CULT: The Family/The Great White Brotherhood/Anne Hamilton Byrne
cw: sexual assault, suicide, child abuse, ritual abuse
In Part 3 of this series, we travel away from MKUltra, to the other side of the globe to unpack Australia’s most notorious cult – “The Family” (aka The Great White Brotherhood). In mid 1960’s Australia, this doomsday cult was formed by Anne Hamilton Byrne, a yoga teacher-turned-cult leader, who believed she was the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. This story has eerie ties that link to MK-Ultra and its LSD abuses, as well as Jim Jones. Join us as we learn how several children were drawn into this cult via bogus adoptions and subjected to years of physical, verbal, psychological and emotional abuse at the hands of Anne & her followers. Through dissecting this shocking story, we also explore yoga as a philosophy, white supremacy in wellness communities & the impacts of betrayal trauma.
Outro last updated April 2023
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