Hi Mish and Kaye, I liked the info. Yes, it s interesting to see the time-frame around the inception of these cults - like Eckankar and Scientology! TwitMessage 1 of 4 , Jun 7, 2006View SourceHi Mish and Kaye,
I liked the info. Yes, it's interesting to see the time-frame around
the inception of these cults - like Eckankar and Scientology! Twit
seemed to be riding on the coattails of L. Ron when he created
his "ancient" scam.
Thanks for sharing these articles from rickross.com--pretty funny
except for the fact that many individuals fall for these idiotic
scams. I know David Icke is popular. I saw a bit of a film clip on
him recently. It was amazing to listen to him speaking about all
those weird things while still maintaining a straight face. I was
with a friend who had never heard of him before, and she couldn't
help but break out in laughter. LOL! Yet, if you check his website
or even look at his list of published books, say on Amazon, you will
see that he is a big seller! I was going to invest in one of his
books until I read some reviews and did some other research on him.
Some "friends" had recommended his books, as they fell for his crap,
hook, line and sinker!
It really makes me wonder what it is that attracts people to such
things, but I guess it could be the the desire to believe in "weird"
possibilities when one doesn't really believe in oneself so much??
Or maybe some people have too much free time??
After the eckankar experience, I definitely do not want to fall for
some other false teachings. I feel pretty safe listening to my Inner
guide--and do not want the distraction of these false prophets
and "teachers!" I feel very free and happy!
Happy 6/6/06. I came across some informative and amusing articles on
cults and posted them here to show that this is perhaps not such a
small effect on our society after all.
Working the web: Cults Creating a cult is a cakewalk, says Clint
Witchalls. All you need are a few ideas, an audience and access to
The Guardian/February 13, 2003
I've always thought that having my own cult would be fantastic: all
those beautiful women lining up to have my baby, because I'm the
third son of Osiris. And if that's not enough, there's always the
plump offshore bank account and the chauffeur-driven Rolls-Royce to
To create a cult is a cakewalk. What you have to do is cut random
sentences out of books such as Erich von Daniken's Chariots of the
Gods, the Bible, and The Tibetan book of the Dead; mix them up and
paste them on to a piece of card.
And there you have the central thesis for your new religion. The
less sense it makes, the better. Like the Shopping Channel, cults
work on the premise that there's one born every minute. All that's
left to do is to put your kooky ideas on a website, and get yourself
down to Leicester Square - or any other place where there is always
a captive audience - for a bit of conversion. The only thing that
prevents me from starting a cult is the end bit. The bit where I
have to drink cyanide-laced Kool Aid, or be burnt alive by an over-
zealous Swat team. That doesn't appeal to me too much.
The golden age of cults was in the late 60s and early 70s. Nearly
every self-respecting hippie had dabbled with a bit of wicca or
shared a bowl of mung bean stew with a Hare Krishna devotee.
Remember the Divine Light Mission? Remember the Moonies? Recovering
members can be seen licking their wounds at
Nowadays, cults are more low key - you don't want to court publicity
when you're making a batch of sarin in your Tokyo basement. It's
easy to be fooled into thinking that cults had ceased to exist.
Until a couple of weeks ago, that is, when Brigitte Boisselier, the
chief executive of Clonaid, claimed that the company had cloned the
Clonaid was set up by Claude Vorilhon, founder of the Raelian cult.
His mission came to him after he met a bearded alien on top of a
mountain in France. He had bunked off work. The alien told him _
well, I won't spoil it for you. It must be noted that Monsieur
Vorilhon, an ex-sports writer, had previously boasted about his
ability to generate free publicity.
The other great ex-sports journalist and master of publicity is our
very own David Icke. Although Icke doesn't officially run a cult, he
does have quite a band of followers who subscribe to his theory that
the world is run by alien lizard people. At the beginning of this
year, astronomers at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland said that
if all light could be viewed at once, it would look turquoise. Icke
retorted that he knew this already: that's precisely why he's been
wearing a turquoise shell-suit since 1991, because it brings him
nearer to God. The former BBC presenter's home page quotes Alice in
Wonderland: "Dear, dear! How queer everything is today!" For more
queer ramblings, watch Icke's show Headf**k on the Sci-Fi Channel.
Another master publicist was L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church
of Scientology. Scientology is meant to help clear people of
unhappiness. "L" is long dead, but Scientology is very much alive.
It's well known that Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley
have all become members, but did you know that Nancy Cartwright, the
voice of Bart Simpson, is a Scientologist, too?
While rifling through the Ross Institute's database, I was surprised
to note that many of the cults I thought had gone into liquidation
or migrated to Mars were still thriving. Didn't the Heaven's Gate
cult members "shed their earthly containers to catch a ride on the
Hale-Bopp Comet" in 1997?
Apparently not. A couple of the surviving members have been busy
digitising about 20 hours of video material, taken when the majority
of the group were still in the here and now. The stragglers plan to
join their mates in the Kingdom of Heaven. And if you, too, are
interested in graduating from Human Evolutionary Level, you can
still order the free set of CD Roms from "Heaven's Gate" on the
If you need a baloney antidote after all that, visit The Skeptics
Society, run by Dr Nick Gerlich.
To see more documents/articles regarding this
group/organization/subject click here.
So many variations with the same goal! ; )
Have a good week!
Hi Kaye and all, Wow, we should all start our own counter - cult! Looks pretty easy don t it? LOL ... bit where I have to drink cyanide-laced Kool Aid, orMessage 1 of 4 , Jun 8, 2006View SourceHi Kaye and all,Wow, we should all start our own counter - cult! Looks pretty easy don't it? LOLFrom the Cult article:>"The only thing that prevents me from starting a cult is the end bit.
have to drink cyanide-laced Kool Aid, or be burnt alive by an over-
zealous Swat team. That doesn't appeal to me too much." (End Quote)As I was checking my email this morning, came across a news release. Not sure how many have ever heard of the psychic John Holland? Supposedly he is going to be doing a reading at Wako, then we will know for sure if it was an over-zealous Swat team that fired the first shot! (Is this one of those conspiracy theories?) The show sounds interesting to say the least!Bet Twit or Klemp couldn't pull off something like this! Say, why hasn't Klemp blessed the entire universe with his Godly abilities, like getting the History Channel to do a special on "Those Wonderful Eck Masters", or Eckankar's History? Those snoring, I mean boring Eck vidoes only seen on PBS when they don't have anything better to show.....How about this little clip: http://tinyurl.com/hw7p7Have a good one,Liz#####################
We are really delighted to let you all know that, the History Channel is going to air the pilot for a potential new series.
"This is one show you really don't want to miss. There's never been anything like it on TV to date." JOHN HOLLAND
“Psychic History” is a pilot for a new series that will feature John using all his psychic abilities on some of the world's most confounding mysteries. This pilot episode focuses on the haunting story at Waco, Texas where David Koresh’s religious sect of Branch Davidian’s took on the forces of the U.S. government.
In this dramatic episode, Holland was flown into the area totally blindfolded, without a clue to where he was going. He's filmed as he applies his special skills to resolving the lingering mysteries of Waco: Who fired the first shot? Was it the Federal agents or one of the Branch Davidians? And were Koresh’s followers being held against their will?
In addition to providing answers to these controversial questions, John also makes an amazing observation – that a house half way across the country from Waco was where the religious sect assembled their guns. Only the police knew this; the fact was never made public, and yet John was able to psychically step back in time and witness and experience this horrific disaster. This is the kind of stunning revelation that can turn skeptics into believers.
The pilot will air 3 times:
- June 26 at 9 pm EST/PST
- July 6 at 11 pm EST/PST
- July 8 at 5 pm EST/PST
Or check out the History Channel for listings and times... lots of interesting programing!