57 min

The Source Family Commune w/ Wendy Baker IndoctriNation

    • Religion & Spirituality

Wendy Baker is a former member of the infamous Los Angeles-based cult The Source Family, a commune that began in the 1960s by Jim Baker AKA Father Yod. The group was funded mainly by The Source restaurant a vegetarian cafe popular with celebrities such as John Lennon and Marlon Brando.

Wendy is the author of the award-winning memoir "My Name Was Mushroom: My Life as a Teenage Runaway in The Source Family Commune", She is now a successful entrepreneur running a Malibu, CA insurance agency alongside her wonderful employees, and her husband of 45 years, Bart Baker, the son of The Source Family Leader Jim Baker.

In her spare time, Wendy volunteers at the Women's and Children's Shelter in Oxnard, California. She's passionate about helping women tell their stories and is especially excited to help teenage mothers succeed in life after navigating her own struggles as a 16-year-old mother herself.




In this fascinating conversation, Wendy describes a day in the life for a follower of the Source family cult run by Father Yod. She details her short but impactful journey in the commune as a teenage mother offering a uniquely intimate perspective of its leader.




Before You Go: Rachel outlines the importance of noticing when a group leader exhibits hypocritical or contradictory behavior.




Wendy's memoir is available now on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Was-Mushroom-Teenage/dp/0996055266




All of Rachel's free informational PDF documents are available here:
www.rachelbernsteintherapy.com/pdf.html

All of Rachel's video lectures are available for purchase here:

rachelbernsteintherapy.com/videos.html

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Wendy Baker is a former member of the infamous Los Angeles-based cult The Source Family, a commune that began in the 1960s by Jim Baker AKA Father Yod. The group was funded mainly by The Source restaurant a vegetarian cafe popular with celebrities such as John Lennon and Marlon Brando.

Wendy is the author of the award-winning memoir "My Name Was Mushroom: My Life as a Teenage Runaway in The Source Family Commune", She is now a successful entrepreneur running a Malibu, CA insurance agency alongside her wonderful employees, and her husband of 45 years, Bart Baker, the son of The Source Family Leader Jim Baker.

In her spare time, Wendy volunteers at the Women's and Children's Shelter in Oxnard, California. She's passionate about helping women tell their stories and is especially excited to help teenage mothers succeed in life after navigating her own struggles as a 16-year-old mother herself.




In this fascinating conversation, Wendy describes a day in the life for a follower of the Source family cult run by Father Yod. She details her short but impactful journey in the commune as a teenage mother offering a uniquely intimate perspective of its leader.




Before You Go: Rachel outlines the importance of noticing when a group leader exhibits hypocritical or contradictory behavior.




Wendy's memoir is available now on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Was-Mushroom-Teenage/dp/0996055266




All of Rachel's free informational PDF documents are available here:
www.rachelbernsteintherapy.com/pdf.html

All of Rachel's video lectures are available for purchase here:

rachelbernsteintherapy.com/videos.html

To help support the show monthly and get bonus episodes, shirts, and tote bags, please visit:

www.patreon.com/indoctrination

Prefer to support the IndoctriNation show with a one-time donation? Use this link:

www.paypal.me/indoctrination

Connect with us on Social Media:

Twitter:
twitter.com/_indoctrination

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/indoctrinationpodcast

Tik Tok:
www.tiktok.com/@indoctrinationpodcast

Instagram:
www.instagram.com/indoctrinationpodcast/

YouTube:
www.youtube.com/rachelbernsteinlmft

You can always help the show for free by leaving a rating on Spotify or a review on Apple/ iTunes. It really helps the visibility of the show!

57 min

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