Content Warning: This episode contains mild descriptions of psychological and physical abuse. Ever wonder what the weird, cult-like origins were for all those "Unlock Your Full Potential" business seminars that were huge in the 80s? Well, we've got some strange answers for you on today's episode! JOIN US ON PATREON FOR EARLY EPISODE RELEASE, WEEKLY BONUS CONTENT, AND MORE: https://www.patreon.com/desperateactsofcapitalism HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR BELOVED $10 PATRONS: Courtney Witcher, Raven Snow Desperate Acts of Capitalism is a comedy podcast about money, marketing, and how it all goes wrong. Join us on our magical journey through a wonderland of burning money! IG: @desperateactsofcapitalism Tumblr: https://desperate-acts-of-capitalism.tumblr.com/ Sources: https://www.reddit.com/r/cults/comments/d4mgzy/circle_of_power_aka_brainwashmystiquenaked/ https://www.nytimes.com/1972/11/28/archives/thrift-shops-of-the-psyche.html https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?4,12552,page=59 https://cameronfreeman.com/personal/confessions-cult-leader-lifestream-seminar-experience/group-encounter-defiled-gene-church-conrad-dcarnes-print/
Desperate Acts of Capitalism is a comedy podcast about money, marketing, and how it all goes wrong. Join us on our magical journey through a wonderland of burning money!