It’s already started, but my spiritual leader Rev. Ivan Stang is teaching an online practical course in how create and run a cult. I love this bit from the course description:
This course is really Volume Two of The Subgenius Psychlopaedia of Slack: The Bobliographon, a new SubGenius book from Thunder’s Mouth Press which will be in stores by November. This material — basically a behind-the scenes history of The Church of the SubGenius and an investigation into the nature of belief — requires way too much multimedia to work as just a book. But it’s perfect for an 8-week online course.
At the end of the course, students will have designed and developed their own religious cult to the point of marketability.
I have no problem with plunking down $95 for such a thing but I really don’t have any extra time to devote to it. It sounds like fun, especially since you get access to exclusive Subgenius multimedia. Fun stuff.