The end of the book, A Cry In The Desert, is extremely revealing.
The writer, Christin Lore Weber was a former nun, and was extremely mystical and naive and far too trusting, and thus was completely unaware of the methods being used by Byron Katie. (I will detail those methods soon, but they include the nude bare-breast embracing female "workshops" that would happen in water, and many other things).
At the time Lore Weber was deeply enmeshed in her own mental projections, and was used to try to turn Byron Katie into a Godwoman.
Byron Katie picked her to write the book, and she mentions in the book several times, that Byron Katie reviewed every single word and sentence in that book many times. So BK controlled the entire book, of course. BK sent all the people who were interviewed.
(the internet shows no links anymore with Byron Katie and Christin, which is pretty interesting since Katie was supposed to be the new female Cosmic Christ).
I'll post comments about the book later, but basically the book says Byron Katie and Jesus Christ are One....
Oh, also that Byron Katie is the miraculous next step in human evolution...and can cure cancer, and stuff like that.
yadda yadda. Same stuff as everyone else, join the club, there are a zillion Cosmic Christs out there these days, get in line. Much of it from a Course In Miracles, which according to this book, Byron Katie was deeply involved in.
ERICKSONIAN HYPNOSIS links:
But here is the kicker.
The end of the book, on page 211:
Byron Katie tells Christin that someone named David is cured of his cancer, and that he is out in the desert collecting and preserving rare cactus, and is the cactus man.
That is the smoking gun.
That is literally taken right from Dr. Milton Erickson's books and stories.
As I mentioned long ago, Erickson used the cactus as a metaphor for people, and would often get his patients to grow and SAVE CACTUS as part of their therapy. They would also collect broken cacti, and then replant and heal them...the connections to therapy are obvious. Heal, and grow through care and nuturing, then reproduce.
Milton Erickson and Cactus therapy
Just search the internet for "Milton Erickson" and cactus or cacti.
Its in many books and papers.
Also, in this book, Byron Katie is shown to have spent a lot of time leading workshops in Sedona AZ, and Milton Erickson was based in Phoenix AZ, which are only about 100 miles apart. His books were very popular at the time in that scene.
(also, she says in the book that many people thought Katie was some type of incarnation of the recently deceased Lester Levenson who was the "creator" of the Sedona Method. So its all there in black and white in that banned book, it looks like BK just copied and modified the Sedona Method too)
"Lester discovered the “Secret” over 40 years before that book, and 20 years before Byron Katie came out with her less effective "negative thought and program releasing" came out."
So obviously she had read some of these Hypnotic Stories of Milton Erickson about cactus, and the cactus man, and just copied it. She customized Ericksonian hypnosis stories for herself, and she has tried to conceal it, but its as plain as day. Its a real shame the public seems to have almost no awareness of these techniques, but that is mainly what she is doing to people.
Here is one of Dr. Milton Erickson cactus stories...people need to understand, the stories have embedded unconscious meaning for the current listener, they are not just repeating a story. This is exactly what Byron Katie does, except she has perverted the entire process.
More Erickson cactus stories will be posted.
"CACTI" by Dr. Milton Erickson
Usually I send alcoholic patients to AA because AA can do a better job than I can do. An alcoholic came to me and he said, "My grandparents on both sides were alcoholics; my parents were alcoholics; my wife's parents were alcoholics; my wife is an alcoholic and I have a had delirium tremors eleven times. I am sick of being an alcoholic. My brother is an alcoholic too. Now that is a hell of a job for you. What do you think you can do about it?"
I asked him what his occupation was.
"When I am sober I work on a newspaper. And alcohol is an occupational hazard there."
I said, "All right, you want me to do something about it---with that history. Now, the thing I am going to suggest to you won't seem the right thing. You go out to the Botanical Gardens. You look at all the cacti there and marvel at cacti that can survive three years without water, without rain. And do a lot of thinking."
Many years later a young woman came in and said,"Dr. Erickson, you knew me when I was three years old. I moved to California when I was three years old. Now I am in Phoenix and I came to see what kind of a man you were---what you looked like."
I said, "Take a good look, and I'm curious to know why you want to look at me."
She said, "Any man who would send an alcoholic out to the Botanical Gardens to look around, to learn how to get around without alcohol, and have it work, is the kind of man I want to see! My mother and father have been sober ever since you sent my father out there."
"What is your father doing now?"
"He's working for a magazine. He got out of the newspaper business. He says the newspaper business has an occupational hazard of alcoholism."
Now, that was a nice way to cure an alcoholic. Get him to respect cacti that survive three years without rain. You see you can talk about your textbooks. Today you take up this much. Tomorrow you take up that much. They say you do such and such. But actually you ought to look at your patient to figure out what kind of a man he is ---or woman--then deal with the patient in a way that fits his or her problem, his or her unique problem.
This story is a beautiful example of indirect suggestion, applied symbolically.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2009 04:44PM by The Anticult.