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2 years ago
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Wow, I really do not know what to say, that’s it! It is absolutely the same thing. No doubt at all now. Thank you for doing the research and sharing it here zizlz, it’s such a valuable contribution and it will be here for any others who wish to research too. Sheesh.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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> I rewatched a bit of the Batgap interview. When > Shunya talks about joining an ashram at Mount Abu > (from 20:03 on, > ), he must be > talking about the Brahma Kumaris ashram at Mount > Abu. He probably avoids mentioning the BK name due > to their notorious reputation. Se says nothing > negative about them, other than that they couldn't > help some peopl
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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.. update, Ralph Okrafo Smart is the correct name.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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Hello Everyone, I hope I am not posting too much! Today’s find is Ralph Smarts response to a partial exposure on a Netflix documentary. He is included in a very short spot montage of ‘YouTube gurus’ during the documentary, which is called ‘cults explained’. You can watch this Belgic documentary fully on YouTube here Recently, ‘Ralph Smart’ - if that’s his real name, has posted a respo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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brahmakumaris.info This link leads to an informational website with upfront explanations of BK beliefs.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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I listened to the Christmas clip for the ‘they say that’, maybe it’s another tradition again with the belief, it might have been where Jehovah’s Witness picked up theirs too. The last thing I’d like to do is be unwelcoming of various beliefs, it’s just that if it’s harmful when it claims to be a service of humanity, someone has to say something. It’s so sweet how you ask your parents about
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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> > Ah yes, in the Batgap interview they talk about > this also, about something like a phase change of > collective consciousness once a critical mass of > awakened people has been achieved. I hadn’t heard of the 100th monkey effect, thanks I’ll look that up. But in the > Christmas video (at 44:03) he tells that he knows > the details about the number of peopl
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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Well, it’s the same clip you shared with me initially, around 24 mins in talk of ego being problematic and the unified field of egoless people having access to magic (creation with illusion etc)... and only those egoless unified people. So, if you understand oneness and you’re fake tanning right now whilst eating a bag of salt and vinegar crisps forget it, you’re in ego and you’re out. You have n
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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Hi :-) Thank for explaining to me, I understand what you are saying.. I’m ok with the non identification and yes it relieve a lot of stuff. It’s a theme, I’ll have find examples so that I can share more clearly, though even in this new Christmas one again Shunya mentions in it that the more people are a certain way, others will follow because of our ‘presence’. I’d say to everyone with this
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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Hello zszlz, Thank you for your replies, and about the new Christmas talk which I’ll watch after posting this. Hehe, Shunya might not have me anyway after my bringing up of things ! Another potential factor has popped up, Costa Rica happens to be a tax haven. Also, apologies for the typos and repeats in my last post, my concentration was in two places :D. I’m not so sure in myself
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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Same for me sig, and it’s saddening. I sincerely hope that he will step out of it because at the basis I do sense a kind heart looking to help humanity. Such a burden.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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Here’s your answer :-) >It's a big business, that's all it is. > Where's the regulation? Like most things left in excess, there is none and these unregulated things (such as popular fast food / burger chains, the internet / social media usage etc) are often connected to money generation, so to me, your original answer to yourself is a very accurate one.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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> You mean the part where he says "it's a great > joy to see everyone—those who are here for the > first time and those who are back after some > time—but it already feels like we are creating a > very magical energy field together"? No, it’s around the 20 mins in mark mentioning ego and then pertaining to the egoless state becoming a unified field. I’ve h
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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> That might help explain why he has set up a > community where he can live sheltered from the > society he so often condemns, and where he's > treated as the one who knows truth, and tells > others how it is. That’s exactly what I wondered, it’s lovely to share knowledge and this is appreciated, though it pains me to see the aftermath of manipulators interwoven in his
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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Thanks for reply, I agree the doomsday prophecies are a big no. What really struck me was the similarity in what Bramah Kumaris put out, and that is a shame because for me BK is an establishment that has much to answer for. I imagine coming out of something so abusive as BK would make usual life extremely difficult to navigate.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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I think it is that not all leaders are, or become psychopathic. I guess it depends on largely on intention, someone is either leading to make a great change for the whole, or because they need the perceived position of power and adoration that they see in leading / teaching etc. They may not have received these things from peers as children and still seek to resolve them as they remain a pain
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
2 years ago
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Hi Heather, Wishing you more peace and tranquility as you continue with your life and practice. It’s really difficult to let go of practice, though for me it has been something necessary. To just live life as one usually would, minus any strict disciplined behaviours or mudras, meditation techniques, non judgements etc is an absolute antidote. I knew that I had to look at everything I
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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Hi Heather, Wishing you more peace and tranquility as you continue with your life and practice. It’s really difficult to let go of practice, though for me it has been something necessary. To just live life as one usually would, minus any strict disciplined behaviours or mudras, meditation techniques, non judgements etc is an absolute antidote. I knew that I had to look at everything I
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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I couldn’t check the links, though for me all music has an influence on us. If you have to question it, there is a reason for that and only you can decide on it. It is up to the individual to find the music that is pleasant for them, what you enjoy :-).
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
2 years ago
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320. Kanye
Either he’s about to expose a lot of stuff, or is manipulated and is now manipulating others. Why is he associating with known dodgy pastors? Why is he using gospel and the church themes to sell his work? Why does / did he believe that love is the answer when it comes to narcissism in politics? Seems like someone’s had a big hand in much of what he says and does (and his pockets)to me
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
2 years ago
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Hello All, I recently watched the documentary about Bikram Hot Yoga supposed founder. It is an interesting, uncomfortable watch though my main reason of posting this topic is to say that if you have been doing your psychopathy and narcissism type research, you can watch this documentary and spot the traits as the story unfolds. It’s a good marker to see where you are, being able to spot
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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It’s the fact that you say no that is the shield. When you cannot be controlled or used in some way, you become ‘useless’ to the person attempting. Eventually they decide to try elsewhere but it does not mean they won’t ever try again. Your persistent no meets their persistent return until the other backs down and leaves it out, it’s a bit like an in person stare down :D
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
2 years ago
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Hello, It’s my first proper post, and would like to ask if others have come across Shunyamurti? He has an ashram ‘sat yoga institute’ and has been a familiar ‘guru’ face on YouTube now for many years. Across the YouTube uploads he gives some really wonderful insight and value, however I couldn’t help but notice and become disappointed with his obvious and more frequent references to the ‘en
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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The Template is a controlling cult. It entirely based on ‘them vs us’, indeed if you are out you are out and those out are the ones who cannot be controlled by its teachings. The business of very expensive geometry merchandise is the same used by the guy in Glastonbury, Ron Spencer aka Buddha Maitreya, and is sold on the basis that it will protect you from the ‘disconnection’ of your geometry
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
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All of these people are using each other for their own money making reasons. That’s all it ever is, no false prophet necessary.
Forum: Celebrities associated with "cult-like" groups
2 years ago
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Hah! This has happened to me recently with a very oddly behaved pensioner. They caused a lot of trouble, and this DARVO explanation also carries gaslighting connotations. - edit, which I have seen in the title and forgot as I was typing. Why do people have to be like this?
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
2 years ago
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Hi, I’m new it’s my first post though I have been reading the forum a while. I used to joke that my family life was like being in a cult, it was true all along. You’re a tool, a means for others use in some way only, and when you can no longer be controlled, your punished into control, if you still defy, your out. It is this type of dynamic that sets us up as adults to end up in the s
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
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