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What Is a Cult? 4 Types of Cults and Common Characteristics

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Nov 10, 2022 • 4 min read

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Cults have mystified and even terrified outsiders for decades upon decades. These shadowy and isolated organizations have left a long string of crimes in their wake. Learn more about what a cult is and how to spot one.