- Continue to act naturally. Learn before you act. Think before you speak. Adopt a “curious, yet concerned” attitude with the person you suspect is in trouble. Don’t get hysterical in front of the individual. Don’t attack or confront. Don’t ask them if they are in a cult, or use the word “cult” at all.
- Position yourself as a possible “recruit” and try to elicit as much information as possible. Ask questions in a friendly manner and insist on getting specific answers. Don’t settle for global generalizations or evasions. Ask for any literature, but be cautious about going to meetings without getting properly prepared first. From time to time, we hear stories of people falling victim when trying to help someone else.
- Educate yourself as much as possible on Avatar, how they operate, their tactics, etc. Try to gain an insight into the way your loved one may be thinking and internalising. Learn as much as possible on undue influence, mind control and thought reform.
- If a group is legitimate, it will stand up to scrutiny. Members will be forthcoming with verifiable information. They will not pressure people to make commitments before there is complete disclosure, lie, or use phobias to enslave new members.[Source: FreedomofMind.com]
You want to try to get your loved one to use their critical mind again, but without attacking.
For extra support as to what to do and how to deal with it, we strongly suggest contacting Families Against Cult Teachings.
There website is: https://www.familiesagainstcultteachings.org/
They are extremely caring and also very pro active in their approach. If you are concerned, please do reach out to them.
If your loved one is far into Avatar and the Stars Edge Network, and you feel they are at risk, then you could consider an intervention. If this is the case we suggest Intervention101. They also have experience with Avatar: http://www.intervention101.com/