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The Cult Myth of Los Angeles This lovely place cuckoo land is corrupted with an odd community giddinessnowhere else do eccentrics flourish in such close abundance Nowhere do spiritual or economic panaceas grow so lushly Nowhere is undisciplined gullibility so widespread McWilliams 250 When reading this description about Los Angeles one may feel that it doesnt represent LA as a whole however with the vast number of cults that migrate here it seems to be more appropriate every day The scary thing is that the majority of the cults dont originate here they come here because there is a lack of community and outcasts are accepted as normal folk in sunny LA In a city that is built on money and a get rich quick mentality it seems fit for small cults to want to come here and flourish off the vast sea of prospective members The world is filled with many types of cults but one tends to see them openly freely acting in the city of Los Angeles Los Angeles geography of being an oasis in the desert brings many cultic leaders to bring their group here to expand Many people feel that because of the geography and climate Los Angeles is an ideal place to start cults Some feel that the apocalyptic aspect of Southern California spawns the birth of numerous types of Doomsday cults The cults are however found in every city in America they just keep to themselves and arent always trying to expand their membership While it appears that cults originate in Southern California they actually come to find a place to set up an open shop style of worship Cults and religious denominations differ greatly yet most cults actually claim that they are a religious family The word cult actually has many different meanings according to Religious Toleranceorgs Definition of terms These include A style of worship and its associated rituals devotion or homage to
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