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Interview with Scott of Skeptic Meditations on Parents and Cult-Like Organizations

by | June 16, 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott is the Founder of Skeptic Meditations. Here we discuss parents and cult-like organizations. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Have you ever been given any indication as to what parents feel or sense as they begin to lose their children to a cult or cult-like organization? Scott of Skeptic Meditations: From my own… Read more »

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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 for transition, and some who… Read more »

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Needs Fulfilled from Cults, and Benefits to Leaders and Followers

by | April 10, 2018

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott is the Founder of Skeptic Meditations. He speaks from experience in entering and leaving Self-Realization Monastic Order, a Hindu-inspired ashram headquartered in Los Angeles and founded by famous Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda. Here we talk about some of the benefits of ashram residents and their guru-leaders. Also, we discuss the drivers that… Read more »

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Skeptic Meditations Founder on the Reliance on External Authority

by | March 23, 2018

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 examples? Scott from SkepticMeditations.com: There’s many… Read more »

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