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A wonderful emotion to get things moving when one is stuck is anger. It was anger more than anything else that had set me off, roused me into productivity and creativity.
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For a long period in my life - it lasted about 10 years - I had writer's block.
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From personal experience I can say that for the survivors the major hurdle is yet to come: realising that the abuse was not their fault. Or as ISKCON would put it, their karma.
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I decided to write about the myths of divorce.
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I deleted all the games from my computer. I spent days trawling the Internet. I started slowly.
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I remember dancing along with the Hare Krishnas on the streets of Auckland in 1973. They were known for their chanting, shaved heads and saffron robes.
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I was a new devotee of Eastern mysticism and even though I did not join that particular group, I could well have done. They seemed a bit extreme but I regarded myself as not quite ready.
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I was lost, naive and idealistic.
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If you really want to write, then shut yourself in a room, close the door, and WRITE. If you don't want to write, do something else. It's as simple as that.
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In 1988 one of the mothers wrote to ISKCON's minister of education regarding the abuse of her son at one of the smaller schools. Her letter was ignored.
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In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing.
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In the early 1930s, flying from England to Australia was the longest flight in the world. It was considered extremely dangerous and hazardous, pushing pilots to the limits of mechanical skills and human endurance. Aviation was young.
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It was not uncommon for the children to be told they were being treated this way because it was their bad karma and they must have hurt a child in a past life.
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Krishna children were taught that in the spiritual world there were no parents, only souls and hence this justified their being kept out of view from others, cloistered in separate buildings and sheltered from the evil material world.
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Leadership was passed on to 11 male disciples, called gurus, and the abuse continued.
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My biggest excuse to others and myself was that I had writer's block, as if it was some kind of illness.
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My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline.
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My inner critic who had begun piping up about how hopeless I was and how I didn't know to write.
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Of all the religious sects spawned from the counterculture movement, the Hare Krishna ended up being one of the most authoritarian. It also ended up being one of the most abusive to the children in its care.
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Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing, was like being cornered and forced to have a long, drawn out mental enema.
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Research on child abuse suggests that religious beliefs can foster, encourage, and justify the abuse of children. When contempt for sex underlies teachings, this creates a breeding ground for abuse.
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Something that had irked me for some years was the ban on keeping dogs and cats as pets in most alternative communities.
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The reality revealed in the cases of the Rajneeshees, the Branch Davidians, Aum Shinrikyo, Solar Temple, or Heaven's Gate is positively horrifying.
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