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Resources to help families and friends understand and effectively respond to the complexity of a loved one's cult involvement.
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Prescribing Mindfulness Allows Doctors to Ignore Legitimate Female Pain.
This trend offloads the responsibility of care from the medical system to the woman. And its efficacy is questionable at best.

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This is the story of growing up as a Jehovah's Witness and how I got out, and how I'm doing now.

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Recovering Agency - By Luna Lindsey
"Information about cults and mind control for former Mormons and other victims of spiritual abuse, with an aim toward speeding recovery. Learn to identify harmful and manipulative LDS doctrines, to untangle Mormon totalism from who you really are."

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How far would you go to “fix” a troubled teen? The Doctors investigate camps, programs, and treatment centers that are designed to help troubled teens.

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Under the false promise of being taken by Jesus Christ to the Kingdom of Heaven, the day of the "rapture", the sect Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and has followers in La Ceiba, Atlantida; in Tulián Rios, Cortés; and La Ermita, Talanga, as reported by residents of these congregations Christian witnesses.

In Nicaragua, the organization has over 600 members and has been linked to a massacre in which expired four policemen and three civilians, in the community of Ayapal, Jinotega, which occurred in December 2013.

Faced with the danger of "capture" sheep to his flock in Honduras, TRIBUNE consulted with some Nicaraguan Christian pastors how to operate that sect in the country.

Pastor Nilson Martinez recalled that the Nicaraguan media, then, reported the death of "four policemen and three civilians; there were different forms of attack, I think with knives and guns. "

How many members has this sect in Nicaragua? He was consulted Pastor Martinez, who said that "in this group there is a range of 600 to 1,000 people, between that range is; they are in a sea area near the sea, on the island of Venice. "

Religious recommended Hondurans be alert to the preaching of such organizations as "a person who confesses truly a Christian faith, its base and its foundation is writing ...".

How make it clear to the unwary that these sects preach true faith ?, he asked the Nicaraguan pastor, Pedro Jose Montiel, who warned that "you can see, we have a Bible, but we have thousands of religious sects".

"Today there are many sects that rise can use the Bible but his teachings are unbiblical," Montiel said. For that matter, the sect in question ensures that the rapture will occur on the island of Venezia, in Nicaragua.

The sect Mystical Body of Christ is already in three Honduran cities and has more than 600 members in Nicaragua.

The pastor said that there is no biblical basis to ensure the exact place where the rapture will occur, "there is no scripture in the Bible that centralizes us where is the Rapture, as the lessons that are being handled there in Nicaragua our country".

"... Actually that's something hurtful, because it is unbiblical, and many religious sects that have come today, which have their legal status, have many anti-biblical things that are not based in the scriptures."

The religious leader said that in Nicaragua the sect Mystical Body of Christ is called "the sect of William Branham," which hurt the Christians, because this character was a true man of God, that "things never taught were unbiblical "let alone urged anyone to sell their properties under the excuse that soon would be the day of the rapture.

On abnormal practices of this sect in Nicaragua, the religious said that his country "is heard that some have sold their properties and have taken the money to person X, the leader they have, which is what really should on the news, he called Javier Sanchez, did has he said? I do not know, because I have not been with him to listen, or do you have them ?, consists not me ".

Meanwhile, a Honduran Christian, declined to be named, he said that the sect began operating in Honduras five years ago, and its leader Francisco Javier Sanchez.

"Your strength is not doctrinal he is Jesus Christ, God Himself, but say they are immortal, and that's what they offer, immortality. He associated with his doctrine clergyman William M. Branham, who died in 1965, but this was a true Christian, a man of God. "

He recalled that this group came to Honduras "with the Orellana family; Ivan Orellana is the leader, this man was responsible for buying the food of the sect, in Nicaragua, and gave the high life with money from the poor people. "

The respondent reported that the wife of Ivan Orellana, called Dulce Orellana, killed in La Ceiba, "and Javier came and kept unburied for 72 hours, because she said she would rise, but the police came to order to be buried. "

He added that another member of the sect in Honduras is the Nicaraguan Gerald Wells, who "is composer of evocative music, send subliminal messages through music", with which manages to dominate to the ordinary people, without higher educational level.

"This sect is a group in Tulián Rios in Cortés; La Ermita, Talanga; and another in La Ceiba, Atlantida, "he said.

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Karen Schless Pressley is the former Commanding Office of the Scientology Celebrity Centre. In this interview she discusses how she and her then husband -- the composers Peter Schless -- became Scientologists and later joined the Sea Org. Karen fascinatingly discusses the lure of Scientology for celebrities in terms of co-dependency. In my view, this is a remarkably insightful description. Karen's new book "Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey With the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power " is available on Amazon.

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I spontaneously gave this lecture to a friend over dinner recently, and decided it was something I wanted to share with a bigger audience.

This is all part of me going through the process of becoming comfortable with speaking to camera as well.

Here is a link to a series of lectures by one of their swamis that will illustrate what I talk about.

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So, you’re thinking about giving this Hare Krishna Thing a try?

Perhaps you got a book or visited a temple, it doesn’t matter — before you give it a try, please listen to us first. We’ve been there and done that. And there are plenty of things we strongly feel are so intrinsically damaging to your well-being, to the very sense of who you are, that we’re obliged to warn you by providing you with as much information as possible.

We’re not armchair anti-cultists. We’re normal people from all walks of life who actually did the Hare Krishna Thing. But those days are over. We’ve spent years, in some cases decades, embroiled in the daily ups-and-downs and ins-and-outs of the Hare Krishna Thing. Then we spent several more years wresting ourselves free.

We’re no longer part of it because we know what that Hare Krishna Thing is really all about.

We’d like you to know, too.

This sites is intended to get you up to speed. They outline the cult’s beliefs and practices and give a sense of the issues – personal, social, philosophical – you can expect to contend with as a Hare Krishna follower.
Hare Krishna Thing
Hare Krishna Thing

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Gaura Rader has a BS.C. in psychology and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Florida. He was born in a Krishna cult and went to Krishna cult boarding schools and private schools until he started college. When he was eighteen he joined the Krishna cult he was born by deciding to dedicate his life to God and become lifelong celibate monk. He spent approximately ten years as a member of a Krishna cult. He currently teaches ethics at Hocking College and is working on completing a Ph.D. in social psychology. His research is focused on the psychological foundations of morality. He is the author fo the upcoming (2016) book The God Question: What should we believe about God, science, religion, and morality? He blogs at

Krishna Cult Awareness Foundation is a project whose goal is to provide information about Krishna cults to non-members who are considering joining and to help current and former members transition out of the cult.

Over the years a number of people have left Krishna cults and detailed their experiences (Steven J. Gelberg, Nori Muster, Willem Vanderberg) and there are a number of people contributing to the conversation about Krishna cults on various blogs and youtube channels.

Krishna Cult Awareness Foundation seeks to facilitate the evolution and the anti-Krishna cult movement by being a comprehensive resource for those, whether individuals or members of institutions) looking to know more about Krishna cults and how they function. And an online community (Like the Facebook page!!!) for those that have been a part of and left Krishna cults.
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