The Heart of a Cult, a novel by Lena Phoenix.

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The Heart of a Cult, a novel by Lena Phoenix.

Unread post by David McCarthy » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:40 am

Lena?s story will be very helpful for those looking to understand how intelligent and caring people become ensnared in a cult.
Why a loved one joins a cult..? what on earth were they thinking?
Her writing is down to earth, heartfelt and compelling, while revealing the paradoxes of
faith, belief and fear within the quest for community and spiritual meaning,
It is a journey that leads to her betrayal and the submission of her mind to the will of ?Ma?.
Lena?s novel dispels the public stereotypes of a ?cultist,
and exemplifies the quote by Margaret Singer? ?No one joins a cult? -- they get recruited...!

Thank you Lena.



Excerpt from ?the Heart of a Cult?..

And at first, it all seemed so perfect. They offered me a wise and charismatic teacher, a loving and supportive community, and a sense of purpose I?d been sorely lacking. I truly thought this woman and her group were the answer to my problems, the light that would lead me forward into the next phase of my life. And in a way, that?s exactly what they did. It just wasn?t at all like I thought it was going to be.
You see, the cult I joined, the guru I found, all that was really just a doorway. They seduced me gently in, then shoved me brutally forward into the depths of real growth, into the white hot fire of transformation that burned away everything I?d ever known about myself until there was nothing recogniz-able left. It was not at all what I had signed up for. But by the time I discovered what was really going on, it was far too late to turn back.

Lena Phoenix
Author, The Heart of a Cult
link.. The Heart of a Cult: Lena Phoenix: Books ... 575&sr=1-1

Margaret Singer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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