Aum Shinrikyo What was Aum Shinrikyo There are few cults that strike fear into people’s hearts more than Aum Shinrikyo. The Japanese cult preached doomsday and destruction, but the only force inflicting that was themselves. Their decade of murder and extortion only ended with one of...

The Branch Davidians Introduction In 1993, the town of Waco, Texas would forever be branded as the site of a horrible standoff between authorities and one of the USA’s most notorious cults. The Branch Davidians were a small sect that originated from the Davidian Seventh Day Adventists...

Mark Vicente Who is He? Pre-NXIVM Life In the Cult How he Got Out The Aftermath Who is He? Mark Vicente has come to be known as the Defector due to the critical role he played during the final chapter of NXIVM’s days. It was this dogged determination to undo the organization...

DOS Introduction What is DOS? Who is Involved? How Did it End? Introduction NXIVM was the brain-child of Keith Raneire and Nancy Salzman. As NXIVM became a bigger and bigger cult with a larger following, Raniere and Salzman used their followers to create smaller sub-groups in the cult. Most of these...

Sarah Edmondson Who is She? Pre-NXIVM Life In the Cult How NXIVM got Caught The Aftermath Who is She? Like many of us, Sarah Edmondson was on a quest of self improvement and betterment in her career and general life path. This self discovery led her to the cult NXIVM. It wasn’t...