A therapeutic boarding school embroiled in controversy and allegations of abuse.
A unique Christian denomination birthed from the Swiss Watch Tower Society, embracing millennialism, restorationism, and a vision of a philanthropic assembly.
A quest for a reality-based moral community in the modern world.
A beacon for spiritual transformation through forgiveness and the teachings of Jesus.
A pioneering French astronomer who bridged the cosmos and the afterlife through scientific and spiritual inquiry.
A sinister narrative of murder and satanic rituals that gripped a Massachusetts town in the late '70s.
A neo-revelationist UFO religion centered in Germany's Black Forest, known for its apocalyptic prophecies and connection to extraterrestrial beliefs.
A radical Trotskyist faction known for its unique blend of revolutionary politics, ufology, and apocalyptic optimism.
A distinctive branch of Satanism advocating individualism and diverse spiritual paths.
A radical Buddhist subsect in Japan known for its strict adherence to the teachings of Nichiren and its defiance against the shogunate's authority.
A controversial Austrian commune founded by artist Otto Muehl, known for its radical social experiments and authoritarian structure.
A spiritual practice in the Buddhist tradition, combining meditation and exercises with a philosophy of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.
A teenage murderer and cult leader who led a group of teens in a deadly crime spree.
An offshoot of mainstream Mormonism, known for its practice of polygamy and controversies involving its leaders. The Fundamentalist...
A spiritual organization centered around the teachings of Robert Earl Burton, marked by controversy and allegations of abuse and cult-like practices.
A modern embodiment of LaVeyan Satanism, continuing the legacy of its controversial founder.
A Russian Islamic sect led by a self-proclaimed prophet, known for its underground living and isolationist practices.
A dissident religious movement from Imperial Russia, known for its initial opposition to serfdom and rejection of marriage, evolving over time within the Old Believer tradition.
A mysterious group entangled in allegations of child abuse and espionage.
An Italian spiritual community known for its artistic expression, eco-sustainability, and the intriguing underground Temples of Humankind.
A secluded religious group asserting to be the real Catholic Church under the leadership of a self-proclaimed Last Pope
A self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood in Copenhagen, known for its alternative lifestyle and liberal stance on cannabis.
A fraternal organization with a rich history, known for its secret rituals, symbolic imagery, and commitment to charitable work.
A radical offshoot of the Doukhobors, known for their dramatic public protests, including nudity.
A Presbyterian denomination known for its commitment to the Reformed tradition and emphasis on ecclesiastical independence from the state.
A non-denominational Christian movement emphasizing individual freedom in worship and interpretation of the Bible.
A radical Franciscan movement, known for their extreme poverty and opposition to the wealth of the Church.
A controversial Jewish mystical movement that followed the messianic claims of Jacob Frank in the 18th century.
The oldest Mennonite body in America, known for their simple living, nonviolence, and strong community ties.
A Christian sect known for its strict faith healing practices and avoidance of modern medical treatment.
A medieval movement characterized by public penance, extreme asceticism, and self-flagellation to atone for sins.
An offshoot of the Nation of Islam, promoting a doctrine that teaches the empowerment and divine nature of Black people.
A radical Puritan sect of the 17th century, driven by the belief in the imminent establishment of Christ's kingdom on Earth.
A prophetic nationalistic concept in Portuguese culture, envisioning a spiritual and temporal global empire.
A pioneering ecovillage and intentional community known for its innovation in sustainable living and spiritual exploration.
A small, independent Christian congregation known for its traditional worship style and community involvement.
An Australian cult led by Anne Hamilton-Byrne, known for its child abductions and LSD experiments.