Cult members behave in dangerous and disconcerting ways. Their criticial faculties are switched off and they go about recruiting others in fanatical and deceitful ways. They part with their money and hang on the cult leader's every word. And yet they claim to be extremely happy.
A conversation with Ian Haworth, Cult Information Centre general secretary and former cult member, about programmed happiness, the difference between therapy and religious cults and what goes on in the mind of cult leaders.