A Movement For Maha Dummies
File under: Gurubusting, Satscams and Wackadoo Gurus
Another day, another bullshit spiritual cult that's nothing more than the grandiose psychic vomitus of a pathological narcissist. That's right, we've stumbled upon the Maha Devi Ascension Movement:
The true nature of the group began to emerge only when one member, Duane Reed, broke away and spilled the beans to a local newspaper. He identified the leader of the group as an apparently wealthy German woman named Gabrielle [Wilson], who claims she is divine, and, according to Reed, is "the highest source of God on the planet...an immortal being from Atlantis and Lemuria who has the capabilities of building pyramids and turning people into God."And now, the unfortunate citizens of the South Pacific island-nation of Niue have to contend with them. We extend our prayers and sympathy to the poor souls trapped with these clowns and their spewage now.
Update: A reader offers his firsthand knowledge of Frau Wilson and her brand of nuttiness:
Actually, I was there some time ago. The German Goddess was dainty, fussy, and spoke at great, dizzying lengths about how she could lead us all to a higher plane. When she was done with her weekly speeches, we had to bow with our foreheads to the ground in front of her. The food was great, she spared no expense, although it was expected that members eventually learn how to survive without it. The games were fun...she liked to get everyone together and have spastic dances, or singing chorus lines. (It was a great hang-out for awhile, but one always had to wonder about the Kool-Aid!)Just like we said, Wilson is merely another pathological narcissist who thinks she's God.
She let me know that my having a girlfriend would be solely her choice. Everything was her choice. It's her game. A very interesting experience. I hope she finds some happiness, somewhere, and I hope she's careful with people's lives.