My journey into the dark, hypnotic world of a millennial guru
‘Spiritual influencers’ are flourishing online but what happens when they attract vulnerable people? At a time when traditional faith is waning, spiritual influencers like Bentinho Massaro offer solace and higher purpose through their online teachings. But when a devotional follower was found dead in one of his retreats a darker story of charisma and manipulation comes to the surface. Oscar Schwartz, writing in the Guardian, investigates.
From The Guardian