Welcome to The Cult Education Institute

The Cult Education Institute (CEI) is a nonprofit library with archived information about cults, destructive cults, controversial groups and movements. CEI is an educational tax-exempted charity and an institutional member of both the American Library Association and New Jersey Library Association. The CEI online library, which was first launched in 1996, is constantly expanding to include new research and information. The database contains thousands of files including news reports, peer reviewed papers, court documents, book excerpts and personal testimonies, all carefully organized within hundreds of titled subsections . There are also links to additional relevant research resources, a book list and a public message board attached for comments. Due to the size of the CEI library a search feature is available for your convenience. Also see the site map to learn where information and material is located.

News and Opinion

Formerly sealed deposition transcripts of NXVIM "sex cult" leaders now online for everyone to read

"Sex cult" leader Keith Raniere and his accomplice Nancy Salzman are both now awaiting sentencing after multiple felony convictions. But in 2009 and 2010 the pair were riding high on Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman's money and suing everyone and anyone. Now previously sealed depositions from one of their... More