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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3 tips & tricks to help you choose the right spiritual guru, guide, teacher for you.

Hello my beloved Suga Honey Dumplings! Today I am circling back to a subject I spoke about a while ago. Let’s talk about my personal recommendations when it comes to choosing the right spiritual guide, guru, and teacher for you. Today we are going to get into my first three…

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Ayahuasca and Madness | The Ayavolve Institute

If you come back with a messiah complex you did it wrong and your guides were probably not Indigenous trained. One of the big tasks I believe people have post-ceremony, is to rigorously challenge our assumptions about self, ego mind, what may be an insight during ceremony, and what may…

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