Symptoms of cultish-ness: crime, abuse, immaturity, "us vs. them" attitude toward the outside world or factions within the group, leader unqualified but codependents cover up to save face - no matter who suffers.
Resources at This Site . . .
Research and writing by Nori Muster - including: Myth and Themes of Ex-membership, Life as a Woman on Watseka Avenue, and other published essays and papers.
The ISKCON World Review ocr scans of The ISKCON World Review, 1981 to 1989.
Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement - Nori Muster's memoir of ten years in ISKCON. This link includes the book's synopsis, excerpts, reviewes, and documentation.
Research and writing by others - collected for this site, including: common characteristics of cults, writings by Steven Gelberg, and consequences of cultic involvement.
Children of Cults - research and writing on this subject by Nori, including Authoritarian Culture and Child Abuse in ISKCON, Child Abuse Symptoms and information for survivors, and the ISKCON timeline.
Books and Links - memoirs, and other books and sites for healing, research, and community.