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11 days ago
Fohr
Can you elaborate about which aspects are rooted in white supremacy, or promote a race-based superiority? Curious about your experiences if it goes beyond the grey area of cultural appropriation/re-packaging of esoteric/indigenous wisdom/culture. I am very familiar with the cult dynamics in modern spiritual coaching, always-rising pricing for ~offerings~, and how emotions and sexuality are cle
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3 months ago
Fohr
RUN_FOREST_RUN Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Seems the times they are not a changin: > > Thank you for sharing this. I was not aware of this school in Dallas and their history. All devotees and ex-devotees should read the account of the mother of the abused boy. She shared it on her Facebook page (linked in the article above). I have many e
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
Fohr
You may be in a religious cult if one of more of these apply to you: 1.You look down upon anyone not in your religious group 2.You consider only members of your religious group as worthy of making friendships or maintaining relations 3.You have broken off your old relations with family members after joining your religious group 4.You are distrustful of anyone outside of your religious group
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Fohr
RUN_FOREST_RUN Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Truth Wins, > > I have written about the spiritual addiction > component in these groups many times. I am aware > of the "bliss" affect ... Really appreciate the way you describe what goes on within so many devotees internal world and communities. So many fire points here. Especia
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Fohr
RUN_FOREST_RUN Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The bigger these cults get the less culty they > feel to unwitting seekers. In many ways they > dilute philosophically to a comfortable point > where it's just another simple religion that > believes in a savior, heaven and hell and > salvation. Right, and perhaps to the chagrin of S
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Fohr
"And to walk on offenses eggshells day and night" I think this can go overboard even when the leaders are not abusing their power and there is nothing obviously illegal going on. Being so frightened to say the wrong thing or speak at all, even when you are respectful and speaking to your current level of realization. Not the behavior of an adult to think of oneself as lower than
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Fohr
RUN_FOREST_RUN Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Truth wins, > Thanks for this. Pretty much sums up butler's > group and many other krishna groups in a nutshell. > Those that do not fully leave usually experience a > residual hold based on conditioning and excessive > use of repetition in all cult activities. > > Important obse
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