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“Re-examine all you have been told… Dismiss what insults your Soul.”
– Walt Whitman
In the South Pacific, “cargo cults” sprang up as religions with people longing for the return of white gods in their ships with amazing stuff – their cargo. It sounds quaint and innocent enough, just as hoping [...]
Factors in Childhood Indoctrination in Fundamentalist Christianity
From this graphic, it should be clear that a child in a fundamentalist Christian environment faces a powerful array of factors influencing indoctrination. Many of these techniques are quite deliberate, such as keeping children at home for their schooling to control what [...]
Julia is a reclaimer who lives in London. She is contributing poems to an upcoming anthology called “Happy Heretics: Tips for Recovering from Harmful Religion.” She is writing a memoir about growing up in a strict evangelical family and also a novel. She recently performed a number of poems, including the one below, and [...]
Ever really thought about what the doctrine of original sin does to a person’s sense of self-worth and capability? I collected these Christian sayings and letters and made this video. Have a look. (Click on title)
“Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems“ Groups that demand obedience and conformity produce fear, not love and growth. Continue HERE for the article from March 25, 2013.
Based on the new Journey Free 2013 Calendar, a new virtual group dedicated to personal development is forming. This will be especially relevant to folks recovering from religious indoctrination, but will not be limited to “reclaimers” or focused on religious material. Rather, we will be addressing important and liberating ideas each month, and practicing alternative [...]
Dr. Tarico is a psychologist from Seattle and a member of Journey Free’s Board of Advisors. Her insights on religion and psychology are unparalleled. Don’t miss her book, Trusting Doubt, and read her blog, Awaypoint.wordpress.com. She also has a YouTube channel called Trusting Doubt.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)
“I am greatly troubled by what you say. I wrote Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn for adults exclusively, and it always distresses me when I find that boys and girls have been allowed access to them.
Dr. Marlene Winell
Welcome to Journey Free. I am Dr. Marlene Winell and I have been consulting in this area for more than 20 years. I wrote Leaving the Fold to help people recover from RTS.
I believe that recovery is not only possible but extremely important for both individuals and our society.
Contact me: (510) 292-0509 firstname.lastname@example.org Office address: 638 Webster St., #210B, Oakland, CA 94607
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