141 episodes

Stories of claiming independence after leaving high-control groups.  Hi!  I’m Shelise Ann Sola— former devout Mormon.  On C2C, my husband Jonathan and I dive deep into the nuance of culty organizations.  From Extreme Christian Fundamentalism, FLDS Polygamy, Amish, Mennonite, Mormonism, Scientology, Ultra Orthodox, and Jehovah's Witnesses, to cults featured in popular docu-series, we interview cult experts, survivors, advocates, therapists, way-showers, authors, and more, to uncover how they find independence and healing through awareness and true individual sovereignty. New videos weekly! If you'd like to support the channel, consider becoming a patron!https://www.patreon.com/cultstoconsciousnessIf you’d like to apply to be a guest on the channel, please fill out the below form. We don’t accept nominations. If you have guest suggestions you can reach out on IG @cultstoconsciousness or for a faster response, reach out on patreon.https://form.jotform.com/231406165595054

Cults to Consciousness Shelise Ann Sola

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 308 Ratings

Stories of claiming independence after leaving high-control groups.  Hi!  I’m Shelise Ann Sola— former devout Mormon.  On C2C, my husband Jonathan and I dive deep into the nuance of culty organizations.  From Extreme Christian Fundamentalism, FLDS Polygamy, Amish, Mennonite, Mormonism, Scientology, Ultra Orthodox, and Jehovah's Witnesses, to cults featured in popular docu-series, we interview cult experts, survivors, advocates, therapists, way-showers, authors, and more, to uncover how they find independence and healing through awareness and true individual sovereignty. New videos weekly! If you'd like to support the channel, consider becoming a patron!https://www.patreon.com/cultstoconsciousnessIf you’d like to apply to be a guest on the channel, please fill out the below form. We don’t accept nominations. If you have guest suggestions you can reach out on IG @cultstoconsciousness or for a faster response, reach out on patreon.https://form.jotform.com/231406165595054

    Forced Into Submission: Trapped in the Stay-at-Home Daughter’s Movement

    Forced Into Submission: Trapped in the Stay-at-Home Daughter’s Movement

    Isolated in a cult within a cult within a cult, Ashley was completely sheltered from the outside world. From infancy she was labeled as unruly and even demon-possessed. Determined to break her as a toddler, then later brag about it, her pastor grandfather took it too far. She would be forced into submission and gr**med to be a “stay-at-home daughter” until her father transferred authority to her betrothed husband. This is how she accidentally escaped the prison in her mind. Click here to watc...

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Scientology Forced 12 yr Old to Audit Adults & Rehabilitate Pedophile

    Scientology Forced 12 yr Old to Audit Adults & Rehabilitate Pedophile

    Scientology doesn’t believe in the young. They teach that they are trillion year old beings in small bodies. Therefore, they are not treated developmentally correct. Neglected, exploited for work and severely mistreated, they suffer the most in this organization. Serge Del Mar tells his story of growing up in Scientology and his advocacy work to make people wake up and listen to the lost souls who are begging silently for help.Click here to watch on YouTubeFind Serge on Social!YouTube: @liter...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Bad Cadet: Growing Up in the Church of Scientology's Sea Organization

    The Bad Cadet: Growing Up in the Church of Scientology's Sea Organization

    At age six, Katherine Spallino is separated from her parents and sent to train for her future in the Church of Scientology’s clergy—the Sea Organization. She rarely sees her parents and never goes to a normal school. Later, Katherine is sent to live at a secluded ranch with other young prospective Sea Org members, called cadets, where she studies Scientology and does manual labor—weeding fields, digging trenches, and works in the galley. The indoctrination escalates, and her family slips even...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    How Scientology Almost Killed His Elderly Mother

    How Scientology Almost Killed His Elderly Mother

    Raised by Scientology and forced into the Sea Org and labor intensive youth camps, Mike Brown didn’t have a choice but to be indoctrinated and used by the organization. After he managed to escape, leaving behind his mother and wife, years later he learned of the extreme elder ab*se that was happening. Determined to save his mother who was quickly being worked to death, he devised a plan to break her out and nurse her back to health before it was too late. Click here to watch on YouTubeFi...

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Sentenced to Torturous Christian Extremist Boarding School for 365 days

    Sentenced to Torturous Christian Extremist Boarding School for 365 days

    The troubled teen industry has been in the limelight lately for its more than questionable tactics to “reform” kids. Add in a heavy dose of religious extremism and you have the sometimes fatal Independent Fundamental Baptist all-girl’s school Ashley attended. The most common sentence was 1 year of brutal manual labor, peer-inflicted punishments and psychological warfare. Click here to watch on YouTubeFind Ashley on Social!IG @ashfilet Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ashley.kellam**FULLY BOO...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Let Us Prey: Exposing the Circle of Hope Girls' Ranch & the Troubled Teen Industry

    Let Us Prey: Exposing the Circle of Hope Girls' Ranch & the Troubled Teen Industry

    Disguised as a wholesome Christian school for troubled youth, was a house of horrors for those unlucky enough to be placed there. Diabolical and dangerous punishm*nts, intense physical labor left these girls scarred in more ways than one. The documentary “Let Us Prey”, finally started to expose the secrets behind the walls of the school and within the IFB (Independent Fundamental Baptist) churches as a whole. Amanda shares her story, as a young one of parents who ran one of these school...

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

Youmustbemyluckystar ,

Best podcast ever.

I just love your show.

Mme Blink ,

Charlotte Medlock awful & abusive

I was in the same cult with Charlotte at the same time as Charlotte. She was even meaner and more evil than Guru Jagat could ever be — at least Guru Jagat tried to show kindness. Charlotte was mean, so mean!! Horrible person. It’s so painful for me to see her everywhere talking about Guru Jagat who was definitely questionable, no doubt about it, but Charlotte went out of her way to be rude to anyone who was new to the group. Talk about mean girls, Charlotte was horrible.

bbmanwi ,

Interesting. Great mission. Very easy to listen to.

Interesting interviews. Good mission. Good pace & very easy to listen to.
I recommend!

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