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3 months ago
corboy
Wanting to brush up my writing skills, I picked up some old booklets with these title: The Thinker's Guide How to Read a Paragraph How to Study & Learn How to Write a Paragraph Curious, I thought I should if there was more to know. I used these search terms and ran Google. "foundation for critical thinking" lawsuit (Using quotation marks does an exact phrase
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 months ago
corboy
It's official: Q-mom is in a full-blown cult in Texas. She's cut out everyone in her life and the money is flowing to the leader. My dad's flying down this week to try to win her back but we're scared. Please send resources (Canada/Us). Information here:
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 months ago
corboy
Google Search frithjof schuon "vertical wives" Thursday, July 14, 2022 Maude Murray’s book
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3 months ago
corboy
The CEI message board is offered as a safe space. If you get any strange PMs (private messages) that seem strange, send a copy of the PM to Rick Ross moderator of the CEI message board. Mr Ross can be private messaged here.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 months ago
corboy
Ibn ‘Arabi, Schuon, and Universalism Rethinking Ibn 'Arabi Gregory Lipton Abstract For over a century, Euro-American scholars and esotericists alike have heralded the thirteenth-century Spanish mystic Ibn ‘Arabi (d. 1240) as the premodern Sufi theorist of inclusive religious universalism who claimed all contemporaneous religions as equally valid beyond the religio-politic
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 months ago
corboy
Before large numbers of Sufi Muslims became economically secure in Western countries, Western wishful thinkers and crooks who prey on wishful thinkers could write any kind of nonsense about Sufism and Sufis. Sufi authors such as Ibn Arabi could be translated and quoted in ways that made it seem possible to contend that Sufism was separable from Islam. This translation from Ibn Arabi came as a
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
Corboy: The one area I disagree is with the person stating that one has to give permission to surrender oneself to a guru-takeover. One has been placed in a state of boundry porosity and, very likely trance by the events one goes through at an ashram prior to the guru's arrival onstage. Two, that pre-darshan indoctrination is designed to disrupt adult critical thinking and to stimulate
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
Some educational projects such as the Waldorf schools and parts of the homeschooling movement are tied to high demand cultic groups (Waldorf is based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner whose organization has been described as cultic. Children's schools and schooling are excellent venues in which to perpetrate cultic outreach -- and PR. Parents are anxious people - it goes with the terr
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
Quote Dr. Jackie Johnson, a former self-described cult member and a cult recovery specialist based in Savannah, also noted that cultic abuse can take place in any setting. “A book club can be a cult. An equestrian center can be a cult,” she said. The characteristics which set it apart can often seem benign: The group may be intent on meeting new members, it might see itself as very tigh
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
Religious lies, conmen and coercive control: how cults corrupt our desire for love and connection Published: July 10, 2022 QuoteSteel reveals members of cults usually experience a triggering event prior to joining... A triggering event may be something like a divorce, the death of a loved one, or another event that’s traumatic, or perceived as traumatic... Durkheim referred to this
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
From a discussion on subreddit QAnon Casualties: Quote People often confuse the “right” thing to do with the “nice” thing to do. I used to compare Qa with addiction, but that’s false because addiction has a bottom, a point when nobody wants anything to do with you at any level. But with Q, your father will never truly feel alone because he’ll have the rest of the Kool-aid drinkers, so he’
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
The Guardian news: The hunt for Radovan Karadžic ruthless warlord turned ‘spiritual healer’ The Serb warlord was captured in 2008 after a 13-year manhunt that involved the CIA, the SAS and a soldier dressed as a gorilla. As the Hague war crimes tribunal prepares its judgment, Julian Borger describes how the trail led to the door of a bearded therapist in Belgrade More citations here:
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
corboy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > > Friends the yoga scene is a trustful place > where > > people reinvent themselves - and few think to do > a > > background check. > > > > Radovan Karadzic. Serbian war criminal who > helped > > organize RAPE CAMPS hid for years as a New Age > > healer in t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
> Friends the yoga scene is a trustful place where > people reinvent themselves - and few think to do a > background check. > > Radovan Karadzic. Serbian war criminal who helped > organize RAPE CAMPS hid for years as a New Age > healer in the Balkan New Age scene. Karadzic Sentenced to Life in Prison Sex Slave: 'Evert day we were raped' Jasmina
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
Friends the yoga scene is a trustful place where people reinvent themselves - and few think to do a background check. Radovan Karadzic. Serbian war criminal who helped organize RAPE CAMPS hid for years as a New Age healer in the Balkan New Age scene. How the New Age Cultic Milieu is a Great Hideout A Serbian psychiatrist accused of major war crimes hid for years, disguising his identity
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
corboy
Details in Kaitlin Armstrong case reveal fraudulent use of passport and a paper trail of yoga classes QuoteFilla said that Armstrong had been frequenting yoga studios in the area and taking classes at them “to better her profession to teach a specific type of yoga.” “She was getting really ready to establish that next part of her career,” he added. Armstrong, who was partners with pr
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4 months ago
corboy
Kaitlin Armstrong's yoga obsession helped bust her in Costa Rica, US Marshals say Details in Kaitlin Armstrong case reveal fraudulent use of passport and a paper trail of yoga classes
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
corboy
Corboy note: Persons already using antidepressant medication are advised to cease using it before using Ayahuasca, as Ayahuasca interacts badly with this type of medicine. Ceasing use of a prescribed antidepressant places us in a vulnerable state. For that reason alone, anyone operating an Ayahuasca retreat has a Duty of Care. The reddit article referenced a documentary on Rhythmia in a
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
corboy
An Ayahuasca Retreat Claims to Sell 'Miracles.' Former Workers and Guests Say It's Unsafe and Abusive. Celebrity guests love Rythmia, a psychedelic retreat in Costa Rica. Insiders, though, describe a dangerous environment.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
corboy
This Climate Guru Is a Celebrity in the US. In India, He’s Accused of Destroying a Forest Sadhguru, who was seen with Will Smith in 2020 and most recently with Trevor Noah, has been accused of illegal construction in a protected forest.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
corboy
A leader's senectitude and powerlessness along with money and fame being out the worst in disciples. Tim Ward, practiced as a Theravadan monastic in a Thai monastery founded by the celebrated and world famous Ajaan Cha. In his memoir What the Buddha Never Taught, Ward gives a searing description of this honorable and honest teacher after he'd been left speechless and bedridden by
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
corboy
If your company seems like a cult, it might be Two psychiatrists warn about the risks of abusive behavior behind practices meant to strengthen employee loyalty (Small quote from a very informative article) QuoteMiguel Perlado, a psychologist and expert in cults, works with people who are involved in abusive group dynamics in non-cult contexts. “I have worked with cults, but also
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
corboy
"God wants us to walk. The devil sends a limo." What's so seductive for us about the Devil/LGATs "limousine" offer? * Wow factor - promise of an Amazing Life * Flattery - you are special, the program's special and only special people tough it out stay the course and get the hidden message * Convenience - you're not stuck in traffic, you can "get
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
5 months ago
corboy
COVID-DENYING FATHER SERGEI IS JUST THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH’S ‘HOLY MAN’ PROBLEM
Forum: Destructive Churches
5 months ago
corboy
A man who grew up Southern Baptist summed it up: "Jesus loves you and you're going to hell.'
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
corboy
Truth wins wrote: QuoteBut fear in a spiritual setting, is the greatest red flag and should alert you to leave. And yet I stayed in the midst of the horror movie for years. The worst trap is feeling afraid and not knowing we feel afraid. In a situation like this, we do not feel our fear, we have become our fear. Likewise, in this situation we do not feel our anger, we have become our
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
corboy
(My opinion of the Advaita scene after reading years of damage reports) This is the terrifying implication of Advaita -- that self and other are one, distinctions between ourselves and other persons is illusion. If a seeker entered the world of Advaita teachings, satsangs and teachers, he or she is in a world where no one has inherent rights to decent treatment and where adoration (to alleg
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
corboy
Thank you for this information. (Grim) The devil really is in the details -- and a lot of what people assume to be holiness is merely techniques deployed by clever predators.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
corboy
For those who think this won't be embarrassing later in life... Inside Hollywood’s Orgasm Cult QuoteWith the support of stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Daedone built a lucrative empire on the promise of a 15-minute female orgasm, but what seemed like sexual salvation to some was denounced as sexploitation by many others.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
corboy
Corboy note: The Dot Collector app is used by many different companies and can be used in a variety of ways. Many do find it useful -- however all this depends on how the FC app is used. The devil is always in the details. Arianna Huffington, alumna of MSIA was quoted in the SFGate article below. News Story Coinbase, founded in San Francisco, reportedly asks workers to rate each other
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