The following article is written primarily for a specific audience: ex-members of the Sri Nityananda Ashram cult in Mt Eliza (on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia). It may also appeal to a broader audience, in particular, ex-members of other high control groups as well as members of the general public who are interested in cults and the psychological mechanisms of cultism.

In the last few years there has been a growing popular interest in the ways that avoidance of shame perpetuates abusive dynamics. I was originally introduced to these ideas reading Brene Brown, and more recently by reading the LGBTQ+…

Alexander Paz

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