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Emancipate Your Mind: 032: OMG! Was I in a Cult?

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I hear this exclamation more times than I can count in my line of work.

And while there’s something that makes us shy away from looking at whether we may have been victim to authoritarian control, there’s also something liberating about understanding why we made some of the decisions we did.

This podcast looks at Steve Hassan’s BITE Model of Authoritarian Control and talks about my own observations about these control mechanisms in Mormonism.

Being aware of what authoritarian control looks like helps us better free ourselves from its grasp now and be aware of these tactics in the future.


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