#225 Radhia Gleis Part I: The Nature of Cults-A View from the Inside

February 2, 2022 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Have you ever wondered about what it is that draws (especially) intelligent people to join a cult? Well, today we’re about to find out.

We will learn first-hand from our very special guest, Radhia Gleis, who was an elder for 25 years in a cult called The Buddha-field.

As a young woman… Radhia went on a quest for to discover nirvana and found herself entangled in a destructive cult. Now, for anyone tempted to judge cult followers as weak-minded and gullible, Radhia has a new book that will certainly shatter those assumptions.

In her new book titled The Followers, she explores the common traits, as well as common needs, that every human being possesses. And, almost ironically, it is in these very common needs that cult leaders find their prey.

Radhia has a message for all of us… to understand… as well as be wary of.

PLEASE NOTE: This episode was so informative and fun that we had to break it into two shows. Be prepared to catch Part II in just a couple days, where Radhia shares what she learned and what we can lean.


Please check out Radhia’s book. The Followers: “Holy Hell” and the Disciples of Narcissistic Leaders: How My Years in a Notorious Cult Parallel Today’s Cultural Mania.

You can discover more about Radhia at www.radhiagleis.com



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