Tag Archive for guru

India’s Superstition Industry

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The latest issue of Frontline – India’s National Magazine – features several stories of interest in the theme “Superstition Industry”. Check it out. Frontline : In-depth analysis of issues and events in India and around the world. The main feature is on the charges against a famous guru. In the name of faith | Frontline. Asaram…

Asaram Bapu, spiritual guru, charged with sex crime (UPDATE: In jail, no bail)

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Another sexorcism? This one is described more as assault. Controversial Indian guru in custody over sexual assault charge on a minor. Asaram sexually assaulted her on pretext of exorcism, alleges victim : North, News – India Today. Police may Monday take spiritual guru Asaram Bapu to his ashram near Rajasthan’s Jodhpur city where a 16-year-old…

Caution: The irony will kill you

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Mike Adams (of Natural News – worst pseudoscience site on the web is telling you how to avoid scams. Does he mention himself? He should know, he pushes lots of shit.) give us the epic fail of the day (although Discovery Channels Megalodon Shark Week garbage is neck and neck). Are you dead from astoundation?…

Sweat and squeeze guru is free to build empire again

Scene from Arrested Development on Netflix that incorporates Native mythology

I can’t help but think of the new season of Arrested Development. But, this is neither funny nor fiction. Motivational speaker that pimps “Harmonic Wealth” is free from prison after two years and looks like is on track to continue his business. They’re watching as guru in sweat lodge case goes free – CNN.com. New…

Children associated with cultish leader Pontbriand taken into custody

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Youth protection takes 10 children among followers of ‘guru’ – Montreal – CBC News. Youth protection officials from Quebec’s Montérégie region have taken custody of 10 children who had allegedly been living with followers of a self-styled prophet of the apocalypse in Arizona. Marcel Pontbriand, a former businessman from Beloeil, Que, who claims he can…