Helping Loved Ones Leave Controlling People, Cults And Beliefs-A new book by Steven Hassan as discussed by Pierre S. Freeman
The Failure Of Deprogramming
In many ways, Steven Hassan has been one of my strongest influences and a new book by him (even though it is a somewhat revised edition of “Releasing the Bonds”) is a breath of fresh air. It shows you how far the anti-cult movement has progressed in its methodologies. Here I am referring to the methodologies of interactions and interventions rather than the kind of self-liberation and self-analysis that composed the majority of my effort to escape AMORC and its relentless undermining of my authentic self.
I availed myself of counseling a few times. This was… Continue reading
In my last blog, I discussed Ralph Lewis article, “Is Levitation Possible?”
As Lewis’ article says, levitation has been practiced by rather fundamentalist Christians like Saint Dominic, St. Thomas of Aquinas, and Saint Ignatius of Loyola, mainstays of the Christian Church, but it has also been claimed by people like D. D. Home, the famous English medium and recounted by scientists like Sir William Crookes and psychologist, William James.
So what is all this wonderful stuff got to do with spirituality, the quest for Cosmic Consciousness? Well, I believe that such a quest does get into what one might call… Continue reading
HOW DO THEY CONNECT WITH COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS?
This blog will discuss an article called “Is Levitation Possible?” which was written by Ralph. Unlike most of my blogs, I don’t necessarily disagree with the bulk of this article, written by a former Imperator. The article was written to put forward the idea that levitation is a possibility for man and to chronicle some of the evidence for it. There is no doubt that feats of levitation, as documented by the author, has been claimed in many different cultures- Hindus, Buddhists and Christians historically have levitated- as well as mediums like D.… Continue reading
Looking backward, I believe that it all starts in the beginning of the training. In terms of belief, all you really need is enough belief to start the exercises.
And what are the beginning exercises about?
They are about mind reading, psychometry and some kind of mind over matter- changing the color of a candle. In other words, they are about the development of personal power. In AMORC UNVEILED, I say:
Someone who is a Seeker is fundamentally trying to get in touch with the Divine Presence, a state of transpersonal Communion with the Source behind all things. There is… Continue reading