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20 Documentaries About Cults That Will Not Restore Your Faith in Humanity

I’m addicted to documentaries about cults. I’m generally fascinated by extreme beliefs, and the fact that the genre provides us with filmed evidence of the way even the most obscure swami’s followers feel driven to immortalize their Chosen One’s enlightened teaching provides rich insight into our inherent desire to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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20 Documentaries About Cults That Will Not Restore Your Faith in Humanity

I’m addicted to documentaries about cults. I’m generally fascinated by extreme beliefs, and the fact that the genre provides us with filmed evidence of the way even the most obscure swami’s followers feel driven to immortalize their Chosen One’s enlightened teaching provides rich insight into our inherent desire to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Church of the SubGenius Documentary Examines the Cult of a Cult

Long before the internet invaded every aspect of culture, a pair of friends who first bonded over their love of comic books and Captain Beefheart dreamed up “a weird fringe cult specifically for weirdos” that would walk the line between sincerity and parody. Thus, the Church of the SubGenius was born.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Lana Del Rey, The Flaming Lips, and 21 other albums we can’t wait to hear in September

Summer may be coming to a close and the schools bells may be ringing once more—virtually, we hope—but the season of music is perpetual and unchanging (okay, admittedly there’s a slight shift around the Yuletide so that Mariah can once more storm the charts). As we roll into September, there are again a bevy of […]

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Lana Del Rey, The Flaming Lips, and 21 other albums we can’t wait to hear in September

Summer may be coming to a close and the schools bells may be ringing once more—virtually, we hope—but the season of music is perpetual and unchanging (okay, admittedly there’s a slight shift around the Yuletide so that Mariah can once more storm the charts). As we roll into September, there are again a bevy of […]

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Lana Del Rey, The Flaming Lips, and 21 other albums we can’t wait to hear in September

Summer may be coming to a close and the schools bells may be ringing once more—virtually, we hope—but the season of music is perpetual and unchanging (okay, admittedly there’s a slight shift around the Yuletide so that Mariah can once more storm the charts). As we roll into September, there are again a bevy of […]

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I Really Don’t Know How To Feel About Talented Tesla Cybertruck Fans Making Spec Website Designs For Tesla

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit conflicted here. Part of me is delighted to see people so excited about a particular car, and to see people using that excitement as a creative springboard. No matter what I think of a given car, I’m not going to shit on someone’s enjoyment of […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Cults Are All Around You

I recently finished watching “Wild Wild Country”, the six part Netflix series about the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later known as “Osho”), his power hungry assistant Ma Anand Sheela, and their community of followers in the Rajneeshpuram in Oregon. It was an astonishing documentary that …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Mother Divine, Leader of a Shady Celibacy Cult, Has a Shockingly Small FBI File

We’ve looked at a number of different cults and cult leaders here at Paleofuture, and they usually have pretty hefty FBI files. Synanon? 346 pages. The Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh? 591 pages. But a cult leader who recently died this past March has a shockingly small FBI file. How small? Just six pages.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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