The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power Kramer, J. and Diana Alstad
This book really helped me see how I got caught up in the authoritarianism of Christianity and then some other new-agey type beliefs.
Why I recommend it, the book’s description says it best:
“The Guru Papers demonstrates with uncompromising clarity that authoritarian control, which once held societies together, is now at the core of personal, social, and planetary problems, and thus a key factor in social disintegration. It illustrates how authoritarianism is embedded in the way people think, hiding in culture, values, daily life, and in the very morality people try to live by. The book unmasks authoritarianism in such areas as relationships, cults, 12-step groups, religion, and contemporary morality.”