It sounds like it to me. When he was 17 he "drove into the woods and wondered aimlessly about". I am assuming that means he was feeling lost on life. Also his mom is trying to stop him, she "Shouted through the fog". I think that the fog is the cults influence. He was drawn into the pack of wolves (cult) and before long he was singing their song (he was part of their religion). His thoughts t"urned to instinct and obedience to God". Then, after six years, he found a girlfriend and left the cult. What do you think?