Zeuszor, thank you for the detailed notes about your involvement with the Twelve Tribes, which apparently is not McKay-related at all.
May I ask what motivates you to so openly go into other cults, whether or not they are related to the cult you exitted?
Professional cult investigators generally avoid membership. If they go into a cult to observe it on behalf of a client, they of course would not be posting about that activity, and they don't keep going back unless they are on a rescue assignement seeking someone, and they don't do it alone. If they go into a cult just out of general curiousity, then they are showing that they believe they are invulnerable to mind control tactics within that setting, which of course every professional knows is not true.
The point of gathering knowledge about specific cults, beyond personal recovery, is to be prepared to ask the right questions whenever a cult member attempts to recruit a loved one or attempts to subvert an existing social group. One does not have to go into a guest/membership role in order to gather that kind of knowledge.
You are welcome. No, the JCs share little to nothing in common with the Tribes. Not McKay-related at all.
If you want to learn more about the Tribes and their belief system, I wrote a veritable wiki article on them here:
What motivates me to do what I do is not the topic of this thread. I do not mind telling you all about it, but let's chat about that via FB. OK?
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/2010 03:32AM by zeuszor.