Year: 1979 Source: Science News, v.116, (December 1 1979), p.378-379,382 SIEC No: 19850759

The author claims that the secluded, inescapable world of the Guyana compound was a final phase of a calculated plan designed by Jones to achieve “mass hypnosis at a social level”, a process of group regression that led to a full acceptance of the leader’s delusional system. His carefully selected followers were highly dissatisfied with the American way of life & longed for a more just form of social organization, which Jones appeared to offer. Jones’ atrocities are detailed. (NBB)