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Re: Theos-World The theosophical cause and Mind Control Cults

Mar 16, 2009 02:12 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen

Yeah. Thanks.
Let us hear other views.

My views are:

Interestingly we often hear the following statement by each individual on the globe:
"A cult is a cult is a cult - unless it's my religious group."

 And if it's not my social tribe, or it's not the cultural group i belong to, it must be no good or less good than mine - or watched with a fanatical high degree of suspision. And similar.

Let us not forget that for instance that the Christian religion was a cult in its beginning days, when the romans were hunting the few Christians fanatics, although some of them as true Seekers After Truth and not belief.

Unfortunately, almost every individuals upbringing helps to invest him or her with a set of beliefs which, adopted when too young to be questioned, often come to masquerade as knowledge, later in life. The combined  effect of childhood indoctrination and the socialisation process, at its most succesful and effective level, serves to blinker an indiviudal to reality and create a dependance on a belief system - any belief system, (even sometimes one which calls it self theosophical in a dead-letter sense). 

The word indoctrination has a bad flavour to it. But, indoctrination defined at its simplest, means to imbue with a doctrine. To 'imbue' means to permeate or to saturate, implying a process that can be much more subtle than the repetitious reciting of approved slogans. As authors who have been concerned by the concepts of coersion and behaviour manipulation show, most of us (or people) are indoctrinated throughout our lives, often withour even knowing it. Beliefs almost 'grow' into us (masqueraded as real knowledge) They are then sustained and protected, usually unconsciously, by the physiological and psychological processes of perception.

Of course there is more to it than this. But I hope that you understand the idea I am seeking to forward here.

M. Sufilight

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: MKR 
  Sent: Monday, March 16, 2009 9:40 PM
  Subject: Re: Theos-World The theosophical cause and Mind Control Cults

  A nicely done video. Years ago after the Jonestown massacre, I gave a talk
  on how to identify cults so that you do not get entangled. The mind control
  in some groups, while masked by high sounding ideals, usually is much more
  subtle and happens over a long period of time and of course weaknesses such
  as religion, race, color, national origin, sex and other attributes are very
  cleverly used to spread maya in the minds of the "followers". Alertness on
  the part of the public is what is needed to prevent people getting into
  trouble and ruining themselves, probably for many lives to come. Would be
  interesting to see the feedback from others on the video.


  On 3/16/09, Morten Nymann Olesen <> wrote:
  > Dear friends
  > My views are:
  > I am scratching into the realms of "Brainwashing" and "Propaganda" and
  > their use in cultures.
  > I just came across the following quite interesting movie.
  > It is not often I recommend videos. But I find this one important to any
  > Seekers after Truth!
  > Mind Control Cults
  > Peeling an onion!?
  > M. Sufilight
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