About The Guru

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The Guru was founded in December, 2018 after Medium.com censored a investigative report about Alex Vartman’s “The New Tantra” by journalist Be Scofield. 

Be Scofield is the most prominent writer in the world exposing cults and abusive gurus. She has exposed extensive sexual abuse in the tantra community. Her articles have over 800,000 views in 2018 alone. Her work has been covered on front page articles on The Guardian, CNN, The Daily Mail, the CBC and more. Coverage of her work has garnered millions of views worldwide. 



In December 2017 Be 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. 18 days after it was published he 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. Barcroft TV produced a 13-minute video on Massaro in September of 2018. 

On July 24th, 2018 Be exposed a rape and sexual assault scandal at Agama Yoga in Thailand. 4 days after it was published, the founder, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati and the other 3 accused teachers fled the island and went into hiding. In September The Guardian ran a front page story about Agama Yoga which got 300,000 views in the first week. Over 50 stories appeared in over 20 countries worldwide. Agama Yoga shut down in September. 

Be also published a comprehensive examination of the claims by spiritual leader Teal Swan. The article “The Gucci Guru: Inside Teal Swan’s Posh Cult” went viral and ended up being covered on the front page of the Daily Mail. It has over 400,000 views. 

Other stories include exposes on Padma Aon, Gano Grills, Uma Inder, the California Institute of Integral Studies and the eco-urban farm Ashevillage. 

Full bio is here: https://gurumag.com/about-be-scofield/