Mad After Krishna: My Life in a Destructive Cult [NOOK Book]

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This is the story of my years in the Hare Krishna Movement (also known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON). As young man I became fascinated with what appeared at first to be a disciplined, traditional Hindu denomination, but which quickly turned into a chaotic criminal gang. My travels took me from the western United States to ancient, rural India and back. I describe how my mother arranged my rescue and deprogramming, just as my health had begun to deteriorate. Finally, I offer a ...
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Mad After Krishna: My Life in a Destructive Cult

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Overview

This is the story of my years in the Hare Krishna Movement (also known as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness or ISKCON). As young man I became fascinated with what appeared at first to be a disciplined, traditional Hindu denomination, but which quickly turned into a chaotic criminal gang. My travels took me from the western United States to ancient, rural India and back. I describe how my mother arranged my rescue and deprogramming, just as my health had begun to deteriorate. Finally, I offer a few thoughts on the nature of authoritarian religious sects in a pluralistic, democratic society.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013599833
  • Publisher: Paul Ford
  • Publication date: 5/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 638 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Ford (Pujana dasa) lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, works as an aide in a non-profit social services agency, and volunteers at a community medical center. He maintains the website hobovoyager.com, which highlights his interests in mathematics, computing, music, autobiographical writing, and blogging on contemporary social issues.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Absurb!

    I read this book because of my intrest in the subject but the "story" was so redicilous and far-fetched the reader is left wondering if this was either a symptom of severe delusion or if it was the author's attempt to overcome writers block.
    In one word TERRIBLE.

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