“Looking back, it was crazy,” the former teen heartthrob shared. “I was putting up ten thousand dollars.”
Andrew Keegan Opening up about speculation that he ran a cult.
while appearing on Pod Meets World podcast, co-hosts Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong and Will Friedle gave Keegan the chance to deny or explain the rumor.
“You mean when I woke up one day and I was appointed as a cult leader?” he asked with a laugh during the iHeart podcast. Keegan – who reached “heartthrob” status after roles in projects 10 Things I Hate About You, seventh heaven, party of five And much more – Made headlines after starting his spiritual movement in 2014.
At the time he was living in Venice Beach, California and found himself “immersed in the culture and community”.
“There was this interesting group of hippie types in Venice, if you will. I’m sure if you went west, there’s definitely a lot of spirituality,” he explained on the podcast. “I connected with some people and we found this opportunity. This old Hare Krishna temple, it was sitting there empty and we thought, ‘Why don’t we get some people together and open this place up?’”
However, looking back on the experience, he now calls it “madness”, admitting that the movement took a toll on his bank account.
Keegan said, “Looking back, it was crazy. I was putting $10,000 into it, but we opened it and spent three years building a really amazing group of friends.” “We went through some really significant things from 2014 to 2017.”
Speculation about the cult began in 2014 when vice president Wrote a profile on the actor starting his own religion.
The publication described his group as being full circle As a “temple and spiritual movement” whose home base is Venice Beach, California. The publication wrote that its journalist was welcomed by a man named Third Eye who was part of the “inner circle”. There were also mentions of healing crystals, self-help speeches and “desert-inspired ‘Lord of the Rings’ costumes.”
Keegan further said on the podcast, “I probably should have taken a little more media training at that time.” “They really created a very interesting, colorful story and put it together… We really just came together and did the Sunday thing. We did about 1,000 shows in three years and it was really hard. It was really It was beneficial for a lot of people, I still hear about it where people say, “That was a great time.”
Keegan said that Full Circle was “the opposite” of what people had imagined, claiming that there were “no principles” and that it was just “a place to bring people together.”
“It was fun to have the opportunity to play in front of some people Thinking “Now I do it, so why not have fun with it,” Keegan told TooFab at the show’s premiere at the time. It was a perfect place to explore creatively. It’s the extreme, most extreme version of what we do, but yes, there are things about it that we took inspiration from to make the show.”