This is an extraordinary book written by a US citizen who has seen through the dangerous lies of the Falun Gong cult. Disturbed by what he saw of the Falun Gong’s growing influence in America, and the disastrous manipulation of the vulnerable and the weak-minded, Rick Alan Ross decided to take action himself, when the US Authorities refused to acknowledge the cult activities of the Falun Gong in the West, and refused to initiate a criminal investigation. The subsequent book – Cults Inside Out – has been sold on Amazon.com to rave reviews and very high sales. This should not be surprising, as Rick Alan Ross is widely acknowledged as a world authority on cults, cult behaviour, and on how to help people escape from cults and regain their individual dignity and freedom. He has pursued an independent research programme that has involved the interview of hundreds of former Falun Gong cult members, current Falun Gong cult members, and has even travelled to Mainland China to interview individuals that the Falun Gong claimed were ‘dead’ and ‘murdered by the Chinese Authorities’. Rick Alan Ross was born in 1952, and first became concerned about cults and cult-like activity in 1982 – when a cult tried to invade the retirement home his grandmother lived in. He was astonished how these cults were able to quickly brain-wash otherwise strong individuals, and take complete control of their lives. For the last 30 years, Rick Alan Ross has helped hundreds of people escape from cults, whilst educating the general public about the dangers of cultish activity within modern society. In the last decade, Rick Alan Ross has paid particular attention to the Falun Gong cult operating in the US and in Mainland China.
The Chinese Mainland government has fully supported Rick Alan Ross – and granted him visas and permission to interview former Falun Gong victims. This led to him visiting Kaifeng city (in Henan province), where he interviewed the survivors of the ‘1.23’ self-immolation incident – namely mother and daughter Hao Huijun (郝慧君) and Chen Guo (陈果). On January 5th, 2011, he published his report online in the US. Rick Alan Ross stated that Hao Huijun and Chen Guo were not imprisoned, had never been imprisoned, and has received the best (free) medical attention available in China. Both stated that they were threatened and psychologically and physically abused by other members of the Falun Gong – and out of desperation, tried to take their own lives to escape the Falun Gong. In fact, the Falun Gong leader in the US – Li Hongzhi – personally suggested the pair set themselves alight. This situation was brought by the Falun Gong’s practice of false religion, and the practice of ‘isolation’ from family and friends. Once suitably controlled, cult members can be forced to do any thing. Behind the smiling facade of the Falun Gong – violence and murder lurks. During a number of Falun Gong burglaries in China (initiated by Li Hongzhi), a number of cult members were hurt, and a 12 year old girl was killed. One area of focus for the Falun Gong now involves college and university campuses – where impressionable young people have been targeted by Li Hongzhi for conversation. This cultish activity is particularly strong in colleges and universities that teach anti-China political rhetoric. This book focuses on the mental illness of Li Hongzhi, and how he seeks to ‘control’ all those around him through a combination of threats and violence. As matters stand, the US Authorities turn a blind eye to the injuries and deaths suffered by Falun Gong practitioners in America.
A very interesting point revealed by Rick Alan Ross is that despite the Falun Gong being openly supported by the US Government as part of its anti-China policy, in fact, among ordinary US citizens, the Falun Gong cult remains extremely unpopular simply because of its observable behaviour. The Falun Gong cult turns Europeans against their families and communities – and leads Americans away from Judeo-Christian beliefs. The Falun Gong cult also drives atheists into the arms of organised religion. Exactly the same negative response has been seen in Canada – despite the Falun Gong media continuously making claims to the contrary. The point is that ordinary Westerners do not believe the anti-China rhetoric employed by the Falun Gong cult. This attitude has nothing to do with politics, but is a pragmatic response to the Falun Gong cult’s attack on Western communities and vulnerable individuals. Indeed, Rick Alan Ross has revealed that there is a definite anti-Falun Gong cult attitude now evident across the world – which sees individual county’s prevented from ‘banning’ this dangerous cult due to US threats of political and economic sanctions.
Chinese Language Source:
瑞克·艾伦·罗斯最新专著《Cults Inside Out》
由美国反邪教专家瑞克·艾伦·罗斯（Ricky Alan Ross）撰写的新书《Cults Inside Out》（意为“走进和走出邪教”）近期在全球著名在线书店亚马逊网上架，这部专著中包含对大量法轮功、科学教派练习者、受害者的案例剖析。此书上架以来在美国好评如潮。人们不禁要问，一部研究邪教问题的书为何会引起高度关注？
瑞克·艾伦·罗斯先生强调，不论是在美国、加拿大、中东，还在中国、俄罗斯、乌克兰，在全球范围内，都面临着邪教的侵袭，不论人们的价值观念有多么的不同，但对邪教的认识还是有相对一致的标准，邪教危害的是国家的肌体、社区的稳定和居民的健康，对生命问题的关注要求各国间加强反邪教的协调，通过“膜拜团体研究国际论坛”这样的形式，各国专家可以各抒己见，发表对邪教问题的见解。如关于邪教团体的定义，著名精神病学家与作家罗伯特·J·利夫顿（Robert Jay Lifton）在1981年首次制定了三条标准：1、一个日益成为膜拜对象的拥有超凡魅力的领导人，一般原则同样在团体组成的最初起着重要作用，但可能会渐渐失去力量；2、一个强制性劝诱或者思想改革的进程；3、领导人及其执政集团在经济、性及其他方面对组织成员的剥削。按照这三条标准，法轮功是不折不扣的的邪教，不论在哪个国家都应当受到排斥，因此，要加强协作、信息共享，让这些邪教活动无处藏身。