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Escaping the perils of depression and self-doubt through conversational hypnosis and open expression. I strive to learn comfort in the shadowed moments of life, and thrive in the light.

Born into a cult-religion programmed into me as truth. While i have had shades of light, it has been mostly a dark journey for me. Recently, I have had to rediscover the light within and push through the cult-barrier of programming finally snipping the invisible tether of cult based mind-control. I take you with me in real time as I work through the incredibly difficult journey of what led me to now. I share it all.

Dancing in the shadows Jason

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7, 6 Ratings

Escaping the perils of depression and self-doubt through conversational hypnosis and open expression. I strive to learn comfort in the shadowed moments of life, and thrive in the light.

Born into a cult-religion programmed into me as truth. While i have had shades of light, it has been mostly a dark journey for me. Recently, I have had to rediscover the light within and push through the cult-barrier of programming finally snipping the invisible tether of cult based mind-control. I take you with me in real time as I work through the incredibly difficult journey of what led me to now. I share it all.

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6 Ratings

GuyInSactown ,

Narrative with unclear direction

I was drawn to the web cast as I didn't know much about JW, and lately so much has been in the news with other organized religions in the decline, going bankrupt due to abuse law suits, the trend to increased unaffiliated worship, etc. I thought this would be a good time to learn about the little known JW organization, after all, they seem to visit my front door about once a month.

The best objective information in the web casts is a reference to a case study conducted by the Australian government in 2014/2015. Fortunately the description of one of the web case episodes includes a link to the case study document, even at 118 pages it makes for a interesting and enlightening read. The web cast narrative is somewhat misleading, indicating at the time of the study, the JW had records on 1006 child abusers, leading the listener to believer the 1006 are current, where in fact the 1006 is the number of alleged child abusers over a 65 year period starting in 1950. The case study does not indicate how many are currently alive, valid or active. Also, the cast study indicates that 40% or roughly 400 individuals of the 1006 were investigated at some point in the past for child abuse due to being reported by another source (community, work, school, etc) and 20% or roughly 200 individuals were found guilty and incarcerated. The case study does acknowledge that these investigations were not initiated by the JW but other sources.

Much of the content of the episodes is just the trials and tribulations of growing up, which we all have our own stories, the good, the bad, the ugly of youth. The narrative has pacing issues, unnecessary recaps and no clear direction.

I do recommend reading the case study, very enlightening. Another option is “The Keepers” documentary where you learn how hard it is to bring a multi-victim abuser to justice.

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