19 Years in a New Age Cult - Torn from the Arms of Satan, In 1977, during Thanksgiving vacation of herfreshman year at Swarthmore College, Elizabeth, at her mother's insistence, attended a "stress-reduction" session with a biofeedback technician on staff at a Manhattan psychologist's office. During that first visit this man filled her ears with prophetic visions of a glorious future, the inheritance of those fortunate few who might choose to accompany him. His confidence and charisma were so entrancing that she soon recruited two of her college roommates. When thepsychologist fired his assistant two years later, Elizabeth and her mother followed. Over the next decade this man, a malevolent genius and master of twisting spiritual truth to benefit a self-serving agenda, organized a small dedicated band of followers. "The Group" evolved into an incestuous family, a cult. Their minds were fused with brainwashed doctrine of distinctly New Age philosophies. An intimategroup of spiritual "Navy Seals", they scrambled in terror, preparing themselves to survive an approaching spiritual catastrophe, one man's divine vision of Armageddon. Subsequent to a momentous event in August 1994, "The Black Dog Religion" was born with their leader as high priest. Elizabeth sank lower and lower into a pit of despair, darker than she ever could have imagined. She became sodeeply buried that escape seemed impossible. From the childish gullibility that seduced her astray, to the enlightenment which led to her freedom, you will travel an incredible journey. For anyone who has ever been trapped by a person who would not let them go, within this book lies a message of truth and hope.Burchard, Elizabeth R. is the author of 'Torn from the Arms of Satan A True Story of Seduction and Escape from a Contemporary New Age Cult', published 1999 under ISBN 9781881374053 and ISBN 188137405X.