By Nori J. Muster

Combining behind-the-scenes assurance of a frequently besieged spiritual crew with a private account of 1 woman's fight to discover that means in it, Betrayal of the Spirit takes readers to the guts of existence within the Hare Krishna movement.

 

Nori J. Muster joined the foreign Society of Krishna realization (ISKCON)--the Hare Krishnas--in 1978, presently after the loss of life of the movement's non secular grasp, and labored for ten years as a public family members secretary and editor of the organization's newspaper, the ISKCON international overview. during this candid and demanding account, Muster follows the internal workings of the circulate and the Hare Krishnas' innovative decline.

 

Combining own recollections, released articles, and inner files, Betrayal of the Spirit information the scandals that beset the Krishnas--drug dealing, guns stockpiling, misleading fundraising, baby abuse, and homicide inside of ISKCON–as good because the dynamics of schisms that compelled a few ninety five percentage of the group's unique individuals to depart. in the middle of this institutional disarray, Muster persevered her own look for fact and spiritual that means as an ISKCON member till, dissatisfied finally with the movement's inner divisions, she give up her activity and left the organization.

 

In a brand new preface to the paperback version, Muster discusses the non-public conditions that led her to ISKCON and stored her there because the movement's picture worsened. She additionally talks approximately "the darkest secret"–child abuse within the ISKCON parochial schools--that used to be coated up by means of the general public family place of work the place she worked.

 

 

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