This is probably a book any person who is involved in religion should read. I also see how this could extend to all the New Age/pseudoscience followers too.
I see clearly how so many religious/new age people are brainwashed and don’t employ rational thinking. I see it everywhere.
I am not a sheep and prefer rational thinking and dealing with reality. I choose not to be conned and manipulated and just follow along with anything that does not seem okay. Even though that would be the easier path. And having grown up around master manipulators, I’ve learned how to spot them, their traits and trust and consider my intuition.
I feel sad for people who get brainwashed, but I feel even more sad for those they harm. And of course, it is only those with the courage for honesty and self insight, who will take this journey into understanding how brainwashed they may have been. And then choose the path away from that. Takes humility, to deal with this.