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9 years ago
Keir
QuoteLone_Flame_of_EternityIs it me or are many major modern gnosis sites closing their forums to the public or closing them outright? I've been browsing a lot of the sites of older gnostic groups and it looks like their game is finally starting be revealed to the public; as a result they're closing a lot of their public stuff down because of it. Interesting. I noticed that too. N
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuotenotanantiGnostic... What I love is how these people use the phrase "varification in the astral" or "varify". Do they even know what that term means? Have they ever bothered to study its philosophical, scientific or linguistic mean? How about that the true psychological significance of bias and influence. ... One last thing as Keir was good enough to point out some
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
(I wanted to add. That the historic usage of the term "cult" is different than with the modern usage of the term is.)
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
"Gnosticism" as in Samael Aun Weor's neo version of it. (I would add I think Weor takes it abit further. Especially in a more distructive way.)
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
I agree. I think Blavatsky also added fuel to the fire especially with the Ascended Masters stuff. Theres quite a few "masters" avatar" "buddhasatvas" etc. claimants out there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_avatar_claimants
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuoteRedwing20293Applewhites " planet earth about to be recylced" vidoe can be found on google video. Also Rio Diangelo, Heavens gates sole survivor posted all of the tapes on youtube. Thats the one I was refering too!
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
Hey no problem. I had those slow web nights as well.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
NOTE: This is a 5 year old article. The original link to the article no longer even exists.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuotedsmOne must be careful to avoid thinking that if it is blond and blue-eyed it is fascist. What could be more fascist than the Sicilian mafia, for example? Or the Nation of Islam? No one brought up that "blond and blue -eyed" automatically equates to fascist. Your words not mine. (Certainly just because someone has blue eyes & blond hair doesnt mean they are a fascist.)
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
Quoterogue80 If you want your salvation, you have to believe truly that Samael is the one and only avatar of the Aquarius. We didn’t really know who he was and of course, they always tell us good thing from him. Ironically, during the beginning of the courses, they tell us not to worship him but just to see him as a man who did bring a teaching for the humanity… - You have to submit to the aut
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
Thank you for sharing your experience rogue80. Every testamony counts.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
QuotedsmI am concerned about some of the internet cults we see which appear to be no more than a bunch of videos but which may be acting as "filters" that allow leaders to recruit suicidally-inclined people. It might not even be the leaders of such internet groups, but others who are able to contact and recruit the visible participants. Does anyone else think this is going on? Is thi
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuoteNoble9 Likewise, racism certainly exists within the Asatru groups, but it is hardly representative of or condoned by the majority of its adherents. Noble9 READ what I also wrote "(Keep in mind not all Asatru groups are fascist outfit although some are fronts for fascist groups.) " According to a study by professor Mattias Gardell (a Swedish expert on right-wing extremism at t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuoteNoble9 "Complacency" implies there is an obligation to do something about factions within a belief group. Most members of a religion, however, probably don't get too heavily involved in the politics. Most just try to live their lives according to whatever doctrines are prescribed by their church, synagogue, etc. Radicals who identify themselves with a certain faith or polit
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuoteRedwing20293What cults are similar to the infamous Heavens Gate cult that was around in 97. I know there was the Solar temple back in the 80s but what other cults are there that are still around today that are similar to Heavens Gate? I think most of these suicidal groups tend too be either very secretive or selective in telling the public of their true beliefs or intentions. I know the Ec
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
Going slightly off topic. I remember one of the things my exinstructor taught was that "one really dont need sleep. All you need is meditation" (paraphrase). In retrospect its nothing but sleep deprivation. A method often used by cults to break down the will power and critical mind of the student.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuotemxkittyMalcolmSingh, The "self-remembering" exercise is a form of self-hypnosis. There is also a phenomenon called "snapping" which is a biological and psychological reaction to cult mind control. The result is a natural high and sense of wonderment which the victim attributes to the teachings of the cult. "Wow! I feel better than I ever have before! This group
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
10 years ago
Keir
QuotemsanchezGuess what? I got my first letter from a gnostic group telling to shut down the website. I dont know if I can link to our website but here it is www.lagnosisdevelada.com/foro/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=246 scroll down a little and you can see the letter they sent me. (Sorry Ive been away from the site.) I'm not suprise msanchez that they would do this. Typically cultish g
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
Has anyone ever read some of the Amazon.com book reviews on Weor's books? You can also tell alot of them have been written by supporters themselves. You can tell how fanactical and out of touch some of them are. Some of the criticism of Weor's books are quiet interesting as well. For example: Customer Reviews The Perfect Matrimony: The Door to Enter into Initiation / Tantra and S
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
Nice that you came back msanchez! You can put up a disclaimer to protect yourself from getting sued. eg "The opinions on this site are not neccesarily the opinion of the site owner. ....." "The opinions express on tthis site are only testamonies from others...." etc. I concur with notanantiGnostic you might want to ask Rick Ross for advice on writing a disclaimer on th
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
QuotedragoneyeHello everyone I was in this movement for a few years and I only left it relatively recently. As time went on, the activities started to look more and more cultish in nature.. and let me tell you, after leaving the movement, I have never felt so spiritually free in my life. I was sick of being stuck in a gnostic box with only a small peephole into normal life. I have so much m
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuoteTypicalSeeker "He copied whole writing patterns, ideas and concepts without quoting his sources" That is not plagiarism when the authors are long dead and the copyright is expired. No that is plaigiarizing. Even if a copyright is expire its standard academic procedure to give proper references. Universities routinely does that (even for 100+ year old books). Other than that
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
Not to mention. When government gets involved I think one's red lights should also be flashing. " Latin American Cults Watched Following California Suicides Apr. 07, 1997 QUITO, Ecuador (CWN) - Latin American nations have taken initiatives to control and even ban some cults under Gnostic or New Age influence in order to prevent a massive suicide similar to the "
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
QuoteTypicalSeekerre; Cult Formation It would be nice if someone could show how these Samael groups are doing the following; 1. a charismatic leader who increasingly becomes an object of worship as the general principles that may have originally sustained the group lose their power; 2. a process I call coercive persuasion or thought reform; 3. economic, sexual, and other exploita
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
10 years ago
Keir
QuoteTypicalSeekerI have been following your links. You say; Not>"Good point, although I was only involved with the Gnostic Movement, there talk about Karma really messed me up." How did it mess you up? How does 'talk about karma' mess you up? Is this an interogation? I think thats something really personal ask. If someone doesnt want to answer its his/her right. Th
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
10 years ago
Keir
Quotereal servant ".....I did extensive research on him, and was appalled on his cult-leader operations, including threatening past employees if they left him, and charging thousands and thousands of dollars for karmic cleansing and soul downloads, which makes no sense at all." I could see how they prey & manipulate on human fears and emotional needs. (Warning lights on!)
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
Quotehere-now My conclusion is, when it´s about spiritual things, that´s not a good thing to believe in what other are claiming, beacause when you start to believe someone, then you start to be as any christian, muslim, catolic etc. In my opinion it´s much better to get your own experience. / greetings I would add. Its also important to be aware that you arnt being 'rail roaded' by s
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
Quotehere-now There were no fees and if someone wanted to finish, there was never a problem with that. It should be noted. Just because a group doesnt have fees doesnt mean its not distructive. Its a popular myth just because an organization offer something free that it isnt a cult (or cultish organization). Jim Jone's People's Temple use to offer free food for the homeless. (Thi
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
Keir
QuotenotanantiGnosticI was just doing some searching and I thought I would share something hilarious with everyone. It turns out that you can no longer view the "public forums" over at Gnostic Web unless you create an account. What else could this be a reaction to, other than myself and others here criticizing what they are saying and occasionally re-posting it here. Could there be a mo
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