The Existential Risks and Trauma of Leaving a Cult

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott is the Founder of Skeptic Meditations. He speaks from experience in entering and leaving an ashram. Here we talk about existential risks for an individual leaving a cult, views of the world only knowing the cult, leaving psychologically and physically from the cult, places … Continue reading

Skeptic Meditations Founder on the Reliance on External Authority

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott is the Founder of Skeptic Meditations. He speaks from experience in entering and leaving an ashram. Here we talk about the reliance on external authority. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: With regards to the tactics to keep members in a cult-like organization, what seem like the more prominent … Continue reading

Interview with Gauri Hopkins on Cult Upbringing and Contemporary Feminism

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen  Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What was early living like for you? In other words, what was the geographic, familial, cultural, and religious life for you? Gauri Hopkins: My parents joined a religious cult when they were teenagers. My father is from Wales and my mother from Mauritius. Both … Continue reading

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