Investigations, Reflections and Articles
by Laurie Efrein Kahalas

Laurie Efrein Kahalas, a long-time Temple member and author of Snake Dance, created the website which now appears on this site here. She can be reached through

The River, written in 1990/1991, published in May 2022 NEW

Final Witness: The Legacy of Marceline Jones (2021) NEW

Not Like the Others: The View from Forty Years Hence (2018)

I Rest This Case: In Defense of “In Plain Sight” (2013)

The Song of the Unmarked Graves (2011)

The Notorious Incident in L.A. (2008)

IN PLAIN SIGHT: Proof that it was NOT Peoples Temple Who Killed the Congressman, a continuing investigation

Debunking a Disturbing Myth: An Analysis of the Jonestown Video by Matthew Thomas Farrell (2003)

Did Government Assassins Own a Tractor?: A Response to “In Plain Sight”, by Christopher Knight-Griffin (2008)

Did Government Assassins Own a Tractor? Laurie Efrein Kahalas Responds to Chris Knight Griffin (2009)

A Distasteful Task, by Mike Cartmell (2009)

Allegory: The Prophetic Text That Preceded the Tragedy (2006)

A Blessing Ceremony, To Restore the Dignity and Integrity of the Souls Who Perished at Jonestown (2005)

Peoples Temple Was Not a “Cult of Assassins” (2004)

A Different Course (2003) (1998-2004)

Originally posted on March 9th, 2013.

Last modified on May 24th, 2022.
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