(quote)So the two individuals you mention knowingly conspired to write the book and launch a career for Sogyal and themselves?(unquote)
Now, now. Lets keep the focus on Sogyal, where it belongs.
First, thanks to Blue Dakini for posting about the Canadian program, and I'm glad negotiations are in progress to bring it to the US.
Corboy, I know one of the women who gave testimony in the Canadian documentary. She also testified in the Sogyal lawsuit. She also knew Andrew Harvey back when he was a devotee of Sogyal's, and a graduate student. She said Harvey wrote the book (if there was a co-author, she didn't mention him), plus he had to write answers to pre-submitted radio interview questions, because Sogyal didn't know enough about the subject matter in the book to be able to respond during interviews. I don't think it's deviating from the topic to say that Sogyal didn't author the book, and yet not only continues to take credit for it, but the the popularity of the book is what allowed him to build a commercial empire of bereavement counseling centers and hospices, which in turn gave him access to thousands of grieving women, many of whom he molested. Andrew Harvey was a brilliant grad student who, I imagine, as an act of devotion to his guru, wrote the book (in collaboration with at least one other person, I gather from this thread). No one could have foreseen the results of that act.