Conquering Spiritual Trauma from Evangelical Pastor ft. Dr. Laura Anderson

From Evangelical camp kid to youth director, Dr. Laura Anderson recognized early on that something didn’t feel right. It wasn’t until her late 20s that she learned what she had gone through at the hands of her pastor was spiritual and psychological ab*se. She also discovered that her symptoms had…

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‘Everything you’ve been told is a lie!’ Inside the wellness-to-fascism pipeline

One minute you’re doing the downward dog, the next you’re listening to conspiracy theories about Covid or the new world order. How did the desire to look after yourself become so toxic? Source: ‘Everything you’ve been told is a lie!’ Inside the wellness-to-fascism pipeline Post Views: 405

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Former Cult Member Answers Cult Questions From Twitter | Tech Support | WIRED

Dr. Janja Lalich, a sociologist who used to be in a cult, answers the internet’s burning questions about cults. How did Charles Manson get a cult following? What’s the best movie about cults? Why did everyone in the Heaven’s Gate cult wear Nikes? How do people get brainwashed? Dr. Janja…

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Here’s why Substack’s scam worked so well • Buttondown

Substack’s leadership pays a secret, select group of people to write for the platform

As you may already know, Substack is a tool for publishing email newsletters like this one. The idea is that anyone can start a newsletter, using Substack’s (very nice) interface, and we have the option to charge subscribers. Substack advertises itself as a tool, an app, that functions like a…

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How MAGA Conspiracies Infected Autism Groups – Mother Jones

How MAGA Conspiracies Infected Autism Groups

The result of cross-pollination between Covid and autism, says Canadian autism-acceptance activist Anne Borden King, who is working on a book about unproven autism treatments, is an explosive blending of disinformation. As the anti-vaccine movement has increasingly tacked right in recent years, the true believers in autism cures have aligned…

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