Miracle of Love, AKA Miracle of Love: Center of the Golden One, Freedom Walk, Miracle of Love Center, Miracle of Love Church, Church of Exodus, 21st Century Transformation Center, Path to Ultimate Freedom, etc. is a DESTRUCTIVE CULT originally formed in San Diego, CA. Miracle of Love is now primarily based in Denver, CO, but counts members in San Diego, San Francisco, Arizona, Los Angeles, Asheville, Seattle, Chicago, Munich, Amsterdam, Australia (Perth), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Costa Rica, Colombia, Iceland, and Switzerland. The self-proclaimed Voice of God and spiritual master at the center of this cult was born Carol Seidman, but named herself Kalindi La Gourasana (pictured right).
Kalindi died recently on April 18, 2010. Kalindi's "first disciple", The Lady, and Kalindi's daughter, Maha Swanson, have assumed leadership of Kalindi's cult following.
The purpose of this site is not to give a history of Miracle of Love or outline its teachings. Wikipedia has some basic information about that here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_Love. You can also see what Miracle of Love says about itself on its various websites*:
*For a more complete list of sites, including front groups, please refer to the links page.
The purpose of this site IS to offer a critical response to Kalindi and the organization that built up around her and now around The Lady and Maha. Like all destructive cults, Miracle of Love is doing a great deal of damage within communities, families, relationships, and - most importantly - in the lives of its devout members.
If you are a participant in Miracle of Love reading this site, we congratulate you on your courage in seeking outside information about the group. We encourage you to keep reading. It shows a dedication to the truth that you are willing to listen to what others have to say and to trust yourself enough to arrive at your own conclusions.
If you are the family member or friend of a Mirace of Love participant, we hope you will hang in there for your loved one. It is almost always very difficult when someone you care about becomes involved in a "high demand group" such as this one. Know that what is happening for you has also happened to all different kinds of families dealing with all different types of cults. Also know that people can and do leave cults all the time - even after decades of continued participation. Don't give up on the ones you love!
To everyone else seeking information about Miracle of Love for whatever reason, welcome! We hope the information you find here will save you a lot of time trying to figure out "what is really going on" with Miracle of Love, which is always the hardest information to find when researching any cult-like organization.
HAVING SAID ALL OF THAT, please note that the creators of this site are not licensed psychologists, mental health professionals, or cult experts of any kind. Our only qualification is that we were once followers of Kalindi ourselves and have a desire to do something to help prevent others from being hurt in the ways we were hurt. While the content of this website is factual from our perspective, it is based entirely on our own personal experiences as former members of Miracle of Love and our subsequent study of cult behaviors and characteristics in an attempt to understand what happened in our own lives. Our writing is not objective or empirical - on the contrary, it is heartfelt, honest and personal.