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What to Look Out For

While every case is unique, here are the typical warning signs of someone who has gotten into a destructive cult such as Avatar.  If you are not sure what to do, please see our next section – Family and Loved Ones.


  • Radical change in personality
  • Secretive, evasive, or defensive behavior
  • Preaching to loved ones as though they need to be “saved” or “enlightened”
  • Spending the vast majority of their time with controlling group/individual
  • Loss of contact with loved ones (in person, phone, social media…)
  • Radical change in physical appearance
  • Change in speech patterns, facial expressions, or mannerisms
  • Giving up large amounts of money and other assets
  • Seeking approval from controlling group/individual before making decisions
  • Decreased sense of humor
  • Lack of interest in former hobbies and friends
  • Spaced out expression, glassy stare
  • Judgmental attitudes towards loved ones
  • Use of buzzwords and canned speeches
  • Pressuring others to donate money to the group or go “on-course” with them
  • Asking for huge amounts of money
  • Decreased physical affection
  • Self-imposed isolation
  • Missing family events such as births, birthdays, baptisms, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, illnesses, funerals
  • Change in political or religious beliefs
  • Refusing to seek treatment for physical or mental illnesses
  • New residence with strangers such as a group home, commune or hotel accommodation
  • Change in sleeping habits, especially not getting 7-9 hours of sleep per night
  • Change in eating habits, especially not getting enough protein


If you are concerned, please see our next section – Family and Loved Ones.
You can also contact Amanda directly for initial support: [email protected]
I can then guide you to the right sources which will help you for your specific situation.




Disclaimer: The purpose of this expose is to warn, educate and bring the truth to the surface - potentially saving lives and preventing any future victims. We do not intend to slander, libel or harm anyone mentioned in this expose or throughout this website. This expose is based on the opinion of the author regarding their personal experience, an investigation undertaken, reviews made on the internet, reviews received, interviews carried out, evidence received and retained, and a full assessment made against credible cult expert 'models' such as the Bite Model, Singer's Six Conditions and Lifton's 8 conditions.