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9 years ago
Toni
Here's an old thread about "Born or Raised" in a cult It gets better. I promise! t
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
10 years ago
Toni
Is merely a permutation of "The Miracle of Love" Read message board below. And google for "Miracle of Love" for more details.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Toni
Latest permutation for Miracle of Love : Freedom Walk - a life of Transformation offered by the Center of the Golden One
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Toni
To ex-Krishna 82 : I also thought I'd be forever totally alone. It takes a long time to fully establish your own new identity, and then to build friendships and other relationships based upon your solo identity. But you CAN do it. I promise. I did. It took years, while raising my (also cult born) three children alone & obtaining higher education and a profession. It's worth eve
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Toni
New front for Miracle of Love in Asheville, NC: "Modern-Day Meditation Center" The seminar tab reveals connection to "Miracle of Love Seminar"
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 years ago
Toni
Hi freedom fighter: Sorry you lived through that. Thank you for sharing. They are important stories. Good for you -- thinking this through! There were plenty such suicides by adults & teens in my cult too. Years after leaving my group I'd realized that psychosis and suicide are not so common in the general population. sigh. When mentioning something of our childhood to my
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
13 years ago
Toni
Hi All: My friend wrote the following essay. It only touches on "our issues," but I think he did a good job over all. Much rings true for me (raised in a group) and my now-grown children (born and partially raised), with much family still involved. Keep learning! You can integrate and have successful lifes! FYI: Article "Adult Children of Cult Members" toni
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
14 years ago
Toni
Turnarounds are possible. Sometimes it takes a few years. on USA ESPN Oct 7, 07
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
Hello Jupiter, Good for you! You have tremendous courage, to leave all that you know and create life on your own! As for "out of the fog".. I kept wondering when i would be 'done' w/ this cult recovery *&$#*(#. Finally, I've accepted that it's a lifelong process. There are many levels. Every couple of years I hit another level of liberation (m
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
Just for you/us: Also a new organization in support: Rise International: :D
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
Just for you/us: Also a new organization in support: Rise International:
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
Try this. sorry for error-link above
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
Toni
A number of 'experts' seen in The Secret are current and former TM teachers, trained by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They have the same training, and social life, which they spin for their own advancement - quite successfully I might add! Of course, The Secret producers do not reveal connections between these deemed independent experts. For your entertainment, here's another'
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
Toni
The following could be funny, if not for needless deaths of True Believers that declined real help. For truth in humor:
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
14 years ago
Toni
Released to honor the birthday of the "Great-Rishi"
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
Quotetruthseeker7777Hi Having said all of that, it is clear to me that the main problem with cults is not the collective group it is the individual people. It is the responsibility of each individual, starting from the charasmatic (often crazy) leader, all the way down to the new inducti who has just accepted an invitation to join a meeting. ........Has anyone questioned themselves, I mean has a
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
of the "fun" parts; :o
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
The Enlightened Sentencing Project Pundits performing Yagyas (e.g.pay thousands of $$, they'll pray for your according to celestial alignment, to solve your personal, financial and professional issues)
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
QuoteHopeNo one said she or her material is cult-related. Louise Hay spent some time at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa. I'm not familiar w/ Hay's writings - am unable to state if her material is related to TM teachings or not.
Forum: Multi Level Marketing and Commercial Schemes
14 years ago
Toni
Quotelifeafter Family members involved with the cult think ... that I failed to achieve what they achieved. It's hard on my self esteem. I sought professional help and she was very good .... and wanted me to break contact with family. Are there experts listed for other countries besides the United States? Hi LA, Excellent comments! As you describe, it's taken me YEARS to no
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
Toni
QuoteyasminDid not figure I needed someone whose whole idea of help was to tell me to never see my family again. :roll: ( Of course, I do realize that for some people that may end up being their best choice) Have also had to accept that for my family the group will always come before me. making a life filled with good friends and good people has helped.It all takes time.Good luck,you'll mak
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
Toni
QuoteToni Being raised in a group, then leaving, gives you different issues than someone who had been recruited and leaves a cult group. My correction. We have different but overlapping issues from other former cult members. The links, experts, and booklists are very helpful! Please review the links, experts and booklist on this website. Regular therapists are really clueless, you need a
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
Toni
Hello lifeafter: Being raised in a group, then leaving, gives you different issues than someone who had been recruited and leaves a cult group. Even the 'experts' are just beginning to figure us out. Am now chummy w/ another high-profile cult former-kid. He asked me "Why we are so much alike?" (we had both been royalty in our respective groups, but resisted the lead
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
Toni
You might enjoy the following discourse:
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
The Voice of God on Earth. Spiritual Master for this age (older now; she keeps her clothes on). She speaks for herself:
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
Toni
QuoteLehmann108This is a real old thread, but it was fun reading. I started TM in high school in 1972 and became a TM teacher the next year. Went to MIU from '74-'78. Well Lehmann, I probably knew you. Welcome! You might benefit from reading the studies about thought reform on this website and elsewhere. It will help you, even after thse many years. JGD :roll: toni
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
14 years ago
Toni
Congratulations! Yes, this service is the most important globally-accessible resource on cultic behaviors of all types. Thank you Rick for having the foresight and commitment to create this site, and the readily available message board (rah rah to moderators too!). Untold numbers of folks have benefitted from the information here. 20,000 posts! A lot of information to glean through t
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
15 years ago
Toni
Well.. the LA times (2 postings above) wrote about my home town.. ugh! Sunday's NYTimes Magazine published a live interview w/ Mahesh today in Holldand Encounter Outer Peace Sign In to E-Mail This Print Save By LILY KOPPEL Published: October 8, 2006 In the 1960’s, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — called the giggling guru by the press — gained a measure of celebrity for promoting his
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
15 years ago
Toni
QuoteAmyswerld For some reason, I just can't seem to let myself connect on an intimate level with anyone. Female friends included. I get to a certain level of intimacy and then get scared. After experiencing psychological abuse with emotional intensity - I think it's natural to fear emotional connecton because of the potential for manipulation and abuse. That's me talking a
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