Collective Suicide at Jonestown

An Ethnopsychoanalytic Study of Leadership and Group Dynamics
  • Domenico Arturo Nesci


On September 25, 1978, Jim W. Jones, the pastor and leader of the Peoples Temple (affiliation of the Disciples of Christ) from the Agricultural Mission of Jonestown in the Guyana jungle sent a five-page typescript to President Carter:


Slave Trade Natural Mother Individual Death Faith Healing Funerary Rite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenico Arturo Nesci
    • 1
  1. 1.Catholic University of the Sacred HeartRomeItaly

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