Ive heard they are like a “persuasion” cult? What are your thoughts?
Liberation Unleashed is about the illusory nature of the self. It’s not a cult. See Sam’s discussion of the illusion of self here:
Those people are attached to the no-self idea, but this is only the first step and some I think take it as the least step but they can help you realize and gain insight into no self.
Anatta is first step in terms of sravaka realization.