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The psychologists Rambo and Farhadian identified seven 'stages' of conversion - context, crisis, quest, encounter, interaction commitment, consequences. 

1. Context: This is the starting point, made up of everything that has brought the person to where they are now: their upbringing, educational background, work, social network, previous R training and E, mental health + social skills. Their core values.

2. Crisis: Nothing but challenge. Something happens to destabilize their religious identity.

3. Quest: Person in crisis searches for helpful alternative app, within/beyond original faith

tradition. Many ways to gather information: reading, broadcast media, visits to houses of worship, talking with friends of different religions.

4. Encounter: The seeker meets somebody. If


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