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Ep. 42 The Nxivm Cult | Hollywood Sex Cults

Hollywood has not only seen its fair share of cults but this crazy city has definitely seen and hosted a few scandalous and horrific sex cults since the late 60s.

A surprising number of sex cults have been founded in the U.S., thanks to our 1st Amendment, and the late 1960’s may have been the most perfect time for their gurus. This may have had something to with the “free love” and “peace” ethos of the time.

Almost all leaders are male, none are classically attractive, but all exercise a stronghold over their followers.  Take for example The Source, The Purple People and Children of God.  Now, it seems like Nxivm has made its way into being one of the most scandalous sex cults of the 21st century with shocking statements and claims of sex trafficking, sex slaves, branding, racketeering, and brainwashing.   Not to mention, the amount of Hollywood celebrities, directors and heiresses that were involved and apart of this scandalous cult.

Tune in as we discuss the history of sex cults in California and the sex cult that shook Hollywood, Nxivm.


EP.14 The Buddhafield Cult, The True Crime & Paranormal Aftermath

Author, Joris Karl Huysmans once stated,

“Worshiping the Devil is no more insane than worshiping God…It is precisely at the moment when positivism is at its high-water mark that mysticism stirs into life and the follies of occultism begin.”

In 1985, recent film-school graduate Will Allen found what appeared to be an exciting community in LA. While searching for the meaning of life and community, Allen was lured by a charismatic South American-born guru known as Michel. With little hesitation, he joined Buddhafield, a group where love and enlightenment flowed in abundance.

It wasn’t until 22 years later that Allen realized he belonged to a cult.  Allen’s film, Holy Hell tells his tale and the secrets of The Buddhafield along with its leader.

The Paranormal aftermath, actor, singer, songwriter, and director Jared Leto was one of the producers of Holy Hell.  While visiting the ghosts of Buddahfield’s past Jared was dealing with supposed ghosts of his new home in Laurel Canyon.

So ditch the flavor aid, grab a smoothie and slip into you favorite speedos, this is the True Crime and Paranormal aftermath of The Buddhafield Cult.

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