Dec 23, 2016

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/24/2016

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Demonic Possession, Shamans, Yoga, Acupuncture, ​Heart of Worship Community Church, Scientology, legal, India

shamans
"Whether it's shamans from Ecuador to Russia or Christian religious leaders from the US, various regions and religions across the globe use faith healers. Religious healers may have little to no psychology or medical related background, and earn their living by performing religious rituals and healing people from supernatural issues such as possession. According to one Stanford University researcher, "The concept and practice of exorcism crosses cultural and historical boundaries.""
PM Narendra
"I feel that yoga must be based on evidence. If I say yoga is beneficial for x, y or z ailments, I must have proof, which must be backed by research. Unless this is done, there is no point in asking people to popularize or take up yoga practice."
hot yoga
“People may assume the warnings and benefits and possible risks are the same for all types of yoga, and that’s simply not true,” said Dr. Mace, who has studied hot yoga. Her research found that hot yoga practitioners reported benefits like greater flexibility and improvements in mood, fitness and stamina, but that over half had experienced dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea or dehydration.

“There may be a misconception that these feelings are normal, but they’re not,” she said. “If people are feeling dizzy or have headaches or feel weak or fatigued, it may be related to fluid loss. They should take a break, cool down and get hydrated. Proper hydration is key.”
"Each year, Americans spend more than $30 billion on "alternative and complementary" treatments. Yale University neurologist and the editor of the Science-Based Medicine blog, Dr. Steven Novella, explains why acupuncture makes no medical sense."


Heart of Worship Community Church
Remmers, head of the 15-to-20-member 

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Heart of Worship Community Church in Corona, was convicted in 2014 of inflicting corporal injury on a child and assault with a deadly non-firearm weapon. He was accused of using pliers during a Bible study to pinch the nipple of a 13-year-old boy.




Leah Remini
"Leah Remini raised the explosive topic of the mysterious disappearance of Shelly Miscavige in a special episode of her A&E series, "Scientology and the Aftermath" on Monday night."


“He wouldn’t say anything to me, because he thinks I’m the devil,” Remini told the TV and radio host. “He honestly believes ― Tom and most Scientologists, all Scientologists, are taught to believe that people like me are literally the devil, that we mean them harm."
While many on the outside of Scientology view it as a sci-fi cult, Kahn artfully explained how and why it is able to draw in adherents. Its followers aren’t a bunch of mindless lemmings, and treating them as such does a disservice to efforts at freeing them from its grasp when it begins to tighten, as it inevitably does.

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