.⁦@HayleyPhelan⁩’s disturbing story of yet another psychopath guru is the latest entry in the conspirituality girl-boss fraud files. Image
I hope it helps a generation of white middle-class women enchanted by wellness & pyramid cults like Shambala, Bikram, Kundalini, & NXIVM to exit, regroup, & get real educations.
When this group because “disillusioned” with traditional religion, they evidently became re-illusioned — almost immediately.

“Reillusioned” might be a religious category in itself.
Apologies: it’s the excellent work of @HayleyHPhelan. (Had the handle wrong.)

Here’s the piece:

These are not just more MLMs and wellness ripoffs lead by prolific sexual predators.

They have also become places where the far right is incubated and radicalized. By the end this cult leader was espousing QAnon.

The Q Shaman of Jan 6 had the same aesthetic & commitments.
There are 20ish lost souls everywhere. That’s what it means to be a 20ish. Higher education is filled with problems but reading some Milton & Baldwin & studying physics w/someone knowledgeable still seems like the best way to make your mind a secure, wholesome place to live.

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