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I haven't read this book, but the bit I did read spoke of Insight Seminars. I have taken part in both an Insight I and an Insight II in Australia. In no way, shape or form do I believe that I was brainwashed, put in some kind of trance, hyped up into a frenzy or coerced into any cult like group. I don't know if Insight in the US is any different to here in Australia, but it gave me a sense of who I truly am and enabled me to let go of some of my baggage from my past. It has been nothing other than an extremely positive experience. I am not religeous, do not believe in God, but believe that there is a Universal power that connects us all with love, empathy and compassion. I would highly recommend anyone to Insight who wishes to go on a voyage of self discovery in a safe, nurturing and non-judgemental environment. At no time during either of the seminars was the MSIA mentioned. I wasn't and have never been since hounded by them to induct new members, give them money,
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I'm currently reading Snapping and I think it is a wonderful essay of the personality of the mind and its persuasiveness to cults, therapies and sects. Read full review
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