Originally Posted by escapeplan
Like you say, I guess the only way to stop the questioning is experience over time...
Bingo. You can't really judge someone else's experience until you've walked a bit in their shoes. THEN you have the experience, the perspective, to say that you have a better idea of what that experience is like. Right now you're judging something you have no experience with, based on your preconceived notions of what those experiences are like, and you've even got the perfect label to stamp it with. Doesn't work that way. No shortcuts.
As far as you joining an irrational cult... there is no organization here. Nothing to join. You can congregate with like-minded people, but it's about your own personal journey, your own experience of reality. Again, there is no canon, no doctrines to follow, no official platform. Just a bunch of individuals coming to their own conclusions of what their own experiences are. No "right way" or "wrong way". Frankly, I don't see how you make the connection to a cult, other than the usual "anything supposedly non-scientific is a wacky religion". I used to think that way, but that is a big hurdle to opening yourself up to a greater awareness.