Web Pages

The following are some webpages which may be helpful for people gathering information about Centrepoint or exploring what others think and have to say about cult involvement.

Damaging games of love: Reflections on Centrepoint

Dr Niki Harre, Associate Professor of Psychology at Auckland University reflects on her contact with Centrepoint in 1987 as a young psychologist in her blog, written in July 2018

Former Fundamentalists and Ex-Cult Members (NZ)

Closed Facebook group for people who wish to connect over their experiences of being members of a cult or fundamentalist group.

Fringe of Darkness

A blog about a writer Emma Hart's experience of transposing interviews with Centrepoint adults


 A summary of the legal problems encountered and a record of convictions

Centrepoint Community Archive

A closed group database managed by John Potter, convicted paedophile and son of Bert Potter. This database hosts a large collection of materials about Centrepoint, including all of the Centrepoint magazines, and many documentaries about Centrepoint. Access is closed and must be approved by John Potter.

Luddite Journo

2009 blog discussing the national ACC sensitive claims changes which were significantly influenced by sexual abuse of Centrepoint children, and the prominent ex-Centrepoint doctor Felicity Goodyear-Smith.

International Cultic Studies Association

A global network founded in 1979 joining people who are "concerned about psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic or high-demand groups, alternative movements, and other environments."

Can you tell us about any other useful links?

"The Five Levels of Truth-Telling: First, you tell the truth to yourself about yourself. Then you tell the truth to yourself about another. At the third level, you tell the truth about yourself to another. Then you tell your truth about another to that other. And finally, you tell the truth to everyone about everything."

Neale Donald Walsch

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