Here he is - you get your first glimpse of him about 20 secs in.I wouldn't mind joining a cult. Free food, free digs, free beer. Be all right that.
There's only one here though and it's a bit shit. You have to take out a mortgage to buy a picture of Holy Mary and then carry the leader about on a big gold throne. It's not even live-in
I picked up "Helter Skelter" from Audible and it's a cracking account of Charles Manson and his "family." I highly recommend it, for the first part alone. The trial stuff is not so interesting as the author (and prosecutor of Manson) skips a load of stuff where things got very personal between him and Manson.
Anyway, I have the Jonestown documentary recorded, looks interesting.
Interesting notion but, the big danger there is expecting them to follow their dogma to the letter, religious zealots are oddly not reliable at doing that if the need arises.JWs? Easy - just tell them you used to be one - they're very specifically forbidden to talk with you and will **** off sharpish ...
ZOMBIES, CULTS, AND DEMONSThe late 1970s and 1980s saw the rise of a new kind of game.Dungeons & Dragons and its many competitors captivated many high-school and college students, but many parents and authority figures feared that these new games were a gateway to Satanic ritual and perhaps even murder. Author Joseph Laycock returns to discuss his new book:Dangerous Games.
Nobody mention the Kent Police....
In Pursuit of Satan documents examples of rumor-panics in which the police have fomented fear by attributing crimes to satanists, indulging in sheer speculation and promulgating misinformation through the sensationalist news media. Hicks examines the construction of the satanic ideology among law enforcement officials, focusing on the exploitation of satanism as a new scapegoat for public fears and addressing the phenomenon of credulity among police forces and allied professionals in social work, psychiatry, and psychology.
It's been a long, long time since I read the book but it I still remember it being an excellent read. I do seem to recall that it did detail how he got his little group together and the time spent together prior to the murders. The court proceedings were very interesting too.I am thinking about buying this book, it seems that of all the books on the case it is regarded as the definitive version .But it seems its not entirely definitive .
Does the book go into detail how they all met up and then travelled over California together ? I have read reviews that suggest it skips this phrase ! ..which is a pretty important piece of the entire story i'd say .
Although it was apparently around 70% black practically all Jones inner circle were white and although he was shagging any man or woman breathing he apparently only ever had sex with one black woman and that was for "her own good" ,nothing he did was for any good reason everything he did was calculated, Blacks were drawn to him because he convinced them that he was black [they all called him dad or father] and because poor black folk especially inner city blacks had a history of believing pentercostalist's of the type he first preached,and they bought their welfare checks with them .One of the aspects of the Jonestown cult which i found really striking was the 'Christian socialist' ideology that they were supposedly following. Whilst it's no suprise to learn that the members worked collectively, it is an interesting fact at how multi-racial the cult was. One of the central tenets of the cult was racial equality, which would be seen as progressive even by todays standards in the US and other countries. Apart from that, the cult set the standard on authoritarian charlatanism.
There was a TV movie made in the 70's about the familyRead Helter Skelter many years ago and agree, very good book. I found the trial stuff interesting, particularly where Manson jumps the table to get at the prosecutor, but didn't know that parts were missing. Do you know if there's anything more complete available by another author?
That the Order of the Solar Temple?Also one of my favourite metal bands from oop north - The Almighty released this song ..around the time of Swiss / Canada mass ....aptly named.
Not sure if by today’s standards it be in PC but it connects both 78 and 94 cases..