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Addiction: Buying the Cure at Passages Malibu | L.A. Weekly
Perched on a bluff above Pacific Coast Highway, Passages Malibu Addiction Cure Center looks more like a prefab movie set than a place to kick hard drugs. Near the entrance of the garish $23 million mansion stands a glass-enclosed gym filled with the latest high-tech equipment, on which men and...
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9 weeks ago by rdump
History Of Famous Hollywood Cults, Celebrity Members
"Charles Manson (..) Ever heard the expression “Drinking the Kool-Aid”? It has its origin in the mass suicide of Jim Jones’ People’s Temple cult in a Guyanese jungle by drinking cyanide-laced, grape-flavored Flavor Aid (Kool-Aid seemed catchier for a slogan, I guess). But before the more than 900 cult members made their home in Guyana in the '70s, the People’s Temple had over a dozen locations throughout California, including a church in Los Angeles on the corner of Alvarado and Hoover. (..) The Source Family health-food restaurant on Sunset Boulevard (..) Dubbed the Godfather of the New Age, Peruvian-born Carlos Castaneda made his name as the writer of The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, the first of a few books about his meetings with a mysterious shaman from Northern Mexico. Castaneda later started Tensegrity (..) After his death in 1998, five of his female followers, called “witches,” disappeared in an alleged suicide pact. (..) David Berg, or Moses David, as he was known, was the controversial leader of the Children of God, which was formed in Huntington Beach in 1966. Some might recognize the name as that of the cult that River Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, and their family were a part of in the '70s. (..) The Self-Realization Fellowship still owns some of the most beautiful land in Los Angeles, including an enchanting shrine in the Pacific Palisades overlooking the Pacific Ocean and an old hotel atop Mount Washington. The latter, a serene escape from L.A.'s hustle and bustle, was a property founder Paramahansa Yogananda purchased in the 1920s and dedicated as a center for meditation and Kriya Yoga. (..) Scientology"
la  cult  charlesmanson  koolaid  suicide  sourcefamily  carloscastaneda  tensegrity  folkertgorter  childrenofgod  yoga  scientology  ucla  anthropology  curtistamm 
april 2018 by gohai

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