Membership in the new age group Silva Mind Control

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Brent A. Paterline
Annette Heishman


This research reports the findings of an exploratory study of the members of the New Age group Silva Mind Control. To data, there have been few empirical studies of New Age groups, and little is known about what types of people practice New Age beliefs. The finding of this research show that members of this New Age group: tend to be middle to upper- class white females, come from religious background, and still participate in traditional churches. The research also examines commitment among members of Silva Mind Control and found that social networks were the most important predictors of group commitment. Specifically, those who had friends and family members who were members who were members of Silva mind control were more committed to the group.

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