Some see AOL as a cult straightaway…
Bobsy permalink September 30, 2010
Good on the critics for exposing this phony narcissist. I went on an AOL course last weekend, and felt really good to start-then I realised what a sham it all was when they showed the 15 minute video of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, talk about, ahem, idolatry, vanity, greed, lust, covetousness etc.
I had a funny feeling about the course when there was stuff about breaking down barriers between people-as a survivor myself, I am very familiar with the mind games, manipulation etc used by sociopathic narcissists to brainwash others-give ‘em an inch, they’ll take a mile. This is a CULT in every way.
If you read in a more discerning manner about spiritual matters, you’ll see there are a few things to say about false prophets masquerading as angels of light-Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.
God-the initial course is full of “love” bombing. And the exercise at the end where we had to sit as close to 3 people as possible without touching and look into their eyes was creepy and deeply inappropriate. In fact, the course tutor seemed to be hugging people quite a bit-also deeply inappropriate given what some of the course participants may have been through in their lives.
Thank God the man upstairs gave us a brain I say, to discern truth from a lie. And never trust a spiritual teacher who drives a Mercedes Benz or uses “faith” healing like a snake oil merchant. I’ve been in 2 other CULTS in my life, and they all operate in the same way. Spirituality should never be about control, it’s supposed to be about setting people free from bondage. I worry about vulnerable people being abused by this organization, but of course, one can only do so much individually, thank God I wasn’t involved for 10 years before I saw the light, but I must say, I was upset yesterday when I read the blogs offering the truth on this organization.
The real deal with spirituality don’t come as easily, I’m afraid, and this was all too good to be true, no real spiritual discipline, just icky feely slogans (and worse I’m afraid) and cliche ridden nonsense stolen from every other self-help book under the sun. So if you are feeling vulnerable, be careful whom you trust with it, as the prancer has a nasty bite.
MAY THE REAL GOD PROTECT AND COMFORT THE EX AND CURRENT MEMBERS -AND KEEP THE WOLVES AT BAY. I HOPE YOU FIND SOME PEACE IN YOUR LIVES