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11 months ago
rrmoderator
Everyone: Please do not use all capital letters. It is not necessary, over the top and a bit rude.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 months ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: Promotional posts about speakers, gurus or whatever will be deleted from this thread. This thread is about Mooji. If you want to discuss and promote someone go and so somewhere else.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 months ago
rrmoderator
Intheflow: Your post seems like a threat to silence critics and former members of the Mooji group that have chosen to post here. Please understand that this message board and the Cult Education Institute has been sued five times after such threats were made. All the the lawsuits were dismissed and none went to trial. One group (Gentle Wind Project) was subsequently investigated and shut
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 months ago
rrmoderator
Please try to be respectful. This thread is being trolled. Apparently Mooji people are concerned enough to do that. Not everyone that has left the group and is critical will agree on everything. The focus of this thread is -- Is Mooji a cult of personality? And what behavior within the group is negative and/or destructive? Are people being hurt. Please focus on the core subject not
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Mara Fiota: You did not answer any of my questions. I can only conclude you are here as a troll and/or an apologist.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Mara Fiota: What do you think Mooji had done wrong? What is wrong with group in your opinion? What mistakes have been made by Mooji? Please offer some specific examples. Unless you only registered and decided to post here as a Mooji apologist and/or troll.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
changedagain: Please keep in mind that some people who post here may be a bit raw and quite sensitive. Especially new people. And they might be offended or put off by something that you think is funny, but they feel is hurtful. Everyone must respect that each person posting here is coming from their own place, space and situation. Everyone is not at the same place in recovery.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Sometimes a sense of humor about certain aspects of cults eases the pain. It may not work for everyone, but it works for some.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
You have posted 13 times at this message board. Many of the posts promote Facebook , etc. This is not a thread to promote a Facebook page, but rather discussion about the Kabbalah Centre. Please keep that in mind.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Tzadik: So you are just here to promote a Facebook page? What do you have to contribute to this thread?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Gwen: Momentus has a troubled history and is an LGAT (large group awareness training). See This book has two chapters specifically about LGATs like Momentus, which can help you to sort through the issues. It is carefully researched with extensive footnotes and bibliography. I am sorry to learn of your situation.
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern, If you have an opinion state -- In my opinion. If you are not absolutely sure about a detail you can say -- it appears to me, apparently, it seems to me, etc. These are important distinctions. Specifically qualifying what you say in this way makes it very difficult, even for a litigious group, to have any meaningful basis to make a claim regarding defamation.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
lechat: Seems like you are trolling this thread as an apologist for the Opinion Institute. Can you think of anything Option Institute did or has done that is wrong? What could Option Institute improve upon in your opinion? In what ways has the leadership and/or the institute failed?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: See The Cult Education Institute has a section devoted to recovery issues. See There is also a listing licensed mental health professionals that have experience helping former cult members.
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: If an article is published online and attributed with the name of the author, writer or reporter there is no problem in posting the name here. The rules prohibit posting contact information such as an email address, home address, phone, etc. Nothing who wrote a published article not a violation of this message board's rules.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Wombat is here as an apologist. Ironically, some years ago he was here at this message board complaining about a group seeking help and/or some feedback and solace. But apparently now he has moved on to another questionable group and has become an apologist. Groups called "cults" frequently threaten to sue people that critically speak out. They don't seem to understand tha
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton wrote a paper published at Harvard titled "Cult Formation" within which he defined a destructive cult. In my experience almost all definitions of destructive cults intersect with Lifton's three criteria or core characteristics. In my book "Cults Inside Out" I propose that Lifton identified the nucleus for the defin
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Wombat. The single most salient principle that explains the seeming inconsistencies of an authoritarian leader's behavior is that it's all about control. That is, authoritarian leaders of groups called "cults" like what they control and don't like what they likely cannot control. So people that the leader thinks are problematic and/or difficult to control may be
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Neo, I am very sorry for the children that were raised in destructive cults. You are right they have no choice and this is a terrible thing. But there is such a thing as coercive persuasion and influence used to gain undue influence over people. The leadership, which knowingly used such techniques to break down the critical thinking of members did that. Blaming the victims of such coerc
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Here we go again. Neo's message was deleted. Victim bashing will not be allowed here. The perpetrators are to blame not the victims.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
1 year ago
rrmoderator
BTW--If anyone is interested rickross.com was sold due to the fact that the name Rick Ross is so prominently associated with the rapper Rick Ross. There was some confusion due to this and so the domain name for this site was changed to more accurately reflect the purpose and focus of this site. This message board has repeatedly been attacked by groups called "cults" and the Cult Educ
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
gingerbeer has been banned from this message board. gingerbeer posted personal attacks and apparently wanted to troll and/or disrupt this thread. He is probably a Mooji devotee. gingerbeer violated the rules he agreed to before posting, i.e. no personal attacks.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Yes. The problem with not taking mental health seriously enough is that various gurus push people through intense meditation, exercises, cathartic confessions, etc. to a breaking point. And gurus are not typically licensed mental health professionals. So when they have seminars or sessions they have no meaningful education to inform them when someone is too fragile psychologically and when the
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Horowitz: Watching the video was interesting. Mooji reminds me of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. Almost like Moo is copying the presentation style of Rajneesh. But of course Rajneesh was better at being a "guru" and far more notable. Historically Rajneesh was known to have exploited his devotees. For example he owned 90 Rolls Royces and there were allegations of sexual misconduct.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
To whom it may concern: Anyone who attacks people that post here personally and/or lacks civility and is nasty will be banned from this message board. There are a couple people that may be banned soon. First and final warning.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Wow. Moo must be in a bad mood. We have three apologists attempting to dominate this thead and IMO push people off topic and/or discourage them from posting. All three have failed to answer any questions meaningfully, skirted issues or engaged in other obfuscation. Their presence here would seem to confirm there are serious problems with Moo and that he may have dispatched them to spin
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Yes. For example how could "not taking mental health seriously enough" contribute to a suicide?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
No peers? Sounds like the group is run like a dictatorship. It also probably has corporate bylaws and a board. My guess is that Moo runs that too without any meaningful accountability. Again, someone that becomes an object of worship who is also a dictator would fit the criteria associated with a destructive cult.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Applejuice: Why are you here posting? You "do not know or really care what happens with the finances"? Interesting. You don't care what happens. OK. If you "live in a different country" is anything you post here really grounded in facts observed first-hand. As someone who doesn't care and lives far away from the community are you a reliable source? App
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
rrmoderator
Applejuice: You have been involved with Moo for a number of years and seem to be quite committed based upon the number of posts you have made here defending him. And yet you have no idea what is going on financially and how much money Moo derives from the group? So it seems the Moo group has little if any financial transparency and no one, even long time devotees like you, really know where
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
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