Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles He intended to teach each and every one of them to be exactly what he wanted them to be welcome to watch Mojo and today we're looking at 10 disturbing cults, you never want to meet for this list. We're looking at bizarre cults that are somehow currently active. There are inactive cults that are far more sinister such as jonestown. But we'll save those for a different list. You would be sworn in as a member and you would also swear not to reveal any of the going on inside this uh this group which of these do you find the strangest let us know in the comments below the rich niche movement? Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a controversial philosophy scholar and professor, founded his movement in the late 19 sixties, early seventies. He dismissed established religions and instead focused on free thought, meditation and sexual freedom. Now there are two ways either repressed sex as it has been done by all the so called religious traditions of the world are transformed, Transformation. He also had a marked interest in Communist literature which influenced his teachings. He moved his facility to Oregon in the early 1980s after attracting too much controversy in India yet found the same hostilities in the states in order to gain political influence. The movement committed crimes such as mass local salmonella poisoning and an attempted assassination of a U. S. Attorney. He was then deported and the movements commune was reestablished in India in 1985 Rajneesh died in 1990. But the movement now called Osho is still very much active. What's going to happen to your holy man. Bhagwan had always told me that when things get too difficult for him, he will sit in his chair, take an injection and disappear. The Order of the Solar Temple. The order attracted many successful upper middle class people disillusioned with conventional churches, yet hungry for spiritual experiences. The Order of the Solar Temple, or International Order of chivalry. Solar Tradition was founded in Geneva in 1984. The order took its influence from the Knights Templar, which had been reformed into several factions in 18 05 in it heyday, the order had a presiding council as well as multiple lodges around the world in which they would perform initiation rites and ceremonies. Only the elite who had passed all the initiations from novice tonight were treated to the secrets of the inner sanctum. Here they were privy to startling revelations. The order believed that an apocalyptic event would occur sometime in the mid nineties and that in order to survive, they had to achieve a higher plane of existence. In the mid nineties, over 70 of its members were murdered or took their own lives, investigators say the cult was obsessed with death and considered it an illusion experts say. Cult leaders told their followers that fire would lead them to a new world on another planet with more to follow This. The group is still thought to have between 140 and 500 active members realism. The Raelians now 30,000 strong worldwide believe that space beings created humans through genetic experimentation though its classification as a cult is sometimes debated realism was or is still at some point in the cult category. It's essentially what's called a Ufo religion and was founded in France by Claude variant in 1974. It's not only the scientific aspect of creating life but also the political religious belief sociology, everything is we are entering a new world which is completely different. But there is much better they believe that an alien race known as Elohim created humans. The Elohim have been mistaken for Gods historically and any prophetic figures such as Jesus or Mohammed was created by them variant known as real is the 40 and final prophet followers believe that the world is in an age of apocalypse and that new technologies must be developed after which time the Elohim will return to earth and share their extraterrestrial knowledge with us current raelian members were counted at around 18,000 in 17 2002 goals. One is to spread the message and to build the embassy inside sect members were undergoing survival training Chemicals and drugs were used to raise then remove states of anxiety in Rikio or more recently, LF was founded in Japan in 1987 by Chizuo. Matsumoto later known as Shoko Asahara. It's a doomsday cult and its beliefs combined aspects of indian and tibetan buddhism Hinduism, christian millenarian, ism yoga practices and the prophecies of Nostradamus. The religion is a blend of yoga and mysticism with bits of buddhist, hindu and christian teachings thrown in. His catchiest sales point though, was a claim to levitation. It started off fairly tame, but eventually the cult became criminal with accusations of extortion, murder and forced membership, among other things, they performed a number of attacks. At some point, the group began to manufacture sarin gas and were responsible for the attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995 which left upwards of 1000 injured. A number of the more prominent members were executed in 2018, but there were still indications of active membership as of 2019, about 20 members live here, an austere lifestyle driven by the desire to spread the master's teachings, This is 12 tribes. If you're not in, you're out, if you're not with me, you're against me. If you want to have a strong identity, create a strong enemy And then you can really know who you are founded in Tennessee during the Evangelical Jesus Movement of the 1970s, the 12 tribes might seem like a simple wholesome community. On the surface, it aspires to recreate the original Christian church as depicted in the book of acts. However, it allegedly exerts authoritarian control over its followers live and promotes strict corporal punishment reportedly by parents and non parents alike, which has led to accusations of child abuse. Tessa remembers being sent out to work on her own when she was just five years old, sometimes working in kitchens, preparing food for the whole rest of the community or in candle factories being like four or five years old working with this boiling wax. Once followers reach a certain level, they're allegedly instructed that jews are cursed for murdering jesus, that gay people should be put to death and that black people are naturally servants to whites. The group has often flown under the radar, but there's a lot more going on beneath the smiling and folk dancing. They control your logic and your and your thinking and they control your money. Happy science. So happy Science have so many teachings that you can learn about them. So that is a loss of wisdom. You got love founded in 1986 by former businessman brujo Okawa, Happy Science focuses on a four fold path to happiness. Members of the group attend seminars and training in order to climb the group ladder. They worship Alcantar, a being that is said to have been born over 300 million years ago on earth and reincarnated through time until its current incarnation, which is of course Okawa himself, Rio Okawa, this guy is the supreme god of earth, more powerful than jesus Allah and moses combined. The problem with this one comes in the form of major uncredited claims for example that the organization can cure the pandemic with quote spiritual vaccines. Ochoa's own son has left the group and subsequently denounced his father's actions. Happy Science claims to have 11 million followers. However, a former member has said it's more like 30,000. There are membership fees. There are donations for prayers for blessings. Members may kind of rise in status based on donation to Okawa and his larger project, the fundamentalist church of jesus christ of latter day saints. Every aspect of this family's life, who they marry, what they wear, even what they eat is controlled by the man they call their prophet. Warren jeffs. The LDS church spawned some fundamentalist sects when the core religion opted to renounce the practice of polygamy, Those who wish to continue the practice branched off remaining mormon, but on their own terms, polygamy remains illegal however, and in 1953 an entire FLDS community was arrested in short creek Arizona modern day colorado city and most had their Children taken away from them. We were taught from birth and in order to get what they called the highest degree of the celestial kingdom. You had to have at least three wives while you lived on earth. And if you did not, You could not reach that highest degree. A compound in Texas was rated in 2008 after child protective services was made aware of allegations of abuse, over 400 Children were taken from the compound and placed in CPS custody. We felt like the Children out there on the property were in danger and that's when it became a very large operation. Leader of FLDS Warren jeffs remains in his position despite being in prison for life after acts against minors. The sect currently has between 16,000 followers. Superior Universal alignment. The second Ufo cult on this list. Superior Universal alignment, or linea aumento. Universal Superior was founded by Valentina chandra gee in 1981. She, he claimed to have received messages from extraterrestrials warning her of destruction if however, she shared their warnings with others, she and her followers would be saved. Similar to the raelians. Sewa believes that jesus was actually an extraterrestrial messenger. They also believe that males born after 1981 are evil and that their lives should end as payment to the superior beings. Between 1981 and 1993 19, Brazilian boys decide appeared were mutilated and left to die in the woods. The guilty cult members were sentenced, but john Raji was acquitted. The cult is still active and has been running a website since 2009. The family International Berg preached to the hippie generation about jesus and recruited them to join him in his all consuming drive to save souls. The Children of God. More recently, the Family International was founded in 1968 by David Berg and was ime Immediately subject to controversy as it used sex to lower potential members, which was Berg's own invention, which he called flirty fishing. They established colonies worldwide, as many as 130 in 70 countries. The family international draw their beliefs from the Bible, yet with a heavy emphasis on loving Jesus, which is done through sexual interaction. Over time, there have been a large number of child mistreatment allegations raised against them, reportedly keeping Children is a cult policy while longing for her four lost Children. Vivian lived here in this small apartment in Sioux Falls, disoriented, unable to hold a job and subsisting on welfare celebrities such as river and Joaquin phoenix as well as Rose Mcgowan. Were partially raised in this group before finding their way out is still active, albeit as an online community boasting 1450 members. We were trafficked, we were moved constantly. We were never taught anybody's names, so it's very difficult to learn your abusers names and that was by design. Oh absolutely. Before we continue, be sure to subscribe to our channel and ring the bell to get notified about our latest videos. You have the option to be notified for occasional videos or all of them. If you're on your phone, make sure you go into your settings and switch on notifications, NexIUM understand NexIUM. The VM is the umbrella company founded in 1998 by keith. Ranieri and nancy Salzman NexIUM started out as a self help group which offered classes called executive success programs in 2017. Former members urged authorities to invest initially for a subgroup within NexIUM called the vow. It was a group of women branded with Ranieri's initials and on a rotation to have relations with the founder and recruit members. You think the person who's being branded should be completely nude and sort of held to the table like a sort of almost like a sacrifice. I don't know that that's a feeling of submission in a sort of exceedingly complex relationship scheme. On top of this, in 2018, charges were brought against Regnery and five female members for a number of crimes including extortion, sex trafficking and the list goes on. Ranieri got 120 years in prison. As of 2020 a number of groups branched from are said to be active and recruiting. We didn't even know that we were being experimented on. We thought we were just kind of learning and growing, but really they were observing and watching how we responded to the lack of sleep, how we responded to lack of food, how all of these things affected our psyche. And we were very weak. We were weak mentally and we are a weak physically.