Links to Cults, Sects, and New Religious Movements


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A note about the title of this page.*

Page table of contents:

Animists, pagans, voodoo, magic, Satanism

Avowedly Christian groups

Avowedly Jewish groups

Avowedly Islamic groups

Meditation, spiritualism, enlightenment, metaphysics

Unclassified groups

Cults, sects, and new religious movements generally


Animists, pagans, voodoo, magic, Satanism

[Note that the categorizations below are somewhat arbitrary, as it is common for believers to commonly identify themselves as being in the tradition of more than one of the categories below.]

   Magicks, Paganism

     Magic, magicks

        Council of the Magickal Arts

Magic generally

Magical Blend Magazine

Also covers witchcraft and paganism


        Asatru (Norse Heathenism) [No online site]

+     Irminsul Aettir

+     Ring of Troth

Asatru generally


Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage

Asatru (Norse Heathenism)

From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site


+     Ancient Keltic Church (Reclaiming Tradition Celtic Pagans)

Reclaiming tradition generally

Reclaiming Tradition

Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage

+     Ár nDraíocht Féin

ADF generally

A.D.F. (Druid)

Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage

+     British Druid Order

BDO generally

British Druid Order

Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage

+     Druidic Craft of the Wise

+     Henge of Keltria

+     Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, The

+     Reformed Druids of North America

Druidry generally

Celtic Druidism

From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site

Traditional British Druidry

Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage


        Goddess Worship

+     Fellowship of Isis


+     Reformed Congregation of the Goddess-International, Inc.

Goddess worship generally

On Goddess worhsip

Spiral Goddess Grove


+     Pagan Federation Canada

+     Southeastern Pagan Alliance

+     Universal Federation of Pagans

        Wicca, witchcraft

+     1734 Tradition

+     Appalachian Granny Magic

+     Arician Tradition

Arician Tradition generally

Stregheria. Com

Home of Authentic Italian Witchcraft

+     Association of Cymry Wiccae

+     Blue Star Wicca

+     Central Valley Wicca (Kingstone Tradition)

+     Church and School of Wicca

+     Church of Wicca (USA)

+     Church of Y Tylwyth Teg

+     Draconian Path

+     Elijan Wicca

+     Feri Tradition

+     Gardnerian Tradition

+     Grove of the Unicorn

Unicorn Tradtion generally

Unicorn Tradition

Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage

+     Gwyddonic Order

+     Iberian Tradition (Tradição Ibérica)

+     Mixed-Gender Dianic Wicca

+     Minoan Tradition

+     Mohsian Tradition

+     New England Covens of Traditionalist Witches

+     Ophidian Traditional Witchcraft (Serpent-venerating)

+     Prytani Tradition

+     Seax Wica

+     Storyteller Wicca Tradition

+     Taibhsear Tradition

+     Universal Eclectic Wicca

:          Church of Universal Eclectic Wicca

:          Coven Of The Far Flung Net

Universal Eclectic Wicca generally

Universal Eclectic Wiccan Tradition

Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage

Wicca and witches generally

21st Century Witches

A general page on witches and pagans

How to contact a Wiccan or coven

From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site

INDEX: Pagan Traditions

Profiles of the Wiccan and witchcraft traditions, paths, and churches tradition from The Witches Voice webpage

Mjolnir’s Pagan and Wicca Page

Links and information

Toby’s Wiccan Refuge

Basics on beliefs

Witchcraft and Wicca

From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site

Witch’s Brew


Witches Voice

Covers the Witch, Wicca, Pagan and Heathen communities


Neo-paganism generally

An essay about Paganism for school teachers

From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site

INDEX: Pagan Traditions

From The Witches Voice page; has excellent set of links describing different neopagan traditions and beliefs

Meanings of the terms Pagan and Paganism

Also from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site

Neo-Pagan religious tradtitions

And yet more from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site

The International Pagan Pride Project Website

The Pagan Pride Project sponsors education in Pagan identity

SouthEastern Pagan Alliance

An alliance of Witchcraft, Pagan and Wiccan groups in the southeastern US. Excellent set of links to groups


+     Ordo Templi Orientis

+     Society for the Promulgation of the Religion of Thelema

+     Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn (Aleister Crowley)

Thelemism generally


From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site


Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage


     Church of Four Quarters

     Pantheist Association for Nature

     Pantheist Temple of Hamilton

     Universal Pantheist Society

     World Pantheist Movement

Pantheism generally

The Pantheist Index

Pantheists resources

   Regla de Ocha (The Rule of the Orisha) [Santeria]

Santeria generally

Orishaweb -- El sitio para santeros

Santeria, La Regla Lucumi, Lukumi


     Church of Satan

Church of Satan generally

The Church of Satan

     Temple of Set

Satanism generally


   Vodun (Voodoo and related religions)

Vodun generally

Haitian Vodoun Culture

LePeristyle Haitian Sanctuary

The VODOU Page

Vodun (and related religions of Candomble, Lucumi, Macumba, Voodoo, Vodoun & Yoruba)

West African Dahomean Vodoun


Avowedly Christian groups [For “Christian Spiritualist” churches, see section on Spiritualism, below.]

   Bible Believers Association

   British-Israelism, Anglo-Israelism, Christian Identity

Note: I’m all for religious tolerance, but you should be aware that
most of these sites and groups are frankly racist

     America’s Promise Ministries

     Anglo-Saxon Federation of America [No online site]

Anglo-Saxon Federation of America generally

Religion and the Racist Right

G.O.A.L. Reference Library

Kingdom Identity Associates

The Identity Movement

     British Israel World Federation

     British-Israel-World Federation (Canada), Inc.

     Canadian British-Israel Association

     Christian Separatist Church Society

     Church of Israel

     Church of Jesus Christ Christian/Aryan Nations

     Congregation of God Seventh Day

     Covenant People’s Fellowship

     First Covenant Church

     God’s Order Affirmed in Love

     Kingdom Identity Ministries

     LaPorte Church of Christ

     Open-Bible Ministries

     Worldwide Church of God [See entry in Protestant churches page. Originally a non-Trinitarian, British-Israelite church, WCG has specifically denounced its doctrinal past. It is now a member of the National Association of Evangelicals, and seeks to be an “authentic Christian church.” And no longer believes in British Israelism. Taking the church at its word, it and its spin-off denominations (of which there are dozens) are listed among the Protestant churches.]

British-Israelism, Anglo-Israelism generally

Anglo-Israelites Exhibit


British Israel World Federation

Religious Movements British-Israelism-Anglo-Israel

Worldwide Church of God Home Page


   Christadelphian and Christadelphian tradition

     Amended Christadelphians [Note: there is no central Christadelphian body]

        Christadelphian Ecclesias in Canada

        Christadelphian Ecclesias in Central America

        Christadelphian Ecclesias in South America

        Christadelphian Ecclesias in the United States

        Christadelphian Ecclesias World Wide

     Unamended Christadelphians [Note: there is no central Christadelphian body]

+     Mississippi Unamended Christadelphians

+     Orlando, Florida Unamended Christadelphian Ecclesia

+     Republic, Missouri, Unamended Christadelphian Ecclesia

+     Texas Unamended Christadelphians

Unamended Christadelphians generally

The Christadelphian Advocate

Newspaper for Unamended Christdelphians

Welcome to the Bible Student's Page

Interpreting Scripture from the UC perspective

What does the Bible teach?


     Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith

     United Church of God, an International Association

Christadelphians generally

Australian Christadelphians


   Christian Science

   Church of the Living Word [No online site]

Church of the Living Word generally

Cults & Small Religions

From the Psychic Investigator page

Background to the "Holy Laughter" Movement

By Tom and Sheila Smith

Church of the living word

By William J. Kingsnorth on the Evangelize America Webpage

The Church of the Living Word

By Woodrow Nichols on TheoNet

   Churches of Illumination (Rosicrucian)


     Ancient Rosae Crucis

     Angelic College Of Damkar

     Authentic Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn generally

Golden Dawn

Profile of the tradition from The Witches Voice webpage

     Builders Of The Adytum

     Canadian Rosicrucian Society

     Church Of Light (Brotherhood Of Light)

     Church Of The Eternal Source

     ConFraternity Rosae + Crucis

     Corona Fellowship of Rosicrucians [No online site]

     Elder Brothers of the Rose-Croix (Les Freres Aînés de la Rose-Croix) [No online site]

     Fraternitas Rosæ Crucis (Beverly Hall Corporation)

     Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua

     Fraternitas Saturni

     Fraternitatis Rosae Crusis

     Fraternity Of The Hidden Light

     Grand Lodge Ancient Universal Mysteries

     Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

     Holy Order Of Rahoorkhuit

     Lectorium Rosicrucianum (International School of the Golden Rosy Cross)

     Orden Rosacruz

     Order Of The Grail, Grand Commandery

     Order Of The Grail, Joan Of Arc Commandery

     Order of the Militia Crucifera Evangelica

     Ordo Svmmvm Bonvm

     Ordo Templi Orientis- U.S. Grand Lodge

     Philosophical Research Society

     Roscrucian Order Of The Grail

     Rose+Croix Martinist Order

     Rosicrucian Fellowship (Association of Christian Mystics)

     Rosicrucian Order, Amorc

     S.O.T.O.- Society Ordo Templi Orientis

     Scarlet Woman Lodge- Ordo Templi Orientis

     Servants Of The Light

     Silver Moon Sanctuary - Temple Of The Western Mysteries

     Societas Rosae Crucis

     Societas Rosicruciana in America [No online site]

     Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia [No online site]

     Societas Rosicrucianas In Civitatibus Foederatis

     Society Of Universal Light

     The Ancient Rosae Crucis

     The Hermetic Alchemical Order Of The Qblh

     The Hermetic Fellowship

     The Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn

     The Hermetic Order Of The Morning Star International

     The Hermetic Temple & Order Of The Golden Dawn

     The Order Of The Temple Of Astarte

     The Society Of The Inner Light

Churches of Illumination (Rosicrucian) generally

Modern Rosicrucian Groups

Strange Fire:Gnosticism.6

The Original Rosicrucian Fraternity From 1614



   Gnostic churches

     Ecclesia Gnostica

     Ecclesia Gnostica Apostolica U.S.A.

   Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watch Tower Society) and related Bible Studies Groups

     Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society)

Jehovah’s Witnesses generally

Watchman Fellowship on Jehovah’s Witnesses

     Bible Studies Groups (spinoffs from Watch Tower Society)

        Associated Bible Students

        Christian Bible Students Association

        Christian Millennial Fellowship

        Epiphany Bible Students Association

        Dawn Bible Students Association

        Free Bible Students

        Independent Bible Students

        Laodicean Home Missionary Movement [No online site]

        Pastoral Bible Institute

        Philanthropic Assembly [No online site]

        Laymen’s Home Missionary Movement


   Mormons and related groups

     Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

     Church of Jesus Christ (Bickertonites)

     Church of Jesus Christ (Temple Lot)

     Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints (Strangites)

     Community of Christ (fmr RLDS Church)

     Restoration Branches (fmr RLDS)

Restoration LDS Branches generally

Restoration RLDS Branch Directory - Representing Restoration RLDS

Mormonism generally

Watchman Fellowship Resources on Mormonism

Introduction: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

   New Thought Movement

[In using this nomenclature, I am adopting the classification used by the New Thought Movement Home Page. Also note that it is inaccurate to claim that some of the groups listed below are avowedly Christian. (The Seicho-No-Ie Truth of Life Movement is not, for example.) Yet many are. So I have cross-referenced this entry under Meditation, spiritualism, enlightenment, metaphysics, but the groups’ entries are all here.]

     Association for Global New Thought

     Divine Science

        Brooks Divinity School

        Divine Science Church of the Healing Christ

        Divine Science Federation International

        Divine Science Metaphysical School

        United Divine Science Ministries International

Divine Science parishes

First Divine Science Church of St. Louis. Missouri

Metro Divine Science Churches of Greater St. Louis, Missouri

     International New Thought Alliance

     Religious Science (Science of Mind) related groups

        Affiliated New Thought Network

        Global Religious Science Ministries

        Process Science of Mind

        Religious Science International

        United Church of Religious Science

     Seicho-No-Ie Truth of Life Movement

     Unity family of groups

        Association of Unity Churches

        Christ Universal Temple

        Unity School of Christianity

        Unity-Progressive Council

        Universal Foundation for Better Living

        World Federation of Unity Churches

New Thought Movement generally

New Thought Movement Home Page

Very helpful set of links and resources

New Thought Links

Created by Alan Anderson



Scientology generally


Watchman Fellowship Resources on Scientology

   Swedenborgian Church

   Unification Church

Unitarian Church generally



Avowedly Jewish groups

   Black Israelites

     12 Tribes of Israel

     B'nai Zakin Sar Shalom [No online site]

     Gospel of the Kingdom Temple [No online site]

     House of Judah [No online site]

     Lawkeepers International

     Moorish Zionist Temple [No online site]

     Nation of Yahweh

     Nubian Islamic Hebrews [Unofficial]

Black Israelites generally

Black Jews, Hebrews, and Israelites

An essay on the subject by Rabbi Sholomo Ben Levy, Beth Elohim Hebrew Congregation, Saint Albans, New York

Nation of Yahweh : Yahweh Ben Yahweh - religious cults and sects

Entry in the Apologetics Index

Religious Movements Homepage: Nuwaubian Nation of Moors

From the Religious Movements Homepage at the University of Virginia



Avowedly Islamic groups

   Ahmadiyya/Qadiani Movement


Alawites generally

Religious cults and sects, world religions, doctrines and practices - Alawites

   International Community of Submitters (Submission Islam)

   Nation of Gods and Earths (5% Nation of Islam)

   Nation Of Islam


Meditation, spiritualism, enlightenment, metaphysics

   Adidam, The Way of the Heart

Adidam generally

Regligous Beliefs Web Site Adidam, The Way of the

   Ananda Church of Self-Realization

Ananda generally

Religious Movements Homepage (Ananda Church)

   Ananda Marga

Ananda Marga generally

Religious Movements Homepage Ananda Marga Yoga Society

   Eckankar (Religion of the Light and Sound of God)

Eckankar generally


   Falun Dafa (Falun Gong)

Falun Dafa generally

Falun Dafa & Falun Gong

   Hare Krishna (International Society for Krishna Consciousness)

ISKCON generally

Hare Krishna & International Society For Krishna Consciousness


[Note: many groups describe themselves as “spiritualist metaphysical” denominations. Groups listed here seem to emphasize the metaphysical. But check also in the sub-section on Spiritualism.]

     Institute for Spiritual Development

     Interfaith Church of Metaphysics (and School of Metaphysics)


   New Thought Movement

   New Thought Movement

[It is inaccurate to claim that all New Thought groups listed are avowedly Christian. (The Seicho-No-Ie Truth of Life Movement is not, for example.) Yet many are. So follow this link to the groups’ entries in the Avowedly Christian groups section.]

   Sant Mat (Holy Path; Sant Thakar Singh)

     Know Thyself as Soul Foundation

Sant Mat and KTS generally

Know Thyself as Soul Foundation - religious cults and sects

From the Apologetics Index site


[Note: many groups describe themselves as “spiritualist metaphysical” denominations. Groups listed here seem to emphasize spiritualism. Note that some self-describe as being “Christian Spiritualist” churches. But check also in the sub-section above on Metaphysics. Some groups listed below, such as the International Spiritualist Federation, are not “churches” per se but groups of individual churches. They are listed here in part to provide directory assistance.]

     Federation of Spiritual Churches and Associations

     First Spiritual Temple [Note that FST is self-described as a “Christian Spiritualist Church.”]

     Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association

     Institute of Spiritualist Mediums

     International Spiritualist Federation

     National Spiritual Alliance of the U.S.A.

     National Spiritualist Association of Churches

        Morris Pratt Institute

Educational Bureau of the NSAC

     Spiritualists' National Union [Based in the U.K. – North American member churches shown below]

        Journey Within Spiritualists’ National Union Church, The

        Open Door Spiritualist Sanctuary

     Universal Church of the Master

UCM generally

Solar Cross | About UCM

From the Solar Cross “A New Beginning” website

UCM history

From the Centre of Peaceful Light Ministry website

     Spiritualist Churches outside of North America

        Greater World Christian Spiritualist Association [Note that GWCSA is self-described as a Christian Spiritualist church.]

+     Greater World Christian Spiritualist Church of Jersey [GWCSA member churches are listed separately, since GWCSA reserves the right to differ from them doctrinally]

        Spiritualist Church of New Zealand

        Wilton Spiritualist Church

Spiritualism generally

World Directory of Spiritualist Churches

Maintained by the J.T. and E.J. Crumbaugh Spiritualist Church

Sources of information on Spiritualist history - the Psychic Portal - "Psychics' Search Engine"

A source of directory information for Spiritualist churches


     Church of the Resurrected Life (Theosophical Fellowship)

     General Anthroposophical Society

[Note: classified as theosophical on the Religions of the World web site. Anthroposophicalists seem not to mention it, so group may be mis-classified by me.]

        Anthroposophical Society in New Zealand

        Anthroposophical Society in America

     New York Theosophical Society

     Theosophical Society

        Theosophical Society in America

     United Lodge of Theosophists



Unclassified groups

   Aetherius Society

Aetherius Society generally

Religious Movements Homepage: The Aetherius Society

From the Religious Movements Homepage at the University of Virginia

   Aleph (former Aum Shinrikyo)

Aleph generally

Religious Movements Homepage: Aleph

From the Religious Movements Homepage at the University of Virginia

   Aumism, the Religion of the Unity of the Faces of God

   Association for Research and Enlightenment

ARE generally

Religious Movements Homepage: ARE

From the Religious Movements Homepage at the University of Virginia

   Brethren, The (Roberts Group) [No online site]

The Bretheren generally

The Brethren (Jim Roberts)

From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site

   Church Universal and Triumphant

   Family, The (Children of God, Family of Love)

Children Of God generally

Children Of God - Family Of Love - The Family

From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance site



Cults, sects, and new religious movements generally

Apologetics research resources on religious cults and sects

The Apologetics Index Website; has a somewhat anti-cult perspective

Controversial Groups A to Wicca

Site maintained by the Foundation for Religious Freedom

Institute for the Study of American Religion

A religious studies research facility with a particular focus upon the smaller religions of the United States

Watchman Fellowship: A Christian Response to Cults and New Religious Movements

Information on groups from a decidedly anti-cult/NRM perspective


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*  I agree with the sentiments expressed by Prof. Jeffrey K. Hadden on the “Religious Movements Page @ the University of Virginia“ Web site. Prof. Hadden’s very useful Webpage catalogues emerging religious movements. Each of the entries on his site carries the statement

Negative sentiments are typically implied when the concepts ‘cult’ and ‘sect’ are employed in popular discourse. Since the Religious Movements Homepage seeks to promote religious tolerance and appreciation of the positive benefits of pluralism and religious diversity in human cultures, we encourage the use of alternative concepts that do not carry implicit negative stereotypes.”

Prof. Hadden goes on, however, to make a strong defense of the use of the terms “cult” and “sect” for the purpose of precision in social-scientific study. (See his page, “Conceptualizing ‘Cult’ and ‘Sect’.”) He also notes the practical problems encountered in using the alternative term preferred by some, namely “new religious movements,” with the chief problem being that most people have no idea what you are talking about! Readers will notice that I have not characterized any of the groups listed on this page as being either cults or sects beyond listing including them in a page captioned “Cults, Sects, and New Religious Movements.”