Joe Szimhart, October 2011 (photo by Lani Szimhart)
Cults: Good, bad and ridiculous
What are they?
Cult activity and formation are complex social and relational phenomena with long and deep roots in human behavior and history.
Systems and rituals of devotion directed at gods, persons, ideas or objects have influenced families, tribes, religions, and political movements for fun, for good, and for ill.
On this site you will find definitions, opinion, research, links, essays, book reviews, information regarding intervention and help with recovery from abusive relationship and cultic activity.
On youtube: see Joe Szimhart interview with ex-member of Ramtha cult a day after a successful 1990 intervention:
Mushroom Satori:the cult diary
my novel due out 2013 May as paperback and e-book http://www.aperturepress.net/books/mushroom-satori
Art Career update:
As of 2011 Joseph Szimhart was accepted as a studio artist at Goggleworks in Reading PA.
oil 24x36 in Porcupine with bird 2013
Artist at work: video of Joe in studio