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Originally posted by xxKrisxx
a small group of people who the general society find unorthodox in practices. They are usually very intense and dedicated to their religion.
Yoga, is actually banned by certain religious groups because they believe meditation leaves you vulnerable to evil spirits and mind controlling entities, and can lead you astray from your religion. This is because your body goes thru odd experiences because its not acustom to concentrating on one thing or nothing at all. You can have auditory and visual hallucinations because your mind and body are not used to the strange practice. It s just your mind reacting, and you eventually lose interest in them totally and do not influence you in the least. Meditation is used for enlightenment. Enlightenment leads to the truth and people in power fear it.
Cults are religions that usually will not socialize or are not even allowed to socially interact with "outsiders" except to try to convert them