"Those who buy nothing through the Amazon portal make no impression,..."
- Ann Althouse, revealing her true nature
Is this cultish thinking, exemplified, or what?
People spend years listening to what they think is an enlightened master, only to discover:
"...The ultimate secret is that there is no secret."
There never was an Althouse comment "community" (despite years of "I love you guys!" messaging) but - ultimately - only the build-up to a magic Amazon portal (Ann's vagina) where, if you didn't pay/couldn't afford to pay/didn't need to pay, you "make no impression,..." so fuck off.
NewAge never changes:
"A cynical invention and a fraud. An aspirant progressed through grades only to discover that the spiritual elements were a smokescreen. In this way he was inducted into a nihilistic and anarchistic philosophy that appealed to the candidate’s worst instincts. [The guru] gleefully anticipated tearing down, destroying civilization, not to set people free but for the pleasure of imposing his will upon others."
I've seen it a billion times before:
A NewAger "on the path" merely because it's so well worn,...