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2 days ago
corboy
(Excerpt - I post large sections of text in case the primary source disappears from the internet - Corboy) Quote What “kind of thing” needs to be debated? Are they encouraging suicide or something? permalinkembedsavegive gold peaceatmypace 3 points 6 months ago* Well that is the question. What psychological pressures was this guy under? Was it appropriate? Are there checks and
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 days ago
corboy
Hmmm. Still, there are posts by two other persons on page one of this thread. Dpp and lorelai304.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 days ago
corboy
Controversy already Don't Fall Victim to the Anti Cult Strategy
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 days ago
corboy
A conversation on Reddit among persons trying to persuade their partners to share enthusiasm for "JP" Quote [–]largumboy What first got me into him was the first Joe Rogan podcast. Maybe the conversational JBP could be a better intro? That's at least how I viewed it. [–]vizaga Pretty much the same experience here. Though to be honest I can see why my girlfriend wouldn
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 days ago
corboy
Keywords Professor Jordan Peterson, just speak the truth, lobsters, JP, 12 Rules of Life, Why do young men worship Professor Jordan Peterson? BBC News A movement calling themselves 'lobsters' are following the superstar Canadian professor Jordan Peterson The Jordan Peterson paradox: high intellect, or just another angry white guy? News Clearly this is a pheno
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 days ago
corboy
Ye Gods. Most of us would flee in horror if put on a pedestal and have such praises sung to us! We are embarrassed enough when friends and family sing happy birthday for us.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 days ago
corboy
Ferg22 wrote: "Traditional counsellors just dance around the edge of peoples problems, taking their money and never actually getting to the core of their problems." You are free to express your dissatisfaction with traditional counselors. And are free to state that you consider quality of care you received from 'traditional counselors' was less than wonderful. So..
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 days ago
corboy
UK mother's discussion site bans MLM ads. LOTS of discussion here.
Forum: Multi Level Marketing and Commercial Schemes
7 days ago
corboy
17th February 2018 NEW MUMS WARNED ABOUT DANGERS OF MLM SCHEMES QuoteWe all have that one acquaintance, the facebook friend that you haven’t seen since school, but who constantly tries to rope you into their ‘amazing opportunity’. At first glance, the controversial schemes do seem appealing… those that ‘got in at the ground floor’ are far from shy about sharing photos of their lavish l
Forum: Multi Level Marketing and Commercial Schemes
7 days ago
corboy
Burning ABBA music? Burning Mamma Mia! ?. You could have been listening to something far more provocative - like Ya Gotta Fight for Your Right to Party by the Beastie Boys. Trigger Warning Long list of Thieme books. Guy must have had ghost writers or been someone who needed only 3 hours of sleep at night. Bookfinder dot com is a great place to research whether a
Forum: Destructive Churches
7 days ago
corboy
This is the real "Osho". The thing to remember is not his collection of Rolls Royces. The thing to remember was he was into utter absolute power - turning human beings into sex toys. Rajneesh did not want to influence you - he wanted to own you and add you to his collection of toys. You did not have to be a disciple for Rajneesh to victimize you. Read the news story of how
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 days ago
corboy
The Dialogue: What Readers Had to Say About Our Archive Coverage of Oregon’s Rajneesh Cult In 1984, the Rajneeshees Bused 3,000 Homeless People to Live in Their Oregon Compound. Our Reporter Was One of Them. The story showed readers what was going on inside the compound: Zealots who couldn’t explain what they believed met desperate men who brought their demons to the desert. (Corboy: t
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
8 days ago
corboy
Swissindo group Leader: Soegihartonotonegoro, Sino or "M1" The Debt Cult That Wants to Save the World With a Mountain of Gold Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja Eden Leader: Lia Eden—real name Lia Aminuddin Hanging Out with the Followers of a Doomsday Cult Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja Apr 12 2018, 1:55am (excerpt) QuoteIt's this, Eden's outspoken criticism of
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 days ago
corboy
Here is why HOuse Resolution 417 is necessary. And Tulsi Gabbard, whose family guru is Chris Butler, who identifies herself as Hindu, tabled it. Why are India's Dalit students taking their lives? Gabbard took her oath of office on the Bhagavad Gita -- which justifies the Indian caste system. Upper caste status exists because someone must be the outcastes - the Dalits. The ca
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 days ago
corboy
This article is a standout. - both in detail and in pictures of Raniere's former habitats in Knox Wood and Clifton Park. Raniere's former neighbors have some interesting things to say about him. EXCLUSIVE: Smallville actress Allison Mack takes control of branding cult Nxivm after arrest of leader Keith Raniere as it’s revealed he had sex with a 12-year-old dogwalker and forced
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
9 days ago
corboy
Dirtbike, there's a discussion on Yoga over at the New Religious movements thread. If you're not too busy, you'd be doing a service if you posted a description this set up and of the closed doors childrens class if it took place at a yoga establishment. You don't have to name names. In fact, you can just copy and paste what you've written here and add it to th
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
11 days ago
corboy
One very clever way for a free meditation group to be attractive -- and get you ever more involved with them it to create a "one stop shop" were the meditation group gives you access to a venue for great parties, yoga, martial arts, socializing, networking all in one place. All bundled together. If they also have a retreat center in the countryside, what could be better. Where it
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
History buffs, social psychologists,journalists and students of cultic groups may all find some material here. Failed 'Utopias' Throughout History Oscar Rickett An illustrated account of both evil and righteous attempts to create a "perfect" society. They were all fantastically unsuccessful. Apr 9 2018, 7:00am
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
12 days ago
corboy
"Robbins's comments already seem to be turning some fans off to the world-renowned, multimillionaire life coach's dogma. Logan Wick—who attended the March seminar and has followed Robbins for eight years—told VICE he wouldn't give the motivational speaker another dime "until he makes changes to actually empower women." "The spell has been broken," Wick s
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
12 days ago
corboy
Many schools and eldercare facilities are tied to religious organizations. Schools and facilities which are not affiliated with religious organizations may have employees or volunteers whose beliefs are sincere and heartfelt. Most of the time things things go well. But there have been situations where there is trouble. Trouble arises if: * Some employees or volunteers exploit the jo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
Women are usually the ones who become heavily involved in support of schools for their children and facilities for eldercare of their parents -- though today more and more men are in this situation as well. If a cult operates or infiltrates a school or care facility you're dependent on, you might never get involved with the doctrines of the group, but over time your appreciation slowly m
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 days ago
corboy
If someone gets hypnotized in less than two minutes at a hypnosis show, what could happen when you listen to a cult recruiter or leader speak for hours or days? QuoteThe excitement was palpable and the people were fascinating. Doctors, lawyers, businesspeople—they’d all inexplicably, and somewhat recently, decided to become computer programmers. As a senior in college, finishing off a questi
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 days ago
corboy
Many schools and eldercare facilities are tied to religious organizations. Schools and facilities which are not affiliated with religious organizations may have employees or volunteers whose beliefs are sincere and heartfelt. Most of the time things things go well. But there have been situations where there is trouble. Trouble arises if: * Some employees or volunteers exploit the jo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 days ago
corboy
Meditation and the mind can be debated forever. What can be examined is whether Mooji is creating and maintaining a social space that is physically and emotionally safe for his students. Fire at Monte Sahaja - Mooji's ashram Suicide in Mooji's ashram- time for a debate about this kind of thing? A young woman asking Mooji questions during satsang don´t need y
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 days ago
corboy
In my opinion, from what you guys are describing, Mooji is taking himself and his followers ever deeper into isolation - physical isolation via the ashram and its entry protocol, digital/informational isolation by censoring attempts by non disciples to dialogue with him. Agreement only is what Moo apparently wants. Looks like Moo is creating a closed society. What distinguishes a cl
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 days ago
corboy
Here is another encouragement to examine all possible medical causes of halluncinations -- helps to demystify it. A young woman who was losing her vision due to a medical condition was seeing visions. She was scared that this was due to mental illness. Her predicament was neurological -- her brain was generating images attempting to 'adjust' to loss of incoming visual informa
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 days ago
corboy
"Real friendships don’t happen instantly, they take time to cultivate. When a new group of people are immediately trying to convince you that you are welcome to be part of their family, you should be cautious" ‘Far Cry 5’ Story Consultant Mia Donovan on the Dangers Posed by Real-World Cults Collider/March 27, 2018 By Dave Trumbore QuoteAn example of a very popular manipulati
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
18 days ago
corboy
Hints and vagueness are powerful means of delivering threats or reprimands. A precise threat can be dealt with - you can come up with a solution. Or, realize it is bullshit. A vague threat casts shadows. Will I go insane? How? Omigod Condition X runs in my family. Or, maybe I do drink too much or eat too much junk food and better do something about it. Or ....on and on and on. Vague hin
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
18 days ago
corboy
Another person's description of the fear exercise. QuoteFear exercise this was the biggest no-no to me…and I actually stepped out after this… an hour long exercise had us all sit with our eyes closed and the coach walked us through feeling intense terrorizing fear. We were told to be truly terrified of the people sitting next to us?—?everyone in the room?—?everyone in california?—
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
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