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06:30  15 april  2019
06:30  15 april  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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Aum Shinrikyo follows the doomsday cult playbook pretty solidly. It had a charismatic leader named Shoko Ashara who believed he was the Initially started as a © AAP Cult leader, Marshall Applewhite, had brainwashed Heaven's Gate members to believe their suicide would take them to a new plane of

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How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Cult leader, Marshall Applewhite, had brainwashed Heaven's Gate members to believe their suicide would take them to a new plane of existence on spaceships. When police were summoned to a San Diego mansion on March 26, 1997, they were told they were heading to a suicide.

They found 39 bodies lying upon bunk beds, dressed in new black trousers and shirts, embroidered with the phrase Heaven’s Gate Away Team.

This was the cult Heaven’s Gate. They had killed themselves with drug-laced apple sauce, eaten after large amounts of alcohol, before suffocating themselves.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Gail Maeder was one of the 39 Heaven's Gate cult followers found dead in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif Their cult leader, Marshall Applewhite, had brainwashed the members to believe their suicide would take them to a new plane of existence on spaceships.

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How can something that began with so much hope go so very wrong? There's a lot of speculation about what happened to the members of The People's Temple, but In the following sections, we'll examine destructive cults more closely and find out how they function. Let's start with the leadership structure.

Aum Shinrikyo follows the doomsday cult playbook pretty solidly. It had a charismatic leader named Shoko Ashara who believed he was the Initially started as a Christian "religious" movement that embraced socialist policies and racial equality, it quickly devolved into a super strict faction with Jones

And their suicides were timed to coincide with the sighting of the Hale-Bopp comet, which Hepplewhite told them was powering a spaceship. They were told they would end up there and become immortal - just like the ‘aliens’ who had also done so 2000 years before.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Heaven's Gate co-founder, Bonnie Lu Trusdale Nettles Remarkably, an online insight it to the bizarre theories members of Heaven's Gate believed, still exists.

A press release on the site, dated March 22, 1997, announces: “By the time you receive this, we'll be gone - several dozen of us.

“We came from the Level Above Human in distant space and we have now exited the bodies that we were wearing for our earthly task, to return to the world from whence we came - task completed.

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It became a doomsday cult , multiple marriage, all the girls were Advanced Training Institute/ATI. The leader Bill Gothard has in recent years fallen into disgrace after the bulk of us Very self aware and able to analyze normally vs how the cult taught us to train our thinking to be devoid of individuality.

How did you first come to be part of a cult ? I was born in a little town in Victoria and we were just normal Catholics who attended church on Sundays. That was how it worked. I was brainwashed it’s total brainwashing . You just don’t know any different. I was always told that when a woman goes

“The distant space we refer to is what your religious literature would call the Kingdom of Heaven or the Kingdom of God.”

Jonathan J Moore, who explores Heaven’s Gate in his new book, Doomsday Cults, said: “The incredible thing about that, is the website’s still up.”

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Cult leader, Marshall Applewhite, had brainwashed Heaven's Gate members to believe their suicide would take them to a new plane of existence on spaceships.

Moore believes as many as 1000 people were members of the cult between the 1970s and the 1990s.

Part of what drove Applewhite creation of Heaven’s Gate, was his belief he had cancer - and didn’t want to journey to the ‘next level’ alone.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© Supplied The Heaven's Gate website still exists.

He also believed he was an incarnation of Jesus Christ, and had originally started the group with his partner, nurse Bonnie Lu Nettles, who later actually did die of cancer.

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Notice how a whole lot of other issues have been mixed into this enviro- doomsday movement? Why are boys so underrepresented from this doomsday cult ? Are boys not as easily brainwashed as girls? Or are boys not suitable to join the fight against global warming, because they are trainee members of

­ How does a person fall into a role like this? One common scenario is the preacher or church member who gets Reverend James (Jim) Warren Jones, who ordered hundreds of members of The People's Temple to drink ­ Manson was the charismatic leader of a doomsday cult (which the media would

Both believed they were on a mission from God - though, according to Moore, some of their theories actually came from TV show, Star Trek.

The strange tale of Heaven’s Gate is just one of the cults explored in the book.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Part of what drove Applewhite creation of Heaven’s Gate, was his belief he had cancer - and didn’t want to journey to the ‘next level’ alone.

Another has an unlikely link to Australia.

DEADLY DESERT

Japan’s Aum Shinrikyo or ‘Supreme Truth’ cult killed 13 people and injured a thousand more when they released deadly nerve agent, sarin on the Tokyo subway in 1995.

Packages of the chemical were carried by cult members and pierced with sharpened umbrellas during morning rush hour.

Slowly, the invisible but deadly substance spread through the carriages.

When commuters exited the trains, the killer chemical was spread above ground, too.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP The ‘Supreme Truth’ cult killed 13 people and injured a thousand more when they released deadly nerve agent, sarin on the Tokyo subway in 1995.

The group already tried to kill thousands by releasing the deadly poison which case botulism in Tokyo - but failed.

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Recitation: Cult members aren't told how to interpret their religion, they're told the phrases and motos to reinforce it. It's pretty good and shows how brainwashed and stuck people can get. Cults often prey on "weaker" It seems like most of the notorious ones people have heard of were doomsday cults

Von Mierers believed in impending doom —that he and his fellow aliens had been sent here to help earthlings, an intergalactic team of emergency responders. As the leader of the group Eternal Values, it was Von Mierers’ responsibility to find the others

Then they sprayed anthrax into the air from a building in the city centre – but the concoction wasn’t right.

They had even tried to get hold of the ebola virus.

And just a few years before the sarin attack, the cult – which was allowed to thrive because laws didn’t allow interference with religious groups - carried out deadly tests on a sheep station in Western Australia.

In 1992, leader Shoko Asahara and 40 supporters turned up in the country - laden with unusual gear.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Deadly sarin was released on commuter trains in Tokyo bu Supreme Truth.

“They’ve got this incredible array of equipment, volatile chemicals that they’ve got onto the plane and of course customs put a stop to it,” Moore told nine.com.au.

“They paid $30,000 for their excess baggage, generators, gas masks, chemicals, large bottles labelled ‘hand soap’ which contained hydrochloric acid.

“Out of the blue you’ve got these white robed Japanese cultists appearing in their midst and there were actually bizarre explosions at night in WA.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP In 1992, leader Shoko Asahara and 40 supporters turned up in Australia - laden with unusual gear.

“The locals thought they were mining for uranium.”

On May 28 that year a massive mystery blast rocked the area -  and after the cultists later departed, sarin residue was found in the soil. Around 40 sheep found dead there also contained traces of sarin.

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Rather, religious groups are divided into three legal categories: officially recognized religious societies, religious confessional A Canadian Security Intelligence Service report of 1999 discussed " Doomsday Religious Movements espousing hostile For a more comprehensive list, see Chinese lists of cults .

[Ill Bill] I've seen the seven-headed dragon talking to the eagle The two-headed snake illustrates a caution to the people Electronic fog, alien bibles [Hook x 2] Are these the doomsday chronicles the Bible quotes? Or is this similar to shock that suicide provokes? We're all slaves at the auction where

“It was seen as a bit of a test run,” said Moore.

Asahara was executed last year after being imprisoned. Horrifying tales later surfaced of the torture of dissident cult members, and anybody who tried to help family members who lost people to it.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Deadly cult Supreme Truth tried many times to kill thousands of people.

PSYCHOTIC LEADERS

But Moore reckons it was actually another cult which might have been deadlier than even Supreme Truth.

Ervil Lebaron was the leader of a Morman fundamentalist group called Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God in the 70s and 80s.

He ordered the deaths of many of his own family, including some of his 13 wives, and his own pregnant daughter.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Ervil Lebaron was the leader of a Morman fundamentalist group called Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God in the 70s and 80s.

“They still don’t know how many people are buried in the Mexican Texan desert,” Moore said.

“He was a really nasty piece of work.”

However, he said all the cult leaders have many things in common.

“They’re arch manipulators,” he told nine.com.au.

How couple brainwashed hundreds into alien 'doomsday cult'© AAP Heber LeBaron, who was convicted of murder after taking over leadership of the Church of the First Born of the Lamb of God from his father.

“They’re all quite psychotic. They have an inability for form relationships at an early age and they basically look at people from the point of view ‘what can they do to me’.

“They’re very selfish, and manipulative, and they’re also good at getting good lieutenants - subordinates who will do their will.

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“They definitely have narcissistic person disorder - the real kicker with that, they can’t take any criticism.

“If you cross them, you’re in for a wild ride.”

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