No doubt learning about other religions is a good thing.Quote
They leed you in as an inetersting group teaching about other religions, myths, art, symbolisim etc.. And I would say that all this info is quite good and interesting and has helped me to appreciate other religions and to see the common thread. Teachings of Jesus and Krishna, Buddha very similar etc.., the are common "truths" that are beyond the different faces of religion. ...
This is similar to my experience as well. In my case for almost a year they dont talk about "the ego" but slowly and slowly trickle by trickle they start the indicutrination process. More and more they start to talk about Samael and indirectly imply how he can "save you". Of course one is always given the notion "one can leave anytime". Its a huge myth that cultish groups hold people against their will (majority dont). That myth needs to die off.Quote
...But then the more you get involved, slowly it is more and more based areond Samael as the main figure, the one that can "save" you. But you are already so deep into it that you dont see what is happening. The people really beleive it and have expereinces with him etc.. As in astral expereinces with the Masters and Samael.
I totally agree.Quote
...It's great to hear that you have taken away a respect for other world religions. You should try learning about them on your own.
I agree he perverted it. You will find his understanding of Buddhism is simply false (in part errors perpetuated by the Theosophical Society earlier in the century unfortunatly). Speak to real Buddhists and they have a different understanding of what Buddhism is.Quote
Recently I have been reading about the teachings of Buddha it is quite liberating to learn that his teachings are just perverted by Samael and his followers. Buddhism is just one example of course.
It is known as "love bombing".Quote
one of the hardests things i have felt, it to be cut off from the group, where I thought i had friends. Once you start saying things are not right etc.. and try to talk to the "leaders" about it, you are made to feel that there is soemthing wrong with you. Since I have left, no one contacts me any more or responds to my emails. This to me is a sign that it is'nt a healthy group to be part of. They feel so self righteous.
This has all been very painful for me. To give so many years to the group, and then you're just cut off. I lost a lot, but I feel I have gained my sanity again and now I'm getting my own mind back - slowly.