Order of the Solar Temple
The Order of the Solar Temple was a secret society that would go down sharing the pages of history with Jonestown, the Branch Davidians and Heaven’s Gate. But is it fair to compare the groups? When it comes to incidents of mass violence and cults, perhaps it may be unavoidable. Because whether they ended in mass murder-suicide or a different form of violence, in spite of the striking ideological differences between them, there were some similarities – in all of these groups that ended with such undeniable tragedy.
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- Violence and New Religious Movements — by James R. Lewis, Oxford University Press, 2011
- Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem: Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements — by Thomas Robbins & Susan J. Palmer, Psychology Press, 1997
- Pont-Saint-Esprit poisoning: Did the CIA spread LSD? — by Mike Thomson, BBC News, 23 August 2010
- Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis — AMORC international website
- Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis — AMORC Austral-Asia website
- The Tragedy Of The Solar Temple Cult — by Stephen Dafoe, TemplarHistory.com, 1 April 2010
- Joseph Di Mambro Biography — Biography.com listing for Joseph Di Mambro, 2 April 2014
- A Preacher With a Dark Side Led Cultists to Swiss Chalets — by Alan Riding, The New York Times, 9 October 1994
- Homeopathy — Homeopathy listing on the Victoria State Government's Better Health Channel
- The Order of the Solar Temple: The Temple of Death — by Professor James R Lewis, Ashgate Publishing, 2013
- Coroner's Report into the deaths at Morin Heights, Cheiry and Salvan — in French, June 1996
- "Our Terrestrial Journey is Coming to an End": The Last Voyage of the Solar Temple — by Jean-Francois Mayer, Nova Religio, 1999
- Swiss Say They've Identified Body of Solar Temple Leader — by Alan Riding, The New York Times, 14 October...
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