It would be unfairly biased for me to right away promote a blanket acceptance that all spiritual movements today are fundamentally harmless, without first pointing out there have been some really terrifying and dangerous cults in our recent history that indicate otherwise. That being stated, our mainstream, and additionally our still very young Western spiritual culture is currently going through an unnecessary cult-fear resurgence. Although you can hardly fault our middle-of-the-road audience for that. They’re reminded almost daily through our media’s incessant fascination for the macabre just how unaware past segments of our society have been when it came to following or dealing with the charismatic attractions of various demented spiritual leaders. Affirming the sentiment, you had better beware!
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