In this episode, Derin bravely goes in to greater detail about life inside the cult and his opportunities to leave. Listen first to the original episode about Derin joining this cult here. Derin articulately expresses, not just his own journey, but the narrative of those who were in the cult right alongside him. Derin's vulnerability and courage help us to hold our own experiences up to the light of his experience and see the extent to which we might be participating in similar social dynamics. Derin concludes with a beautiful poem by David Waggoner, "Lost."
Warning: This episode contains stories of manipulation and abuse.
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