Evaluating Spiritual and Utopian Groups





By Arthur J. Deikman, M.D.

The Author

Dr Deikman graduated from Harvard and Harvard Medical School and became Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He made a particular study of the relationship between the mystical tradition and modern psychotherapy. His publications include Personal Freedom (1976); The Observing Self: Mysticism and Psychotherapy (1982); The Wrong Way Home – Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society (1986); and Them and Us – Cult Thinking and the Terrorist Threat (2003). He died in 2013.

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Common Food Additives Could Have ‘Lifelong’ Health Consequences, Pediatrician Group Warns







The American Academy of Pediatrics is warning of the dangers of common additives found in foods and packaging. In a policy statement and accompanying report released Monday, the professional medical organization bluntly declared that many additives could have disastrous effects on health, especially for children. It also called for a dramatic overhaul in how the federal government regulates these ubiquitous chemicals.

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