Looking for ex-cult members to share their experience
Posted by: PaPiNN ()
Date: June 04, 2019 10:39AM

I am currently in the process of writing a research paper on the "subculture of cults." I am looking for ex-cult members to answer some questions for my research, any and all responses are welcome and valuable. Thanks!

1. What was the name of this group?

2. How and why did you come to join this group?

3. What did you have to believe to remain a part of this group?

4. What forms of mind-control (manipulation through physical and/or psychological means) did this group employ? e.g. controlling behavior or information

5. How and why did you leave?

6. How did this group keep its members from leaving?

7. How did this group portray itself to people outside the group?

8. Was there a hierarchy of power? If so, how did you become higher in its ranks?

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Re: Looking for ex-cult members to share their experience
Posted by: LWFlouisa ()
Date: June 05, 2019 08:16PM

Wrote a responce in the other thread.

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Re: Looking for ex-cult members to share their experience
Posted by: VKocsis ()
Date: July 30, 2019 12:40PM

These questions are just for adults?

Or are you also looking at children who were taken in and/or born in?

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Re: Looking for ex-cult members to share their experience
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Date: July 31, 2019 11:20PM

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Re: Looking for ex-cult members to share their experience
Posted by: Thnx ()
Date: November 18, 2019 02:51AM

1.I was a member of The Christ Family.
2.I was visited by a spirit and allowed that spirit to enter into me. That spirit led me to these people who were sitting in front of a grocery store and was encouraged from within by that spirit to join them.
3. I had to give up everything and begin walking in my bare feet to points unknown with the foundation tenets of no killing (being vegan), no sex (being celebrate) and no materialism (basically not gathering things into self).
4.They progressively got you to believe that this one man was the Lord and the eventuality was to worship him.
5. I was directed by the leader to leave because I was with a member who confronted his authority.
6. Because there was an essence of truth to aspects of the life and the experiences while walking and not being among the people of the group, the mind would associate all the good that happened with the group and ultimately gave all the credit to the leader of that group.
7. They acted like they were actually keeping the tenets but they were not. They related to people outside of the group as earthlings.
8. Yes, there was a hierarchy. You basically kiss up to the leaders, never question them and many women submitted to having a sexual relationship but somehow that wasn’t sex. You basically believe you can do no wrong and parade around like you are a god.

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