Cult Mania: Inside the Attack on Bentinho Massaro: Part 1

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1. Claim divinity and special God like powers

2. Normalize verbal abuse as part of the spiritual path and then claim impunity as a Guru

3. Have sex with your students

4. Use disorienting methods to keep your devotees confused, distracted and in trance like states

5. Attack the family and encourage separation

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Alexander Vera

Alexander Vera

Freelance Writer & Creative Strategist. Digital Producer & Content Engineer for 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Disney, MTV Viacom, SCEA: avera.media@gmail.com