Is there any point where they say things to make you distance yourself from family? I guess I am trying to understand, is it so hidden a person might not realize it? Is it repetition of an idea, or do you just suddenly think that the group is your only hope. I saw my wife change nearly every aspect of morals and ethics we both agreed on in a matter of three weekends over 3-4 months.
I realize this may be hard for you to tell, and please don’t reply if it will make you feel bad in any way.
Good questions. It's definitely in the realm of hidden. That's the lgat way. LIES LIES LIES. I don't think the attendees have any idea that it, or anything else that's being done to them, is going on.
The lgat I was involved with OVERTLY stated that the teaching was about inclusion, not exclusion (they really meant that we were to "include" everyone in our "new, improved" life in order to RECRUIT them
.) Another mantra we got was: "I become like those with whom I surround myself" (that really meant: hang around our fellow lgat-ers in order to keep the indoctrination going
). What happens is that you (think
you) relate best to your fellow lgat-ers. That is because you all "think" and talk alike, you've all been through this weird experience together (another factor in the bonding), and the lgat tells you that your fellow lgat-ers are your SUPPORT. The support you need to WIN (<--the buzzword used by the lgat I was in). In a very short time lgats do
change peoples' values, perspectives, morals, etc., as you saw happened with your wife. I would say that the net result of the whole thing is that lgat-ers feel almost alien to anyone outside the lgat. And I'd say the goal of this
is to get CONVERTS to RECRUIT.
The friend who recruited me told me at the recruitment talk (called intro talk) that my taking the course would make our friendship better. I had no idea why I needed a course to make our friendship better. She also deceived me into going to the talk: she said she wanted my opinion on something she was doing. I was quite surprised when, after the talk, I had pressure from every direction to sign up! For $450!
Dividing people is accomplished totally covertly. The goal is to divide the believers from the non-believers, the latter being a threat to the lgat. Since you wouldn't attend Discovery, Discovery probably "supported" your wife to keep her "transformation" by distancing herself from you.
There are people here who could greatly add to this explanation. I hope some do.