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


Swami of the Thoughtless Zone w/ Sarah Landry, ex-Nithyananda cult - S4E12pt1

CW: physical & sexual assault against youth

Sarah Landry first discovered Nithyananda at his Vancouver branch, though much of her story takes place within the master guru's pricey "Life Bliss Engineering" program in India. Seeking enlightenment, his disciples endured traumatic punishments to secure his favor and bring them closer to "completion".

Sarah spent 9 years in the cult of Nithyananda. She became one of the most public representatives of the cult in 2011 when she started a YouTube channel. She gathered a significant following sharing his teachings on her channel. Due to the channel's popularity, Nithyananda brought her into his inner circle of public disciples and declared her the head of his Social Media team.

After discovering that kids in the organization's school were being beaten, sleep deprived and starved-- she is coming forward to publicly denounce the group as a destructive cult.

See the "Girl demonstrates Cool SuperPower (Third Eye)" video:

Stay tuned, Before You Go: "I was racist. I was anti-semitic. And I had no problem with that." Rachel describes a conversation she shared with a young man who inherited his father's role as the leader of a hate group.

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