My opinion of this group is based on the material that they publish themselves.
Well well well...
*MY* opinion of this "group" is based on me being one of the FIRST ORIGINAL members of this CULT.
And "Cult" it is, no matter who tries to downplay it as one.
This is a chance visit by me, by merely doing a long overdue Google search for "Tom Ringrose". And the subject matter still, after all this time, remains so distasteful to me that I most likely will not participate in an elongated discussion of it.
Merely relate the FACTS as PERSONALLY FIRST-HAND VIEWED by AN ORIGINAL MEMBER of the great "Tom Ringrose Cult" aka "We Channel The Higher Forces and Help And Love Everyone Con Artists Crapola Institute".
To relate this (my first time ever) is both painful and long to type, so I will try to be concise.
This is my first discovery (from these posts) that Tom Ringrose has died.
Is it alright to state here that I hope he has gone to a higher plane and is currently a spiritual resident on an alien craft where they are beating the living crap out of him like he used to do to children under the age of 5....????
One can only hope so.
Tom Ringrose entered my life (and a group of people I was with) in the early 1970's when one of our little group began taking "Mediumship Classes" from him.
He was brought to our townhouse in Manhattan for a "taste" of his "talents" (the person who brought him "was in total awe") [duh], and proceeded to show us his "wares" of the "psychic world".
A complete fake. But a top-notch well-versed one. The great stuff that all great Cult Leaders are made from.
He managed at that point to sweep everyone in our little group up into his first bonafide Cult, and into a house in Flushing Queens New York where we set up residency if one can call Pure Cult Hell such a mundane things as "residency".
Being well-read (a ticket clerk at TWA in Manhattan) and flaunting Edgar Cayce as his "mentor", he had all the tools of "spirituality" and "psychic" and "mysticism" at his command, and if he didn't then he would just read up on it, borrow it from one of us, or steal it, and claim it as his own.
As most con artist fakes who form cults do.
He used the Bible, the Koran, Kahlil Gibran, the Kabbalah, you name it, anything that he could to inundate the "spiritual senses" in an unsuspecting gathering of friends he had found easy prey during a crisis period.
Group therapy sessions were a regular thing. "Truth" sessions. He would have everyone sit in a circle (a great group of longtime friends) and then tear each other apart by telling "The Truth" one "really feels about them" to someone in the circle.
He, of course, and his vulture of a wife, were there to pick up all the pieces after all the immense damage was done.
They would break down the literal personalities of the people, and then put them back together inside the person in little boxes how they wanted them to really be.
Blinded lemmings. Serving only the hierarchy of the Cult.
His wife, I forget her name although I remember "Isis" the name she was "given", sat around and chainsmoked and ate chocolates all day.
We were not allowed to eat sugar of any kind, nor smoke, even though many of us were smokers.
Being an Israeli Citizen (if I remember correctly) she did Hebrew Interpretations of the Bible and the Jewish books related to the Bible (whatever that group of books is called). If I remember correctly we spent about one month on the first 3 words of the bible "In The Beginning".
That was not as much fun as it sounds.
We were also not allowed to be Gay. There were Gay people in our little group of friends that the infamous Ringroses found easy pickings.
But Tom Ringrose would go around grabbing the men's sexual organs whenever he wanted. And then look them in the eye if they objected and state something like "I'm just testing you" or "The Higher Forces are just testing you".
It was one of his great outs for everything. Everything was "A Test" if it could not be explained away by merely observing his abberant and overt sexual behaviour while "Performing The Great Works Of The Higher Forces".
Later, after I left this group, I found that he had been sleeping with both the men and the women of this group, some of them already married.
You were not allowed to eat sugar, smoke, be gay, or have contact with relatives, friends or associates.
All contact was cut off. Apparently this kind of complete "incommunicado" is necessary when forming A Real Cult and Indoctrinating The Members one by one and collectively.
And boy did it work.
No outside "bad influences" "tainted by the Non-Truth" to get in the way of Tom and his wife's brainwashing schedules.
That they based their entire Cult around "Spiritual Matters" remains sad, but they are obviously in great company when it comes to forming such "man-made indoctrination camps".
Everyone was "The Enemy" you see. Except them.
No one was to be trusted. Only them.
And then they formed their Hierarchy Of Command from the Members, one by one.
And, boy, did those Members appreciate a little extra "wiggle room" by being so important and Close To The Top Cheese.
It gave them "Extra Privileges" your Ordinary Member didn't have access to.
One supposes things like being able to grab someone's sexual organs and state that the Higher Forces were just testing them.
Or sleep with someone's wife or husband and tell them (and anyone who asked) that it was a Higher Forces mandate.
These people were pigs.
Who used other people's "Need For Support" etc and "Spiritual Seekings" to form them into a Cult Of Filth that served the Hierarchy's ultimate plans.
Most likely Tom was shooting for replacing Moon or Cayce with himself (when the world finally realized the "importance of his great work".)
Thank you God for never letting that happen even though his wife and followers continue to drag in "New Blood" "New Suckers" each and every day, even with him gone.
One of his "Captains", while we were living in that house in Queens, finally broke one day, got in his car, drove the entire breadth of the country back home, and called and told his wife that he was sending her money and for her to get her and their children on a plane home NOW.
She left, took the children, gone, she was lucky.
The rest of us were still there.
The attic. Oh yes, the splendid attic. This house had an old attic. We sanded all the wood, shellaced it, the beams, the floors, an altar was made at one end with 13 candles of all different colors (name the influences of mysticism, spiritualism, religion, etc, Ringrose used them ALL and exceedingly well to become "God's Voice On Earth" and people licked it up like it was honey), incense burned profusely, tons of it, there were entrance curtains to the entrance of the "church" in the attic, it had a giant rectangular marble slab there, you were to dip your fingers into the holy water, step onto the giant slab, pull open the curtains, and then enter.
There you would find 13 candles burning at the "altar" end along with things like the Bible, the Koran, and any other "Religious Text", incense pouring throughout the windowless room, and your great friends all sitting on either side of the altar in rows coming out from it in their black robes (we all had wonderful black robes which we had to make), holding their little bells (we each had a little bell), we would chant, he would read, we would ring our little bells and chant, he would read some more, then he would go into trance and channel the "Higher Forces".
Everything would be tape recorded and then typed up and put into fireproof boxes, presumably for posterity (and to convince and indoctrinate the next suckers they could find and bamboozle.)
When this "Captain" left and had his wife and children follow him to make their "Escape" from these psychotic cult leaders, there was a "Ceremony" held there, in the attic after they were "Free".
We all put on our little black robes, got our little bells, lit all the candles, sat in our little rows, and Tom began to read from the Bible, and other texts.
Tom read to us about Judas betraying Jesus.
And about Peter denying Jesus 3 times before the cock crowed.
And on and on and on and on and on.
Then he lectured us. Hey, his actual "Captain", a big member of his personally chosen "Hierarchy" had just abandoned ship.
Tom had to make it look good. And so he did.
After he was through reading and lecturing, you would have thought that this "Captain", this wonderful man, wonderful husband, wonderful father, great all-around human being, was the devil himself.
That's how "good" Tom was at convincing everyone and their dog of just about "everything".
A consummate conman. A cult leader. Needed the vast attention and devotion of his indoctrinated worshipping followers.
And he could not get it in real life apparently, at least not enough to soothe his vast ego, so he turned to actually forming A Real Cult instead.
And used all the Tools Of Spirituality that were known on Earth (and a few extras like "Channeling") to accomplish his Machiavellian quest.
An abomination is too nice a word.
So Tom, after he was through lecturing us all about Judas, his "Captain", betrayal, etc, took up his "Captain's" silver crucifix (which he had forgotten while escaping), dowsed it in holy water and throughout various candle flames, walked to the entranceway of the attic/black robe ceremony room, lifted up the giant marble slab, placed the crucifix under it, and slammed it down.
He then proceeded to tell us all that his "Judas Captain" was doomed to a life of a living hell for the rest of his natural life and for all eternity until he finally "Saw The Light" and returned to the Cult.
Needless to say, the wonderful man that escaped this awful Cult Leader's grasp by coming to his senses and taking his wife and children with him, was one of our very best friends for years.
Tom and his Israeli wife were the newcomers.
But that meant nothing to him or to her.
They were building A Cult.
They were building a Following.
Eventually, to quote Tom, "A UFO will be assigned to each and every one of you to follow you and guide you when you have finished your training here and go to the ends of the earth where I will send you to form offshoots of our original organization".
Tom was going for The World, like the Moonies or You Name Them.
And I, among others, was just "lucky" enough to be there to watch it all form from DAY ONE.
And soon the entire World would be filled with overflowing little Tom's and Isis's, most likely sending back reports and money to "The Mother Ship" on a regular basis.
Jim Jones eat your heart out.
Besides all the Tools Of Spirituality which Tom and his wife abysmally used to brainwash and indoctrinate unsuspecting people of all ages and walks of life (especially people in influential positions or careers), and the group therapy sessions where Tom and his wife and their hierarchy were trained to break down the entire personality of a human and replace it with whatever they saw fit, and the sleeping with men and women even when nobody was supposed to have sex or be gay, and the mandate that anyone who played music was forbidden to do so, or anyone who wrote poetry was forbidden to do so, or anyone who wanted to meet (or even contact) with friends, family or associates (or bring them there) was forbidden to do so, and the list of the "How To Make A Bonafide Cult And Get Away With It" horribleness is extensive and goes on and on and I don't have time to write it all in excruciating detail here.
But besides ALL THAT HORRIFIC ABUSE was what I saw him do to a little 3 year old boy one day.
Tom Ringrose sat there and beat this little 3 year old kid almost bloody one day.
And his witch of a wife sat there and chainsmoked and smiled.
And why did Tom Ringrose beat that 3 year old boy...............?
Because the little 3 year old boy wouldn't do what Tom wanted him to do immediately.
And the little 3 year old boy began to cry.
And Tom could not, would not, stand for that.
And Tom Ringrose beat and beat and beat and beat that little 3 year old boy into Literal Hysterics.
Ah yes, the "but".
But he beat him sooooo much, that *even* in Hysterics, the little 3 year old boy *continued* to be in Literal Hysterics, but *closed his mouth* so Tom would not hear him cry *audibly* any more.
And at *that* point, and *only* at that point, did Tom Ringrose stop beating that precious little 3 year old boy.
What a man.
And his wife. What a woman.
The scum of the earth.
Well, I can write no more about this now, as it has brought up memories that have lain there for over 30 years now.
With no outlet from the horrors that Tom Ringrose and his wife heaped upon their fellow human beings.
Even the Children themselves.
But they look "Normal", don't they......................?
They look just like "The People Next Door".
And they're *still* able to con and brainwash and indoctrinate people of all ages, professions, etc, throughout all the easy pickings out there walking the streets.
Even after Tom himself has died.
And, of course, they're only *ONE* Cult, out of *Many*.
Tom did his dirty work for over 30 years or so.
And the damage he and his wife did to human beings, and again, even Children, is disgusting.
I can only, again, hope that someone is beating the living crap out of Tom Ringrose on a UFO right about now.
And that anyone who participated in his Con Artist Cult Show for all these decades, and "continues his dirty work", will rot in Hell itself, right beside him.
Oh yeah, and "Jehu", heh, the way he joined this Cult was that his gay lover was in it, and he didn't want to separate from him.
One presumes that the power of a Real Cult can even make one stop shoving coke spoons up one's nose 24 hours a day.
I can only say that I am glad that a lot of the ORIGINAL MEMBERS, such as myself, escaped the future horrific leanings of a Cult Leader and his wife whose aberrant sexual deviancy and physical child abuse were not to be found in any book of The Bible being done by someone named Jesus Christ.
Leading people toward a spiritual path is one thing.
Being the devil himself like Tom Ringrose and his awful wife were while doing it.
Is an entirely different matter.
It always has been.
And it always will be.
No matter how brainwashed you are.
Enjoy your day.
There are people still sitting out here that haven't had one nice day in over 30 years.
Simply because abominations like Tom Ringrose and his wife were ever born.
And THAT, my friend, is a little something called THE TRUTH.
Ah, but try to remember.
They're just "the people next door".
Thanks for the chance to *b-r-i-e-f-l-y* ENLIGHTEN some of the *MANY* brainwashed lemmings out there on The Internet.
It always pleases me to genuinely debunk people who form Cults and *need* followers.
And who will do anything to indoctrinate their "devotees" into washing their feet on their mandmade thrones.
Kind of funny when someone shows up who was THERE from DAY ONE.
Rather makes all THE PURE CRAPOLA go down the toilet and stay there.
Where it all originated from.
Burn, baby, burn.
Live Long And Prosper Humanity,