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  What's it like to be brought up in a cult? 12 January 2004  
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Can you imagine what it's like to grow up with 200 mothers and 200 fathers, all dressed in orange?

Life inside communes fascinates most of us, but how do the children of those who choose to live in them cope?

When he was six years old, Tim Guest's mother took him to live in a commune in Suffolk, where members practised Eastern mysticism, chaotic therapy and sexual freedom.

Tim Guest and his mother, Anne Geraghty join Jenni to talk about the 10 years they spent in various communes, the bruising effects this had on their relationship and how they overcame this.

My Life in Orange
By Tim Guest
Published by Granta 
ISBN 1862076324

BBCi Religion & Ethics - cults


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