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date: 11 April 2021

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This chapter describes and discusses some of the central research into conspiracy theories as related to new religious movements. The first part outlines the area of conspiracy and conspiracy theory. Thereafter, the chapter considers some general and specific topics related to conspiracy theories about and in new religious movements, with reference to both recent and earlier theories, movements, and research.

Keywords: Conspiracy theory, conspiracism, brainwashing, violence, Aum Shinrikyo, discordianism, conspirituality, satanism, apocalyptic movements, nativism

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