Resources for a better world
Here are the useful adresses
and resources I could find, on all what produces happiness (personnal
or social), peace, living in harmony, poetry, beauty, harmony...
Ressources are gathered in blocks by topics, with
links toward similar subjects or pages.
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Sects and mind control
Last update: November 19, 2013
See also: Stalking
Definitions: In this page and in all my writings and discourses I
understand by a «sect» a dangerous organization or a false
spiritual teaching, whatever its legal statute. English rather uses the
word «cult», but this word being already used to name
true spiritual practices, it cannot be used to name nasty things, otherwise
it is Newspeak. So I recommend to everybody not to use this word to name
Important introduction: today, to act effectively against dangerous sects
without becoming oneself a persecutor, requires to understand that
there are THREE NESTED LEVELS of manipulations. Otherwise, while
pretending to fight one of these levels, we become an objective
accomplice of the two others.
First level of manipulation: the sects by themselves.
I would define sects as false moral, social or spiritual practices,
leading their followers to dependence, harmful or anti-social
actions, to the contrary of authentic spiritual, social or moral
practices which lead their followers to freedom and happiness,
and also to be positive members of society.
However few people seem to really understand this, and define a sect by a
group which threatens social peace or has illegal practices. But we
have to understand than this legalistic definition does not catch
groups which are smart enough not to break the law, but which propose
bogus ethical conceptions or false, ineffective or dangerous
spirituality, or «therapies» leading to selfishness,
depression, dependence. Worse, if one edicts laws which are NOT
designed to protect citizens, then one ban valid spiritual practices,
and anyone can then be regarded as a sect! Recent example in France,
the «law» against «ostentatious religious signs»
openly violates article 18 of the human rights. In the USA, we rather
see the opposite course: dangerous people hiding behind freedom of
speech or freedom of religion. But this goes against the very purpose
of these freedoms.
The cult phenomenon cannot be fought by a superficial and egocentric
society, and all the less by psychological or social normalisation,
because it precisely originates from the anxiety and conflict born
from selfishness and materialism, combined with the ignorance of
spiritual things. Fundamentalism originates in the stupidity and
hatred of others. Hence the obvious antidotes: solidarity society,
general and spiritual culture, social hygiene...
Second level of manipulation: the excesses of the fight against sects and
The healthy awareness against sects, from 1974 onward, led to the
creation of associations and laws designed to protect people. But, by
the classic play of amalgam, this also led to an anti-social,
stupid and very dangerous reaction against spirituality at a whole.
However there are much deeper cause to this reaction:
* Scientistism and materialism claiming to «scientifically»
explain everything while denying the human mind, poetry, love,
happiness, meaning of life, etc... These materialistic and amoral
ideologies are the perverse root of many «administrative»
concepts leading to this grey and noisy world
* A kind of «philosophical defence» of capitalism,
which sees altruism, kindness, solidarity, beauty and poetry as
threats against their childish financial interests, including
religious practices such as moral, kindness, altruism.
* A dangerous Sadian or libertarian movement, which rejects any
morals as puritanism or «personal matter».
their methods are quite vicious, such as calling meditation or
vegetarianism «mind control»! (French tabloid Charlie
Hebdo, right wing populism)
In France, the ADFI (or UNADFI) placed themselves as top
anti-spiritual manipulators: condemning the whole New Age and
holistic cares without any nuance (Bulles n° 84), and the
East-West meeting (Bulles n° 76) where they describe the sects
with the vocabulary of Indian spirituality (guru, Ashram, etc.). We
even read here that refusal of alcohol and tobacco are «violations
of physical integrity»! It is clear that there are some
really sectarian blokes in this group, and nobody to chuck them out.
This unacceptable situation is even more dangerous with the
endorsement and funding by the French government!
Third level of manipulation: sects posing as victims.
In many places the defence against sects is presented as a serious
infringement on spiritual freedom, and sects as nice groups which
have a «new spirituality», and are persecuted by the evil
governments and the bad religions. Of course they put their tearful
professions of faith on every sites on esotericism, organic food,
alternative medicine and New Age... But not on mine, because the
first of their sites, the French cordiap.com, was registered in the
USA, under the name of Ashley Prince, one of the patrons of
can consider that this perverse game is greatly facilitated by the
second level of manipulation, in particular the abuse of public
powers (In France: persecutions against Waldorf schools, segregation
against Muslims and vegetarians in school canteens, withdrawals of
children from their families, humiliating police searches...) or by
the amateurism of some associations (French UNADFI)
third level of manipulation will still more confuse a situation (the
first two levels) that our politicians already have a lot of trouble
to understand. It is urgent, if we want to avoid a disaster, to fight
against the three levels all together. And the method for this is an
exact knowledge and effective recognition of what is spirituality, a
serious public scientific recognition of phenomena such as the
and the recognition of the basic right of people to live something
else than the absurd capitalist competition in concrete block cities.
Ignorance of the true causes of the sectarian phenomenon is far
more dangerous than the phenomenon itself.
Especially, people who «ignore» any of the three levels of
manipulation above, place themselves as de facto allies of the two
Some beacons to know if you are in a sect
(unless it is your practice which is sectarian!!)
Last update: November 19, 2013
Spirituality is the domain of the actualization of the potential of the
human mind. So it is a crime against humanity to try to restrain it,
or even only to despise it.
But, as in every domain, spirituality
has its structures and functioning laws. Even if a variety of cultures
and ways are possible, we cannot do everything we want and adepts
of all the ways will anyway have to face the same obstacles and fulfil
the same requirements.
But before, to be taken in a sect can happen to everybody: only idiots
never try to do something from their life. We can criticize sects, we
can forbid dangerous groups and punish peoples who acted with duplicity
or bad intentions, but we cannot ask the victims to wear a yellow star.
So find here some hints to know if you are in a sect (unless it is your
practice which is sectarian!!)
* Spiritual practice must bring peoples closer together, in place of
creating a new elite.
* Meditation is more pleasant than ordinary life, but it must not be
fleeing this life.
* We cannot measure our compassion with an electronic apparatus.
* A book on spirituality is no more expensive to print than a book on soccer.
* To think at our past lives in Atlantis, or to angels, or to extraterrestrial,
and see their image and hear their words in our head, this is not ESP,
this is imagination. Everybody can do this, when true clairvoyance requires
a long and painstaking training.
* The Yin and the Yang have an equal moral statute, there is not one less good
or weaker than the other.
* No spiritual path can claim to be the only one true.
* Nobody can claim to be the only way.
* A true master never imposes himself. We must ask for his help.
* In spirituality like anywhere we can progress only with effort and patience.
* Nobody can become better simply with a member card or a title in a group.
* Nobody can become better with just an opinion. Only respecting others
can make us better
* Ethics and common law are like the road code, they also apply in the
* An initiation is, as the name tells, the first step of the path. At
best, it is an authorization; is never dispenses us of the effort to advance
all along this path.
* By principle, spirituality should be a free gift. However the master
needs to eat, and to travel to visit us.
* While getting out of a sect, you find yourself in the hands of a psychiatrist
or psychologist. If he respect your aspiration and proposes you to involve
in a valuable spiritual way, he speaks for you. If he says you must be
shameful, if he speaks about «pragmatism», «norm»
or «realism», then he is a dangerous materialist integrist.
Flee him faster than the sect you just left.
* You want to change of spiritual path? A true Guru can advise you not to
do so, but he will never try to enforce you.
* You want to abandon any spiritual practice? A false guru will regret
it. A true one too.
Last update November 19, 2013
To protect ourselves against mind control methods in daily life:
The classical book that everybody should read Stalking the soul: Emotional Abuse and erosion of Identity
by Marie-France Hirigoyen
You feel yourself inferior, hopeless, incapable, when
your partner is brilliant, he can answer everything, he is always right,
with his unanswerable dialectics, so long that you begin to doubt of what
your own eyes have seen: you encountered a stalker. Useless to try
to reason him, and especially not to «sacrifice yourself»
to help bring him a cure: he is a psychopath, as much impermeable to reasoning
than to emotions. The only thing you can do is to save yourself, by understanding
what happened to you, how this being was able to destroy your self-confidence
and your love of life. From experience I can only confirm the great
value of this book and its precious advices.
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