In this episode, I’m thrilled to talk with Matthew Remski about how one finds oneself in a cult, how to get out, and what high demand groups have to do with social justice, climate change and collapse. We talk about privilege, spiritual awakenings, losing our shit, grieving, deception, and the dangers of neoliberal “responsibilism”.
Matthew is a writer and cultural critic who published an explosive article in The Walrus called, Yoga’s Culture Of Sexual Abuse: Nine Women Tell Their Stories.
Since then, I’ve followed Matthew and especially appreciated his real-time critique of the unravelling of the Shambala meditation community.
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