Sozo Book & Testimonies
I wrote a book which dissects and exposes a therapy cult called Sozo. If you are interested, please contact me using the contact form. Feel free to visit my book page or subscribe for book updates. The following are some eye-witness accounts concerning Sozo.
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“Thank you for addressing the Sozo problem. I lost my daughter to it many years ago, and I have been writing against it for years also.”– Rick; August 3, 2019
…This Bethel cancer is spreading all over the world, and it is more dangerous than the Ebola virus could ever hope to be.”– Leigh-Anne; August 3, 2014
“My son is a ‘student’ at Bethel this is his 2nd year. It hurts me so much to see I have lost my son to this cult…How sad this can be done to this [these] young people…I love my son but will not be falsely accused.”– Cindy; September 9, 2019
“My son is getting sucked into this. What do we do?”– Paige; May 19, 2018
“My son is now in his 3rd year [at Bethel] and we are distant…he came for a visit at Christmas and I felt his sadness…he came again for another visit last month which ended up bad and I asked him to leave early with his girlfriend. He is a different person [after Sozo] than the son I raised. I continue to pray for his safety and for him to see the light.”– Lonnie; September 9, 2019
“This person interviewed is seriously concerned about the mental, emotional and spiritual health of anyone that goes through a sozo and the damage that is done and even more concerned for those who may go through a sozo that has serious or sever personality disorders.”– Closingstages.net Research Team
“The one thing that was made clear and I have been given permission to quote this person is ‘This is a spiritual rape that goes on and the pastor and the sozo team are all a part of the rape.'”– Closingstages.net Research Team
“Crazy stuff right from the training manual…they walk you through the steps of conditioning a client to believe they’ve been abused by family (they use slightly different language, but this is the outcome). It’s like they synthesize a problem only to be able to paint themselves as the heroes for delivering you.”– “J” (Previous Sozo Trainee); October 30, 2020
“Exposing SOZO with well researched facts helps us all make better choices…Stay away from Sozo! It is not biblical [as they promise their victims]. It is new age guided imagery.”– Jerry Dagna; August 21, 2016
“WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR RESEARCH AS WHEN PROVIDED TO OUR LEAD PASTORS THEY DECIDED TO KILL THE SOZO MINISTRY AT OUR CHURCH…GOD BLESS YOU!”Anonymous; July 15, 2016
“Thank you for posting my article. So many are looking for help in their spiritual confusion. Blessings to you.”– Kim Olsen; May 27, 2020
“Thank you so much for this vital information! This is so blatantly not Christian [as they deceitfully claim and lie about] as are so many other facets of this ‘movement.’ Please keep the info coming!”– Anonymous; August 25, 2012
“I DO BELIEVE IN MODERN DAYS GIFTS FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT…I ALSO BELIEVE BETHEL IS FROM THE DEVIL…SOZO IS A GUIDED NEW AGE MEDITATION CONTRIVING UP IMAGES AND MAKING YOU FOLLOW GUIDED HOCUS POCUS…IN ONE SPECIFIC STORY A FRIEND WAS TOLD TO IMAGINE JESUS IN A ROOM WITH YOUR PUPPY…”WHAT IS JESUS DOING WITH THE PUPPY?”. NONSENSE! NEW AGE TRANCE WITH GUIDED MEDITATION…ANYTIME YOU ARE IN AN EVENT THAT TELLS YOU TO CLOSE YOUR EYES…DON’T! RUN!”– Jerry; 2018
“You confirmed my suspicions.”– Julie; July 8, 2014
“Sozo is DANGEROUS for the believer & non!”– Terry; September 6, 2019
“This is new age mysticism…demonic at best.”– Calvin; March 27, 2016
An author, Oscar J. Whatmore, tells of an account (not in these exact words) of how a Bethel leader in California left his wife to come be with his wife in Europe, and he explains what happened next. To view the whole testimony and the testimonies of the other authors, purchase the booklet on Amazon (click here).– Source: Whatmore, Oscar J. Narrow Is The Way – Have You Really Found It? May 2020. M. Barbara Hansell, David Choiniere, Angie Deets, J.F. Keenan, Maria Chadim Kirkpatrick, Tricia Pell, Joy McCloud, Jason Snider, Oscar J. Whatmore, Sound Word. p.9 [above is fact]