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2 days ago
corboy
Friends, please be aware that Chris Butler, Tulsi Gabbard's homophobic family guru, is from a sect that teaches that lying is not wrong if lying serves the best interests of the cult -whether that cult is Chris Butler's Science of Identity cult or the cult created by Srila Prabhupada, Chris Butler's guru. To know Srila Prabhupada and his Hare Krishna cult (International Society
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 days ago
corboy
How might it feel to perform as a male guru? Matthew Remski speculates.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 days ago
corboy
Matthew Remski wrote this about Jordan Petersen, the masculinist motivational speaker. But inside that article is something more interesting. Remski explores how it might feel, might feel, to perform as a domineering male role model. Corboy asks, is this how some might feel when performing themselves as gurus? What Speaking Like Jordan Peterson Probably Feels Like January 15 201
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 days ago
corboy
Norwegian Blues wrote: QuoteA friend got into Landmark through his sister. The company was intense pressuring him to spend more and more money on more courses and materials, and to get more friends to join. (Pyramid scheme/multilevel marketing style). Then he started doing strange things that isolated him from his friends, like reinterpreting past events and accusing people of doing the
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
4 days ago
corboy
How Tulsi Gabbard went from rising star to pariah — and then presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard had so much promise. Now her presidential bid feels quixotic. Here’s what happened — and why it matters. By Zack Beauchamp Jan 16, 2019, 5:30am EST The reporter did include this information. We need more attention to the Butler boarding school in Baguio, where sect children were shipped
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 days ago
corboy
Here is an old post from 12 years ago documenting Chris Butler's homophobia. (small quote) QuoteI wasn't surprised by the hate speech by Guruda towards gays and lesbians. Chris Butler's group is famous in Hawaii for being the most vocal anti gay activists on the islands. I remember the public anti gay campaigns by Mike Gabbard and his wife (the guy and girl running for of
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7 days ago
corboy
8 days ago
corboy
" Buddhist masters don’t go looking for Tibetans living in India on three dollars, but rather for white people with money, in the West." Quoted from below. BUDDHISM, FEATURED RIGPA, RELIGION, RIGPA By TENPELDECEMBER 1, 20162:17 PM “LOCK THE DOOR.” – I WAS DEVOTED TO A GREAT BUDDHIST MASTER, AND THEN I QUIT. by Mimi, former Dakini Sogyal Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist master
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 days ago
corboy
Question: why is it that these enlightened types constantly go public as gurus? Is it possible to get enlightened and have a quiet useful life out of the public glare? Why do these enlightened types so often become clones of their guru? Its possible to bring benefit just by being a coworker who is sane, steady, good humored, resourceful.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 days ago
corboy
If there is a conflict between applying the laws of the USA vs the teachings of Chris Butler, her guru, what will Gabbard do? She should be asked that. In public. Frequently. One of the comments following the Washington Post article cited by CarlFig. Quote 17 hours ago “Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard respects Senator Hirono,” McIlvaine said. She added that “no nominee for public service sh
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 days ago
corboy
Here's some perspective. Most people would be very embarrassed, even horrified, if plucked from a crowd, put on a podium, and given the adulation Moo expects as his due. Think how many of us feel bashful if the center of attention at a surprise party or when people gather and sing "Happy Birthday". Most of us are a little bashful when treated this way. M Many people a
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11 days ago
corboy
Here's the other part of that post Voxveritas has quoted from: QuoteBut if you, a Californian tax payer have a child in the public schools, your child cannot learn about this from school textbooks. Hindu nationalists have got what they wanted, via pressure groups that most California parents are too tired and exhausted to know about. How many non Desi parents in California and els
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12 days ago
corboy
Seeking Self-Reliance in Yoga After Cult Life Didn’t Work Matthew Remski, January 8th 2019
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13 days ago
corboy
Detailed (and disturbing report) from US Center For Disease Control Human Rabies — Virginia, 2017 Weekly / January 4, 2019 / 67(5152);1410–1414 QuoteOn the evening of May 8, the patient became progressively agitated and combative and was noted to be gasping for air when attempting to drink water. Hospital staff members questioned family about animal exposures, and the patient’s hu
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
13 days ago
corboy
Caste violence continues in India. It is reported in the news. But the Hindu Nationalists do not want your kids to know this. In America. This is why we have to pay attention to Tulsi Gabbard and whom she associates with. And SHAME on New Yorker Magazine for not examining any of this. The New Yorker does excellent political coverage in other areas. Reuters BBC But i
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14 days ago
corboy
To echo what VoxVeritas has written, here is a remark from a lawyer who specializes in divorces. He quoted a friend of his as saying, you are the average of the moral stature of the people you spend the most time with. The guy said this as a lesson that when we select a partner we don't select just that person, we select that person's friends and relatives because they are who i
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 days ago
corboy
Friends, here is a contrast with where we were in 1987 - one of the songs that was in our culture. 1987. People were dying of AIDS in public, in First World countries. The crack epidemic began in the 1980s, destroying entire communities, spiritually and psychologically hitting hardest at poor people, especially people of color. With no internet, no cell phones, thousands of peop
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14 days ago
corboy
Why Are Portraits of John of God and Gloria Steinem Beside Each Other at Omega Institute? QuoteSo “John of God” used fake healing to gain access to women he would sexually assault. Two somewhat-related things come to mind: 1) A personal memory about how one of the cults I was in overlapped with the John of God cult. Endeavor Academy QuoteRemski provides the Wikipedia art
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16 days ago
corboy
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Minimizes Clerical and Institutional Abuse in Christmas Message to Rigpa Students
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17 days ago
corboy
Rishikesh, Know Before You Go QuoteMonkeys of Rishikesh and rabies On both bridges in Rishikesh you will find lots of cheeky monkeys waiting for someone eating ice cream or holding a bag with food. Rule number one: the monkey always wins! Never carry any food across the bridge in a plastic bag as they will instantly know what it is and take the bag from you. If the monkey happens to scrat
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 days ago
corboy
Detailed (and disturbing report) from US Center For Disease Control Human Rabies — Virginia, 2017 Weekly / January 4, 2019 / 67(5152);1410–1414 QuoteOn the evening of May 8, the patient became progressively agitated and combative and was noted to be gasping for air when attempting to drink water. Hospital staff members questioned family about animal exposures, and the patient’s hu
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
18 days ago
corboy
QuoteJanuary 2, 2019 Shambhala Centers Still Holding “Sealed” Retreats to Venerate a Leader Under Criminal Investigation A New Year’s Eve email sent out from the Sky Lake Retreat Center of Rosendale, New York, invited qualified practitioners to attend a seven-day “sealed” retreat, beginning on February 23. The event, named the “Monarch Retreat”, will be focussed on generating loyalty towards
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
18 days ago
corboy
swissanalyst wrote a comment on the CEI message board here: QuoteAccording to this, Bentinho Massaro learned his cult-craft from a person named Candice O'Denver: This Candice O'Denver in turn learned the tricks of the trade from the Tibetan Buddhists, who are masters of the art, as revealed in Christine Chandler's Enthralled: The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism: B
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
18 days ago
corboy
What Walter has written QuoteDependency on the community and the personal teachers is encouraged as a way to choose a nurturing environment and avoid the indulgences of the profane world. Followers are encouraged not to share their emotions with friends and family but only with their personal trainers. Restricting one's social life to the members of the community is seen as an ideal life
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19 days ago
corboy
In the early 1990s, C.D. Payne published a darkly funny comic novel entitled Youth in Revolt. The novel's protagonist, Nick Twisp, reflects, "My mother's boyfriends are like the U.S. Presidents. "You keep thinking they can't get any worse -- but they do." RESEARCH CHRIS BUTLER, TULSI GABBARD'S FAMILY GURU! Oh, and lest we forget - JUSTICE FOR SH
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19 days ago
corboy
We often hear, "Take what you like and leave the rest" - TWLTR. This phrase is appropriated from 12 Step groups. This phrase is safe only in the context of an honest group. In the context of a dishonest group, this phrase is a trap. Beware. Take What You Like and Leave the Rest is safe to do ONLY in relation to a group where you are given full disclosure of the group's
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
20 days ago
corboy
From a December 31 article on Matthew Remski's website Karen Rain Gives Feedback On How the Jois Story Has Been Handled QuoteJ Brown’s 11/26 podcast with Karen Rain generated a lot of comments. The response has been split, owing to the tension of the second part (from 1:25:00 onwards). This is the segment in which Karen and J have a followup conversation, which was sc
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21 days ago
corboy
Words and language may be difficult to define if you are in a theosophical group which derives its terminology from Blavatsky. Many early teachers who adapted sufistic teachings to Western audiences utilized Blavatsky's terminology. Some examination of Blavatsky's terms and usage may be useful here. A good source for Anthroposophy is by Maria Carlson and entitled No Religion
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21 days ago
corboy
As an aid to recovering from a bad group, consider making a list of the terms and phrases used by people in your group.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
23 days ago
corboy
Renee Linnell The Burn Zone University of Mysticism Lakshmi How a Tango Dancer Spent Five Years in an Abusive ‘Energy’ Cult Renee Linnell opens up about her time spent in the University of Mysticism cult, which cost her hundreds of thousands of dollars, and how she’s finally been able to heal. Libby Torres 12.28.18 4:45 AM ET Google search
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