March 3, 2023
BONUS PREVIEW: Surviving The Deer Tribe w/Heidi Thompson
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Heidi Thompson is a freelance writer and virtual research assistant. She is the founder of Surviving Cults, a Medium publication whose mission is to end the stigma of isolation and shame by giving cult survivors a safe space to tell their stories.
She was born into the Seventh-Day Adventist apocalyptic religion. She escaped at age 19 to attend college at the University of North Texas where she completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. While in graduate school, she learned about a spiritual organization
called the Rudra Center for Enlightened Awareness. She began attending their sweat lodges, meditation, and shamanic psychology classes. She soon became part of the inner circle and was
eventually introduced to its parent organization called the Deer Tribe Metis Medicine Society.
After her recruitment into the Deer Tribe, Heidi became actively involved in their sacred sexuality workshops called ‘Quodoushka.’ Quodouska claims to teach people that sex is“natural, sacred, and beautiful.” Heidi was told these workshops would help her heal from sexual trauma. However, while attending these workshops, she was manipulated into doing many perverse and corrupt sexual activities she did not want to do. These experiences left her deeply
Heidi began speaking publicly about her experiences in 2022. She continues to receive messages from former Deer Tribe members about their own stories of sexual exploitation and manipulation at these Quodoushka sex workshops and other Deer Tribe events. She hopes that speaking out, it will help others avoid and walk away from destructive high-control groups.
Today, Heidi and her husband are happily expecting their first child and working to rebuild their lives. She loves hearing from people and welcomes anyone with a story to share to reach out to her on social media.
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