A woman who left a group called Access Consciousness has told Russia Today (RT) about her experience of living under a 'cult' which has been called a 'Scientology knock-off'.
Known only as 'Jane', she told the Russian broadcaster of how the group promise personal development - aiming to help its acolytes with their health, weight, money, etc - by ensuring they become more 'conscious'.
Once they join the group, they become known as 'Accessories'. The programme has been around since the 1990s, founded by a man called John Douglas who claims he was taken over by the spirit of Rasputin, who was assassinated ahead of the Russian Revolution at the turn of the 20th century.
It presents a way to transform peoples' lives, but the Russian state broadcaster has now exposed it as nothing more than a scam to acquire money.
'Access Classes' can cost up to £240, and things don't get any cheaper from there. In fact Jane told RT she joined the group two years ago and lost £20,000 in that time.
She says the tipping point came when a member of the group called children "sexy", a shocking suggestion which forced her to leave..
She claimed she lost the sense of her own thoughts in the cult, which didn't allow its members to ask too many questions.
talkRADIO has contacted Access Consciousness for comment but we have yet to receive a reply.
Listen to RT's interview with 'Jane' here: