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Cultism In Amway

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Cultism In Amway
Marks Of A Destructive Cult
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Techniques of Mind Control
Fake It til You Make It
From Cleaning Up (Forbes)
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Following are some comments on cultism in Amway. In the Forbes quote, an Amway executive admits to the problem of cultism. Phil Kerns, who was in both the People's Temple and Amway, compares the two. (The Forbes article was written after Kerns' book brought much unfavorable publicity to Amway.) Most of the other comments are from cult/mind control experts, and the last is from an ex-Amway distributor. I've saved many other similar comments from ex-distributors who said they felt as if they had been involved in a cult.

Especially noteworthy is the section from Dr. Samway's book; in the preface she states "I have mentioned the names of groups and courses only where I have heard similar and consistent stories from many separate sources."

I'm starting with some information from the Cult Awareness Network in Chicago, to help put everything else in its proper context. [Note: Since this information was compiled the Cult Awareness Network was taken over by the Scientologists and should no longer be considered a trustworthy source of information on cultism. The information here is still valid, however.]

Who Are They?

Destructive cults fall into several different categories, including:

1. Religious
2. Therapy/Self-Awareness
3. Political
4. Commercial
5. New Age