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cult

(kŭlt),
A system of beliefs and rituals based on dogma or religious teachings and characterized by devoted adherents who display a readiness to obey, an unrealistic idealization of the leader, an abandonment of personal ambition and goals, and an eschewing of traditional societal values.
[L. cultus, an honoring, adoration]

cult

a specific complex of beliefs, rites, and ceremonies associated with some particular person or object, which is maintained by a social group. A cult is often considered as having magical significance.
Alternative—fringe An unscientific system of treating disease
Psychiatry A religious, political, psychotherapeutic, or commercial organization or sect, based on dogma or religious teachings, often with bizarre or unorthodox practices, values, or beliefs that differ from mainstream or accepted thinking, which engenders conflict between the group and society, and uses unethical manipulative techniques of persuasion and control to advance the leader’s goal; cults may be linked to mass suicide and death

cult

(kŭlt) [L. cultus, care]
A group of people with an obsessive commitment to an ideal or principle or to an individual personifying that ideal.
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Theoretical perspectives on campus cultism and violence in Nigeria Universities: A review and conceptual approach.
Majority of the students read newspapers to obtain information and as recreation, thus serving as a way of taking their mind off the negative activities such as cultism.
The misplaced priorities of cultism, prostitution and other criminal acts would be curtailed.
than the copying in Brazil of particular aesthetic movements which were in no way universal, such as the cultism of eighteenth-century Italy and Iberia, such as Parnassianism, Symbolism, Impressionism, or the Wagnerism of Leopoldo Miguez, for example.
Further, the star's particular performance in a film is always more than the culmination of the star images in subsidiary circulation; it is a balancing act between fiction and cultism (598).
Steinbring (1976) speculated about the origins of the copper technology and lunar cultism in the ancient Great Lakes region.
Jarvis, "Food Faddism, Cultism, and Quackery" (1983) 3 Annual Review of Nutrition 35; Vicki S.
This friendship would last for several years but according to Clarke, he "always had a difference of opinion" with what he called "party cultism.
Bush, the same assumptions reigned--a broad and ambitious conception of "national security," coupled with geopolitics, atomic cultism, and an abiding interest in applying the latest technologies to war.
They do not understand that their lives will not change dramatically until they abandon these physically detrimental and no longer effective tribal cultism.
If indeed "a full explanation of the mythological power of the subterranean world still awaits its Bachelard or its Campbell" (12), I'd suggest that David Lewis-Williams's The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art (2002) may well offer some illumination to those seeking to explore the roots of the complex intertwined phenomena of subterranean fantastic literature and hollow-Earth cultism.
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