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corboy
When you are female, you will face an almost demonic assault - in the form of ubiquitous advertising designed to scare you, guilt trip you, and sell you crap you do not need. Many of your friends and coworkers will use these products, follow these diets, join MLMs, try to sell you these products. You will wonder if you are just being unreasonable, not a nice person, by not going along.
Forum: Multi Level Marketing and Commercial Schemes
Yesterday
corboy
When you are female, you will face an almost demonic assault - in the form of ubiquitous advertising designed to scare you, guilt trip you, and sell you crap you do not need. Many of your friends and coworkers will use these products, follow these diets, join MLMs, try to sell you these products. You will wonder if you are just being unreasonable, not a nice person, by not going along.
Forum: Multi Level Marketing and Commercial Schemes
Yesterday
corboy
Workplace discrimination against women, lack of paid maternity and paternity leave for new parents, social disapproval of mothers working outside the home -- all of these create social pressures which lead many women to put their hopes in earning money from MLM set ups. QuoteSome women struggle to thrive in traditional office settings, and work-life and work-family tensions are obviously ma
Forum: Multi Level Marketing and Commercial Schemes
2 days ago
corboy
Friends, if you find additional news stories or legal documents concerning Universal Medicine and Serge Benhayon, please add the titles and URLs to Cult Education Institute's CULT NEWS section. One must create an account to do so but this is easily done at no charge. Self-styled healer Serge Benhayon leads 'socially harmful cult': jury By Michaela Whitbourn --
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 days ago
corboy
It would be helpful if people who have been to Monte Sahaja (near Antenejo, Portugal) or Zmar could tell us if participants in Moo retreats can keep their phones and passports or whether these must be handed over. Also worth knowing is information on whether ashram visitors and participants at retreats/intensives can easily recharge their phones when at Monte Sahaja or Zmar. If no elec
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 days ago
corboy
One way to deny the fear bond one actually has with the guru is to compare yourself to other disciples who are demonstrative in their blissful devotion. You watch them or hear of them going all out. Throwing themselves at the gurus feet in public. You look at them making those embarrassing infantile displays of emotion and hold yourself aloof. Especially if you are a professional, with a publi
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 days ago
corboy
Ttoo often the leader gets addicted to that energy raised and the and dependent on his or her entourage. Social isolation and pampering corrupt the guru. Social isolation, which usually happens when a guru is successful enough to build an ashram or compound is very dangerous. Philip Zimbardo in his Prison Experiment demonstrated that in the absence of input from outside a group, social is
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 days ago
corboy
Just now found this. In Need of Satsang Detox Quote I have to admit that I am biased. I never attended satsang back in my seeking days. Sure, I watched a DVD or two of a spiritual teacher giving satsang. But once I extracted some really valuable tools, I put all of that down and began investigating on my own. This made all the difference. When I’m talking to spiritual seekers who ar
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 days ago
corboy
It would be a interesting project to get the descriptions of Maharshi's talks and compare them with Moo's output. SadGame wrote: QuoteOne might critique someone else's mind process, such as Moo does all the time, giving the other a feeling that his or her mind is not to be trusted. I haven't felt this personally, but I know from the many reports on this site and othe
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 days ago
corboy
. QuoteGaslighting is often misunderstood as simply trying to make someone believe something isn’t true. What it really entails is breaking down a person’s trust in their own mind – something so damaging it can take years to recover from. It’s a daily form of coercive manipulation designed to make someone so vulnerable and confused that they rely more on their abuser than on themselves.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 days ago
corboy
QuoteGaslighting is often misunderstood as simply trying to make someone believe something isn’t true. What it really entails is breaking down a person’s trust in their own mind – something so damaging it can take years to recover from. It’s a daily form of coercive manipulation designed to make someone so vulnerable and confused that they rely more on their abuser than on themselves. Quote
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 days ago
corboy
QuoteGaslighting is often misunderstood as simply trying to make someone believe something isn’t true. What it really entails is breaking down a person’s trust in their own mind – something so damaging it can take years to recover from. It’s a daily form of coercive manipulation designed to make someone so vulnerable and confused that they rely more on their abuser than on themselves. Quo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 days ago
corboy
That is a very informative article. Any time you find a news article of this kind, please submit a URL for that article to Cult News. You can find Cult News by going to the Cult Education Institute's homepage then go to the right hand sidebar entitled What's New. Underneath What's New in the bottom right corner, you will find "Today's headlines at C
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 days ago
corboy
A profound them in Sufism is that of longing. This can be cruelly exploited. QuoteShe TARGETS people, gathers intelligence, pre-frames them, talks on the phone, meets them, induces trance states, creates confusion to overwhelm the conscious mind, asks question to collect information, inserts powerful suggestions, creates Guru Transference, more suggestions, and on from there. The key i
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 days ago
corboy
Sahara71 wrote: QuoteIt's like a story, within a story, within a story. Pretty soon you lose track of where you are, which is the whole aim of it, I suppose. You kind of zone out. Friend, what you said here describes a specific technique used in trance induction - nested loops. Years ago on the CEI message board, The Anticult, an expert in trance induction, described this technique.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 days ago
corboy
.The little dude was a helluva wordsmith. For fun, here are a few of the repetitions in Rajneesh's instructions on how to use the mala. Look at the many times he refers to 'key' or 'keys'. The word 'key' has a wide range of definitions. We speak of a riddle or puzzle has having a 'key', a solution. QuoteQuote by Ralph Waldo Emerso
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 days ago
corboy
What follows is Corboy's speculation. It would a valuable contribution if someone expert in analyzing trance induction could examine some of Rajneesh/Osho's lectures, and give a report. Here is my amateur attempt to do so. -------------------------------------------------------------- Quote“Before I left for Pune , I was a very capable, articulate, professional woman,”
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
corboy
Venerating a guru's feet is an ancient Indian practice. Satya Sai Baba - sex pest- commercial guru Murders at SSB's ashram Quantities of gold found at SSBs ashram Ammachi - commercial guru -- read the expose Holy Hell by Gail Treadwell who was Ammachis assistant for many years. Holy Hell by Gail Tredwell Amma wealth enriching her relatives
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
corboy
Lets be clear. We do not know what, if any, meditation is tied to using Mooji malas. But yes, the Moo and the Rajneesh malas look strikingly similar. What's next? A colored uniform for Moo devotees? Stay tuned.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
corboy
A note about teasing and laughter and joking. Teasing, joking and laughter do not create a safe relationship. Teasing, joking and laughter are nuturing ONLY after a relationship has been established and mutually negotiated as safe. If you are led to feel safe in a relationship and suddenly the other person slips in jokes and teases that hurt and confuse, this is a (Corboys opinion) a WA
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
11 days ago
corboy
Rajneesh and Mooji Malas/Rosaries - compare Rajneesh mala -- Google Images Mooji mala -- Google Images QuoteAmazonite Mala Blessed by Sri Mooji - Mooji Satsang Shop satsangshop.com/malas/881-amazonite-mala-blessed-by-sri-mooji.html €25.00 - ?In stock This blessed Amazonite Mala is comprised of 108, 8mm Amazonite crystal beads (plus one end Guru bead). The highly polished m
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
Secure attachments emancipate us. Secure attachments free us to explore, leave the next, free us to ask questions and disagree. Alexandra Stein has found a way to understand abusive groups and relationships as unstable relationships from which one has been indoctrinated to seek stability. Methods for Total Control Abusive groups promise stability and nurture, promise orientation, and
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
Laughing shuts down our wise inner observer. It disrupts conscience and disrupts critical thinking. A genuine educator uses jokes lightly, sparingly. Too much laughing disrupts the steady state of mind and emotion needed for genuine educational purposes. Keeping control of a roomful of people, getting them to laugh, is a SKILL. You have to learn it, practice it. Its showmanship.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
Audience receptivity and expectations for the comedian are fostered by the compere or host - the person who faces the audience, makes opening remarks, gives background on the performer, praises the performer, then brings the performer, the comedian, the STAR, onstage. Now, as you read, substitute 'guru' 'master' 'teacher' 'sage' for 'comedian'
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
Keeping people waiting is a great way to build anticipation. Many gurus demand that devotees arrive and be seated on time, yet show up late themselves. Devotees, disciples, students, murids put up with this, assuming it is a lesson for their own diseased egos, a way to burn off nafs, impurities, samskaras, by enduring lateness from their beloved leader. It does not occur to them that this
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
A note about teasing and laughter and joking. Teasing, joking and laughter do not create a safe relationship. Teasing, joking and laughter are nuturing ONLY after a relationship has been established and mutually negotiated as safe. If you are led to feel safe in a relationship and suddenly the other person slips in jokes and teases that hurt and confuse, this is a (Corboys opinion) a WA
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 days ago
corboy
Quote"Most organizations involve hierarchical chains of command in which superiors formulate plans and intermediaries transmit them to executors, who then carry them out. The further removed individuals are from the end results, the weaker is the restraining power of the foreseeable destructive effects. Kilham and Mann (1974) set forth the view that the disengagement of personal control is e
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 days ago
corboy
This was a discussion from another forum back in 2013. One person posted information about Rajneesh/Osho. A fellow named TiredPhil replied: 03-13-2013 10:01 PM QuoteNow that is why I joined this forum. In the UK a lot of vids, and details do not come up on Google searches. Tons of information available on here from members. Thanks for the links This discussion can be found her
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 days ago
corboy
To supplement what Anon has discovered, here's something:
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 days ago
corboy
Why I Gave Up Everything and Joined a New Age Cult Renee Linnell - "The Burn Zone" QuoteIn June of 2006 near her home in Southern California, she walked into a meditation seminar expecting to hear the calming voice of an older woman wearing a white robe and sandals. Instead, the speaker was a young, striking woman dressed in an expensive black business suit paired with
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