How cult leaders brainwash followers for total control | Aeon Essays

Source: How cult leaders brainwash followers for total control | Aeon Essays

How The Narcissist Gets Away With Abusing People And Come Off As A Good Person

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Read article here: How The Narcissist Gets Away With Abusing People And Come Off As A Good Person

7 Gaslighting Phrases Malignant Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Use To Silence You, Translated

Source: 7 Gaslighting Phrases Malignant Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths Use To Silence You, Translated

Coming Out of the Cults, M.Singer ~ Avatar Uncovered

Source: Coming Out of the Cults, M.Singer ~ Avatar Uncovered

3 Common Brainwashing Myths | The Exhausted Woman

Source: 3 Common Brainwashing Myths | The Exhausted Woman

Escaping cult life: ‘That’s an invisible scar that never goes away’ | RNZ News

Source: Escaping cult life: ‘That’s an invisible scar that never goes away’ | RNZ News

Diane Benscoter: How cults rewire the brain | TED Talk

The Power of Cults: Recovery from Religion podcast

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I stumbled upon this podcast the other day, and am so glad I did. When I was 33 and entering a cult, there was little public awareness re cults or religious abuse, and when I was 38 and exiting, there still was little circulating on the subject. There were some great books re cults or religious abuse, but you had to search for them. That’s now changed. There’s a lot of information circulating re cults, and the public is much more aware. I’ve listened to several episodes on this podcast, all personal interviews with people who had experiences similar to mine. This episode, The Power of Cults, Podcast #15, is an interview with Dr. Janja Lalich whose work I’ve long admired, and who is an excellent resource for explaining the phenomena of cults, and how intelligent people get swept up by them and don’t leave.

getting unstuck

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Schmierer v. The Tribal Trust, 2018-NMCA-058 – ObiterDictum

—>Source: Schmierer v. The Tribal Trust, 2018-NMCA-058 – ObiterDictum

Informational article, but once again, I just want to say I wasn’t physically locked up. I feared leaving, because I was duped into believing that if I left I’d go to hell. This was my last chance. My prison was mental. Plus I couldn’t just leave my children.

And I didn’t escape. I could have left at any time. After 6 months of shaming, THEY kicked ME out.

This was clear in my deposition presented at trial in 1989 at the Sacramento Superior Court. In fact, the Judge said to me, “but you were free to leave.”

Yes, your honor,” I said, “but I was afraid to leave. At the time I believed that if I left, I’d go to hell.”