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Richard Abanes is an American author, actor and journalist. In his career as a writer and journalist, his work focuses on cults, the occult, and world religions, and their connections to the entertainment industry, and to pop culture. As a lecturer on these topics he has appeared at institutions such as the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Caltech, Mensa, California Baptist University, and Biola University. As a singer, dancer and actor, Abanes has worked in regional theater, as well as on Broadway. (source: Wikipedia)
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