This is where Stephen Mitchell seems to come in.
Before him, Katie's books like Losing The Moon, could get her into trouble, for all the serious claims she was making. This is why they seem to have shredded all those books in their basement.
But the way Stephen Mitchell writes and edits those books now, they are done with a FINE-TOOTH COMB. They very carefully massage any claims in the books, and deliberately keep it in the New Agey self-help area which is totally unregulated, while giving a veneer of pop-psych, and pop-spirituality.
Its very very carefully done, dozens if not hundreds of revisions.
They have hidden even the eastern nonduality ideas, and just modified the language, and then lure people in slower.
There is some new book coming out, and a 2 second glance at it, seems like it is even MORE mainstream.
Its like those TM books that say..."Have More Energy and Less Stress".
Its just a trick, to use "stress" to get you to worship the damn Maharishi.
So the recent Byron Katie books are amazingly carefully written, and revised, and designed.
They seem like a superfical self-helpy new-agey thing, but they have all these other levels, done in such a way, they seem to be able to get away with it, without many people noticing.
But you have to look at it from their perspective.
Its the same as how producing, writing, directing, and making a movie...is different than watching a movie!
Byron Katie at this point is a multimedia roadshow performance, highly polished and scripted.
People who see her over and over will begin to see that, but then rationalize it.
the books are really just the FISH-HOOK, but of course, they make money too on their own.
ALSO, the Byron Katie YouTube videos are a literal TV channel at this point! You can be certain, that BKI her company, has a video editing area in the building, and they have some interns in there cutting up videos from the archives. Then Mitchell and BK come in, and suggest edits, add-ons, etc.
Then they upload them, monitor them, do new ones, deal with contracts, etc.
They are really running their own online TV channel at this point around Byron Katie.
And BK tells whoppers where she says random people are uploading them...lies lies lies.
They hired the cameramen to shoot it in the LGAT, which costs a lot of money, they had all those people sign away their rights, they edited them, etc.
Then they spend weeks selecting the right video moments, and linking them together.
Its a new type of video online persuasion, even YouTube video brainwashing.
Stephen Mitchell and the gang there would be so proud they are so cutting edge. (but its been done before in movies).
Maybe BK will come out with a CD of her singing songs...maybe she should sing...Springtime for Hitler from The Producers, as Byron Katie has said in Losing The Moon that Hitler was doing the work of her idea "God".
Byron Katie QUOTE from her book "Losing The Moon": "God is the Nazi too" (p55)
Why doesn't some reporter from Germany read that book, LOSING THE MOON, and then ask her about it? You can't say nonsense like that in Germany where it actually happened.
No wonder that book Losing The Moon was suppressed. Maybe a reporter from Germany will read the book Losing The Moon, which can be found online from a Google search.
Byron Katie statements about Nazi's, Hitler, and the Jewish Holocaust.
(Byron Katie School, Germany 2008, QUOTE: "God is the Nazi too")
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2008 03:06AM by The Anticult.