Sometimes cults misuse their theological doctrine as an excuse to harm people, “in the best interests of their Eternal Soul or their Future Life”. I differentiate between tangible knowable soul, and spiritual transcendent definitions of soul.
Graig Burns resides in the heart of British Columbia Canada. He drives taxi to pay for his life-passion, which is writing books and screenplays, devising psychological theories, advertising a Consulting Service, and trying to win friends and influence people. Because Graig lacks university qualification, the book is for Laypeople written by a Lay Person, and does not claim to be Academic research. Graig also does not claim to have been perfect, and mistake-making is a major part of how he learned a better way of life. Over the years, Graig has found many graduates from Higher Learning are lacking many of the key tools and concepts found in “Soul-Abuse Theory”, so if somebody with letters behind their name wants to prove his theory wrong, get about it quickly and thoroughly so that he can formulate a suitable rebuttal! It is possible to get assorted University degrees without even studying Formal Logic, the Study of Fallacy, the Grief Process, or Transactional Analysis or Cognitive Therapy. Graig was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and left that group at age 24 after 7 years of disbelief. He was intellectually opposed to many of their views but he lacked the emotional maturity or behavioral skill-level to make a successful and healthy exit towards a new and better way of life. This book and website, Consulting Concept and” Soul-Abuse Theory” are the result of Graig’s questing for literally about 25 years. It is also biographical of Graig’s healing process, his triumph over cult ghettoization, and his brave struggle to create better ways to live than he learned while growing up. In all, it’s a fascinating read, and feel free to contact Graig through the website for consultation or just to vent your spleen! Many relationships and friendships ended when he left his Church of Origin. Only by admitting our mistakes and trying to repair any damage can we hope to improve. In the case of cult extremism, it is often impossible to mend or re-establish past relationships. However the important thing is to live well, have a clean conscience, and move forward in human freedom and dignity.