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Wed May 12, 2021, 07:28 PM

Seven charged after mummified body of cult leader found in Colorado home

Source: Guardian

Leader of a group called Love Has Won was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appeared to be a shrine

Associated Press
Wed 12 May 2021 17.28 EDT

Prosecutors have charged seven people after the mummified body of the leader of a spiritual group called Love Has Won was found decorated with Christmas lights and glitter in what appeared to be a shrine in a southern Colorado home.

Amy Carlson, 45, who was known as “Mother God” by her followers, was found dead in a home in the tiny, rural town of Moffat on 28 April, according to arrest affidavits. Each of the defendants is facing charges related to tampering with or abusing a corpse as well as child abuse.

A coroner’s office has not said how or when Carlson died.

One of Carlson’s followers, who has not been charged, told investigators that he took in the group because they needed a place to stay, and he found the body in a back bedroom when he returned home from a trip to Denver. He called police and said he believed the group had brought Carlson’s body to his home from California.

“The mummified remains appeared to be set up in some type of shrine” and “have what appears to be glitter type makeup on around the eyes”, according to the affidavits. Investigators searched an SUV on the property and said the backseat was laid down in a position “consistent with someone transporting the mummified remains”.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/12/colorado-mummified-body-cult-leader-seven-charged

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Reply Seven charged after mummified body of cult leader found in Colorado home (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 12 OP
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DURHAM D May 12 #1
secondwind May 12 #2
PortTack May 12 #4
secondwind May 12 #5
soothsayer May 12 #3
Hekate May 12 #11
niyad May 12 #15
getagrip_already May 12 #6
BigmanPigman May 12 #7
bluestarone May 12 #9
niyad May 12 #17
BigmanPigman May 12 #18
SunSeeker May 13 #24
bucolic_frolic May 12 #8
hatrack May 12 #10
Judi Lynn May 12 #14
Judi Lynn May 12 #12
Judi Lynn May 12 #13
Ziggysmom May 12 #16
ironman99 May 12 #19
ShazzieB May 13 #21
DENVERPOPS May 12 #20
Warpy May 13 #22
SunSeeker May 13 #23
GoneOffShore May 13 #25
GoneOffShore May 13 #26
Judi Lynn May 13 #27
GoneOffShore May 13 #28

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 07:32 PM

1. .

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Wed May 12, 2021, 07:35 PM

2. I missed the funny part. Where is it?

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Wed May 12, 2021, 07:37 PM

4. Decorated with Xmas lights and glitter...awful yes, if you don't laugh you'll cry!

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Response to PortTack (Reply #4)

Wed May 12, 2021, 07:39 PM

5. Sheesh.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 07:35 PM

3. What did they do with her eyes, I wonder

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 10:10 PM

11. Sounds like they applied makeup to her eyelids and surrounding area. Ewwwwwwwww.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:00 PM

15. They will become relics, like the bones of saints.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 07:42 PM

6. I don't get it?

What's the big deal here? Who doesn't have the occasional mumified remains of a cult leader in their home? It's good luck, and great fun at parties, especially if it was a Q cult leader.

Don't millions of people have a depiction of a cult leader nailed to a cross in their homes? So what if this was an actual cult leader, and not just a plastic replica?

Really, people need to relax and smell the despots a little.

{sarcasm}

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 08:04 PM

7. I was hoping the cult leader turned out to be tRump.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Wed May 12, 2021, 08:33 PM

9. Same here.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:01 PM

17. Ewwwwwww. Can you imagine that rotting, stinking corpse?????

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Response to niyad (Reply #17)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:05 PM

18. What a stench he would create.

He is so putrid while alive, imagine what he'd smell like once he really has kicked the bucket. Flies are perpetually flying around his fat, orange head. His natural odor makes poop seem like roses in comparison.

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Response to niyad (Reply #17)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:58 AM

24. He'd be like those decomposing whales that end up exploding.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 08:29 PM

8. It's just a New Age Jeremy Bentham

Let the amateur taxidermists go

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 09:35 PM

10. Let he among us who has NOT served as a cult-mummy chauffeur cast the first stone!

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Response to hatrack (Reply #10)

Wed May 12, 2021, 10:54 PM

14. Verily!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 10:40 PM

12. What Is The 'Love Has Won' Cult, Whose Founder Amy Carlson May Have Been Mummified By Followers Afte

What Is The ‘Love Has Won’ Cult, Whose Founder Amy Carlson May Have Been Mummified By Followers After Her Death?
By Raetta Holdman May 11, 2021 at 7:16 am

CRESTONE, Colo. (CBS4) – A promise of awakening, peace, love and unity. That’s what former followers of the cult Love Has Won say lured them into the orbit of Amy Carlson, who called herself Mother God. But they say they found a different reality when they met Carlson.

Deputies in Saguache County found her mummified body in a home in Crestone after a call from the father of a 2-year-old who said his son was being held in the home.

Former member Andrew Profaci told CBS4’s Dominic Garcia he was drawn to the group when he was on a path of awakening and found what he called the “team” on one of their chat rooms. When he arrived, Profaci said Carlson told him he would be Father God to her Mother God. He eventually left saying the group saying his growth was taking him in another direction, but said Love Has Won has grown militant and he would call it a cult.

Love Has Won did a daily series of video posts touting the power of Carlson in her role as Mother God. Carlson told her followers she could perform spiritual surgeries, even repair brains, according to her appearance on Dr. Phil.

More:
https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/05/11/what-is-love-has-won-cult-founder-amy-carlson-mummified-followers/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 10:49 PM

13. A Cult Leader Known As 'Mother God' Was Found Mummified

MAY 5, 2021
By Amanda Arnold@aMandolinz

Last week, a distressed man walked into a police station in rural southern Colorado, alerting officers to a corpse inside his home. There, they came upon a disturbing, unreal scene: Situated in what appeared to be “some type of shrine,” investigators discovered a decomposing body, mummified and wrapped in a sleeping bag and Christmas lights, with glitter makeup encircling the corpse’s seemingly empty eye sockets. The man who notified authorities identified himself as a follower of Love Has Won — which claims to be a spiritual organization, but is more often described as a cult — and the body, he continued, belonged to Love Has Won’s leader: a woman named Amy Carlson, known within the group as “Mother God.”

The body’s discovery — and the preceding events — are bizarre, almost unbelievably so. While an official cause of death has not yet been announced, many Love Has Won followers appear to be commemorating Carlson’s death as a great “ascension,” and seven followers have been charged with abuse of a corpse. Here’s what we know about the case.

Amy Carlson founded Love Has Won.
While the group’s beginnings are predictably murky, it appears Carlson started Love Has Won about 15 years ago — according to her children, who say she abandoned them in the process. Heavily influenced by New Age, the group billed itself as a spiritual organization, offering “spiritual intuitive ascension sessions” and products including colloidal silver and medicinal supplements. However, law enforcement and those intimately familiar with the group have never hesitated to characterize it as a cult.

At the head of the organization was Carlson, known to followers as “Mother God,” who was revered as an almighty figure: She told her followers that she could communicate with angels, was capable of curing ailments like cancer, and would help guide chosen ones toward a great awakening or a new dimension. On the group’s now-defunct website, Carlson claimed to be in her “534th reincarnation in my quest to recover my beloved Planet,” and that her past lives included Jesus Christ and Marilyn Monroe.

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https://www.thecut.com/2021/05/love-has-won-cult-leader-found-mummified-in-colorado.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:00 PM

16. She went from calling herself mother god to being a real MUMMY 🙄

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Response to Ziggysmom (Reply #16)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:29 PM

19. Are you my Mummy?

Said a little boy in a Christopher Eccelstone Doctor Who episode: "Are you my Mummy? Mummy?..."

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Response to Ziggysmom (Reply #16)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:42 AM

21. "She went from calling herself mother god to being a real MUMMY"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 11:50 PM

20. Any other cult leader running around

that should be mummified.....?????????????

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:56 AM

22. Aitopsy's going to be fun

She was badly decomposed enough that they couldn't pull fingerprints. My best guess says too much colloidal silver, yeah, that bunch were into that.

And no, I'm afraid I'm all out of fucks to give about charismatic sociopaths who start cults and hurt people. So sue me.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 01:53 AM

23. "Love Has Won is brainwashing people and stealing their money."

Wait until Trump hears these guys are moving in on his racket!

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #23)

Thu May 13, 2021, 05:21 AM

25. Maybe he'll get himself mummified!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 05:22 AM

26. Hey, they should let them keep her. St John Neumann's mummifed corpse is in Philadelphia.

In a church at 5th and Girard.

We lived just around the corner.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #26)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:46 AM

27. OMG! You weren't kidding! I looked in google images to see if there's a photo of St. John Neumann,

and they actually have photos of what you described! Wow. They have it under glass.

They should have used ripply glass, or darkened glass, for cryin' out loud! Whoa!

What's that all about?

I'll bet sadistic parents have used it to aid in threats to children: "If you do that again, I'll put you in there with St John Neumann!"

Thanks for that interesting item.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #27)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:56 AM

28. Yep - Pretty creepy. When we lived right behind the church the 'pilgrims' were always around

And they would turn the wrong way out of the parking lot on the one way street.
I finally called the church and complained, not that it did any good. It was like they were hoping to have an accident and get to their 'heavenly reward' sooner.

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