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Joseph Szimharts novel published

Unread post by David McCarthy » Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:48 am

Joseph Szimharts novel published
Titled: Mushroom Satori: The Cult Diary - Aperture Press

Congratulations Joe... :D I look forward to reading your book,
Do I get a discount for advertising on EMF? ;-)
Wishing you great success,
David
Book Description
Publication Date: April 12, 2013
A powerful journey where faith, ¬philosophy, and family collide...

The philosophy was perfect. The image, so new-age. And the idea of Zen enlightenment, so fantastically nontraditional. For Jake, the Zen Center in remote New Mexico seemed like the perfect answer to life's problems, and for ten years he knew little else. His life was slowly consumed by the cult that he thought was saving him.

Acclaimed exit therapist and cult expert Joseph Szimhart crafts a narrative that explores the complex interactions between faith, family, and reality. Inspired by the author's own experiences in a cult, the story's framework is set in the emotionally rooted trappings of a fringe religious commune, which provides a poignant backdrop for examining the problems we all struggle to overcome. It also presents a chilling look at the subtle manipulations that charismatic figures use on the rest of us.

It is estimated that five to seven million Americans have been involved in cults or similar groups. Today, organizations such as the Church of Scientology continue to grow in size and in fame, even as they become more and more controversial. Through his vast experience Joseph Szimhart gives readers a unique opportunity to not only peer behind this curtain, but to truly understand what it is like to be entangled in a cult. He provides insight and perspective on the abstract, the dogmatic, the ordinary, and everything in between. Mushroom Satori is a secret glimpse into a world that most of us cannot fathom, and it serves as both lens and mirror with which to examine our own lives.

This novel ultimately presents a beautifully crafted message—one that will interest any reader who seeks more substance than just another happy ending. Readers will find themselves grieving over the protagonist's stolen youth even as they sympathize with the young man's bewildering trek toward adulthood. They will marvel at Szimhart's uncompromising account of the wild promises and limitations of faith that surround us and Jake alike. Mushroom Satori reminds us that when we are down, when we are disheartened, and when we are looking for answers, we are not alone.

But when we go hunting for answers and for messiahs we must be cautious— they are hunting us

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Mushroom Satori: The Cult Diary
by Joseph Szimhart
A powerful journey where faith, ¬philosophy, and family collide…
The philosophy was perfect. The image, so new-age. And the idea of Zen enlightenment, so fantastically nontraditional. For Jake, the Zen Center in remote New Mexico seemed like the perfect answer to life’s problems, and for ten years he knew little else. His life was slowly consumed by the cult that he thought was saving him.
Acclaimed exit therapist and cult expert Joseph Szimhart crafts a narrative that explores the complex interactions between faith, family, and reality. Inspired by the author’s own experiences in a cult, the story’s framework is set in the emotionally rooted trappings of a fringe religious commune, which provides a poignant backdrop for examining the problems we all struggle to overcome. It also presents a chilling look at the subtle manipulations that charismatic figures use on the rest of us.
It is estimated that five to seven million Americans have been involved in cults or similar groups. Today, organizations such as the Church of Scientology continue to grow in size and in fame, even as they become more and more controversial. Through his vast experience Joseph Szimhart gives readers a unique opportunity to not only peer behind this curtain, but to truly understand what it is like to be entangled in a cult. He provides insight and perspective on the abstract, the dogmatic, the ordinary, and everything in between. Mushroom Satori is a secret glimpse into a world that most of us cannot fathom, and it serves as both lens and mirror with which to examine our own lives.
This novel ultimately presents a beautifully crafted message—one that will interest any reader who seeks more substance than just another happy ending. Readers will find themselves grieving over the protagonist’s stolen youth even as they sympathize with the young man’s bewildering trek toward adulthood. They will marvel at Szimhart’s uncompromising account of the wild promises and limitations of faith that surround us and Jake alike. Mushroom Satori reminds us that when we are down, when we are disheartened, and when we are looking for answers, we are not alone.
But when we go hunting for answers and for messiahs we must be cautious—they are hunting us too.
About the Author
Since his own involvement in a small cult decades ago, Joseph Szimhart has become an expert in the field of exit therapy and is a highly sought-after consultant. He has made numerous media appearances and has been a consultant for major network news programs such as CNN, Dateline, and NBC. His work has been cited in more than seven print books. He has been featured in Newsweek, Forbes, and the Washington Post. He is also an accomplished artist.
Mushroom Satori: The Cult Diary | Aperture Press
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Re: Joseph Szimharts novel published

Unread post by seriously » Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:44 pm

Just ordered. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Thanks Joe

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Re: Joseph Szimharts novel published

Unread post by Rooster » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:36 am

I am ordering it now. I have been busy and forgot to.

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Re: Joseph Szimharts novel published

Unread post by California Dreamin' » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:25 pm

I just ordered this book. Looking forward to a good read.

CD

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Re: Joseph Szimharts novel published

Unread post by David McCarthy » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:55 pm

podcast interview with Joe Szimhart

Thank you Joe.... :idea:
Joe Szimhart is a cult information consultant. He was at one point involved in cult activity himself. It was in the depths of the Summit Lighthouse that Joe found himself from 1978-1980. This is the same group that published the book Saint Germain on Alchemy. This book has been the focus of the two preceding episodes of Trans Resister Radio. In this episode we explore the story of the Summit Lighthouse, and talk about related cult activity.

topics include: cults, Mushroom Satori, I am movement, Eastern influence in West 1960s, pink as color of love, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Theosophy, metaphysics, channeling, alchemy, New Thought movement, Madame Blavatsky, Mark L. Prophet, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Summit Lighthouse, California, monad of the self, Church Universal and Triumphant, decrees, belief in literal alchemy within cult, belief in magic, occult themes in popular culture, superstition, group psychology, Christian Science, possible alternate explanation for channeling. Occam's Razor, celebrities in cults, higher degrees within cult, initiation, vegan diets for cult members, cult leaders ate meat, use of diet to aid manipulation, occult lessons by mail, 33, seeds of doubt within minds of cult members, AMORC, Christian Rosencreutz, tithes, leaving inheritance to cult, Psychiana, mail order religion, Guy Ballard, interconnected influence on cults, mind switch, artificial wombs, red as evil color, ideals for new form of human regeneration, genetic engineering, Isaac Newton an alchemist, Robert Boyle, effort to make religion into science, transcendental meditation.
Listen to this show
http://theageoftransitions.com/index.ph ... ster-radio
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