Heroine: a woman having the qualities of a hero; a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities; the central female figure in an event or period.
Film Maker and author Caryl Matrisciana is a well-known expert on ancient and modern world religions, contemporary cults, paganism and the occult. Best-selling author, journalist, and researcher Caryl has co-produced or contributed research and expertise to more than 55 documentaries in the past 30 years.
Caryl is the author of four best selling books: Her latest released in 2008
Out of India
is a special revised and adapted edition of her 1985 autobiography,
Gods of the New Age.
In 1975, Caryl founded Deo Gloria Trust’s counter cult organization in London, England. She became recognized as one of Europe’s most prominent cult experts supplying information to BBC radio and TV, and the ITV. She furnished facts to published authors and for numerous periodicals worldwide including Newsweek, The London Times, Observer, Telegraph, Guardian, and London’s Evening Standard. Caryl met regularly and spoke in the House of Commons with Britain’s Members of Parliament and government officials. At the request of European Members of Parliament, she provided vital research and information, which contributed to the passing of the European Resolution on cults in 1984.
Caryl organized or addressed international conferences in England and Europe, and throughout the United States. Caryl’s more than 20 years of personal experiences in counseling hundreds of cult members and their families has enabled many of them to re-establish their lives and relationships after involvement with coercive and manipulative groups.
Because of her dedication and courage to impact the lives of thousands caught in abusive and harmful cults, and to educate individuals, including children, and nations on the realities of the current cultural trend on the same, including the rise of radical Islam, Caryl is our Heroine of the Month for May.
Read more of her story and see information on her books and films
Quotes by Caryl Matrisciana
“Truth can no more be defined by those who would define it than the minnow can define the ocean through his experience in the pond. Truth is not up for discussion or subject to legislation, nor can it be determined by a majority vote. We have not searched for Truth in the treasury of wisdom given in God’s Word, but in the wasteland of human experience.”