Hello I found this forum while searching more about Access Consciousness warnings, and since it is based on scientology, I decided to post here and ask for help, hoping that you can give more light so I can better support a family member who recently has gotten into this. I will try to keep the story short... my brother has always been a very spiritual person. He is very kind and loves to help people and has studied tons of different spiritual trends, from Buddhism to Christians to Wicca... you name it, he has been there. So far his path was calm and he was evolving constantly. But last year, he started getting into what is called now the "new-wagey" business. He was a therapist and wanted to use techniques to better help his patients, but all of a sudden his focus drastically changed from helping to marketing. He started by learning a thing called Thetahealing, which is a supposed technique which teaches you to meditate and contact "the Creator of all that is" to ask for changes in your life, healings, etc. It is a small cult in itself, worshipping the founder, a lady who makes tons of money with the courses to teach people how to "connect" with the Creator. I took one course myself by influence of my brother... and really did not find it useful and mostly a scam for money. I was a bit disgusted how they sold a connection to the Creator like this. Anyhow... shortly after my brother became certified Thetahealer, he went into this Access Consciousness thing. And he started changing so much. From the caring, openhearted man he was, he started becoming judgmental, saying weird mantras all day long and saying if he wanted, he could change anything he wanted to his own benefit. I read the manuals of Access and even they say they manipulate others. They make a distinction between humans and humanoids, and they teach how to curse someone. While I am on board with positive and creative thinking, releasing blocks, etc etc... I think there is a line between trying to empower yourself and trying to push your will via energy and techniques like the ones Access proposes. My brother has spent so much money on this. He is getting in debt and wants to keep taking the courses. He was MAAAD when he made the first course and only had like 4 people attending, and he was pushing and pushing on Facebook about how this thing changed his life and offering "in half an hour to change a lifetime thanks to Access and the bars". I did not liked what he was doing and told him about my concerns. He got extremely mad at me, furious, he is not talking to me since, and he called me judgmental and narrow minded. I am so worried about him. I pray and cry everyday seeing him so absorbed by this thing. I tried to warn him and make him think, but he only reacted negatively to me and now I am worried I lost my brother to this thing. I am not sure what else can I do. I do not want him to go down the spiral I have read here of people who lost their lifes over cults like this. What can I do ? how can I help him ? do you have any advice ? normally how long can it take until he realizes this was a cult and gets out of it ? I read somewhere that normally in this Access thing people do not last active more than some years when they open their eyes and go away. I wish you could share an advice with me... I ask this respectfully and hoping there is anything else I can do to help my brother. Thanks for reading. Hope.