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Re: Gangaji, Mooji, Om C Parkin, John de Ruiter
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: November 03, 2018 11:33PM

One person in this discussion identified as both a de Ruiter believer and as a mental health professional.

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Research John de Ruiter by putting sisters and dead into Google
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: November 03, 2018 11:45PM

Put this into the Google slot john de ruiter sisters dead


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Silence, Charisma and Power: The Case of John de Ruiter

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Charismatic authority, as Max Weber originally conceived it, is predicated on followers’ perceptions that their leader possesses superhuman or extraordinary powers. This article points to a novel link between silence and charismatic authority by examining the new religious movement (NRM) led by John de Ruiter and showing the important role that interpersonal silence plays in the social construction of his superhuman status.

Specifically, de Ruiter's management of three distinct aspects or qualities of interpersonal silence allows him to perform seemingly miraculous feats for his devotees.

Firstly, the projection-eliciting aspect, of interpersonal silence fosters the belief within devotees that de Ruiter has the ability to speak to the specific personal needs of people whom he has never met.

Secondly, the punitive aspect of silence enables de Ruiter to perform superhuman displays of power over others at meetings.

Thirdly, de Ruiter's use of silence fosters the belief that he has a miraculous ability to form intimate bonds with complete strangers, simply by gazing at them. To familiarize readers with this NRM, the article begins with a description of the group's culture, belief system, form of worship, methods of generating revenue, and recruitment strategies.

(PDF) Silence, Charisma and Power: The Case of John de Ruiter. Available from: [www.researchgate.net] [accessed Nov 03 2018].

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