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Born into the Children of God: Part 1 of 3: My life in a religious sex cult and my struggle for survival on the outside

Born into the Children of God can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3.

Born to French hippy parents attracted to the religious movement by the unusual mix of evangelical Christianity, free love and rejection of the mainstream, from an early age Natacha was brainwashed to believe she had a special destiny - that she was part of an elite children's army bestowed with superpowers that would one day save the world from the Anti-Christ.

Torn away from their parents, Natacha and her siblings were beaten on a daily basis and forced to sing and dance for entertainment in prisons and malls. Natacha never expected to live to adulthood.

At the age of 18 Natacha escaped, but quickly found herself hurtling through a world she had no understanding of. Alone, and grappling to come to terms with an unbelievable sense of betrayal, she was stuck in a kind of limbo - confused and unable to feel part of either way of life.

Natacha is one of the lucky ones; not all of her family survived the battle to shed the shame and pain of their past. To date over 40 ex-Children of God members of Natacha's generation have committed suicide.

All Natacha ever wanted was to feel normal, but escaping the cult was only the beginning. Shocking, moving, but ultimately inspiring, this is Natacha's full story; it is both a personal tale of trauma and recovery, and an expose of the secret world of abuse hidden behind commune walls.

Public health and mental health promotion

This 6-hour free course explored public health from a mental health perspective, and the achievement of positive mental health and quality of life.

My Paranormal Journal: Volume One

My Paranormal Journal: Volume One is a woman's unique experiences with the weird and unexplained over the course of her life. For over twenty years she has experienced the bizarre and searches for answers at every turn. Travel with her as she becomes obsessed with a house that her friends claim is haunted by a demon, lurking in the shadows and feeding off the terror of all those who dare to cross into its domain.

From the nightly visitors to unseen touches and feelings of an unspeakable evil, our journal writer sinks further into trying to peer beyond the veil that separates our world and the unseen one as she is consumed by the house on the hill. Her research into the unexplained and ghost hunting start to take over her already busy life as she searches for answers in the metro Charlotte, North Carolina area.

So join her in her constant pursuit of the truth...if you dare.

My Paranormal Journal: Volume One is the first in a three part serialized journal. This first installment is roughly 15,000 words and is the length of a long short story/novelette.

Kabbalah: Rosicrucian Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Kabbalah.

Understanding early years environments and children’s spaces

This 6-hour free course explored the different environments children meet in their early years, and the practitioners' role in supporting them.

Energy resources: Tidal energy

This 2-hour free course examined the nature of tidal energy and considered whether or not it can ever play a major role in the global energy supply.

Of Myth and Magic

A comparison of religion, philosophy and magick throughout history. Are all religions basically the same? What are the similarities between the New Age, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, Mormonism and the Jehovah's Witnesses? What do paganism and Gnostic Christianity have in common? Is secular humanism really superior to "mere religion" or just another means to the same end? Is there any truly original supernatural philosophy? What sets it apart from current religious practice?

Bizarre True Stories: 10 Mysterious Accounts Of True Paranormal Hauntings, Vanishing People, Creepy Unexplained Phenomena And The Unknown (True Ghost Stories And Hauntings, True Paranormal Hauntings)

10 Mysterious Accounts Of True Paranormal Hauntings, Vanishing People, Creepy Unexplained Phenomena And The UnknownHave you ever wondered what dangers loom out there in the cold and vast expanse of the cosmos? What beings live amongst us in this universe that we call our own?



Maybe they are searching for us too or waiting for us to discover them so that we can exchange knowledge and make this universe a better place for all living creatures.



Or maybe these beings lie in wait and arbitrarily emerge from oblivion to wreak havoc on the unlucky and unsuspecting humans that cross their paths? Maybe we are not alone in this universe, maybe our souls do continue to live on after death.

Perhaps certain areas of this Earth contain portals to the world of the unknown - a world that holds a powerful mystique that no mortal has ever ventured into and come out the same... if they do come out at all.

Join me as we explore various episodes of true paranormal hauntings, vanishing people, creepy unexplained phenomena and the unknown. This book is not for the faint of heart as it contains accounts of various inexplicable occurrences that can only be attributed to the world beyond.

If you love scary, weird and just plain crazy stories about the most bizarre things that have happened on this planet, then grab this book now!



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Ratio, proportion and percentages

This 5-hour free course explained how figures can be manipulated in all sorts of contexts.

Language as a medium for teaching and learning

This 5-hour free course explored the use of language, which allows humans to become involved in a two-way process of teaching and learning.

Addiction and neural ageing

This 15-hour free Master's level course on addiction and neural ageing examined the social, economic and political importance of both topics.

Biofuels

This 5-hour free course investigated the advantages and types of biofuel and whether they can fulfil future energy needs.

Teaching for good behaviour

This 10-hour free course explored factors that contribute to misbehaviour in the classroom and how teachers can re-engage students with learning.

Nature matters: Systems thinking and experts

This 15-hour free course explored the conceptual tools that can be applied to the question of what matters. The notion of 'framing' was introduced.

Introducing observational approaches in research with children and young people

This 9-hour free course explored the observation of children and young people using qualitative observation approaches in small-scale studies.

Telescopes and spectrographs

This 10-hour free course looked at the technology available to us for observing the universe and how it has developed over the last four centuries.

Creating open educational resources

This 15-hour free course covered how to devise, release, use and evaluate open educational resources.

Who counts as a refugee?

This 10-hour free course explored how changing social policy helps to shape, and is shaped by, the experiences of people seeking asylum in the UK.

Introducing international development management

This 40-hour free course, adapted from the related masters programme, gave an introduction to the practice of international development management,

An introduction to biological systematics

This 5-hour free course gave an introduction to macro-evolutionary studies, a field of biological systematics, examining their methods and scope.

History of reading tutorial 3: Famous writers and their reading - Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Vernon Lee

This 1-hour free course explored the connections between the evidence of a writer's reading and their literary output.

The Beveridge vision

This 4-hour free course explored the work of William Beveridge in reforming the field of social welfare after World War II.

Srila Prabhupada: The Founder-Acarya of ISKCON

Presenting the Conclusions of the GBC Foundational Document

ISKCON's GBC (Governing Body Commission) has issued a Foundational Document on the position of Srila Prabhupada, a document which it has declared to be "historic" and required reading by everyone in ISKCON. In the spirit of cooperation, this book published by the ISKCON Revival Movement (IRM) offers the conclusions of that GBC Foundational Document. These conclusions establish that Srila Prabhupada's position as the Founder-?carya of ISKCON remains unchanged, which means that his position as ISKCON's only diksa (initiating) guru also remains unchanged throughout ISKCON's lifetime.

The GBC's Foundational Document is therefore in accordance with the IRM's own foundational document, The Final Order, which was published and presented to the GBC in 1996, and thus such concordance is indeed "historic".

This book is not meant for casual reading but for implementation.

100 Contradictions: The Life & Teachings of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami

HH Bhakti Charu Swami - in his own words.

There are currently some 70 persons claiming to be gurus in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON, or the Hare Krishna Movement) - successors to the original guru and founder, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Out of all of these, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami is considered one of the most successful, respected and scholarly. Given this, and the fact that all ISKCON gurus were authorised via the same GBC* system, a detailed examination of the life and teachings of Bhakti Charu Swami as an ISKCON GBC-elected guru will simultaneously provide an evaluation of the whole ISKCON guru system.

This examination will be undertaken solely by studying the words and actions of Bhakti Charu Swami, and simply letting them speak for themselves. In this way, what follows cannot be disputed as simply being someone's subjective opinion about Bhakti Charu Swami. Rather, this will simply be Bhakti Charu Swami's opinion of himself, thus rendering it beyond argument.

Since this book is Bhakti Charu Swami himself presenting his own life and teachings in his own words, it can thus be considered as an "autobiography" of this ISKCON guru.

* Governing Body Commission

"Yes, devotees need a qualified spiritual master and I will say in ISKCON we have the most qualified spiritual master who is Srila Prabhupada. [...] In ISKCON who is the ultimate spiritual master? You need a spiritual master, but who is that spiritual master? It is Srila Prabhupada."

- HH Bhakti Charu Swami

"You are all my disciples and I am your spiritual master and if we don't make it a point to develop that relationship it won't happen. I am your spiritual master and we have a very important relationship. As your spiritual master I am like your father, I am like your friend."

- HH Bhakti Charu Swami

What Do You Mean When You Say "God"?

[Note about problems downloading this book. I've received reports that sometimes this book is missing words and whole sentences. This is a problem with Amazon's site. If this happens to you, please delete the book and download it again. I apologize for the inconvenience.]

Constructing a Language of God and Prayer from the Sources of Jewish Tradition

In this book, I'll tell you what I mean by "God". I hope I'll also teach you a methodology for refining what you mean by "God" so that God can more powerfully energize your religious life (or whatever you call it). And then together, in light of whatever religion you practice (or form of atheism you believe in), we can try to imagine what humanity could become if she was liberated from her present state of exile (galut) and destruction (chorban).

This is an experimental first edition.

100 Deviations: The Life and Teachings of His Holiness Sivarama Swami

This book continues our series detailing the teachings of those claiming to be successor diksa, or initiating gurus to Srila Prabhupada, the original guru of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness, or Hare Krishna movement).

This series provides the viewpoints of those claiming to be Srila Prabhupada's successors, via their own words. In this way, though ISKCON's members may argue that "we do not accept the ISKCON Revival Movement and its ritvik philosophy", they cannot argue that they refuse to accept the words emanating from the "lotus mouths" of persons whom they accept as being as good as God.

Though this book is titled 100 Deviations: The Life and Teachings of His Holiness Sivarama Swami, readers should note that it is not that we are alleging that the Swami is deviating. Rather, it is the statements and actions of Sivarama Swami documented in this book, which prove that the Swami is himself admitting he is deviating. Therefore, anyone upset or disturbed at the contents of this book must take up the matter with the source of the contents of this book, which is Sivarama Swami himself.

Since this book is Sivarama Swami presenting his own life and teachings in his own words, it can thus be considered as an "autobiography" of this ISKCON guru.

"How much respect is meant to be offered to Vaisnavas [...] we should be very careful in terms of our interpersonal dealings amongst Vaisnavas, particularly when we speak, because in Kali-yuga, especially in our sort of communication age, everyone is free to speak and say anything about anyone else. So, number one - we should not criticize others."

- HH Sivarama Swami

"It is a matter of how to deal with, restrict, constrain JPS (Jayapataka Swami) in a way that does not break him, his disciples and also protects the Society from him [...] From the evidence I would say that he is a sick person, obsessed, and that obsession makes lying or duplicitous behaviour fully reconcilable with service to Prabhupada and Krishna Consciousness."

- HH Sivarama Swami