The Shakers

Or, The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing. The Shakers originated in northwest England in 1747 as a millenarian restorationist sect. The group believed that they were living in the end times and that Christ had already returned to earth in the form of one of their founders. The name Shakers is a... Continue Reading →

The Finders

Founded sometime in the 1970s, the Finders was, and maybe still is, a mysterious little cult located in and around the Washington D.C. area.  "a 1980 Blue Dodge van bearing Virginia license number XHW-557, the inside of which was later described as foul-smelling filled with maps, books, letters, with a mattress situated to the rear... Continue Reading →

Urantia: Bureaucracy of the Cosmos

My curiosity in Urantia, (curiosity, not to be mistaken with interest), was entirely due to their very tidy-looking book. I’ve been interested in cult theories, the occult, and all other things arcane or esoteric for a few years now. Most of the books look like they were made by Ren Faire workers. This whole Mystical... Continue Reading →

Oneida Community Limited

The decline and fall of the Oneida community began when founder John Noyes chose to pass the commune's leadership onto his son, Theodore. Besides being shy and awkward, Theodore was an agnostic. This change caused a schism in the community with one Communitarian, John Tower, attempting to take control himself. He and a breakaway group... Continue Reading →

Cult Perfection

Oneida is a vaguely familiar name for some. They make silverware. I know this because they once has a storefront in New Orleans while I still lived there. But like Celestial Seasonings there's a great, big freaky story behind those forks. The Oneida Community was founded by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848. The commune settled... Continue Reading →

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