Feb 19, 2020

CultNEWS101 Articles: 2/19/2020

Event, NXIVM, Light of the World ChurchLa Luz del MundoThe Aetherius Temple
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February 25, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
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Manchester, M2 5DB  

" ... It appears only two parties – the prosecution and Clare Bronfman – can authorize people to speak at her sentencing.

So no, you just can't just walk in off the street, sign up on the day she is being sentenced, and pontificate on sentencing the lately pious heiress.

Clare Webb Bronfman will be 41 when she is sentenced on April 23. And, if you want to speak at her sentencing, you better act soon.

Here's the judge's order:

ORDER as to Clare Bronfman: The parties are DIRECTED to submit a letter setting forth their agreed-upon schedule for sentencing submissions by no later than February 7, 2020. Further, the parties are DIRECTED to provide the court with the names of any individuals who may wish to be heard at Ms. Bronfman's April 23, 2020 sentencing hearing by no later than 10:00 am on April 21, 2020. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/31/2020. 

In order to speak, you have to be approved no later than April 21, which means you need to be vetted well in advance."

"Naason Joaquin Garcia, the "apostle" of the Light of the World Church which claims five million members in the United States and dozens of other countries, is being held in a Los Angeles jail on $50 million bail following his arrest on sex trafficking charges. In a court filing asking that his bail be reduced, his lawyers say the church leader "is the victim of a concerted conspiracy to frame and extort him."

"The Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo plans to hold its Holy Supper ceremony in February in events across the U.S. even though its leader remains in a Los Angeles jail after he was arrested and charged with numerous sex crimes.

The exact date of the Holy Supper — a sacred rite that church members say memorializes the death and salvation of Jesus Christ — has not been made public. A church spokesman said members will be able to commemorate the ceremony in gatherings held in different states.

Jack Freeman, spokesman and minister for La Luz del Mundo, said the locations and date of the event will not be disclosed at this time. 

In 2018, the church held the first nationwide Holy Supper in the United States at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino. The five-day convocation was a sign of the movement's growing presence in the U.S."
"... A couple of dozen people are here, convinced that the truth is out there. But that night's speaker goes beyond flying discs and life on Mars. Much further.

Six weeks later I found myself sitting in The Aetherius Temple in Fulham with Mark Bennett, one of nine international directors of the society.

Bennett, along with the rest of the society, believes - among other things - that Jesus, Moses, Buddha, Lao Tzu, and St Peter were all advanced intelligence beings from other planets.

Oh, and that the Earth itself is a living goddess being. But more of that shortly.

The Aetherius Society was founded by Dr George King after he claimed to have been contacted in 1958 by a 'Cosmic Master' - an advanced extra-terrestrial being - called Aetherius and told him that he'd been chosen.

"Prepare yourself, you are to become the voice of interplanetary parliament," was the message. In the society, this is known as 'The Command'.

Dr King became the primary point of human contact for the Cosmic Masters until his death in 1997.

He was, the society claims, able to raise himself - through yoga - to such a level that extra-terrestrial beings could communicate through him, sometimes through telepathy, sometimes through direct channelling.

The recordings and transcriptions of such messages - from a variety of alien intellects - are an important part of services held by the society in present times."

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