How to Start a Cult

Just in case you were wondering.  Here’s a somewhat funny, and yet disturbingly accurate depiction of how cults start and develop.

Granted, not all of this pertains to Vianna and Theta Healing, but as you watch this, we’re quite sure you’ll find plenty of material that does.  Or at least sounds hauntingly familiar.

We can’t help but wonder if Vianna studied this video herself.  Oh the irony.

Heaven’s Gate versus ThetaHealing

We have to give credit where credit is due.

The following post was compiled from information that originally existed on Lindsey Stock’s now-deactivated website:

In the post you are about to read, Lindsey had originally taken the time to draw the correlations that exist between Theta Healing and the notorious Heaven’s Gate cult, which tragically claimed the lives of 39 people in 1997 in San Diego.  As you will find, the comments made from members of both groups are disturbingly similar.   These parallels are not merely coincidence.  They are the statements made by members of cults.

Make no mistake about it:  Theta Healing is a cult.

Take the time to read the quotes and accounts from members of each group below.   And check back to this site as we will soon be doing a post on all of the ways that history and development of Theta Healing nearly mirrors the history and development of another very famous worldwide cult:  The Church of Scientology.

“I do not care for glory.” Marshall Applewhite, Founder, Heaven’s Gate®

“Vianna never wants to be worshipped or a guru…[she’s] special because she brings this to the world with unconditional love and immense compassion.” ThetaHealing™ Member

“I wish you could all be here, I wish you were lucky and fortunate as we are. I don’t think any of us could be more happy.” Heaven’s Gate® Member

“What I got… is profound, tremendous. What I’m gonna use that for is to teleport, hopefully I could teleport really soon.” Thetahealing™ Member

“Come and try it… In the world itself there’s a lot of problems, and you actually get to work on your childhood problems and just problems in general… This is something that should be cherished and enjoyed.” ThetaHealing™ Member

“I just wanted to let everyone know how lucky and happy I am to be here.” Heaven’s Gate® Member

“My intent is to move objects, teleport, levitate and fly.” ThetaHealing™ Member

“We knew we had to prepare… The Away Team goes down to the planet, does what they have to do and then they come back up.” Heaven’s Gate® Member

“You have forgotten your true Creator.” Heaven’s Gate® Member

“Thank you to Vianna Stibal and to the Creator of All That Is for bringing forth into our generation and our lifetime this beautiful and multifaceted modality.” ThetaHealing™ Member

 “A most extraordinary individual… very committed and devoted to his task, very committed and devoted to his students, extremely loving, very altruistic, wanted the best for everyone.” Heaven’s Gate® Member

“I truly love Vianna and respect her integrity.” ThetaHealing™ Member

 “You’re living In your own separate body, you’re having your own life experience, so to actually tell your brain that it’s connected to everything may not be so easy.” Vianna Stibal, Founder, ThetaHealing™

“Breaking away from the world isn’t easy, it’s tough.” Marshall Applewhite, Founder, Heaven’s Gate®

“When you are connecting to the energy of all that is you are connected.” Vianna Stibal, Founder, ThetaHealing™

“We suggest that anyone serious about considering this go into their most quiet place and ask, scream, with all of their being, directing their asking to the Highest Source they can imagine (beyond Earth’s atmosphere), to give them guidance.” Heaven’s Gate® Member

“I received the message.” Vianna Stibal, Founder, ThetaHealing™

“I have been clearly informed.” Marshall Applewhite, Founder, Heaven’s Gate®

“Cult this and cult that, it’s ridiculous. Jesus was in a cult… the word cult only means ‘a group’.” Mom of Heaven’s Gate® Member

“I know about cults first hand, honey, and this is as far away from a cult than you could possible understand.” ThetaHealing™ Member

♦ On March 26, 1997, near San Diego, CA, Marshall Applewhite led his followers of Heaven’s Gate® to their deaths, via suicide. They believed that the world as we know it was about to be “recycled” to start over and make way for a new civilization. When the Hale Bopp comet got closer to Earth, they took it as a sign that it was time to leave their “vessels” (bodies) and move on to the Next Level. While preparing for their eventual ‘turning in of their vessels’ (their bodies), they spread the word to others and chronicled their journey, which included their final words on video- later released to the media. 39 people took their lives that day, but there are still followers of this cult even today. They believed Applewhite to be Jesus reincarnated as “Do”.

♦ In 1995, after allegedly being diagnosed with cancer, Vianna Stibal purported to heal that cancer instantly and spontaneously. From there she created a technique called Orian, later named ThetaHealing™. Vianna claims that using this technique that you can heal anything- mentally, physically, emotionally as well as inanimate objects. Members are taught that through her series of classes that you can receive a Doctorate of ThetaHealing, and that in one of her ‘upper’ classes, you can learn to walk through walls and refill liquids. All are taught that healings are instantaneous and, if they’re not, then you must do “Belief Work” to fix your personal blocks. To date, ThetaHealing reports members in the thousands throughout several different countries.

◊ Please Note: All pictures are from online testimonials of members of Heaven’s Gate® and ThetaHealing™. The order of the pictures do not necessarily correlate with the nearby quotations. Each picture of the Heaven’s Gate members do have quotations listed throughout the post; not all Theta Healers® have a quote on the post but are for the purpose of showing examples of those who were recorded giving testimonials.

Science 101

We have recently been made aware of another excellent article on Theta Healing.   This one comes from Dr. Doug DeSalles M.D. on the website:  Sacramento Men’s Health.

In the article, Dr. DeSalles does an excellent job of picking apart the core tenets of Theta Healing and illustrating the fallacies of nearly every claim made by Vianna Stibal and the supporters of Theta Healing.   On top of that, he goes on to point out how putting faith in something like Theta Healing is not only risky, but can quite literally be deadly.

We urge you to read through this well written and articulate article and assess the facts for yourself.

Theta Healing: 

A Cancer “cure” that Kills. 

Truth will out,

-Perry O’Veritas.

Standard Operating Procedure…

As mentioned in our opening post, this blog was created after we voluntarily took down and deleted our ownership of

That blog had been a reconstruction of Lindsey Stock’s earlier blog where she had posted valuable information on the inner workings of the global scam known as Theta Healing.  Within two days of re-creating that blog, this was the first comment we received:

Submitted on 2012/11/16 at 9:46 pm

Every post you have of Lindsey’s that continues on this site or is repost from her material is a breach of ms stock’s agreement unless of course you are posting without her permission in which case you are violating copyright law WordPress has been notified as well as the proper authorities.

To which we say – thank you “word healer” for enlightening us to what actually occurred.

There had been some question among her supporters as to why Lindsey was taking down her blog.  Now it appears that you’ve been good enough to share with us why.   Looks as though we can add her to the list of people that Theta Healing has bullied and litigated into silence.

A couple of things “World Healer”:

First off, your IP address is collected with your comment.  And a simple IP lookup (that anyone can easily do)  points quite clearly to your location just outside of….*gasp*… Idaho Falls.  (And for those of you who are new to Theta Healing, Idaho Falls is the home and headquarters of Vianna and the “Theta Healing Institute of Knowledge.”)  Why aren’t we the least bit surprised that you are already threatening anyone posting “less-than-glowing” comments about Theta Healing?  Of course you are – that’s the way that THiNK spreads the *unconditional love* right?

Secondly:  Apparently you didn’t read the part where we had pointed out, in plain English, that Lindsey had no administration or control of that blog whatsoever.   And again,  just in case there is any confusion, Lindsey has no connection to this blog either.

Instead of actually backing up and supporting any of the claims made by Vianna and Theta Healing, you threaten and bully the people who dare to question its validity.   Can’t you see how threatening to sue any and everyone who question the transparent lies Theta Healing is built upon is practically akin to an admission of guilt?   Not exactly pleading your case for something that’s supposed to be based upon, and preaches “love and light”.

But we’re not that surprised.  This is Theta Healing’s standard operating procedure.

Though you really should know by now that attempting to silence your critics and the people that question your motives doesn’t exactly win your points in the court of public opinion.

Ultimately though, we have to say thanks.  Because after your comment, now we know what happened to Lindsey.