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Aug 18, 2016

Inner Experience and Conversion

Michael D. Langone, Patrick Ryan, Joseph Kelly
Cognitive therapy is similar to religious conversion in that both are associated with changes in a person's fundamental assumptions about the world, self, and others. These fundamental assumptions derive in large part from experience, rather than rational deliberation. In some conversions powerful inner experiences, whether manipulated ("outer generated") or not ("inner generated"), may cause a person to adopt new fundamental assumptions. Sometimes, a new set of experiences can cause a convert to reject the new assumptions and leave the group. The resulting disillusionment may cause serious adjustment problems. The impact and implications of inner experiences should be considered when trying to help former group members. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-nYaiBVkHE



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Welcome to Intervention 101, and thank you for visiting us.

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Oct 8, 2015

11 times the world was supposed to end and didn't

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11 times the world was supposed to end and didn't

DINA SPECTOR
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October 7, 2015



It’s October 7, 2015.

This is the day the world will come to an end, according to a Christian group based in Philadelphia.

It looks like we’re all still here, though it’s probably not the last time we’ll be warned about earth’s annihilation.

Doomsday theorists and religious sects have been predicting The End for thousands of years.

Fortunately, all of these dates have come and gone uneventfully.

To maintain your faith that you’ll live to see October 8, we’ve compiled 11 other dates when the world was supposed to end and didn’t.

Nov 12, 2014

Court in Northern Netherlands: Transcendental Meditation Foundation ANBI Status can be withdrawn

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The Administration has rightly withdrawn ANBI status of a Foundation that promotes the practice of Transcendental Meditation. That is the verdict court northern Netherlands came recently. According to the court edify its activities mainly private consumption interests of the participants.

The Foundation encourages the practice of Transcendental Meditation (TM) as taught by Maharishi Mahesh. Is a residential area this purpose achieved by the foundation in Lelystad. The foundation for the maintenance of the district and subsidizes the school, the organic shop and vegetarian restaurant. Participants rent a house or buy. The participants and all persons belonging to their household, are also a monthly contribution payable to the foundation. In dispute is whether the status of public benefit institution (ANBI) of the foundation routed there by July 1, 2012 is revoked.

Court Northern Netherlands ruled that the foundation with its activities, the private consumption interests of the participants mainly. To personal well-being and personal development of the participants have a beneficial effect on their environment. However, this effect is indirect and subordinate to the individual interests of the participants. Thus, the Foundation does not establish that the general interest of 90% or more (quantitative test) served by the activities of the foundation. The appeal of the foundation is unfounded.

Court document