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Cult or Just Weird


Aug 24, 2021

I don't want to believe. I want to know.

-Carl Sagan

 

Kayla sciences even harder on the Self Realization Fellowship: their beliefs, their organizational structures & rules, and the veracity of some of Paramahansa Yogananda's claims (don't hold your breath).

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*Search Categories*

New Religious Movement; New Age; Science/Pseudoscience; Alt Medicine/Wellness

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*Topic Spoiler*

Self Realization Fellowship pt2

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*Further Reading*

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriya_Yoga#cite_note-8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science

https://skepticmeditations.com/2015/05/17/can-yogis-stop-their-heart/

https://www.ananda.org/ask/achieving-the-breathless-state-in-meditation/

https://skepticmeditations.com/2015/05/04/evidence-against-breathlessness-and-samadhi/

https://culteducation.com/group/1143-self-realization-fellowship/19193-yogis-movement-still-growing-50-years-after-death-.html

https://yogananda.org/monasticorder

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagadish_Chandra_Bose

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Realization_Fellowship

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramahansa_Yogananda#Biography

https://yogananda.org/kriya-yoga-path-of-meditation

http://skepticmeditations.com/2015/09/21/cult-charisma-and-convocation/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awake:_The_Life_of_Yogananda

https://www.ananda.org/free-inspiration/books/autobiography-of-a-yogi/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfBfpWcr_jU

https://www.angelfire.com/blues/srfwalrus/

http://www.backupsrfwalrus.com/srfwalrus/p203.ezboard.com/fsrfwalrusfrm24d91b.html?topicID=38.topic

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/srfblacklist/

https://www.reddit.com/r/kriyayoga/

https://www.reddit.com/r/cults/comments/ehw1ct/srf_is_not_a_cult/

http://www.nhne.com/misc/yogananda.html

https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/news/a15245/bikram-choudhury-sex-scandals-in-yoga/

https://yoganandafortheworld.com/introduction-has-srf-lost-its-way/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriyananda#Biography

 

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*Patreon Credits*

<initiates>

Michaela Evans, Heather Aunspach, Annika Ramen, Zero Serres

<<<cultists>>>

Rebecca Kirsch, Pam Westergard, Alyssa Ottum, Ryan Quinn, Paul Sweeney, Erin Bratu, Liz T, Lianne Cole, Samantha Bayliff, Katie Larimer, Fio H, Jessica Senk, Proper Gander, Kelly Smith Upton, Nancy Carlson, Carly Westergard-Dobson, Benjamin Herman, Ali Alderson, Anna Krasner