the BKI folks are sending out some troops to do some damage control, (one connected with Stephen Mitchell), from the recent review of the BK LGAT seminar, at the Guruphiliac forum thread. [guruphiliac.lefora.com
Very clever approach, basically they sing from the BKI songbook...its all Voluntary, which is a meaningless false statement, due to all the covert social manipulation going on.
People can be trained in these LGAT's to do almost anything, they get flipped into a Manic state, for example, which has been done for decades, and they spend a fortune. Groups of people can even be pushed "voluntarily" commit suicide.
There is also a sneaky claim that the BK School seminar is about bringing up deep emotions, which can be worked on. That is a false statement. Every LGAT says that, and its a ruse. Besides that type of "emotional purging" has been proven to be very damaging.
That same person also says they only went to one BK seminar, and have no desire to go back. (to counteract what was said about all the BK seminar Repeaters, which is a FACT, most LGATS are full of Repeaters, that where they make a lot of their money).
That same person also then says, that BK was a poor seminar leader until recently.
They have obviously not been truthful in that post. How can they know how much money BK was making, if they only went to one seminar? Its impossible, so they are probably a longterm BK staffer, trying to counteract the criticism, by making up BS. In their mind, they probably think the critics are some "enemy" spreading lies, so they feel they have a right to lie. But of course, anyone deep into the BK system, does not even recognize the word "lie". They can say anything, as long as they believe it. By now, its appropriate to not believe anything anyone in BKI says, without hard facts and objective evidence. Not a word.
The idea that BK was a poor seminar leader until recently, is a outright falsehood. She has been given large "gifts" by all kinds of people. And that money did not end up in the Foundation. Also, where did all the cash go?
She lives in a multimillion dollar estate, and god knows where money is stashed all over the world.
So its a ruse some BKI salesperson is trying to deflect from the criticism of the School.
Its almost funny, how some wonder why BK charges $5,000 for 9 days. Simple answer, to make millions! and that money goes into their private companies.
some very slick and clever people in that BK system, who promote and staff it.
They always push people away from thinking about the specific meta-level techniques of group persuasion being used covertly.
They even use the "cult" label as a hook, to further confuse the issue. The issue isn't even really about "cults".
The issue is about the powerful persuasion techniques, in the LGAT seminar format, being used on these people, without their awareness, to induce behaviors.
Most people have no idea of what is even being done to them.
Byron Katie is using these techniques, and they want to keep that hidden, so they keep working. Its that simple. As well, many of them are too blinded in indocrination to see outside of what is going on.
you have to hope there is some Karma in this world, that those running around doing this stuff, are going to get blowback someday.
But, they mainly get away with it, as those who are damaged, don't have the power to fight back, and usually blame themselves. And the (very) few who do fight back, eventually just get a financial pay-off and then have to stay silent, like with Landmark.
Its sad, but those who are experts at screwing with people's minds, and who are motivated for commerical reasons, they never give up. There is too much money on the line, millions.
Its like watching one of those nature TV shows, the pack of wolves, the predators, they don't go after those who can fight back. They target only those who they know they can take-down easily.
But in this show, the wolves first pull sheepskins over their heads, and get everyone in a group hug, before they strike.