Brenda Lee appeared on a nationally televised documentary on WEtv, "The Secret Lives of Women",
in September 2009.
My name is Mani García. On May 28th 1973 my first life began. It
ended abruptly on August 1st 2002, when I decided to leave the only life I had ever
known – my life as a Jehovah’s Witness. In 2006 I began a research film
project originally entitled “Persuasion.” Over the past four years this
project has taken me on an incredible journey, led me to some amazing people, and
transformed me in ways I could never have imagined. As a result the project also
evolved into a documentary miniseries entitled “Belief.”
On April 14th, 2010 at 4:30 PM, “Belief” will premier, and I invite
you to share in this journey with me. Episode 1, entitled “sacred ground,”
will be shown at the
Humanities Institute at Stony
Brook University in
Stony Brook, NY. I had the pleasure of interviewing Brenda Lee for
this documentary. You will see a side of her you’ve never seen before (click
here to see
Belief: Episode 1
"Sacred Ground" (FULL EPISODE) from
Mani García on Vimeo.
Out of the Cocoon: A Young Woman’s Courageous
Flight from the Grip of a Religious Cult
is a heart-wrenching yet inspirational tale about a pre-teen’s
battle to free herself from dysfunction. Take the journey with her as she
survives stifling oppression, physical and emotional abuse and the ultimate—shunning
by her family. See how, like a butterfly, she changes the world within
her as her external world becomes increasingly unyielding. Discover more about
your own past through her introspective, yet frequently humorous flight from insanity.
This book is a “must read” for anyone who has experienced abuse, alcoholism,
single parenthood, serious depression, or a parent’s rejection. Learn
how you too can emerge Out of the Cocoon to create a future brimming with
unconditional love and lasting happiness!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Read The Excerpts
OUT OF THE COCOON: A Young Woman’s Courageous Flight
from the Grip of a Religious Cult
- By BRENDA LEE
At this very moment, there are millions of cult members
worldwide. Do you think you could never become one of them? Think again.
Brenda Lee’s memoir, Out of the Cocoon, is
a remarkable story about how a single visit from two seemingly “nice”
strangers nearly cost her everything, including her life.
This story begins at the pinnacle of the author’s desperation, by relaying
a chilling fantasy she created when she was twelve years old. After accomplishing
her grisly, murderous task within the security of a dream, she poses a disturbing
question that sets the stage for the rest of her story: What could
make a child so angry that she would fantasize about taking away the lives of the
two people who gave her life? To understand Brenda’s fragile emotional
state, we have to go back to the beginning, when her childhood innocence reigned
and unconditional love was abundant – when she didn’t feel all alone
in the world.
In subsequent chapters, the author transports the reader back in time to relive
the innocence of her childhood on a 100-year-old farm in rural Pennsylvania, where
her carefree days were filled by swinging from vines, raising farm animals as pets,
romping through the forests with her cousins, and plunging from the hayloft. Once
“The Friends” knock on the door, however, her childhood and innocence
dramatically disappear. But Brenda Lee refuses to become a victim and, like a butterfly,
she learns to change the world within her when her external world becomes unbearable.
After surviving years of stifling oppression and isolation, Brenda emerges from
her cocoon and struggles to take flight. As she tries to fit into society as a young
adult, she learns some startling things about her family, this “wicked world,”
and herself. In time, she learns to forgive not only those who tormented her, but
also the mother who disowned her.
Get out the tissues, because in one minute this book will make you cry, and in the
next, it will make you laugh out loud. Brenda Lee’s story will take you from
the depths of despair to the highest mountain, cast you off, and show you how to
spread your wings and fly.
What if Jehovah's Witness kids can be totally released from the Watchtower prison?
They can! No one has anything even remotely like the lengthy winning track record
beating the Watchtower Society and Jehovah's Witness parents in case after case--all
over the USA ! Get the amazing video "Battling over the Children" for free!
Brenda Lee has shed a great deal of light on the issues that women
and children face in the jehovah's Witness(Watchtower) organization. This cult tears
families apart... Lee's story serves as a warning to anyone who would answer the
knock on the door (from Jehovah's Witnesses). The destruction of lives, relationships
and marriages is something we have seen over and over again in nearly a quarter
century of our child custody work.
Duane Magnani/Alan Harris
Jehovah's Witnesses Experts
Email Brenda Lee at: firstname.lastname@example.org
•Protect Your Family
•Cult of Confession
•Demand For Purity
•Loading the Language
•Doctrine Over Person
•Dispensing of Existence
•Jehovah’s Witnesses: What’s Behind the Watchtower
July 18, 2009
•Brenda Lee's Son Derek
Oct. 13, 2007
•Jehovah's Witnesses Encounter
Oct. 13, 2007
•Cult Survivors: Was Membership
July 11, 2007
May 10, 2006
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