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Heaven's Gate


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Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults | Official Trailer | HBO Max


Remembering Heaven's Gate mass suicide


Followers followed strict routines inside Heaven's Gate mansion: 20/20 ‘The Cult Next Door’ Preview

Heaven's Gate was an American new religious movement, often described as a cult. It was founded in 1974 and led by Bonnie Nettles (1927–1985) and Marshall Applewhite (1931–1997), known within the movement as Ti and Do, respectively. Nettles and Applewhite first met in 1972 and went on a journey of spiritual discovery, identifying themselves as the two witnesses of Revelation, attracting a following of several hundred people in the mid-1970s. In 1976, the group stopped recruiting and instituted a monastic lifestyle.
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