Speaking of physicality, I am trying out a new type of intense yoga that is known for being a bit “cultish.” I have written previously of the overwhelming feelings of sadness and negativity that I’ve been experiencing before falling asleep each night. I decided I needed some kind of “reboot” before my emotional state goes further south. When in Rome and all that.
I certainly am experiencing the weak social bonds that would make me susceptible to a cult, but hopefully my inherent skepticism would keep me safe. I do have to wonder what our society has to offer that is so rewarding as to keep the appeal of cults at bay.