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4 days ago
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> That is most important, because if one is in an > altered state of consciousness that has so total > an impact, one's ability to survive may be > compromised and may never live to pass teachings > on unless others step forward to offer care and > support. Hello all, The quote above is important, definitely, and what also strikes me is that in Eckhart’s chosen
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 days ago
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The majority of manipulative people, spiritual teachers, and cult leaders each share are an affinity for removing other people’s preferences. They will usually try to remove our preferences by making whatever preferences we may have wrong in some way, or by blanketing a false fact that to have preference is an act of ultimate ego, so unless you remove your preferences, you cannot progress spir
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
9 days ago
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Another amazon book review. I saw this review some time ago, though it has since been added to. The section towards the end of the book that the reviewer refers to is indeed a bit of shocker when you come across it, everything seems to be going so well.. but then blam, this one drops in. “ A word of caution to LGBT people Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2009 Verified Pur
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 days ago
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> enamelled image of Lakshmi and Narayan, the > perfect woman and the perfect man, which is their > aim at becoming. This always stood out to me, since there is nothing wrong with people to begin with this idea of becoming perfect is put in place which really belongs in the bin. > > In BKism, it is believed that the now deceased and > allegedly perfected founder, Lek
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 days ago
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zizlz Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > facet Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > 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 > fo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 days ago
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> I don't see where the "intelligent" quote comes > from except Corboy's > QuoteWhen we are in crisis, we are in disarray. > No matter how street smart and intelligent we are, > depression, bereavement, leaving home, will leave > us painfully confused. > which I think is fair. I think general consensus > is a certain degree of intelligence is requ
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
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“On what basis does the author substantiate their claims about ex-BKs underwear drawers?” It seems to be an assumption based on the idea that those in self discipline or restraint will go wild with abandon after a while, perhaps an eager fantasy of the writer. Agreed, the comments are completely pointless aside from giving me the full belly laughs on reading. “Are you intelligent? Prov
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
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Karma is the idea that what is done unto others, good action or bad action, is returned to the original source to balance out the whole. Whilst wishes and beliefs most certainly belong to their master, the idea of karma really is a simple mind state created to make it easier to cope with the “unfair” nature of something perceived in our immature thinking. Karma also acts as a sort of restr
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
10 days ago
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Ps thank you for the links shared, which are an excellent resource for information.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
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Hi Ex-, Thank you again for sharing your insights, which I hope you will understand are extremely valuable, to everybody who might be looking into the subjects raised here and also myself. Yes of course for traditional dress however the badge as you say, it is more of a logo from my perspective, and although it may signify rank the shape of it is the same design as a traditional nurses pock
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
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Hi Ex-, Yes you are right, perhaps off topic with the channeling however for me channeling, mediumship, the suggestion of absolutely anything else flowing through the being other than the person in themselves .. this is all the same thing to me and is apparent in Roberts teachings that he gives the impression of an ‘other’ working through him, to include what you say about dhristi though I onl
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
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In a previous thread about channelling, I have posted the following: ‘In my own personal study, I have found what is thought of as channeling to be the result of two main strings of things.. One, using natural abilities of human empathy to step in another’s shoes, in this case the given energy of what is said to be being channeled, and Two, projection of the compartments (either one, or ma
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
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Jehovah’s Witness are a through and through cult. If it ostracises the outside world in order to create a rigid group you have a them and us situation created. They create the problem, and offer a solution.. along with a glimmer of hope that adherents may one day account for one of the special 144,000 that are granted ‘special’ enough to get through to the new heavenly kingdom that will surviv
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
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Hi Ex-, Thank you for sharing your valuable experiences and link to further discussion here in your posts. “I suspect that a lot of the discussion will be uninteresting or irrelevant to anyone who was not a BK. We may pick up on bizarre subtleties that non-BKs would miss” - you answer right here why it is important that those inside might share outside, because of the subtleties that others
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 days ago
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“SPAC Nation: Head Of Controversial Church Steps Down” - stepping down, or taking the money and running? Good to see these updates !
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 days ago
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The latest David Icke response to his webshite being targeted by hackers states: ‘obviously not a bloke in his bedroom but a major player’ - Why of course it would have to be of great expense, to be somebody of note and great importance, with no female ever being able to fit the role of hacker. That’s one hilariously narcissistic and closed way of perceiving for someone who claims to have a
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
15 days ago
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facet Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Resilient, > > I really like your name ! > > Thank you for sharing, that does sound challenging > and I can relate to the challenging and delusion > bits too. > > I mean belief systems are great and we are all > free to choose them, though if like this one it > costs money, fa
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
15 days ago
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Hi Resilient, I really like your name ! Thank you for sharing, that does sound challenging and I can relate to the challenging and delusion bits too. I mean belief systems are great and we are all free to choose them, though if like this one it costs money, family, relationships with others, general sanity - all valuable things to help enjoy life then I have something to say here for any
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
15 days ago
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Great to see this thread today and read about these topics. Here’s my little bit towards it, through observation as usual. Laughing is such a social thing, often if we’re not laughing in with a specific group, especially in this sort of instance where persons are often seeking somewhere to belong or fit in, not going along with the laughter brings up fear that we will not belong to the grou
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
19 days ago
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The ascension process is the idea that your human system is somehow upgraded and enhanced by activating certain ‘dna” and other specifically named physical cell process and systems within the physical body and brain. Essentially, the ascension process starts as an idea, and ends as an idea only. It is nothing else. The word “ascension” points to the living, or raising of something. In terms
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
24 days ago
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Whilst things are different for everyone, disillusionment can be experienced when finding that those that we entrusted as leaders and experts sometimes were out solely for themselves in some way or another. We may learn about and discover that underhand manipulation tactics have been used to initially engage us when seeking help, only to then keep us enslaved. Such experiences can lead us t
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25 days ago
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Ascension Pioneers (polona Somrak) aka Polona Aurea Dawn has been an online presence since before 2012, claiming to guide people in various ways through their seeming ascension process, along with her own. Guidance had to be paid for, along with card readings and activation meditations. Some posted for free, however regular donations were pleaded for over YouTube and Facebook. Polona also sold ar
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
25 days ago
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I find Eckhart wholly depressing. Have to add also, if you are of understanding age and have taken a choice to take LSD, then life must be pretty unsatisfactory as it is for that person. He runs a big business, and would have had to have engaged in propelling that with his choices and actions.. he didn’t just magically have everything organised in this way it would have taken the strong wis
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
25 days ago
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Teal ‘spiritual catalyst’ - unfortunately the only catalyst here is emotional manipulation. Wether they were aware of what they were doing or not (that is Teal and Blake), videos were more often littered with careful edits surrounding various on camera emotional breakdowns that still kept the crying bits in, cut shortly before restarting. This technique helped ‘Teal’ gain her following online
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
25 days ago
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For the record, and to those questioning if they should still visit this ashram after finding this thread, the decision, choice, and responsibility for those things are yours, not mine. Don’t private message me about it. Why does it have be to someone else’s choice? Only when you are not a responsible person for yourself. If you are a grown adult, there is no more parenting - you ask yours
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
30 days ago
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Hello Everyone, Hope all are as well as can be and taking good care. I’m not sure if it is correct to post here about this, though for me this is important and does come under the undue influence and coercive persuasion tags, and cults since this man has been responsible for a lot of crap peddling for many, many years without much regulation. He provided much material to keep those invol
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
4 weeks ago
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Hello, This one has been on YouTube for a long while, I cannot go back and reference the clips as it was such a long time ago, however it was noted that emotional manipulation was being used throughout his clips, along with some form of hypnosis. With reference to the pedophillia symbol, that is very interesting, thank you for sharing. In my own research I found two areas where this po
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 weeks ago
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This is a great question to ask ourselves, especially in the light that others journeys are wholly personal to them. If it is an honest, personal journey, it would not be monetised. It would not be any kind of business. It would not require money from outside sources. The journey would remain as the reality that it is, the personal psyche of that person. Once the psyche becomes any form
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5 weeks ago
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Hi everyone :-) It’s no secret that moon cycles can and have been used as a form of manipulation amongst the general public, widely in spiritual circles and even in the music and arts industry more recently in humanity. I have read only a little about beliefs surrounding moon cycles, old myth and folklore, religions etc, though struggle to find much critical insight so far. Has anyone go
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
6 weeks ago
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Ok. So I’ve not a lot of energy for this guy, however on March 10th 2020 the film / documentary was put out in a restrictive manner and with bells on top. Bells include: Airing film / documentary on the eve of the anniversary of the death of Corey Haim. A terribly narcissistic move on the part of Feldman and co. Airing one time only, globally, restricting the way and number of times view
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