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About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Writer, management professional, teacher
Location Newburgh, New York, United States
Introduction Many thanks to the hundreds of readers who visit my blogs each day to read the 40+ essays I have written over the past 11 years. My sole motivation is to spare others the grief I suffered as a Hare Krishna devotee. I was ensnared by the cult in 1967 when I was a naïve, idealistic fourteen year old girl just about to begin high school. Thirteen years later, I escaped the hell that was and is ISKCON, having suffered terrible abuse and neglect during a miserable arranged "marriage." Some of you who have lost a family member to these chanting cheaters have asked me for advice. Here are my recommendations: Beware of easy fixes in spiritual matters in the same way you would avoid them when planning your finances. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Simply chanting a mantra and offering pranams to murtis and gurus cannot fool the Almighty; neither will donating money to build massive temples in India where most of the rural poor lack toilets and clean water. Armed with the sword of truth, in these essays I attempt to dissipate the miasma of misinformation cults use to suffocate rational thought. I invite each of you to join me and support my efforts.
Interests Philosophy of Religion, Milton, Spenser, the British Romantics, the Arts & Crafts Movement, Anti-cult information.