Actually, Eckhart Tolle does shill for his own speeches which earn him a fortune for each appearance, literally a few speeches bring in a million dollars in profit. Eckhart Tolle is an entrepreneur and serious moneymaker, and always has been.
Also, Eckhart Tolle shills for his own personal network marketing style Church Of Tolle, in that he has people set up home meetings where they watch Eckhart Tolle on DVD, and then don't talk to eachother...its all hypnosis, very carefully designed.
There is info here about it.
WARNING: Eckhart Tolle - Local Silent Groups, cult alert
Its a real shame so many people don't take a closer look at these things, and appear to be duped by the Advertising methods of people like Eckhart Tolle. They just believe the New Wage hype and don't seem to look just beneath the surface.
On a strange note, recently there was a guy involved in a small local company, who on his personal blogs stated the Eckhart Tolle and The Power of Now was his favorite book. Turns out this particular personal was one of the most dishonest people anyone involved had ever had the displeasure of working with, and this "Eckhart Tolle fan" created very serious trouble for many people he worked with. (without going into the details).
One has to wonder to what extent the ET disconnection from "reality" creates these problems of lying and self-righteous dishonesty?
That is why one should be very careful when dealing with people who swear allegiance to Byron Katie or Eckhart Tolle, or TM, Scientology, Landmark Forum, etc.
Time and time again you find they have no problem "lying" to get what they want. Its basically systemantic lying to others, and to themselves.
At this point, that is actually a good BS detector test when working with new people. When you are out for a coffee, if they start yapping-on about Eckhart Tolle or Byron Katie or others, then know you may be dealing with someone who has no moral problem lying right to your face repeatedly.
They don't even believe in "truth" so lying is no problemo.
This Eckhart Tolle superfan wackjob, that a number of close associates had to deal with recently, was a complete disaster for everyone involved. He operated with an almost criminal lack of morality, all the while wearing the overt badge of self-righteous New Age Eckhart Tolle Spiritual yoga yuppie. They seem to use the New Age type banner as a smokescreen to try to make people think they are a "spiritual person", meanwhile they are lying their ass off to try to get what they want. They also seem to really "believe" they are spiritual people, and its all these other jerks who are creating the problem. Bascially, self-obsessed narcissists seem to get attracted to all of these ME ME ME ME New Agey things.
So when someone openly declares what an amazingly spiritual consciousness they have and how Eckhart Tolle has taught them how to live in the moment...prepare to have all normal business standards and agreements violated with systematic lying and dishonesty done under the guise of new age enlightenment!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/14/2008 05:10AM by The Anticult.