Malachi York

Ask The Nuwaupians, Do You Know The 14 Characteristics Of A Cult?

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Question: Ask The Nuwaupians, do you know the 14 characteristics of a cult?

Answer: They'll deny and justify the antics of the cult leader because in thier minds, they're still loyal and honoring he/she no matter what. 

" how would I create a cult that would isolate itself from everybody, the Sunni's would leave us alone, the Nation of Islam would leave us alone, the Christians would leave us alone and the Israelites and Hebrews would leave us alone, I said well the first thing is the symbol needs to be different...take a six pointed star and crescent and a ankh, that'll work, call em the NUBIAN ISLAMIC HEBREWS, that'll work...the scene was set, as I went through these different stages, I changed my name every two years to keep the attention off of me..."

-Malachi York: Why We Used Islam (audio)

Take the time to view the video trailer below for the documentary Kumaré.  It's an American 2011 documentary film directed by Vikram Gandhi. To record the documentary, American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi transformed himself into Sri Kumaré, an enlightened guru from a fictional village in India, by adopting a fake Indian accent and growing out his hair and beard. In the film, Kumaré travels to Arizona to spread his made-up philosophy and gain sincere followers. 

If you get a chance to watch the full movie you'll see just how easy it is to find people who with little factual information, will join you to help raise your own cult and proselytize new followers. After watching, take a deeper look into the religion and religious doctrine of Guru Malachi York. 


Many in cult members don't realize that they're part of one until it's too late. Let's take a quick look at the behaviors of the cults and how the Nuwaupians fit the discription.


The 14 Characteristics of a Cult from American Family Foundation:


1. The group is focused on a living leader to whom members seem to display excessively zealous, unquestioning commitment and worship.

 "I Amunnubi Raakhptah have access to all forces necessary to retrace and foretell.  I am qualified by the forces of nature to receive and disclose Universal Knowledge, unveil the past, emphasize the present and blueprint the future "

-The Millennium Book pt . 2 pg 795


"I am your savior. Come and follow me. The hour glass is almost empty!  The time of reaping is near! We are the 144,000! I am your Warner and to every people the Neteru has sent a Warner "

-The Degree of Christ-ism pg. 816


"I was bread for you, I come from a star fleet of people...the planet that I come from, each being lives to be 1000 years old " 

-Holy Tablets pg. 1641


"I am the Grandson of the Most High El, Heavenly One"

-Holy Tablets pg. 1650


 2. The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members.

Holy Tabernacle Ministries, United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors, Ancient Egyptian Order The Holy Seed Baptist Synagogue, The Egiptian Church of "Karast" Christ, and other made up names to bring in new members and revenue.


3. The group is preoccupied with making money.


Ansaars/Nubian Islamic Hebrews/Nuwaupians (those who lived in their communities) had a daily quota of $100.00 per day, this varied in smaller cities. If the persons in the community who turned in the lowest amount of money, the following morning, they would have "ALL DAY GUARD" duty, from 9am-9pm, if you were caught sleeping or sitting, you would be punished by standing till midnight. For those men who turned in the most money, the highest man was rewarded an opportunity to have sex with his mate (girl friend) in a dirty rented room or section of the community which usually contained a box spring, semen stained mattress, tape recorder (to hear York's music and lectures), inscents and oils. When the cult leader Malachi York's house raided, they found a suitcase with over $28,000 inside.

Testimonies from Federal agents stated, (Trial Notes:)

Q. Mr. Herbert Shultz: Where are you employed?

Herbert Shultz: I'm a special agent with the FBI's local field office.

Q. You have in your possession Government exhibit 147 for identification, do you recognize this exhibit?

Herbert Shultz: Yes Sir, it's a briefcase which I first noticed in my squad area in which  I witnessed it being opened and involved in the count of the money found therein.

Q. How much money was counted that was inside the black briefcase?

Herbert Shultz: We counted $ 279,450, that was contained in this briefcase.

Q. Please describe the denominations of the currency?

Herbert Shultz: Yes there were 100's and 50 dollar bills contained in the briefcase.


The deplorable living conditions inside the community from Ansaars to Nuwaupians compared to the lavished lifestyle York lived, verifies that the money accumulated during the course of York's operations of the organization, was principled designed to benefit him, making it possible, for him to live like a King while the followers lived in poverty. 

 4. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or in some cases, even punished.

Followers who asked questions in doubt were ridiculed, abandoned, referred to as "slanderers" "skeptics"  or regarded as "Black Devils".  If a family lived in the community and the tabernacle head didn't like something about the person or for whatever reason they felt the family should leave, evictions were immediate, no matter if they had no money, snow on the ground or living is a city they never lived in before. Children in the Asaar/Nuwaupian cult, as punishment, were beaten with belts, switches or beaten on their feet by a NON parent of the child.  The reason for that was because the children were separated from the parents and workers were assigned to a child age group to in effect, baby sit.


5. Mind-numbing techniques (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, debilitating work routines) are used to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s).


Nichole Lopez: "...there were different times where we would have to be at work. 9am and we usually left out at midnight, we would work 7 days a week or if it's events coming up, sometimes we'd work past that. If it's a book sales week, you basically didn't go home till it was finished. like Savior's Day week, you would work a couple of days straight doing different jobs, with no pay..."


6. The leadership dictates sometimes in great detail how members should think, act, and feel (for example: members must get permission from leaders to date, change jobs, get married; leaders may prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, how to discipline children, and so forth).

(this would apply to those Nuwaupians that lived on Tama-Re in Eatonton, Georgia.  Most Nuwaupians never live there, Brooklyn or upstate NY, and therefore don't know this side of Nuwaupian life with York.) 


 7. The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s), and members (for example: the leader is considered the/a forerunner for a Messiah or an avatar; the group and/or the leader has a special mission to save humanity).

"I am your savior. Come and follow me. The hour glass is almost empty!  The time of reaping is near! We are the 144,000! I am your Warner and to every people the Neteru has sent a Warner "

 -The Degree of Christ-ism pg. 816


8. The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which causes conflict with the wider society.

York did this by writing books that antagonized, insulted and marginalized other religious groups and their leaders.  York would always say, "Ansaars are alone in their sorrows".


9. The group's leader is not accountable to any authorities (as are, for example, Military Commanders and Ministers, Priests, Monks, and Rabbis of mainstream denominations).


"I do not live under your law, I am not a student enrolled under Earth principles, I don’t have the morals you have, your idea of morals is different...I come from a world where we don’t have your laws, and the way we go about things is different. I come from the Pharaoh’s world "

-Does God Exist According To Our Time (Audio)


10. The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify means that members would have considered unethical before joining the group

(for example: collecting money for bogus charities). 


11. The leadership induces guilt feelings in members in order to control them.

 "Come home (live in the Tabernacle of the Most High") before the ark door closes"


12. Members' subservience to the group causes them to cut ties with family and friends, and to give up personal goals and activities that were of interest before joining the group.

This was done once you lived inside of the Nubian Islamic Hebrew Mission/ Holy Tabernacle Ministries or on "Tama-Re: Egipt of the West"


13. Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group.

In the communities of York, there was a great deal of time spent trying to study and or read the books he published in order to debate religious oppositions in the streets, spending as much time after a class than needed.  In D.C. New York, Baltimore and other cities, York's voice was played all night while you slept with the lights on.


14. Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members.


Nubian Islamic Hebrew Mission/ Holy Tabernacle Ministries Tama-Re: Egipt of the West, communal living was encouraged and required by those who were "truly" about the mission to raise the 144,00 children as mentioned in the book of Revelations.




1. Intense Study - Focus is on group doctrine and writings. Bible, [Holy Tablets, Black Books, Paa Taraq] if used at all, is referred to one verse at time to "prove" group teachings.


2. Opposer Warnings - Recruiters are told that "Satan" will cause relatives and friend to say bad things about the group to try to "steal them away from God." Recruits soon believes group members, alone, are truthful/trustworthy.


3. Guilt and Fear - Group dwells on members' "sinful nature" (many use public confession). Guilt and fear arising from "failing God" are magnified to manipulate new member.


4. Schedule Control & Fatigue - Study and service become mandatory. New member becomes too busy to question. Family, friends, jobs and hobbies are squeezed out, further isolating the new member.


5. Attack Independent Thought - Critical thinking is discouraged as prideful and sinful, blind acceptance encouraged.


6. Divine Commission - Leader(s) claim new revelation from God, within past 200 years, in which all but their group are rejected by God. They, alone, speak for God.


7. Absolutism - They insist on total, unquestioning obedience and submission to the group, both actions AND thoughts. Group "love" and acceptance becomes dependent upon obedience and submission. Unconditional love...isn't.


8. Total-ism - "Us against them" thinking. Strengthens group identity. Everyone outside of group lumped under one label.




1. Motive Questioning- When sound evidence against the group is presented, members are taught to question the motivation of the presenter. The verifiable (sound documentation) is ignored because of doubts over the unverifiable (presenter's motives). See Opposer Warnings (#2 above).


2. Information Control - Group controls what convert may read or hear. They discourage (forbid) contact with ex-members or anything critical of the group. May say it is the same as pornography making it not only sinful and dangerous but shameful as well. Ex-members become feared and avoidance of them becomes a "survival issue."


3. Isolation, Separation & Alienation - Group becomes substitute family. Members encouraged to drop worldly (non-members) friends. May be told to change jobs, quit school, give up sports, hobbies, etc.


4. Coercion - Disobedience, including even minor disagreement with group doctrine, may result in expulsion and shunning.


5. Phobias - The idea is planted that anyone who leaves goes into a life of depravity and sin, loses their sanity, dies, or will have children die, etc. Constant rumors of bad things happening to people who leave. No one ever leaves for "legitimate reasons."


6. Striving for the Unreachable - Group membership and service are essential for salvation..."Work your way into God's favor." NO matter what you do, it is never enough.


Nuwaupian Belief:


3.) "I will follow the Lamb in true faith; our savior, the man of the times, Dr. Malachi Z. York, forerunner of the real Messiah."

-The Baptism Ceremony


"I am the shadow of the father. I, the avatar of the west, have been chosen to be a temple of the incarnated divinity, it is not my body that I speak of that is divine, it is my soul; thus I come forth"

-You and the Sons of the Green Light pg. 16

Mind Control techniques include:


1. Hypnosis 

Inducing a state of high suggestibility by hypnosis, often thinly disguised as relaxation or meditation.


2. Peer Group Pressure 

Suppressing doubt and resistance to new ideas by exploiting the need to belong.


3. Love Bombing 

Creating a sense of family and belonging through hugging, kissing, touching and flattery.


4. Rejection of Old Values 

Accelerating acceptance of new life style by constantly denouncing former values and beliefs.


5. Confusing Doctrine 

Encouraging blind acceptance and rejection of logic through complex lectures on an incomprehensible doctrine.


6. Meta communication 

Implanting subliminal messages by stressing certain key words or phrases in long, confusing lectures.


7. Removal of Privacy 

Achieving loss of ability to evaluate logically by preventing private contemplation.

8. Time Sense Deprivation 

Destroying ability to evaluate information, personal reactions, and body functions in relation to passage of time by removing all clocks and watches.


9. Disinhibition 

Encouraging child-like obedience by orchestrating child-like behavior.


10. Uncompromising Rules 

Inducing regression and disorientation by soliciting agreement to seemingly simple rules which regulate mealtimes, bathroom breaks and use of medications.


11. Verbal Abuse 

Desensitizing through bombardment with foul and abusive language.


12. Sleep Deprivation and Fatigue 

Creating disorientation and vulnerability by prolonging mental an physical activity and withholding adequate rest and sleep.


13. Dress Codes [Fez, Black Cloths] 

Removing individuality by demanding conformity to the group dress code.


14. Chanting and Singing [A.E.O. Materialization]

Eliminating non-cult ideas through group repetition of mind-narrowing chants or phrases.


15. Confession 

Encouraging the destruction of individual ego through confession of personal weaknesses and innermost feelings of doubt.


16. Financial Commitment 

Achieving increased dependence on the group by 'burning bridges' to the past, through the donation of assets.


17. Finger Pointing [Black Devils]

Creating a false sense of righteousness by pointing to the shortcomings of the outside world and other cults.


18. Flaunting Hierarchy 

Promoting acceptance of cult authority by promising advancement, power and salvation.


19. Isolation 

Inducing loss of reality by physical separation from family, friends, society and rational references.


20. Controlled Approval 

Maintaining vulnerability and confusion by alternately rewarding and punishing similar actions.


21. Change of Diet -

[The Holy Tabernacle's Guide For Better Living Purity And Neatness And Maintenance Of Health book] 


Creating disorientation and increased susceptibility to emotional arousal by depriving the nervous system of necessary nutrients through the use of special diets and/or fasting.


22. Games 

Inducing dependence on the group by introducing games with obscure rules.


23. No Questions 

Accomplishing automatic acceptance of beliefs by discouraging questions.


24. Guilt 

Reinforcing the need for 'salvation' by exaggerating the sins of the former lifestyles.


25. Fear 

Maintaining loyalty and obedience to the group by threatening soul, life or limb for the slightest 'negative' thought, word or deed.


26. Replacement of Relationships 

Destroying pre-cult families by arranging cult marriages and 'families'.


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