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Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the by Nori J. Muster

By Nori J. Muster

Combining behind-the-scenes insurance of a regularly besieged spiritual crew with a private account of 1 woman's fight to discover that means in it, Betrayal of the Spirit takes readers to the heart of lifestyles within the Hare Krishna movement.

 

Nori J. Muster joined the overseas Society of Krishna awareness (ISKCON)--the Hare Krishnas--in 1978, presently after the demise of the movement's religious grasp, and labored for ten years as a public relatives secretary and editor of the organization's newspaper, the ISKCON global overview. during this candid and demanding account, Muster follows the internal workings of the circulate and the Hare Krishnas' revolutionary decline.

 

Combining own memories, released articles, and inner records, Betrayal of the Spirit information the scandals that beset the Krishnas--drug dealing, guns stockpiling, misleading fundraising, baby abuse, and homicide inside ISKCON–as good because the dynamics of schisms that pressured a few ninety five percentage of the group's unique participants to depart. in the middle of this institutional disarray, Muster persevered her own look for fact and non secular that means as an ISKCON member until eventually, dissatisfied ultimately with the movement's inner divisions, she hand over her activity and left the organization.

 

In a brand new preface to the paperback version, Muster discusses the non-public conditions that led her to ISKCON and saved her there because the movement's photograph worsened. She additionally talks approximately "the darkest secret"–child abuse within the ISKCON parochial schools--that used to be coated up by means of the general public family members place of work the place she worked.

 

 

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