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Abode of Love

Growing Up in a Messianic Cult

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by Kate Barlow

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This remarkable memoir is the true story of life inside a religious cult founded in mid-19th century England by a defrocked clergyman who claimed to be guided personally by the Holy Ghost. Agapemonites, many of whom were wealthy, unmarried women, lived together on an estate. The book reveals the author's awakening to the religious and sexual scandal that enveloped her family, as first the founder and then his heir — Kate's grandfather — continued the practice of taking so-called "spiritual" brides. These relationships were physical as well as spiritual, and some produced illegitimate children, Kate's mother being one of them. Kate Barlow grew up in the cult and served in the Women’s Royal Air Force. She became a journalist after moving to Canada. Cults, Personal Memoir, Canadian author

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Publisher: Goose Lane Editions

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  • ISBN: 9780864925497
  • File size: 2767 KB
  • Release date: August 1, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780864925497
  • File size: 2767 KB
  • Release date: August 1, 2015

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This remarkable memoir is the true story of life inside a religious cult founded in mid-19th century England by a defrocked clergyman who claimed to be guided personally by the Holy Ghost. Agapemonites, many of whom were wealthy, unmarried women, lived together on an estate. The book reveals the author's awakening to the religious and sexual scandal that enveloped her family, as first the founder and then his heir — Kate's grandfather — continued the practice of taking so-called "spiritual" brides. These relationships were physical as well as spiritual, and some produced illegitimate children, Kate's mother being one of them. Kate Barlow grew up in the cult and served in the Women’s Royal Air Force. She became a journalist after moving to Canada. Cults, Personal Memoir, Canadian author

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