Dec 14, 2021

CultNEWS101 Articles: 12/14/2021 (Transcendental Meditation, Jehovah's Witnesses, Podcast, Satanic Panic)

Transcendental Meditation, Jehovah's Witnesses, Podcast, Satanic Panic

"Patrick Ryan found himself deeply involved in Transcendental Meditation during the 1970s until he started to believe he was part of a harmful group. He is now a cult mediation specialist, otherwise known as exit counseling. He is also the head of TM-EX, an organization of ex-members of Transcendental Meditation and has worked extensively with The International Cultic Studies Association. He is also co-author of "Ethical Standards for Thought Reform Consultants". We talk to Patrick about his life inside and outside and the perspective he has gained in his many years working in this space. 

Evil Sheep Podcast: What should I think about...?
"Dad left a high control religious group, the Jehovah's Witnesses, when he was 30 and since then has been trying to work out what he thinks about a whole bunch of stuff. With new episodes every Sunday and Wednesday, "What should I think about..?" is a daughter - father podcast with the lofty, if overly ambitious goal, to make sense of the complicated, contradictory, confusing but wonderful thing we call the world.

Since leaving, Dad has gained a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Organizational Psychology so brings some of this knowledge and experience to the conversation. Celine is a young filmmaker working on a number of different documentary projects including "The Pink Pound'', a documentary that explores the relationship between the LGBTQ+ community and commerce."
"In 1983, the owners and employees of the McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, California, were accused of ritual child abuse and molestation, leading to one of the longest running criminal trials in U.S. history. This landmark case marked the beginning of a widespread moral panic that lasted well over a decade, permeating pop culture and upending personal lives.

Today that social phenomenon is infamously known as the "satanic panic."

Why does this matter nearly 40 years later? Well, history may be repeating itself.

A crowd crush at rapper Travis Scott's annual Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, led to 10 deaths and hundreds of reported injuries. As news of the mass casualties spread, conspiracy theories sprang up online speculating that satanism was responsible."

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Selection of articles for CultNEWS101 does not mean that Patrick Ryan or Joseph Kelly agree with the content. We provide information from many points of view in order to promote dialogue.

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