Monday, May 25, 2015

Mind Control Made Easy - an educational film by Carey Burtt

An excellent video which outlines and simplifies the cult / high-control group recruitment and indoctrination process. A MUST WATCH for any parent or student!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

So after enter into Hare Krishna movement...

"So after enter into Hare Krishna movement, one understands that 'He's my false father.' So if he gives up the relationship, that means he's successful." - Prabhupada (Founder of Iskcon)

The Hare Krishnas / Iskcon have been on our radar since the inception of our organization. We've received numerous complaints about them in the past, not to mention, allegations of abuse of all kinds by this organization (rape, sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional terror, etc.) are widespread on the internet, available for anyone to find via simple Google searches.

Then this new allegation came in from the parents of a student at University of Florida, accusing the Krishna House of brainwashing, manipulating, and exploiting their son, and after hearing their story and reviewing their evidence we immediately decided to conduct a fact-finding on this very serious matter.

Initially we had posted across our social media / blog about what had transpired with their son and the ISKCON group (in an effort to educate and generate public awareness), but soon after posting everything we were asked by the group to take it all down. We agreed only if it would open up the channel of communication between our organizations, which it did, but only for a short amount of time as you will see.

Carl Woodham, the Chaplain of the Krishna House, invited Tibor Stern, the president of F.A.C.T. to meet with him in Gainesville at his office to discuss the allegation, with Mr. Stern willing to drive from South Florida all the way there at his own expense. Unfortunately Carl canceled the appointment (without good reason mentioning something about his Board of Directors' disapproval), but then said he could speak over the phone about it. (Please note that Carl Woodham is listed on the UF website as the Secretary of the Executive Board for the UF Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative.)

Mr. Stern called him and started discussing the issue with him very peacefully and intelligently, without any argumentative tone whatsoever, asking important questions like:

1) Why are the youngsters who are entering into his Krishna House / ISKCON turning their backs on their families, friends, and society? Carl did not have any answer for this.

2) When Mr. Stern started asking about the Krishna House recruitment practices, especially regarding Carl's statement "…we are finally having some success reaching young Westerners wholesale" (see attachment), Carl couldn't handle the conversation any longer and abruptly hung up the phone on Mr. Stern.

All future attempts to contact Carl have gone unanswered. He appears to be trying to evade any more uncomfortable conversations. Please know that once we conclude our thorough fact-finding work we will address all of our questions and concerns to the President of UF, the UF Board of Trustees, the Florida Secretary of Education and the Chairman of the Florida Department of Education.

More coming tomorrow. Stay tuned...

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Our Latest Press Release...

Our latest press release going out to all the major media outlets, especially in Florida.

Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc. 1-877-360-FACT (3228)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Where is our son? Distraught parents ask this question of the Krishna House and the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (“ISKCON”) located adjacent to the University of Florida campus. Their son was a no show at his own graduation.

Gainesville, Florida, 13th of May, 2015 — Their son, a student at the University of Florida, had always planned along with family and friends to attend his graduation ceremony. His parents were so excited to be present, having saved the date for a long time.

It is believed by the parents that the Chaplain of the UF Krishna House, Carl Woodham, relocated their son out of state to prevent family contact and influence at the event. Roger Talbot, a spokesperson for the non-profit organization Families Against Cult Teachings, Inc. (F.A.C.T.) and an expert on high-control groups, said, “Isolating members and blocking communication from their loved ones is a key tactic to control followers, which is the primary goal for any kind of cult group.”

The parents also believe that their son was recruited directly on the UF campus. Soon after, they became acutely aware of the drastic personality changes taking place in their child; he was no longer the warm and loving son they had raised and had become very distant, disconnected and seemed to be a shell of his former self. Talbot states, “Everyone is of course free to believe and worship however they wish, but the trouble comes when religious high-demand groups manipulate followers into disconnecting from family and friends for the sake of spiritual advancement. Instead of these groups bringing peace, unity and harmony to the lives of their devotees / families with their spiritual teachings, they bring discord, separation, pain and suffering, which doesn’t sound very spiritually enlightening to me.”

As of now the parents have no information as to their son’s exact whereabouts and whether or not he is healthy and safe. Attempts to communicate with him and the Chaplain have failed. F.A.C.T. will conduct further investigations into the group and Carl Woodham, while also assisting the parents in locating their son.

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Tomorrow we will be posting about Tibor Stern’s (President of F.A.C.T.) effort to converse with Carl Woodham for a fact finding that was cut short by Carl abruptly hanging up the phone on him (when the questions asked became too much for Carl to handle).

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A very painful experience...

We received a complaint from the parents of a student at the University of Florida about Carl Woodham, the Chaplain of the Krishna House that operates adjacent to the UF campus. Woodham is also listed on the UF website as the secretary of the executive board for the Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative at UF. At this point we will not release the complaint in detail as we are in the process of thoroughly checking out Mr. Woodham and the serious allegation against him.

As per our discussion with the parents and the evidence provided, they believe that their son was brainwashed by the Krishna House group and they also believe that he was influenced by the group not to show up at his own graduation ceremony. When the parents arrived they found out their son was a no show, without any forewarning, which was a very painful experience for them as you can imagine. Also, their son is still gone to this day and they do not know his exact whereabouts.

We will be notifying the University of Florida and the hard working tax-paying parents of the state of Florida via the media about this to try and prevent it from happening again to loving parents who send their children to universities for higher education only to have them disconnect themselves from family and not come back to them.

Lastly, the Krishna House organization sells lunches on campus to students, which we believe is for the purpose of student recruitment. Please find attached some evidence of “wholesale” recruitment as per Carl’s own admission in a letter written by him (Kalakantha) to his Swami Bhakti Vikasa. Please judge for yourself.
More coming on Carl Woodham, Hare Krishna / Iskcon, and the University of Florida. Stay tuned…


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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Dangerous C-U-L-T on UF campus

It has come to our attention by parents of students who attend or have attended the University of Florida in Gainesville that a group on campus and affiliated with the university is harming kids.

The name of the group is Iskcon-International Society of Krishna Consciousness-Hare Krishna, operating under the guise of Krishna Lunch and Krishna House devotees (“The group”).

We have heard from parents that their kids are being trapped in a never-ending cycle of HAZING and ABUSE. Furthermore, the kids who have always had close personal relationships with their parents, families and friends are now finding excuses at all times to distance themselves from their parents, families and friends including all holidays and school breaks.

The group first uses deceptive and manipulative cultic ploys as expert recruiters to recruit people to join the group while not being transparent about their organization or message.

The parents are hearing from their kids the wildest thoughts and beliefs. The kids now have exotic discriminatory thoughts and beliefs that never existed before the affiliation with the group.

The group will give ambiguous explanations for the most complex things in life. These deceptive teachings are all part of the group’s totalitarian worldview, indoctrination and continuous mind control methods and techniques.

The group will condition the student to think everyone (“Karmis”) and everything material (“Maya”) outside the group is bad, and everyone and everything inside the group including their teachings, beliefs and message are all good.

It has been explained that the kids have reduced their critical thinking ability and the group has all but gained control of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This also includes financially, physically and psychologically damaged through the use of mind control techniques such as sleep deprivation, insulated information, hours of chanting, hypnotic mantra meditation, isolation, hazing, information control, disengagement, continuous service, slave labor and total dependency on the group.

The kids truly do not know anything has happened to them. Unbeknownst to them once snapped they think this is their destiny in life -hook, line and sinker, be a Hare Krishna Devotee. To get out of the material world instead of being in the real world. You will hear them say “I am happy”. Of course in reality, they are suffering unhappily from thought reform, mind control and brainwashing with terrible stress and anxiety issues to follow.

One parent described it as the student being in a robotic hypnotic trance like state. Another parent described it as the student having no ability to rationalize or reason on any important life event or plan.

The hypnotic mantra gives you a nice high feeling to act as a painless inducement against modern day living. This takes you away from the realities of this world, all under the guise of transcendental spirituality.

The group has taken upon themselves to strongly manage the non-group information that their members are allowed to hear or see.

Tight information control over the outside world from TV, radio, newspapers, books, publications, media is strictly prohibited so to keep the group members from thinking critically, rationally on what’s happening in the world or questioning the group’s beliefs or see any of their criminal headlines and past history of admitted child abuse, extortion, fraud, murder or any ex-member’s frightful stories.

Instead, they strictly emphasize their own agenda, teachings through excessive long-term use of chanting and hypnotic mantra meditation sessions to get in a “no thought” state. The group uses confusing terms, jargon and language to control their follower’s minds and strengthen the group’s belief system. Repeated scriptures are mentioned during the meditation sessions to embed the information into the brain when in the no thought state.

They are asked never to question the leader/guru as the leader/guru is always right. No matter what is wrong, it’s a message from Krishna, go chant.

In keeping with their totalitarian view that promotes the goals of the group over the individual, the group embodies the totalitarian worldview by claiming an exclusive relationship with God controlling virtually every aspect of their members’ time and lives. As part of totalitarian control, the group often approves any unethical behavior through deception and brainwashing in order to foster the group’s beliefs. The group offers explanations to everything in life.

The group enforces total isolation from family, friends and society in general and emphasizes total dependency on the group. Group members are generally forced to cut ties with family and friends and replace them with their new "family." In addition to physical isolation, group members also become disconnected from their previous lives, values and beliefs.

The group believes they are an elite and secretive group that is expected to recruit and fundraise selling their books with hidden objectives and limited disclosure to protect their sacred mission. They use whatever methods are available to do this including deception, deceit and lies.

This continuous hazing, exploitation, fear, mental anguish, and intimidation deliberately and systematically inflict extreme long-term mental torture on the kids, who now are being described as radical and fanatical.

There are terrible concerns over the physiological damage being done through this continuous cult indoctrination and the long-term destruction felt by these kids. They will need the required cult counseling to let these kids know exactly what happened to them and how they will systematically tricked. Only then can be treated for PTSD and heal so they are not lost forever.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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