Year: 1980 Source: Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, v.44, no.4, (1980), p.345-363 SIEC No: 19840655

This article provides biographical information about James Warren Jones, the leader of a cult that died by suicide in Guyana. A psychoanalytic interpretation of this information is presented. The author then theorizes reasons for Jones’ suicide & analyses the group dynamics of the cult in Freudian terms. (16 refs) (SC)