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200 EpisodesProduced by Rachel BernsteinWebsite

Welcome to IndoctriNation: A weekly podcast covering cults, manipulators, and protecting yourself from systems of control.


Fervor & Awe w/ Dr. Yuval Laor, Open Minds Foundation - S2E2pt1

Rachel takes us back into the classroom with Dr. Yuval Laor, an Israeli-American behavioral and cultural scientist who works with the Open Minds Foundation. They discuss Dr. Laor's studies of "fervor and awe", the psychological phenomenon of indoctrination used by cults like the Church of Scientology to manipulate their followers into a state of "noetic conclusion". The sensation and infatuation is similar to falling in love, or the trust that exists between parent and child.

Stay Tuned, Before You Go: Rachel shares some of the experiences she had with a controversial group that based itself on teachings of Jewish Mysticism.

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