Dubbed the "anti-cult hero of the digital era" Be Scofield is one of the most prominent reporters in the world exposing cults. She is the founder of The Guru Magazine where her independently published articles have over 2 million views in the last 2 years. Her reporting has led to international coverage, documentaries & the shutting down of some of the largest cults in the world. Stories based on her work have appeared on New York Times, Newsweek, Netflix, Dr. Phil, CNN, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Playboy, VICE, CBC, Die Zeit, The New Zealand Herald and more. She is represented by United Talent Agency.
IT BEGAN IN SEDONA
In December 2017 Be infiltrated Bentinho Massaro’s cult and published a viral article called “Tech Bro Guru: Inside the Sedona Cult of Bentinho Massaro.” In two weeks the story got 200,000 views. 18 days after it was published Massaro fled Sedona and went into hiding. One of his followers committed suicide 9 days after the story was published while he was on Massaro's week-long retreat. Barcroft TV and VICE each produced short documentaries about Massaro as a result of her original reporting. Playboy magazine and The Guardian have also published feature stories on him.
In July 2018 Scofield exposed a rape and sexual assault scandal at Agama Yoga in Thailand which led to it's collapse. Agama Yoga was one of the most established and largest yoga/tantra training centers in the world. Four days after the expose was published, the founder, Swami Vivekananda Saraswati and the other 3 accused teachers fled Thailand 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. Sexual abuse at Agama was recently profiled on Netflix's show UNWELL. Jezebel produced a short documentary about Agama Yoga as well.
In Septemeber 2020 Be's original reporting about the Love Has Won cult was made into a special two-part season premiere of the Dr. Phil show.
In October 2018, exactly one year to the date after Be went to Sedona she mysteriously discovered a cult on Orcas Island and spent a month investigating. Carla Jean Shaffer, a woman who mysteriously died under suspicious circumstances 13 years ago was the subject of the piece. She may have been leaving a cult called “Children of the Light” at the time, now known as Sambodha. The article uncovers clues, facts, and information that help shed light on her mysterious death. Story: Aaravindha Himadra and the Mysterious Orcas Island Death of Carla Jean Shaffer.
Her pivotal reporting on global spiritual teacher Mooji has nearly 200,000 views and she was the first to cover the cult leader. Scofield’s expose on Yogi Bhajan, founder of Kundalini Yoga, helped usher in an era of recognition and awareness about his abuses. Her critiques of modern spiritual teachers Byron Katie and Abraham Hicks have had widespread reach.
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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