Religious Trauma Syndrome (which includes a summation of Marlene Winnell's book by the author)
Friday, July 16, 2021
Saturday, July 10, 2021
ALL the way "out?" Or just Partially? -- Are many Apostates still Stuck in All-Good-or-All-Evil and/or Reality-Rejecting Thinking for the Rest of their Lives?
All of the CULTS and religious sects I have investigated thus far teach "philosophical totalism," AKA "absolutism" and "authoritarian... dichotomism ("We are right, and they are wrong." "Our way is the only way." "There are only two ways to see something: Our way and the wrong way.")
Thursday, July 8, 2021
1) See Stockholm Syndrome to grasp the general use of the term.
2) See Why do people stay in a cult even when they know it is cultic? in not-moses’s reply to the OP on that Reddit thread. And then...
Monday, July 5, 2021
"I found my parachute and jumped out of the burning plane. But then, as I drifted slowly towards reality, I looked down and saw no one waiting for me on the ground below. It was like I landed in the middle of the desert without a compass."
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
An Hypothesis of Eriksonian & Piagetian Developmental Failures in Millon's Four Types of Borderline Personality Disorder
Readers who simply stumble upon this piece should understand that it is an attempt to develop an hypothesis of CPTSD > BPD as a reflection of developmental arrest in both Eriksonian and Piagetian terms. And that it began with repeated observation of "discouraged" borderlines as patients blamelessly trapped in infantile states of near-complete helplessness, dependence upon others, and inability to function on their own.