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4 years ago
corboy
To go to Hawaii, you must fly through multiple time zones. When someone is seriously jet lagged, they are vulnerable. If someone is assigned to travel from mainland North America to Hawaii, it is demanding too much to make them begin a heavy program of psycho-spiritual work immediately upon arrival. Circadian Rhythms Factor in Rapid- Cycling Bipolar Disorder ...In bipolar.i.bi
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
5 years ago
corboy
Some advice, seemingly very good was offered. Do the course in order to learn the vocabulary being used by your estranged loved one. Do the course without being pulled in by the techniques. "But if you're prepared to explore it curiously, and are wise to the tricks they use, you can ignore the tricks, get the value, and then actually have a critical conversation with your friend w
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
6 years ago
corboy
An overview of techniques reportedly used by Rajneesh. Only persons who have been in RW can determine whether this resembles anything they encountered. Years ago, I met a lady from India. I always ask what part of India people are from, as it is a vast country, with a multitude of cultures. With great shame the lady said she was from Pune. I said I'd heard it was a very fine place.
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
6 years ago
corboy
The way they followed Spartacus is terrifying. Man, you should write a novel or screenplay. Even if you do it on a different subject, you have lived something few of us have--the visceral experience of being a hunted creature. Here's another article. A clinician describes the role of external social cues and depression. Depression QuoteIn subjects who work, it is common to obse
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
6 years ago
corboy
Zeitgebers are being investigated in relation to bipolar affective disorder. QuoteIn subjects who work, it is common to observe a worsening of depressive mood at the beginning of the week, when social rhythms have been lost during the weekend and have not yet been retrained by professional constraints (Monday mornings). QuoteA certain number of other arguments highlight the clear
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
6 years ago
corboy
A great new word. Zeitgeber. Quote from the article. "Because the internal clock relies on zeitgebers to set itself, a lack of such cues can be very disorienting, which explains why people have trouble sleeping in strange places, or experience a disruption of appetite or personality while traveling. Many such cues are so subtle that people don't realize how influential they ar
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
6 years ago
corboy
Zeitgeber This is a term for a cue that affects our body clocks...and our visceral perception of time. Light is a powerful Zeitgeber, influencing our sleep wake cycles. Being binned up indoors, travelling through multiple time zones can mess this up. But social cues are also important. At the end of this essay I will place text from a user friendly article on this subject. You all ca
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
7 years ago
corboy
Friends, have a look at the first three citations in this series. They were written by me but contain links to posted material given by "Guy" who was once a Landmark Forum Leader 'FL" and then chose to describe the mechanics of it all. A very big part of it is sleep deprivation and, believe it or not, setting the room up in a particular way.
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
7 years ago
corboy
??One way to disable the horror disgust response: Lemme tell us what might happen if, literally we lost the moon. The rhythm of life, of circadian light/dark cycles, the ocean tides, would all be gone. We do NOT want to 'lose the moon' for our planet would be messed up. In some cases, one must lose revulsion in order to function more effectively in certain specialized p
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
8 years ago
corboy
You definitely need to consult someone who is not only licensed but expert in treating persons who have the varieties of bipolar disorders. These run on a spectrum and are medical physical conditions that are greatly aggravated by stress (cortisol) and by anything that disrupts the sleep wake cycle (circadian rhythms)--exactly what has happened to persons processed through LGATs. What I read f
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
8 years ago
corboy
For information about how we have discussed LGATs and disruption of circadian rhythms, read these citations. Many LGATs take place in rooms where the windows are closed, drapes pulled, no clocks to mark the passage of time. The human brain and body rely seeing sunlight and its changing patterns. These in turn affect the melatonin secretion. Pay especially close attention to the article
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
8 years ago
corboy
"One technique is to extend class time so to speak to over 2 hours with no breaks" There is another slick trick that can be applied: Delay the start of the lecture by about 20 minutes to half an hour. Claim the guru or teacher is running late. The introduction by a moderator or media person can be used to add additional delay. People are likely to remain seated, eager t
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
9 years ago
corboy
Here are some new items on the importance of sleep and of the dark light cycle. This is relevant to any set up in which you're invited or pushed to get involved in a venture in which you're spending days on less sleep than you ordinarily get and especially if that is combined with being penned in a room with shades drawn, no exposure to outside sunshine and where you're out of
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
9 years ago
corboy
Look up what has been posted here about sleep deprivation---it is a key ingredient in how LGATs loosen up critical thinking. A lot is being learned about the importance of sleep in supporting both mental and physical health. This message board can be searched for material on many subjects. Go to the upper right corner of the screen and find 'search' Select 'All Dates'
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
9 years ago
corboy
The role of light in mood disorders (tiny excerpt to whet the readers appetite. WARNING: Any person who abuses this knowledge for manipulative and nefarious purposes deserves to incur a grade 111 anal fissure, thrombosed hemorrhoids and eruption of a pilonidal cyst. QuoteHow Light Affects the Brain You know about rods and cones, right? Those are the two kinds of receptors in your eyeba
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
corboy
Here is something to look at. Note how 'A' stated in her report on Jodys forum that BK actually seemed to WELCOME persons who arrived showing signs of mental instablity. QuoteI'd have thought Katie would have screened more carefully to reduce her liability in these cases, but she actually seemed to welcome the more severely disturbed. I was aware that no deliberate or caref
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
10 years ago
corboy
Here is smalll quotatin from a form issued by a very typical LGAT. The entire thing can be read by accessing the URL. ; Note that they refer to bipolar: QuoteWhile it is ultimately your choice, OUR ADVISORS STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE in the Program if you: (a) have a personal or family history of bi-polar affective disorder (manic-depressive disorder), schizop
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
11 years ago
corboy
Make sure your husband checks with his prescribing psychiatrist. Just the stress of fighting off his boss could be enough to put his mood stablity at risk. A neighbor of mine is an RN and also has bipolar. He told me that he discovered that he could not remain stable and get full benefit from his medication unless he stopped working night shift. He was sorry to sacrifice the extra income and
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
11 years ago
corboy
Note: here is another issue. If you fly from the US to Germany, you're flying through a bunch of time zones. Our friend 'Daphne' says people taking these BK events are 'adults'. Well, recall when you were in a foreign country. You were in some ways back to childhood, less autonomous. You have to ask the locals lots of questions--where is the bathroom, how to get
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
corboy
The Rick Ross Message Board Golden Oldies Threads Or..various ways human beings are manipulable--especially the ones who consider themselves special, invulnerable and impervious There are a pair of old threads instigated by a discussion of a different group that sparked discussion of what have been called 'memes' and what some term 'viruses of the mind.' How We Pro
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
corboy
We have had visitors over the years who show up convinced that they can 'out think' an LGAT and almost dare us to talk them out of not going to one of these things. Zorro wrote: "What I'm trying to convey is this. No matter how good your BS meter is, if the circumstances are correct you can fall under their spell. " I think that the combination of social scriptin
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
12 years ago
corboy
Ajinajan wrote QuoteIronically enough, MY Landmark Forum was also in the middle of nowhere, nowhere near any place to eat, we also had very little time to rush to get food, and were scolded in front of 200 people if we came back late from a meal. Our sessions also ended around midnight or 1am, I got about 5 hours or less sleep each night, and wasl always starving when I got back to go to sleep..
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
12 years ago
corboy
We do not have enough information whether the LEC facilitators One 2 LF described as sleeping on mattresses are 'on the brink'. To say that would require a personal exam by a professional, and I am not qualified. But...anyone running that short on sleep (mattresses during breaks) is according to that young physicians study, impaired, as if DUI due to alcohol intoxication. This i
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
12 years ago
corboy
Intersted readers are invited (nudge, nudge shove!) to read this thread on room set ups. Former LGAT subjects gave valuable obsevations. And others showed a peculiar and most revealing fury that the message board community was giving such scrutiny to room set up--as if we were getting too close to something that others wished would remain hidden. But it is not only room set up. We nee
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
12 years ago
corboy
A great way to assist people to make informed choices about what kinds of projects to get involved with--and stay well away from--is to get the public to understand that quality sleep is as important as good nutrition and exercise, and that sleep deprivation can do everything from compromise health to triggering manic episodes in persons who have inherited a genetic vulnerability to bipolar affe
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