When recent Harvard grad Helen Zuman moved to Zendik Farm in 1999, she was thrilled to discover that the Zendiks used go-betweens to arrange sexual assignations, or “dates,” in cozy shacks just big enough for a double bed and a nightstand. Here, it seemed, she could learn an honest version of the mating dance – and form a union free of “Deathculture” lies. No one spoke the truth: Arol, the Farm’s matriarch, crushed any love that threatened her hold on her followers’ hearts. An intimate look at a transformative cult journey, ‘Mating in Captivity’ shows how stories can trap us and free us, how miracles rise out of crisis, how coercion feeds on forsaken self-trust.
Publisher — She Writes Press (https://shewritespress.com/)
Book art and author headshot provided by the author’s representative.
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