book t…eas are really harmful. Not just because they don’t make sense, but because they are presented in a hypnotic, thought-scrambling form that needs no cult leader to weaponize it. It is a book that teaches the reader to isolate and manipulate themselves.
I mean, I felt the same about polyamory because I associated it with my own lived experiences of trauma — until I realized my reactions to polyamory were just transferred reactions to specific trauma I faced and had nothing whatsoever to do with the form the trigger took.
In realizing that, but with literally every form, lies the peace of God.