Aum Shinrikyo and Cults that Went Wacko
Leader: Charles Manson
Born in 1934 to a teen-age mother who became a prostitute, Manson drifted from reformatory to jail to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury in the late 1960s. There, his occult spoutings and feral charisma attracted followers who became The Family. Manson and his disciples (who called him both "God" and "Satan") moved to Los Angeles in 1968 to pursue his song-writing ambitions...
Crimes of the Century