New Religious Movements
“offer a religious or philosophical world-view,
or they claim to provide the means by which some higher goal such as
transcendent knowledge, spiritual enlightment, self-realisation or ‘true’
develepement may be obtained. The term [“religion”] is, thus, used to
cover groups that might provide their members with ultimate answers to
fundamental questions (such as the meaning of life or one’s place in the
nature of things”).