Where Are the Members of Bizarre Cult Love Has Won Today?

Allison DeGrushe - Author
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Nov. 29 2023, Updated 1:29 p.m. ET

Love Has Won cult with leader Amy Carlson
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Love Has Won cult with leader Amy Carlson

The Gist:

  • In 2007, Amy Carlson left her family to be with a man she met in a New Age website forum.
  • The two started a cult in Colorado called Love Has Won, and in April 2021, Amy was found dead in their home.
  • Members of Love Has Won have gone on to start their own cults.
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It seems rather obvious that yet another byproduct of the internet — and its ability to help people connect — would be online cults. In 2006, a woman by the name of Amy Carlson left her job and family behind and began studying New Age philosophical practices. According to Rolling Stone, Amy frequently posted on the "website Lightworkers.org’s forums, where she began chatting with a man who went by Amerith WhiteEagle."

She would soon come to think of WhiteEagle as her twin flame. In December 2007, Carlson left her husband and family and relocated to Colorado to be with WhiteEagle who would tell her she was God. Less than two years later, the very first Love Has Won YouTube video was uploaded to their channel, which birthed the Love Has Won following. In April 2021, Carlson's mummified body was found dead in the group's Colorado home. Where is the Love Has Won cult now?

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Love Has Won Colorado house
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Love Has Won Colorado house

Where is the Love Has Won cult now? Several LHW followers faced a series of criminal charges.

On May 5, 2021, Fox 21 News reported that the Saguache County Sheriff's Office took seven Love Has Won followers into custody. Those arrested consisted of 32-year-old John Robertson, 35-year-old Christopher Royer, 35-year-old Sarah Rudolph, 47-year-old Karin Raymond, 45-year-old Jason Castillo, 52-year-old Obduliah Franco, and 30-year-old Ryan Kramer.

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The members faced severe criminal charges, including child abuse, abuse of a corpse, tampering with deceased human remains, and false imprisonment. The child abuse charges stem from two children, a two-year-old and a 13-year-old, who were inside the property when the body was discovered.

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As of late Sept. 2021, Fox 21 News confirmed that court officials officially dropped all charges linked to Carlson's death. There is no explicit reason why these charges were dismissed for all seven members, but The Gazette reports that Carlson's mother believes District Attorney Alonzo Payne did not want to deal with the situation.

The Love Has Won Cult disbanded but some members formed new groups.

Since the death of their leader, Love Has Won has supposedly disbanded and moved on. After a few months, LHW follower Jason Castillo, now deemed "Father God," formed a separate group called Joy Rains. According to the movement's website, the group follows "one law in reality and that is unconditional love, and this energy is free, over-flowing, real, eternal, abundant and available in any moment in all of humanity when we so choose."

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Aurora and Hope
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(L-R): Aurora and Hope, former members of Love Has Won.

Two members known as Aurora and Hope have picked up where Love Has Won ended. They rebranded the cult 5D Full Disclosure, which references what the Love Has Won members called themselves: 5D. On their YouTube channelT, they claim to have been "trained by God herself in how to navigate the inner world during these changing times to affect the external."

They sporadically release a show that is confusingly called The Daily Disclosure which tackles news, pop culture, and everything in between. In an episode titled The New Algorithm of Consciousness from Nov. 23, 2023, Hope and Aurora discuss Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift and liken the Roman Empire to the NFL. They suggest that the NFL and celebrity relationships are obvious attempts to harness energy. It appears as if they are making a hard pivot from cult to pop CULTure.

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