Cult Evaluation Guidelines
(On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being absolute yes and 1, absolute no, check
off the underlying areas of evaluation.)
degree by which the group and.or leader(s) claim ultimate knowledge
about the nature of reality.
degree by which group and/or leader(s) offer power and status as a
result of joining the group as a member.
degree by which your finances are involved to support your membership
in this group and its leader(s).
degree of internal hierarchy or distance between new members and
leader(s) ..... pressures for attaining position.
degree by which members must follow the group's morality and ethical
code over their own; also the degree of dogma and philosophical
degree of control leaders exercise over members' style of
communicating; degree of inhibition towards outside ideas about
the group, its dogmas and leaders.
degree of concern over real or imagined enemies; also degree by
which humor is forbidden in relation to group dogmas, etc.