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You're Probably In A Cult And Don't Even Know It!





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When you think cults or sects, you probably imagine people in long robes and creepy hoods (and lingerie... *wink wink*), walking around with torches and forks. While this is a very Hollywood representation of what they look like, cult-like behaviour can be seen in different groups that look nothing like the traditional satanic-esque image. You will be surprised to know that not all sects want to take over the world through secret elites and triangles. Some just want to sell you protein shakes. Whaaaaat no way! you may be thinking, keep reading and this will all make sense. I promise!


I have personally seen how family and friends of mine have joined cults, they just didn't know what they were really getting into. These organizations can disguise themselves as support groups, companies with pyramid schemes, and even new age *religions* Soul cycle anyone?. The ends may vary, some want your money, others want power and influence, or to give you killer abs, but the way they usually operate is the same. This will sound like the plot of a James Bond movie, but what they do is brainwash people in need and take advantage of that vulnerability.

First Of All What Is A Cult?

The Oxford dictionary tells us that they are: “a group of people with somewhat different religious beliefs (typically regarded as heretical) from those of a larger group to which they belong.”


Based on that, there are millions of sects! Are K-Pop stans a cult? Or the fans of the New York Yankees? Perhaps people who prefer books to film adaptations? Everyone can be in a cult. Am I part of a cult and I don't know?


Calm your horse, pal. Unless you are part of an organization of people who force you to adhere firmly to a series of very strict values, pushing you to seek new members, which promises to fill a void in your life miraculously and claiming that all who are not part are blind. or sheep that ignore a great truth, then rest easy.


If any of those characteristics resonate with you even a bit: Run b*tch, run! That's not a BTS fan club!!


In short, a cult is a group that attracts people to take advantage of them, to the point of having a psychological impact on its members. That is why they are so dangerous, and many fall into them without knowing it.

Manipulation Techniques

The people behind these cults know well how to make you believe that you are the one who needs the cult and that you stay as long as possible. They know how to manipulate people so that they do not realize the damage they are causing them, and that when someone points out something bad about the cult, its members will come out to attack them. They play with the anger, pain, grief, and passions of the groups to stay strong.


In the beginning, they show themselves as a source of unconditional love and validation for those who have the need for affection and to feel part of a community. "If you are with us, you will be loved and protected." With this, they take advantage of the vulnerabilities of those who suffer from some emotional need.


Little by little they begin to ask their members to do things for them, such as attracting more members or selling a product. If you do, you are valuable and important, if not, you are not willing to be a better person and demonstrate your value. This is how they operate.


Do you remember what I told you about the shakes? You've probably ever heard of Herba-Life. They did not limit themselves to selling nutritional wellness products, their entire business model was based on becoming a cult so that their members were marketers and evangelizers of their brand while paying to be a part. Not only could you lose weight with their shakes, but when they sold their products they promised you monthly earnings that you could not imagine with your old job.

The Dangerous Effect Of Cults On Mental Health

I know that this whole article has been very dark and creepy, and it was not as punny and charismatic as usual, but this is a problem that affects many people. I myself have seen loved ones move away from their families and their values through being part of a cult, risking their life, their income and their self-esteem.


The cults do not want you healthy and sane, since then you would realize what they do. They take advantage of your weaknesses and make you substitute all your values for their beliefs. They may not all have as dire impacts as the Manson Family or Soul Cycle (just kidding, but they can bring out the worst in a person who is struggling to achieve emotional stability. If you suspect that you are part of one, do not hesitate to get help and if you know someone who is, become that help they desperately need.


This blog post is proudly sponsored by NuCalm but all opinions are my own. NuCalm is the world’s only patented neuroscience technology clinically proven to resolve stress and improve sleep quality – without drugs. NuCalm is used by the U.S. Military & the FBI, 49 Professional Sports Teams and recommended by 98% of patients. If you aren’t familiar, NuCalm is only $29.99 a month, and they offer a 30-day risk-free guarantee. Our readers can also get 3 months free with coupon code Recharge25. As a NuCalm affiliate, we may receive compensation, if you purchase products or services through the links provided, at no extra cost to you. This helps support the running of the blog.

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