Follow the leader: tips for starting a cult

Ever thought about starting a cult? It requires more calculation than you might think, as Rebecca Wait reveals in this very helpful video. After just five simple steps you could be the leader of your very own band of worshippers. What –or who –they worship is up to you.

15/04/2015
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Ever pondered the idea of starting a cult? It requires more calculation than you might think, as Rebecca Wait reveals in this very helpful video.

After just five simple steps you could be the leader of your very own band of worshippers. What – or who – they worship is up to you. It's worth remembering that most cult leaders meet their downfall eventually, so if you prove the rule wrong then be sure to let us know.


Ok, so these tips aren't tried and tested in the real world, but Rebecca has written a brilliant novel about a cult so she knows a thing or two about them. The book is called The Followers and it's out now in Paperback, and as an Ebook and Audiobook.

The Followers

by Rebecca Wait

Book cover for 9781447224754

Powerful, gripping, and impossible to forget, Rebecca Wait's The Followers is a novel about love, hope, and identity that asks timely questions. Are we still responsible for our actions if we remake ourselves in someone else's image? And is there any way back . . . ?