These Wikipedia Pages Will Fuel Your Cult Obsession

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If you've ever paused a film, documentary, or podcast about cults only to go down an hour-long rabbit hole on Google, you're not alone. Cults have taken pop culture by storm, especially with a constant stream of news about the reportedly brutal tactics practiced by NXIVM's leaders and the popularity of Netflix's Wild, Wild Country.
The best way to traipse through the mountain of information is obviously by going on Wikipedia. The user-aggregated encyclopaedia pages for cults condense news reports, books, and other headlines into easy-to-digest morsels. But as with any topic, always use your judgement and peep the footnotes to make sure the information is sourced from a legitimate outlet. Again, it's user generated.
Keep reading for the most interesting Wikipedia pages you should definitely lose yourself in this weekend — or whenever your cult fascination bubbles up.

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