Visiting the Cafe That’s So Good You Forget it’s Run By a Cult

Source: VIce-10th August 2016 By Maddison Connaughton and James Courtney August 10, 2016 Katoomba is a strange place. Probably the best description I’ve heard is that it has “a strong Twin Peaks vibe.” It’s a small town, surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Mountains, seemingly populated by busloads of camera-clutching tourists and backpackers with…

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Matthew Klein testimony-2016

I was born in 1969.  I earned a degree in Applied Science (Chemistry), Graduate Diploma in Education, and was 4 years into a part time Masters of Polymer Chemistry when I met the group known as the Twelve Tribes.  I married Tysha Coyne in September 1994 and together we produced three children, Tessa born January…

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Sects in Australia: Fringe religious groups that have left their mark on the nation (incl.12T)-4/8/2015

Source: The Daily Telegraph – 5th August 2015 OSCAR-WINNER Cate Blanchett‘s debut as director will tell the story of a woman who flees a cult only to fall into a nightmare of imprisonment and government detention. Screen Australia says the actor will direct Stateless, a television series based on the story of German-Australian woman and…

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Insight – Changing a Mindset

This week Jenny Brockie hears from people whose beliefs were extreme and sometimes downright dangerous. She finds out how their ideologies came unstuck and what the lessons are for de-radicalisation programs. Transcript – Download Meet the Guests Lebana Ilich Lebana was born into the Twelve Tribes after her parents had joined the group a year…

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Secrets of the family

Source: Sydney Morning Herald December 18- 2013 Peace, love and mind control – one Sydney couple’s journey through the Twelve Tribes religious cult. By Tim Elliot One Saturday in October 1996, Mark Ilich and his wife Rosemary did something they would regret for the rest of their lives. They attended the Newtown Festival. It was…

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