Ex-Morninglanders

Critically about Donato

I believe that the uncritical acceptance and blind idealization of spiritual authority can perpetuate unhealthy relationships and contribute to a lot of suffering. My critique about Daniel Sperato aka Master Donato is...

Videos from 1977 and 1979

These videos were filmed by Brent B. All credit goes to him on these. The videos do not contain audio. Below you can see Sri Patricia (Sri Donato), former Gopis, Kamazi X5 when he was still Terry, and disciples (many...

Crazy Guru Crushing Ego?

“Physical, sexual, and psychological abuse are not teaching tools” (Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche) nor are they acts of compassion! CRAZY GURU? The first time I heard the term “crazy guru” was when the Gopis...

What the Gopis Said . . .

The Gopis mentioned below refer to Gopi Chokru, Gopi Saravati, and Gopi Ona-Ali. The same applies to Kamazi X5 who is, just like the Gopis, Sri Donato’s mouthpiece but is not explicitly mentioned below. DOGMA The...

Vasectomies in Morningland

Vasectomy is a form of male birth control that cuts the supply of sperm to your semen. It’s done by cutting and sealing the tubes that carry sperm. Vasectomy has a low risk of problems and can usually be performed...

Who Joins Cults?

People do not join cults - they are recruited. Cult members are not stupid or weak-willed - large majority are highly intelligent, open-minded, adaptable, and often very idealistic.

Leaving a Cult

Leaving a cultic group seldom happens overnight. It is more like a slow creep, or, like Daniel Shaw writes, “death by a thousand cuts.” Sometimes ethical transgressions pile up, and one becomes too many...

Abuse

PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE Psychological abuse involves the regular and deliberate use of a range of words and non-physical actions used with the purpose to manipulate, hurt, weaken or frighten a person mentally and...

Guru’s Ego

Can someone have a strong personal magnetism, an almost tangible energy, be very kind and humble, revered by their community, but behind closed doors behave in mean, selfish or even abusive ways? Can such two opposites...

Pathena / Dorie: Secrets of the Inner Circle

There were many levels of discipleship in Morningland. The most coveted and the most demanding were those that took the disciple into various inner circles. Apparently, there were different circles at different times –...

Quota / Penny: Betrayal

Many people who were excommunicated from Morningland feel it is their fault. They think it was because somehow they betrayed Donato and the Plan, that they were not in Oneness, that they failed in some way. You did not...

2004-Jan.: Bones of Contention

Morningland sect seeks to move founder’s remains to L.B. From The Long Beach Press Telegram, 1/25/2004Steven Georges / Press-Telegram Religion: But son’s opposition prevents the church from exhuming body. By Wendy...