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corboy
Dear light34: Madonna is renowned for being strong minded, not weak. And she's the most valuable conquest Kabbalah Centre has made. KC has acquired its subjects because of its many years experience in grooming and recruiting -- and by NOT telling people full information about what will be done to them after they get emotionally involved. Best move you can make is education. T
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Yesterday
corboy
Is this Kabbalah Centre, the one run by the Berg family? Or some other kabbalah group?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 days ago
corboy
Jordan Peterson’s moment of fame — and the dangers of patriarchal pseudoscience Canadian psychologist peddling pop-culture patriarchy is suddenly a superstar. But he’s no intellectual rebel -- SALON JARED YATES SEXTON MAY 22, 2018 4:30PM (UTC) Excerpts Quotet was on Sam Harris’ podcast "Waking Up" – another outpost of the Intellectual Dark Web – that I first heard Peterso
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 days ago
corboy
And what does this say about the Dalai Lama? His is a magic name. Apple incorporated the DL's picture into one of its "Think Different" advertisements. The DL has a responsibility to ensure that his assistants conduct background checks and advise the DL on whom he should avoid being photographed with.
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
3 days ago
corboy
Hello, hello, BBC News. You've run several stories about Amma. How about assigning a top notch journalist to describe Amma's immmense wealth, her corruption, and the expose memoir Holy Hell written by Amma's former assistant administrator, Gail Tredwell.' Amma brings staggering wealth to India - the government will not touch her. In 2009, in Delhi, residents of Green
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 days ago
corboy
Ending an abusive marriage is hard. Ending one in the evangelical church is harder. By Hännah Ettinger For the full article go here. Ending an abusive marriage is hard. Ending one in the evangelical church is harder. By Hännah Ettinger QuoteNow that no-fault divorce is common in America, allowing victims of intimate-partner violence to escape varying degrees of abuse without much o
Forum: Destructive Churches
5 days ago
corboy
Right-wing thought leader Jordan Peterson endorses “enforced monogamy” In a profile published in the New York Times, Peterson reveals his sad agenda yet his defenders call it a “hit job” TAYLOR LINK MAY 19, 2018 10:29PM (UTC)
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 days ago
corboy
"‘If you are going to give such extreme dietary advice, you’ve got to have proof. Otherwise, all you are doing is stoking fear about a food group most people shouldn’t have to worry about.’ The Dirty Truth About Clean Eating - The Daily Mail Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook" "If the end goal really is just good health, why does the
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 days ago
corboy
‘If you are going to give such extreme dietary advice, you’ve got to have proof. Otherwise, all you are doing is stoking fear about a food group most people shouldn’t have to worry about.’ The Dirty Truth about "Clean Eating" The Daily Mail - UK "If the end goal really is just good health, why does the focus seem to be less on reducing sugar intake and more about promotin
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 days ago
corboy
This article is fascinating and detailed. The brief excerpts were selected as examples of recruitment tactics used to beguile wealthier, more influential 'marks'. Her Darkest Role: Actress Allison Mack's Descent From 'Smallville' to Sex Cult by Scott Johnson, Rebecca Sun May 16, 2018, 6:00am PDT QuoteFor this particular Jness weekend, Raniere had dispatched
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
corboy
No room for questions When spiritual leaders fall from grace, schools founded by them lack the acumen, ability to help students come to terms with the situation. Written by Krishna Kumar | Updated: May 15, 2018 12:05:24 am
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
corboy
The term cult describes a specific set of organizational behaviors that do distinguish an exploitative group from one that may be dysfunctional but does not damage people the way cults do CULTS DO DAMAGE IN SPECIFIC WAYS. It is because the term "cult" is specific and powerful that putting cult into the search engine will give you exactly the information that cults conceal from you wh
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
corboy
I Was Recruited by Allison Mack’s Sex Cult By Rachel Goldberg QuoteI consider myself a slightly skeptical person, but I’ll also try most anything once, and I’m always willing to listen to someone who’s benefited from something. Which is how I ended up being recruited by NXIVM — the organization that’s recently been accused of sex trafficking and forced branding, and resulted in the arrests
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
corboy
Various discussions on Reddit keith raniere cult reddit keith raniere cult "preschools"
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
10 days ago
corboy
QuoteBefore Raniere’s arrest in March, Raniere had a following of women who referred to themselves as his slaves, who, along with Mack, lived with, or near him, in suburban Albany NY. The following, I published on my blog, the Frank Report, on July 15, 2017, more than eight months prior to Raniere’s arrest. It is graphic and sarcastic, but is 100 percent accurate: Raniere demanded his slaves t
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
10 days ago
corboy
Here is an article from The Atlantic. What it describes about famous American writers matches the pattern of excuses made for abusive behavior by Vajrayana Buddhist teachers. Compare David Foster Wallace with Chogyam Trungpa. In both cases, there was and still is no shortage of loyalists who excuse the misdeeds of both men, claiming both were geniuses, not accountable to ordinary standar
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
corboy
"sphinx spiritual" "spiritual love match" QuoteSpiritual LoveMatch is a part of Sphinx Spiritual - a highly ethical organisation bringing a deeper understanding of how the spiritual world works and how to apply that knowledge to living on earth. The knowledge provided by Sphinx Spiritual originates from Ancient Egypt from what is commonly known as ‘The Mystery Schoo
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12 days ago
corboy
QuoteIf you have an excess of power in a situation, you’re at risk of becoming an asshole. One thing I’ve learned is that great differences in power bring out the worst in us. Women gurus will become abusive monsters just as much as the males. The Guru business is all about cultivating the most drastic possible power imbalance, with the guru or godman at the top and everyone else in the
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
A Stanford psychologist on the art of dealing with assholes. He gives examples - fascinating stuff. "Not giving a shit takes the wind out of an asshole's sails." Excerpt Stanford psychologist Robert Sutton describes different manifestations of the condition. QuoteI would make a distinction between temporary and certified assholes, because all of us under the wron
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
13 days ago
corboy
Disturbing Experience: Was looking for a meditation class...but think i ended up at a Cult recruitment event QuoteI’m trying to work on my social anxiety now so I’m looking for things to do in my spare time. This led me to do an internet search for meditation classes in my city. I found an advert for free weekly meditation classes run by a charity. I thought it looked great and went long t
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13 days ago
corboy
The Yoga Barn Guru - Inside Uma Inder's Cult - the article cited by now the wiser needs careful attention. This is more than Uma Inder. From what Be Scofield's sources have said, the Yoga Barn received many specific complaints from Uma Inder's former students, their grave concern for the safety of her current students. QuoteA Complex Tale This story is about an abusive yo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 days ago
corboy
Uma Inder Digital Jungle Compound In this case the leader forbids use of social media and has her captives confine themselves to a specific online space - the digital equivalent of a jungle compound. The Yoga Barn Guru: Inside Uma Inder’s Bali Cult - Be Scofield Medium QuoteUma (Inder) tried to cut off members from outside influence: “Use of Facebook was shamed and for certai
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 days ago
corboy
Just in case anyone is curious where their lodge leader or guru got their special ancient wisdom, have a peek at this blog. Western esotericism has had various systems which posit levels of spiritual realization - much of this goes all the way back to Plotinus (3rd Century CE) and later Neoplatonic philosophers. Plotinus taught that there are multiple levels of reality that emanate from t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 days ago
corboy
Don't slide into describing yourself in terms of affiliation to a school or facility. "My child goes to X school" is different from identifying yourself as "I am an X school parent." Pay close attention if you notice it is normal and even encouraged that people identify themselves as "X school parents." When we so identify ourselves with an institution, we
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 days ago
corboy
Quote These sorts of system 1 associations are far more likely to occur when people are exhausted... which they are at the end of the training. What we learned during message board discussion here at Rickross.com/CEI.com back in 2003 to 2004 was that the physical setting was a key component of the LGAT process. People were set up to get confused and boundary compromised early in the process.
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 days ago
corboy
Alternative health set ups such as Universal Medicine are NOT spiritual. Its a business model that operates by instilling fear and distrust in the subject. A quotation from Professor Dwyer's article: QuoteHerein lies the great weakness of our regulators’ approaches to consumer protection from health care fraud. Protection should be about stopping harm from occurring by due vigil
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 days ago
corboy
Inside the Islamic Cult Whose Leader Is Embraced by Israeli Figures He has a harem of scantily clad 'kittens,' claims the U.K. 'deep state' brought Hitler to power and is accused of sex slavery. What draws Israeli politicians and rabbis to Turkish cult leader Adnan Oktar?
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15 days ago
corboy
Teal Swan Bentinho Massaro Detectives visited Bentinho Massaro to question him after Brent Wilkins, one of Massaro's followers, committed suicide. "A digital empire" QuoteStevens and his partner scrolled through a Facebook page with 300,000 followers and an Instagram account with 20,000 more. They read the motivational quotes and posts announcing events that d
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 days ago
corboy
Cults increasingly gain followers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Alden Woods, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 5:00 a.m. MT May 9, 2018 Quote"..any spiritual seeker can hand-select their guru, clicking through an endless stream of glossy websites, high-definition lectures and social media feeds to find the exact set of answers they crave. Once they settle on a guru — or a handful
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15 days ago
corboy
In earlier discussions at CEI message board, some people asked about Non Violent Communication (NVC) A former CEI participant, The Anticult wrote about problems with life coaching. TAC also wrote some great analyses of NLP uses and abuses. Walter1963 was also informative.
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