Different levels of truth (Orange Papers, 不同层次的真相, 橙色文件)

And closely related: "Deceptive Recruiting"

Falun Gong people don’t talk freely about their funny beliefs like aliens are amongst us to outsiders.

Rather, they lure you in with the exercises first.

Ciro has personally heard the following said many times: "you should not tell this to non-believers, they are not ready for this truth yet".

Conversely, dictatorships, just like cults, also have practice different levels of truth, because in the end some level of decision maker has to know the actual truth of the world:

Some other cults that come to mind: