Year: 1978 Source: International Journal of Group Tensions, v.8, no.3-4, (1978), p.96-105 SIEC No: 19870584

The article discusses how cults develop & focuses on the cult of the People’s Temple led by the Rev. Jim Jones. Three ingredients that cults have in common & three factors influencing their success are given, and information about the type of person who joins cults is provided. The People’s Temple case is reviewed.