The Sharon Gans Cult was founded in San Francisco in the 70’s by the late Alex Horn and his wife Sharon Gans. For decades it has been secretly operating in New York City and Boston. It is known by several different names which are listed in a side-column blurb (“Ganscult Aliases”). Gans and her second, Robert Klein, are dangerous con-artists who claim to be "spiritual teachers." This cult is alleged to have been involved in sexual abuse,child abuse, physical and emotional abuse, arranged marriages and adoptions, slave labor, bilking of members' money and life savings.

This blog provides information for current members and others. It also provides a forum through comments and submissions. The posts are organized in reverse chronological order and can be easily located through the table of contents on the side-column as well as searched through the search tool in the side-column.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Bumpy Ride

In 2007, a cult member was asked to pay $20,000 to charter a private plane to fly Gans and Horn from NYC to Montana for their summer vacation. A week later, we were all in Montana at their home setting up the "welcome meal" where we had schlepped NYC Deli food for them. The opening remarks of Gans and Horn at the lunch were to castigate that member for trying to "murder them."  Why? Because there was a lot of turbulence and she knew the plane she chartered was too small and was therefore consequently and obviously trying to kill them. If she meant well, she would have chartered a larger more expensive plane. When the member later asked to be reimbursed for the charter (months later), Gans refused saying she wanted to have "nothing to do with it." I believe she was ultimately reimbursed by Klein or another wealthy Gans toady. 

Monday, August 20, 2018


The road to recovery has been bumpy and slow. I was in the cult for 23 years. My entire professional life eventually became wrapped up with one client who is in the cult and fired me when I left it. My ex-wife I met in the cult and she became one of the leaders. Folks, I didnt just drink the Kool-Aid, I had it pumped into my system via an IV and an enema. Add in the years of gaslighting, the complete breakdown of my self-esteem, confidence and ego, and extreme self-judgment, and you will see that I was a complete basket case, on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

Yeah, I felt great when I left. The abuse was over.  But the damages were real.  So how did I recover? How am I now? Is it possible to get over it? How did I separate the bad from the good (actually that one is easy: there was no good whatsoever)?  I will be exploring these topics in the coming posts.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

If you never read this, I recommend it. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Gaslighting, Part Whatever

Additional new information on this insidious technique used by Gans.  This article has some great references for additional reading. Sadly, I dont think anyone happily in the cult will be able to understand this, but its possible. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Request For Information

Would someone in or out of the cult please tell me: Why is complaining a no-no? How about self-pity? In 25 words or less. Prizes for all contributors.