda McClure
Children of the Ashram the story that broke the silence on ISKCON child abuse.
ISKCON Timeline Documents documents referenced on the timeline.
From a Teacher memories of the Dallas school, part 1.
From a Teacher memories of the Dallas school, part 2.
Gurukula Grads Speak statements by former gurukula students.
ISKCON Child Abuse Lawsuit Documentation referenced on the lawsuit timeline.
Mother's 1988 Letter an early complaint about child abuse, before the truth came out.
Results of 1988 GBC Survey a survey about child abuse awareness.
Standards for Boys document spells out typical gurukula discipline.

Various Subjects

How to Overcome Cult Superstitions and Negative Thought Forms Strategies to fight cult mind control adapted from the book On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder. Presented at the ICSA Regional Conference, Santa Fe, November 5, 2017.
Beware if You Follow Your Destiny an essay about the consequences of taking part in a cult, by Nori.
Women in ISKCON essays, editorials by Nori.
ISKCON as an Addictive Organization an essay that analyzes ISKCON in terms of the book Addictive Organizations, and compares ISKCON to an addictive organization, by Nori.
In Celebration of a Masterpiece: "Inside the dark secrets of the Hare Krishnas." Nori's comment on an article by Short List magazine, by Ralph Jones.
A Letter to ISKCON on its Fiftieth Anniversary Nori's opinon on where ISKCON stands after fifty years.
Then and Now: Thirteen Years After Leaving ISKCON, by Nori, July 30, 2001.
Governing Body Commission Nori's 1988 speech to ISKCON's board of directors in Towaco, New Jersey.
Letter to a woman who lost her friend to a cult a good resource for anyone in a similar situation.
Western Mind and Gurus thoughts on why the path of discipleship may not work for Westerners.
Boundaries a list of healthy emotional boundaries for cult survivors and abuse survivors.
The Nature of Cults, questions explained, May 13, 2002.
Hare Krishna Link Page Index index of all link pages related to ISKCON.
The Betrayal Files an archive of documents discussed in Betrayal of the Spirit.
Hare Krishna in the Movies the best collection of movie clips on the Hare Krishnas.

childofthecult-cover-tn   Child of the Cult by Nori - this concise book tells the stories of five women who each grew up in a different religious cult. Nori has a master degree based on working with abuse victims and perpetrators, and this is her main book on child abuse.

handbook-cover-sm   Cult Survivors Handbook: Seven Paths to an Authentic Life by Nori - a guide for former cult members, based on her graduate research after leaving ISKCON.

betrayal cover   Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement by Nori - a memoir of ten years in ISKCON, 1978-1988, including what the organization went through in the decade following the death of Founder-Acharya A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

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