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By Peter A. Olsson | Comments: ( 254 ) | Date: ( Nov 12, 2019 )

In this book, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr Peter A Olsson examines the phenomenon of destructive and apocalyptic cults, revealing the psychological roots of both cult leaders and cult members Dr Olsson calls the leaders Rev Jim Jones, David Koresh, Osama bin Laden, and others malignant pied pipers for the way they lure followers to their deaths Olsson uses conIn this book, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Dr Peter A Olsson examines the phenomenon of destructive and apocalyptic cults, revealing the psychological roots of both cult leaders and cult members Dr Olsson calls the leaders Rev Jim Jones, David Koresh, Osama bin Laden, and others malignant pied pipers for the way they lure followers to their deaths Olsson uses concepts of psychology to analyze the lives of the cult leaders and the source of their powerful attraction to vulnerable converts Dr Olsson offers his vision for the book aIt is my hope that this in depth psychological study of destructive cult leaders of the last 30 years illuminates the roots of their malevolence and their power, a condition that has invariably led to murder, mass suicide, the destruction of families, and to the terrorist acts that dominate our headlines By understanding them and their appeal, we increase our chance of averting future disasters.a Dr Olsson has been a psychiatrist for than 30 years in Texas and New Hampshire He is a professor of psychiatry and has published many scholarly papers and contributed chapters to eight books about psychology He won the 1979 Judith Baskin Offer Prize for his paper aAdolescent Involvement with the Supernatural and Cults.a


  • Title: Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time: A Psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders from REV. Jim Jones to Osama Bin Laden
  • Author: Peter A. Olsson
  • ISBN: 9781413776683
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time: A Psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders from REV. Jim Jones to Osama Bin Laden

  • Janet Lynch

    I think the author set his task at psychoanalyzing these cult leaders, but the results were repetitive and not that engaging. I enjoyed the book more when he was showing me these "pied pipers," rather than telling me about them. The quotes from Jim Jones and David Koresh made the hair on the back of my neck rise up.


  • Laraine Ryan

    Interesting read, though I don't think the analysis about Osama bin Laden held up. He was an evil terrorist, but not a cult leader. Though extremist, it was still Islamic and that is a major religion. The members were a terrorist organization, not a cult, which are people who live together and exclude the outside world and rely solely on the leader for information. So it was a stretch that strained credibility. The others qualified as cults, though. Yet there were exceptions to each rule. Jones, [...]


  • Miranda Prather

    Applying more than 30 years of psychiatric experience to a study of cults and their leaders, Peter A. Olsson, M.D provides an invaluable resource in Malignant Pied Pipers of Our Time: A Psychological Study of Destructive Cult Leaders from Rev. Jim Jones to Osama bin Laden. Dr. Olsson's work is full of insights into the genesis of cult leaders and how they can manipulate others to following them into death and destruction. Such a work is extremely important in a world where we find ourselves face [...]


  • James Hollomon

    This book was a goldmine of information for me, as I am trying to research what sort of nature and nurture shape someone into a Jim Jones or Charles Manson. It was a gold mine because there is so little out there that looks at the childhood of destructive cult leaders.It's a short book, and while Dr. Olsson obviously put extensive work into researching it, it doesn't take a literary critic to realize that the Doctor may be a top-notch psychiatrist, but he's not a great writer. So don't read it i [...]


  • MAP

    I should have seen this coming when I saw it was written by an MD, but this book approaches its subjects from a VERY psychodynamic perspective, as he admits at the beginning. Since I am a firmly entrenched behaviorist, I had a hard time following his logicistic leaps and theoretical viewpoint. Also, to be frank, it seems kind of a cop out to try to do intense psychological analysis or people he's never even laid eyes on, much less given a thorough interview to. Instead, it feels as though he's j [...]


  • Melissa

    Ok, mostly just rehash from others books. Some new physiological information. Too much personal opinion.


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