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IndoctriNation

200 EpisodesProduced by Rachel BernsteinWebsite

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

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A Well Oiled Machine of Manipulation w/ Kim & David Atkins, ex-Mormons - S3E3pt2

In Part 2, Rachel continues her conversation with Kim Atkins & David Atkins, who escaped from a fundamentalist and polygamist offshoot of the Mormons run by the patriarch of their family. Kim discusses the difficulty of reintegrating to life after the traumas of leaving her husband's cult. David discusses entering college and fighting back against his father, who had anointed him as the Chosen One, the Savior of the World. Both mother and son open up about the constant self-doubt they faced, and still struggle with throughout their journey to healing.

Stay tuned, Before You Go: Rachel dives into the parasitic nature of cultic groups and how exploiters and manipulators sell intangible concepts such as "saving the world" or "spiritual protection" -- in exchange for their victims' time, labor, energy, and, of course.. money. She offers a helpful exercise for those worried if they are in a parasitic relationship.

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