"Yes, the farm in SA as far as I know is the only offline location. There may be plans afoot to establish other centers of activity but the impression is that Poolman would not let that happen without his direct input and involvement."
In respone to the above post, SA is not the only offline location. According to Desteni Education run by Katie Conklin and Cameron Cope, in Houston, Texas, has followers gathering. Their purported mission is to "educate" those with learning disabilities, but they have neither professional training or credentials to do so. According to the Desteni Educaiton website, They are using the campus of the University of St. Thomas to hold some tutorial classes for SAT prep for $2690.
Katie Conklin states on the Desteni Universe website on May 26, 2010, about the software they are selling after an in-home consultation:
The software that we are promoting bypasses the usual learning methods and directly places vocabulary into the user. There is no thinking involved. All children will obviously have to face their parents fears, however when they are using the program, they will learn without influence of another. It is simply them working with themselves.
The point is, parents will not see this common sense. They are consumed by fear. If we must manipulate this point to get the education into the hands of the child, then we will.
On May 24, 2010, Cameron Cope posted:
We are using Vocabulary building software (designed and tested by Desteni et al) which builds in words directly into the child's physical (much like how one downloads and allows them to apply them from a clear starting point.
Our Reading software tests comprehension and works with Eye Exercises to increase reading speed. Our methods differ from typical 'speed reading' because we do not "teach tricks" to read faster. The software works on building reading skills at the physical level.
We do not support methods that only support memorization or association. Not only because these methods are slow and ineffective, but because they do not support the child's ability to stand One and Equal with ALL INFORMATION. We support Equality and Effectiveness, not merely coping mechanisms that ultimately limit the child's ability to Stand in this Reality and see the System directly.
We are supporting in the process of preparing the "first wave" of children to stand in reality and Direct the system to one that supports all Equally.
If you have specific questions about working with us, you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Resumes are appreciated.
Several Desteni Universe followers in that tread, state that they are on the way to move to Houston, presumably to participate in the "ediucating" of children in the methods presented by Desteni Education.
Both Desteni members running Desteni Education have youtube videos wherein they refer to Bernard Poolman and his leadership. Both have followed other Desteni members and quit smoking, pledging their savings on the habit to Bernard --he seems to be in charge and these his minions getting a foothold in the United States.
Appears to be fairly alarming if they really get to some children after "manipulating" their parents--