Mar 17, 2022

CultNEWS101 Articles: 3/17/2022 (Heaven's Gate, Documentary, Podcast, NXIVM, Self Help, Kelly Thiel, Baptiste Yoga)


Heaven's Gate, Documentary, Podcast, NXIVM, Self Help, Kelly Thiel, Baptiste Yoga

"The bizarre-but-true story of the Heaven’s Gate cult, a group that came to a tragic end when members took their lives in a mass suicide event in 1997, is again explored in “The Cult Next Door: The Mystery and Madness of Heaven’s Gate,” a “20/20″ special airing March 11 (and after).

The ABC special isn’t the first one to take a look at the saga of what was known as the UFO Cult. In 2021, HBO aired “Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults,” which chronicled how cult leaders Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles first gained national attention. In 1975, Applewhite and Nettles held a community meeting in Waldport, on the Oregon coast, in an attempt to recruit new members.

When about 20 people were reported missing after the meeting, the question of what happened to them became national news. And that was just the beginning of what turned into a ghastly story that involved members of the group engaging in castration, sharing a love of “Star Trek,” and ultimately dying by suicide -- all wearing Nike sneakers -- because they thought a UFO would take them to a next level of existence.

IndoctriNation Show: "Self Help Hostage w/ Kelly Thiel
In this intimate and bravely vulnerable conversation, Kelly shares insight into her time in NXIVM. She outlines the dangerous and traumatic "Exploration of Meaning" sessions she witnessed and experienced herself as a member of the "Executive Success Program".  Throughout the conversation, Rachel gives Kelly the opportunity to reexamine her impressions of the NXIVM community in retrospect.

IndoctriNation Show: Guests, Melissa, Rachel & Chelle share their experience as part of Baptiste Yoga.
Each of them discusses their own experiences.  

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