HBO Documentary “Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God” Premieres November 13

Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God

HBO is set to release a new three-part documentary series titled “Love Has Won: The Cult of Mother God.” Directed by Hannah Olson, known for her work on HBO’s “Baby God” and “The Last Cruise,” the series will debut on Monday, November 13 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will also be available for streaming on HBO Max.

The documentary explores the life and death of Amy Carlson, also known as “Mother God,” who grew an online following and became a cult leader. Amy, a young mother from Kansas, turned to the internet in search of hope and found solace in the world of New Age spirituality, conspiracy theories, and supernatural ideologies. She founded Love Has Won as a platform for the disenchanted and began offering daily online spiritual sessions for money.

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Amy’s followers, known as acolytes, believed in her ability to take on humanity’s pain and saw her as a spiritual savior. They joined her in believing that her physical decline was a result of her taking on the pain of the world and that her eventual death would lead to her evacuation by UFO and salvation for humanity. As her health deteriorated, her devotees cared for her, living with her in a commune.

The series is told through the eyes of Amy’s former and current followers and is constructed almost entirely from the cult’s archival footage. It captures the early boom of internet proselytizing and explores the dangers of a conspiracy-driven faith. The documentary also sheds light on the cult’s darker side, including its reliance on alcohol and drugs, its distrust of science and medicine, and its promotion of colloidal silver as a healing elixir.

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Despite professing a faith in universal love, the cult’s beliefs became increasingly extreme and detached from reality. Amy’s followers remained devoted to her even after her death, believing in her ascension to the next realm. However, authorities discovered her mummified body weeks after her demise, leading to a shocking revelation for her followers.

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