When the cult idea was first mentioned it seemed “out there”, but I can now see how it is quite possible. The Hermes Far Eastern Shining was started as Infinity Forms of Yellow Remember around 1998. They would have needed money before then to set up the operation. I’m thinking the MF Remakel is a made up name like the other strange names and probably not a good lead for Ancestry. Although Sarah can’t envisage her mother being religious, these cults are very organised to find someone and “love bomb” them, think of all the internet phone scams that happen now. Perhaps Marion wasn’t happy at the school for various reasons , she possibly meets this Remakel and he seems perfect, handsome, independent educated , even wants marriage ! Plays on her desire to travel. These people targeted aren’t stupid, the love bombing actually changes chemicals in your brain (kind of like the high you feel with a new lover, so you excuse some questionable behaviour. I could imagine a male persuading not to tell family (they will be negative etc etc) I just cannot see her changing her name to such a strange one without influence. Perhaps things started out well but a conman always comes up with a excuse to need money! I believe she did return and withdraw all the money. After that is what really needs looking at in this cult. Although the lady air attendant did not have to leave family, I have found many articles that encouraged it, and also the ridiculous changes of name by deed poll. Also found a few more articles where people were scarred to leave , calling it escaping etc Florabella Natalia Remakel has probably been dropped for another name. Could be that if Marion wanted out she may have felt trapped, money gone, having to explain to family, even embarrassed about being duped after being successful teacher? Sarah believes her mother is passed, I hope that not true. If she is in some way with this cult the best thing they could do is to encourage her to meet with authorities and clear things up I also like to know did any of the founders speak French? Sorry long post, looking forward to next podcast.