Thread: Grand Celestial Do - New Cult?
2/22/2006 1:34am, #1
Grand Celestial Do - New Cult?
So reading over the GCD website brought about some really interesting thoughts going through my brain. The ideas of photonic energy and whatnot are ridiculous to say the least, but it did inspire an interesting hour and a half of research on my part. Basically, in my High School Sociology class, we watched a movie on cults. The cult called "Supreme Truth," or "Aum Shinrikyo" was a prevelent one in Japanese culture in the early 90's. Throughout the course of this movie, we watched some of the things they practiced, including "Out of body" experiences brought on through oxygen depravation to the brain and rapid, yogic-breathing. Here's a quote from an Apologetics Research Resources article on "Supreme Truth."
Above all, they could repeatedly experience altered states of consciousness, what in Aum were known as "mystical experiences." These too had a characteristic pattern: light-headedness followed by a sense of the mind leaving the body, the appearance of white or colored lights, and sometimes images either of the Buddha or of the guru.
Such altered states resulted from intense forms of religious practice - especially from the oxygen deprivation brought about by yogic rapid-breathing exercises - and, later on, from the use of drugs like LSD.
Let's mosey on over to the GCD website; more specifically, the news article therein. A quote from said news article, written by the reporter that attended a GCD seminar:
For the next hour, Salusbury leads the class on a rather bizarre meditative exercise where the class does all sorts of circular body movements while making all sorts of ear-wrenching moans and screams that had me wanting to dial 911 because I was sure some of them were suffering from an aneurism. Every two minutes, the class members would raise their arms and look up to the ceiling as to draw power from somewhere in the sky.
The reason I did this is because I think there's a connection, and i'm hoping to try and unearth some of the fraud that is, indeed, Grand Celestial Do. Thoughts?
2/22/2006 1:39am, #2
there's nothing new about this cult
2/22/2006 1:48am, #3
Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
- none currently, ex-TSK
2/22/2006 1:48am, #4
2/22/2006 1:57am, #5
I didn't post it in any of the previous GCD topics because I was under the impression that what I was presenting is relatively new. I know how to use the search function, thanks.
2/22/2006 2:07am, #6Originally Posted by Amkreet
2/22/2006 2:30am, #7
Ok... I see the logic there... Sorry >.>
2/22/2006 9:15am, #8
maybe they are trying to take over the world?You are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
FickleFingerOfFate -08-21-2007 08:59 AM
just die already.Plasma - 08-20-2007 11:45 PM
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2/22/2006 11:42am, #9Originally Posted by kickcatcher
"THE ALIENS MADE US!"
2/22/2006 1:22pm, #10
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
I wish we had a former member on this board. The GCD group looks strange enough on the outside, I'd like to hear what really is going on.