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3 days ago
corboy
Eight go mad in Arizona: how a lockdown experiment went horribly wrong This lengthy article is fascinating and well worth a peek. There's a suprising connection between John Allen, the driving force behind the BIosphere Spaceship Earth project and The Theater of All Possiblities. John Allen's techniques are said to have been similar to those of Sharon Gans. See note belo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 days ago
corboy
Notice too how often the trainer interrupts the participant, trips her up when she's trying to say something. Distraction tactic. John, you really nailed it, did us a service when writing,"the “logic” of the environment is used to replace the realities of this person’s experience." This tactic, "using the logic of the environment" to replace the realities of the per
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
5 days ago
corboy
Evangelical Purity Movement Corboy comment: Purity of virgin girls means males are responsible for protecting their "virtue" and justifies Evangelical male privilege - and male control of girls and women. In a perverse twist, Evangelical Purity Culture requires girls and women take responsibility for controlling not only themselves but also avoid triggering lust in boys and m
Forum: Destructive Churches
5 days ago
corboy
"One of the most interesting threads in your book is this story about how evangelical leaders have tried to modernize the church by using pop culture to lure people in, but over time the pop culture has completely supplanted the theology and all that’s left is the vacuous political brand." Jesus and John Wayne QuoteSean Illing I’d like to steelman the evangelical perspectiv
Forum: Destructive Churches
7 days ago
corboy
If you had none if the above mentioned skills, and could give only your loving hearts, your trustful souls, your money and attention, you'll be discarded like a dead battery or an empty wine bottle. You're an energy donor with nothing left to give. All we need to do is change the names. C Epitaph of a Jacobite Thomas Babington Macauley TO my true king I offered, free fro
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 days ago
corboy
In a crisis, when the herd must be culled, people let go, disciples made redundant, these are the ones who will *not* be discarded: The IT experts who keep the computers and phones operating. Experts in PR marketing Accountants The ashram medico The chef The plumbers and electricians who maintain the running water and electricity needed for the offices and living quarters of the
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 days ago
corboy
Hear hear to what Repicheep has written...that abuse survivors have no obligation to listen to calls for forgiveness. I tried to tell my Moms best friend about about some abuse issues I was dealing with.(Mom was deceased) J looked at me and asked, 'Can't you just forgive and forget?' Years later I discovered J had lived a life riddled with lies, some of which very serious
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
9 days ago
corboy
I Survived the Warsaw Ghetto. Here Are the Lessons I’d Like to Pass On. I’m in my 90s, and, as extremism sweeps across Europe, I fear we are doomed to repeat the mistakes which created the Holocaust. The Guardian Stanis?aw Aronson I Survived the Warsaw Ghetto. Here Are the Lessons I’d Like to Pass On. I’m in my 90s, and, as extremism sweeps across Europe, I fear we are doomed to re
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
corboy
A high-risk Florida teen who died from covid-19 attended a huge church party, then was given hydroxychloroquine by her parents, report says Allyson Chiu July 7, 2020 Washington Post Quotet just 17, Carsyn Leigh Davis had already experienced more challenges than most people face in their entire lives. From age 2, she battled a host of health issues, including cancer and a rare autoimmun
Forum: Destructive Churches
11 days ago
corboy
Coronavirus-Denying Russian Priest Captures Church With Cossack Fighters Updated: June 17, 2020 Quote A prominent Russian Orthodox priest who was barred from preaching for his anti-coronavirus views has laid siege to a women’s monastery, the 66.ru news website reported Tuesday. Religious authorities barred Father Sergei, the ultraconservative spiritual leader of the Sredneuralsk
Forum: Destructive Churches
11 days ago
corboy
Coronavirus-denying Father Sergiy expelled by Russian Church BBC 3 July 2020 QuoteFather Sergiy, whose actual name is Nikolai Romanov, took over Sredneuralsk Convent near Yekaterinburg in the Urals, on 16 June. He posted armed guards there. The Yekaterinburg Church court found he had broken monastic rules. Fr Sergiy has condemned the closure of churches in the coronavirus lockdown
Forum: Destructive Churches
12 days ago
corboy
Excerpts from a longer article Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly turned an intuitive female bond into a tool for abuse Monica Hesse Washington Post - Perspectives July 2, 2020 QuoteWomen with male health-care providers are accustomed to their medical appointments becoming three-person productions. You, the doctor, and a female nurse or technician, whose job is to bear witness. She’s i
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
13 days ago
corboy
Search terms Metatron's Starboat Adamus Saint-Germain Shaumbra Merabh Tobias Crimson Circle Energy Company, Inc This is what is currently available on Wikipedia. Keep in mind Wikipedia needs to be compared with other sources and its contents can change. Top of article has this note: QuoteQuoteA major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its su
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 days ago
corboy
Corboy note: We have been raised and socialized by movies TV medial coverage glamorizing mansions and the trappings of wealth and privilege. Many of us get excited and would leap at the opportunity to visit. Problem is, criminal activity is easily concealed at such places. You're poor, your housing is modest, you gather and socialize outdoors and on the streets or in your garage a
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
14 days ago
corboy
Corboy comment: In some of the worst examples of betrayal, powerful male predators team up with charismatic sophisticated women. The women will pose as mentors and protectors to girls and young women, strategically elicit their trust and then groom and steer the younger women into the clutches of the male abuser/s. Prince Andrew under pressure after arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell Excer
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
16 days ago
corboy
Quoted from Tanya White (above) QuoteThe spiritual path of Advaita/non-dualism which espouses that we are not this personal identity, or our personal history and story, but that we are really pure consciousness playing the role of this 'person', was the perfect path into which to escape and to anesthetize myself from the roller coaster, up and down ride, of my humanity. This echos
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 days ago
corboy
There’s a Dark Side to Meditation That No One Talks About Meditation can bring about a wide variety of thoughts and emotions—some are peaceful, others are not.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 days ago
corboy
Controversial sect battles to keep Masses in Co Dublin house The Palmarian Catholic Church splinter group has appealed to An Bord Pleanála against a Fingal Co Council ban on public worship at its Lusk base Aaron Rogan 21st June, 2020
Forum: Destructive Churches
19 days ago
corboy
Open Letter from 68 Dharma Brats to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
19 days ago
corboy
Mike Smith, Senior Shambhala student and teacher sentenced Reddit comments: QuotePosted byu/faery2stellar 4 days ago Mike Smith, Senior Shambhala student and teacher sentenced Just back from Mike Smith's sentencing hearing. Still shaking a bit; i have not integrated all that occurred there. But between the last sentencing hearing in which Smith wanted to withdraw his plea (
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
20 days ago
corboy
Corboy Note: Many news outlets describe Michael Smith as a 'member' of Shambhala. William Karelis, a former meditation teacher at Shambhala has been arrested. Corboy: One discussion on Reddit entitled 'Crickets" A participant in the Reditt 'Crickets' discussion alleges that Michael Smith had also been a teacher (MI) at Shambhala. It would be helpfu
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
20 days ago
corboy
The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families While life gets better for millions of gays, the number of homeless LGBT teens – many cast out by their religious families – quietly keeps growing By Alex Morri Small excerpt from article: Quote Jackie’s story may be distinctive in its particulars, but across America, it is hardly unique
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
20 days ago
corboy
Quoted from: Children of Scientology: Life After Growing Up in an Alleged Cult For many raised in the church, escape presents a singular problem. “They have an identity to go back to,” says one former Scientologist. “We’re trying to discover our identity in a vacuum.” Rolling Stone Ash Sanders QuoteAbigail’s fall from Scientology was long and difficult. When she got a job a
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
20 days ago
corboy
Children of Scientology: Life After Growing Up in an Alleged Cult For many raised in the church, escape presents a singular problem. “They have an identity to go back to,” says one former Scientologist. “We’re trying to discover our identity in a vacuum.” Rolling Stone Ash Sanders
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
21 days ago
corboy
Dahn Tao Institute Visitor Comments Quote"First I was a member for a few months in 2001, but then quit. I left with a pretty good impression and felt like it was just a good yoga class. When I returned later in 2003 though, it was much different. After receiving my 'energy check up' a master there said that I had blockages in my chest and arms and that she could help me. My
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
21 days ago
corboy
Experience: my yoga class turned out to be a cult After a few months, I realised I wasn’t seeing my friends and family as much as I used to. The organisation didn’t like it
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
22 days ago
corboy
Beyond the Pain Matrix nside the Social Media Cult That Convinces Young People to Give Up Everything The DayLife Army always seemed like a troll. Then it became a nightmare. Emilie Friedlander and Joy Crane Jun 24 (Small quotation from longer article) QuoteMatthew moved back home in late 2018 and eventually entered treatment with therapists specialized in recovery from cultic gro
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
22 days ago
corboy
Pearl Divun The DayLife Military True Pleasure POP Offensive #POPOffensive PleasureMatrix Pain Matrix Tume Currency Beyond the Pain Matrix Inside the magic sex cult recruiting from Facebook meme pages Welcome to Tumple. Apr 17, 2020, 11:15 am* (French language -- English translation available) Bienvenue chez Tumple, l'étrange secte qui recrute sur Facebook Pour
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
23 days ago
corboy
A Hippie in Bhairava’s Clothing: the dangers of cultural appropriation by Christopher Wallis March, 2016 Small quotation from a rich and thought provoking article: QuoteExperts in philosophy have long since shown that relativism is either incoherent and nonsensical or else masks a kind of nihilism (since all views can be equally valid only if they are all equally false, leading us
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
24 days ago
corboy
Former gay man is leading “Catholic alt-right” movement The website Church Militant, and its founder Michael Voris is growing in popularity in ultra-conservative circles of American Catholic culture. Voris and his followers are now targeting Father James Martin, for writing a book urging compassion for...
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