May 15, 2020

Parenting After the Cult with Eva Mackey, Ann Stamler, and Joseph Kelly

ICSA: Session 26, Cult Recovery and Family Support NOT Cancelled Series

Moderator: Ann Stamler

Eva Mackey, MD, is a second generation adult whose father was a tenured professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Her mother was a devotee of an eastern cult that practiced a branch of Hinduism called Advaita Vedanta, a non-dualistic philosophy that teaches that the self is one with the ultimate truth or reality. Half of Eva’s childhood was spent in an ashram in India where she and the other children were unsupervised much of the day. Despite the upheavals and instability that characterized her childhood, Eva managed to get out of the cult at the age of 16 and eventually earned her MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Meyrat has a busy Family Practice and she lives near Dallas with her three small children.

Joseph Kelly
1300 S. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 267-679-5493,
These sites offer resources designed to help thoughtful families and friends understand and respond to the complexity of a loved one’s cult involvement. assists group members and their families make the sometimes difficult transition from coercion to renewed individual choice.

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