Cults often encourage their followers to change their names as a way to disrupt a person’s authentic identity and replace it with a new identity. This is one of the ways cult leaders achieve their goal of promoting an “us vs. them” mentality and successfully isolating members from their former, pre-cult lives³. Changing names can also be a way for cult leaders to exert control over their followers.
The Lawsuit That Almost Exposed Yogi Bhajan Nearly 40 Years Ago
New Report Documents Damage done to 3HO Children at the Cult’s Schools in India
"First and foremost, whether placed with other families, in ashrams, or in schools, children lacked the security and comfort of their parents from early ages and for long periods. Comfort and caring from other sources, with a few temporary exceptions, was also lacking. Interviewees felt they had no one to turn to for comfort or help. - Alexandra Stein, Ph. D. Report on Themes and Impacts of 3H0 Childhoods
Book Reviews – ‘Premka: White Bird in a Golden Cage’ and ‘The Inner Circle’
Unfortunately, this academic book review of Pamela Dyson and Peter Blachly's books from Nova Religio is behind a paywall. Here is the text: Premka: White Bird in a Golden Cage. My Life with Yogi Bhajan. By Pamela Saharah Dyson. Eyes Wide Publishing, 2020. 206 pages. $14.99 softcover. The Inner Circle—Book One: My Seventeen Years in… Continue reading Book Reviews – ‘Premka: White Bird in a Golden Cage’ and ‘The Inner Circle’