Mushroom Satori by Joseph Szimhart

Mushroom Satori: The Cult Diary

by Joseph Szimhart A powerful journey where faith, philosophy, and family collide… The philosophy was perfect. The image, so new-age. And the idea of Zen enlightenment, so fantastically nontraditional. For Jake, the Zen Center in remote New Mexico seemed like the perfect answer to life’s problems, and for ten years he knew little else. His life was slowly consumed by the cult that he thought was saving him. Acclaimed exit…

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Mushroom Satori by Joseph Szimhart

Joseph Szimhart Presents Cult Lecture at Penn State

Thursday, September 7, 2017 — Joseph Szimhart, internationally-recognized cult expert, artist, and author of Mushroom Satori, will present a lecture on cults at Penn State Berks next Thursday. Look for him in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium beginning at 8 p.m. For details, visit the Penn State Berks website.

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Mushroom Satori by Joseph Szimhart

Joseph Szimhart In ICSA Today

The latest issue of the International Cultic Studies Magazine, ISCA Today, features several notable contributions by Joseph Szimhart, author of Mushroom Satori. His painting Trust appears as the magazine’s cover art and an article penned by Szimhart, titled “Retribing the Planet: Shamanism Repurposed for Modern Times,” begins on page 10. Later, a dozen of his paintings are the focus of an art feature. His fans will no doubt recognize familiar…

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Mushroom Satori by Joseph Szimhart

Joseph Szimhart on the Sensibly Speaking Podcast

Joseph Szimhart, author of Mushroom Satori, was last week’s guest on the Sensibly Speaking Podcast. He spoke with hosts Chris Shelton and Ruth McLeod about cults, history, and his own experiences. It’s a fascinating discussion that clocks in at just under an hour. Visit the podcast here or listen below.

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Photo courtesy of the Wyomissing Public Library.

Joseph Szimhart at the Wyomissing Public Library

Joseph Szimhart, author of Mushroom Satori, will be speaking at the Wyomissing Public Library on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Please visit the library’s website for more information, and to register for this free event. Wyomissing Public Library 9 Reading Blvd Wyomissing PA, 19610 610-374-2385 Photograph courtesy of the Wyomissing Public Library.

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Joseph Szimhart at the ICSA Confrence

Joseph Szimhart is scheduled to appear at the International Cultic Studies Association Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 2–3, 2013. According to the ICSA, the event “will focus on the helping needs of former group members and families concerned about a loved one in a high-demand or cultic group or relationship.” Joe will be speaking and signing copies of his novel, Mushroom Satori. For more information, visit http://events.icsa.name/overview-santa-fe.

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Joseph Szimhart in the News

Joseph Szimhart is the subject of an article in the Southern Berks News today. Check out his book Mushroom Satori: The Cult Diary: Link

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