What is Mind Control

Cult Consulting Australia

Cult Consulting Australia CCA (formerly Cult Counselling Australia) was established in 1991 in response to the growing number of cults and personal development groups operating in Australia.

The emergence of cults in Australia  was not limited to the better known eastern cults which had become very popular in the 70’s and 80’s.   Numerous other groups like alternative churches,  personal development groups, psychics, faith healers and such  were also  cause for concern. After the 9/11 terror attacks CCA took an interest in the similarities of mind control in cults and compared them to the similarities used by terror groups in recuritment.  Our organisation is the only formally structured one that operates in Australia specifically dealing with mind control and as such are widely recognised as experts in the field. We have reported to government. both overseas and in Australia as well as providing valuable information to  the protective authorities,  the judiciary, medical and teaching professions.  We are based in Melbourne  but we work interstate and overseas.

  • CCA is a non-denominational organization
  • CCA is committed to families who have been affected by mind control organisations
What is Mind Control?

Unbeknown to the public at large, the cult phenomenon and mind control is alive and well in Australia.  On any given day you will find very many organisations, small or large, some posing as churches or types of religions, meditation groups, self-development groups, posing as pseudo healers, fortune tellers, psychics, self-proclaimed spiritual leaders, calling themselves gurus, gods, incarnations, teachers, pastors etc.


They say that there is one born every moment and this is very true when it comes to someone falling under the spell of mind control.  No one is immune from the clutches of those who set out to entrap and recruit membership.    Cults and mind control  affect a wide range of personalities from highly educated mature individuals to inexperienced teens.   Anyone can become entangled in the web and the cults know exactly how and when to strike.


The damage done is immense and far reaching.   They will set out to fleece you of your money and assets, isolate you from your family and friends, physically and mentally abuse you and ultimately take total control of your life.  They will approach you cunningly when you are most vulnerable, offer you love and friendship, a sense of belonging, a glorious, trouble free future , and when you are not looking  steal your very being.

Not only does it affect the mental health of the individual it encompasses the entire person, mind, body and soul.  The immediate and extended family as well as friends and colleagues are  often affected and the results can linger for years often resulting in permanent damage.

Most countries realise the very dangerous link of mind control being used to indoctrinate young people into becoming terrorists. Unlike Australia many countries are beginning to deal with this dangerous situations and are fighting back.    For instance Germany has taken action against the Church of Scientology, and has banned them; France had demanded that the Jehovah’s Witnesses pay back $25 million in taxes to the government.   Although CCA has lobbied various parliaments for many years there has been little if any inroads made.


Most queries to Cult Consulting Australia are people wanting information as to whether a particular group or organisation is a cult or not. The difficulty is that the term cult is applied to many situations and it is often difficult to define.     In our opinion any situation that removes freedom of the mind is a cult.

As a general outline we use the following criteria that defines a cult or mind control situation

  1. Removes your freedom of choice
  2. Separates you from the familiar
  3. Alters your belief system
  4. Disallows questions and criticism 
  5. Expects worship and obedience
  6. Promises unattainable outcomes
  7. The group is right everyone else is wrong
  8. Overbearing friendship and love 

Cult Consulting Australia

P.O Box 34 Balaclava, Victoria, 3183 Australia

Tel: +61 3 9523 2299

Email : liberty@planet.net.au

Recommended Reading:  Click this link to purchase books below.

Raphael Aron’s two books, Cults: Too Good to be True (Harper Collins 1999) and Cults, Terror and Mind Control (Bay Tree Publishing 2009, 2011) have received solid endorsements from professionals working in the fields of both cults and terrorism. Raphael is also the author of Believe: From Addiction to Redemption (Fontaine 2009.)

Cults: Too Good to be True has become the definitive book on cults operating in Australia while Cults, Terror and Mind Control is the first book of its kind which provides a comprehensive assessment of the similarities between the means used by cults to indoctrinate their followers and the methods used by terrorist organization to radicalize their recruits.

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