Cultus – to Cultivate - to give gifts or sacrifices to the Gods
Dictionary – A Cult is a religion or religious sect generally considered to be extremist or false, with its followers often living in an unconventional manner under the guidance of an authoritarian, charismatic leader.
Father Divine - God – Peace Mission Movement
Father Divine was an evangelist – his messages came from the New Thought Movement (Law of Attraction) taught by George Baker. He taught he was God and referred to himself as such.
He was an early Civil Rights influencer. He preached for equal rights for women and men. Giving women jobs that men would have in the 20’s – 40’s. He encouraged racial integration in all of his businesses and during sermons.
He bought hotels and created boarding houses to encourage racial integration within his ministry, helping his congregation get jobs, having banquets to feed his congregation good food so they could eat with dignity.
What were Father Divines requirements for joining his congregation?
A portion of earnings goes back into the Peace Mission Movement.
Father Divine was given the opportunity to buy a home in an influential neighborhood in New York. He would have his congregation meet at his home on Sundays. Which annoyed his neighbors because his congregation was made up of different races. They had him arrested for disturbing the peace. He was sentenced to a year in jail. A couple of days later the judge died. Which created quite a sensation – making the Peace Mission Movement very popular and the belief that Father Divine was indeed God.
For more information about Father Divine check out the video – Father Divine The Most Important Cult You Never Heard of Maye Muse.
Cults – Jonestown – Rev. Jim Jones – The Peoples Temple - learned much of what he preached about and did was inspired from Father Divine, he met with Father Divine to understand how Father Divine ran his organization.
Over 900 people died in Jonestown, Guyana 11/18/1978
Heavens Gate – 1974 – 1997
A UFO Cult Formed by Marshall Applewhite & Bonnie Nettles - After a near death experience, Applewhite and his followers believed the end of the Earth was near and the planet was going to be recycled the believers started to prepare to leave the Earth on a spaceship trailing the Hale- Bop comet. They believed they had to shed their human bodies for the transition to happen. On March 26, 1997, 39 people died in Rancho Santa Fe Ca after drinking a mix of cyanide and vodka.
What creates a Cult?
Charismatic Leaders – the Authoritarian – the One
Demanding their following treat them as a deity.
Doctrine – Thought reform – Brain Washing
Exploitation – Quality of Followers – Give up everything to their Cult Leader
The Cult leader comes before your family.
How does it happen?
Step 1 – People who are searching meet a someone from the congregation
Step 2 - You get the soft sell of unity and acceptance
Step 3 – Indoctrination – Doctrine
Step 4 – Rules
Step 5 - The outside is the enemy – no reasoning
Step 6 – Peer Pressure – Conformity
Step 7 – Total adoration
Leaving the Cult
You see the leader is infallible
Morality – Are they moral? Are they hypocrites?
Be aware and present through out your days, stay vertical, so you are constantly connected to your spirit guides, angels and the Creator. This will keep you safe and out of harms way!
Have a wonderful week & keep your heart open and aligned with the energy of LOVE!