About The Guru

The Guru Magazine is home to the cutting edge cult reporting of investigative journalist Be Scofield. Her independent reporting has led to the exposing and shutting down of cults worldwide. With over 1.5 million views in the last few years alone, Scofield’s stories have led to widespread media coverage on Netflix, VICE, Jezebel, Barcroft, Playboy, The Guardian, CNN, The Daily Mail, the CBC, and more. In 2019 she was profiled in a front-page feature story by Anke Richter for Fair Observer. Scofield is represented by United Talent Agency.

In December 2017 Be Scofield infiltrated Bentinho Massaro’s cult and published an article that went viral called “Tech Bro Guru: Inside the Sedona Cult of Bentinho Massaro.” In two weeks it got 200,000 views and 18 days after it was published the guru fled Sedona and went into hiding. One of his followers committed suicide 9 days after the story was published while he was on Bentinho’s week-long retreat. After breaking the story Barcroft TV and VICE each produced short documentaries about Bentinho. Playboy magazine also ran an article about him.

In July 2018 Scofield exposed a rape and sexual abuse scandal at Agama Yoga in Thailand, which led to international press coverage and most recently a segment on Netflix’s new series (Un)Well. Before Agama Yoga collapsed it was the largest yoga and tantra training center in the world. Four days after the original expose was published the founder, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati, and the other three accused teachers fled Thailand and went into hiding.

Scofield’s articles exposing sexual abuse in the modern tantra scene have reached global audiences and put several prominent teachers into retirement. Her in-depth reporting on a tantric sex cult in Europe called The New Tantra led to prominent Dutch Magazine De Volkskrant running a front-page feature. Scofield has also exposed tantra teachers Andrew Barnes, TJ Bartel, Charles Muir and Shantam Nityama for sexual assault and misconduct.

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