Charles Manson, Reverend Jim Jones and Joseph Kibweteere are three famous cult leaders. (Kibweteere was the leader of a suicidal cult that splintered from the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda. In March 17, 2000, in a mass murder/suicide, at least 780 people died with some reports placing the final number above 1,000.)
Heaven’s Gate was another cult -an American UFO religion based in San Diego, California, founded and led by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed suicide.
In 2011, New Age Guru, NY Times bestselling author of “Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want”, and a featured teacher on “The Secret”, James Arthur Ray was convicted by a jury on three counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of Kirby Brown, James Shore and Liz Neuman. They were among dozens who participated in the Sweat Lodge ceremony Ray led near Sedona in October 2009.
“There is no doubt that I am God”
– Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the Guru of bling, India who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty of raping two female followers
And in 2011, Mahendra Trivedi, was touted as a healer, with “the ability to change the molecular structure of cancer cells, radioactive water, virus, bacteria, fungus etc” and his promotional material claims “He has had success with advanced cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic headaches and many other health challenges.” Trivedi’s followers and sales affiliates and promotional and marketing materials refer to him as the Second Coming of Christ. Despite unsupported and undocumented claims of the existence of four thousand studies from institutions around the world, Penn State University, the only US institution to research Trivedi’s alleged gift and ability found no substance to his claims. “Mahendra Trivedi was tested extensively at the Penn State University’s Materials Research Laboratory on several occasions from June – September 2009, and we did not observe any changes in materials or their properties as a result of his ‘blessings’” wrote Dr. Tania Slawecki. Now people close to Trivedi claim he is a scam artist, a cult leader and a fraud with some women accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
And in 2018, Keith Raniere — the co-founder of an allegedly torturous and psychologically manipulative secret society, NXIVM, was arrested. “Keith Raniere displayed a disgusting abuse of power in his efforts to denigrate and manipulate women he considered his sex slaves,” FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge William Sweeney said. According to the FBI, many of the victims had Raniere’s initials “branded in their pubic regions” with a cauterizing pen in a “tribute.”
How do brainwashing, mind control and influence occur?
How do intelligent and educated people fall into the hands and the mental, emotional, psychological and sexual control of cult leaders, false teachers and corrupted gurus?
Michele Morrisette of PurQi.com interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD for the answers. “PurQi is an organization dedicated to help educate and encourage new research in the areas of spiritual seeking, healing modalities, energy transmissions, transformation, enlightenment, and consciousness.”
Patrick Wanis PhD reveals that cult leaders often display strong characteristics of narcissism as well as profiles of a psychopath: a charismatic leader who increasingly becomes the object of worship creating disciples, followers and devotees; they engage in processes of “coercive persuasion”, “thought reform” and “acts humiliating followers” and; they manipulate and exploit the people who idealize and idolize them, and they manipulate and exploit those people economically and sexually.
Patrick Wanis PhD reveals the six key human emotional needs that unknowingly influence an individual’s decision-making process and easily leads them into cults, brainwashing and mind control. Wanis reveals how people become victims and examines the James Arthur Ray case, Mahendra Trivedi and Charles Manson as individuals with highly persuasive tendencies that led them on the path to becoming gurus/cult leaders instead of teachers. Patrick Wanis PhD also reveals the reasons why most of the victims of these cult leaders are women and explains why these types of groups/cults often replace the role of traditional religion.
Listen to an earlier interview Patrick Wanis PhD gave to Jim Peake about the dangers of gurus and cults
Listen to the interview Patrick Wanis PhD gave to Jim Peake about “How gullible are you?”
Watch Patrick Wanis PhD on TruTV with Vinnie Politan “The dangers of gurus – James Ray guilty of negligent homicide- Patrick Wanis PhD TruTV” –
Read the article by Patrick Wanis PhD “How A Self-Help Guru Brainwashed 3 People To Their Death”: https://headdrama.com/article/life/41486/9136/how-self-help-guru-brainwashed-3-people-their-death
Click below to listen to the interview.
Update: Trivedi loses lawsuit against critic exposing his false claims:
Highly-Dubious Spiritualist Making Highly-Dubious Claims Loses Highly-Dubious Defamation Lawsuit Against Critic
Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.