The 'Hot Guy' From Every '90s Show Runs A Cult Now

Remember 10 Things I Hate About You? Or Party of Five? Or Boy Meets World? Or Moesha? Or 7th Heaven? Or Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Or Full House? Or Step by Step? (Gotcha -- no one remembers Step by Step.) If so, you're definitely familiar with Andrew Keegan, who very likely had some responsibility for your sexual awakening. 

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Well, he runs a cult now.

In 2014, Keegan founded Full Circle, a "spiritual movement" that was until recently based at a Venice Beach temple. It's run by an "inner circle" of "eight core members" who Keegan has deemed enlightened and show slavish devotion to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Shakespearean nemesis. (And who could blame them? Have you seen those abs?) They all collectively own a parrot named Krishna, who is definitely the least insufferable person there.

It's not entirely clear what they believe: One "inner circle" member gave a vague answer about cosmic energy, especially Keegan's, and hallucinogenic drugs, while Keegan himself explained, "Synchronicity. Time. That's what it's all about. Whatever, the past, some other time. It's a circle; in the center is now. That's what it's about." Also, something about colon cleanses. It all stemmed from a handful of incidents like when Keegan and his friends got jumped at the beach at the same time as the 2011 tsunami in Japan and another time when a street lamp exploded while he was looking at it because once you rack up a certain number of Seventeen spreads, you start to think the world actually revolves around you. (You also don't have much trouble finding others who agree.)

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As far as cults go, it seems pretty harmless. Just your basic Goopernalia of crystals, cultural appropriation, and rubbing against people under the guise of spiritual advancement. They've recently fallen on hard times, sadly: First, they got busted for selling illegal kombucha, and then they lost their temple after the rent went up, and they found there isn't much money in black-market fermented beverages. We can only hope that Krishna is being safely fostered.

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