The writer Christin Lore Weber wrote that book A Cry In The Desert about Byron Katie in 1996.
She also wrote "Altar Music" in 2000. There is a review at Salon about the book. (below)
Christin Lore Weber is a former nun, and its interesting after her extreme promotion and outrageous over-idealization of Byron Katie in 1996, that in 2000 she wrote what appears to be a quite dark and ugly novel about life in a convent.
There seems to be not a word written about Byron Katie since then by Christin, maybe due to a non-disclosure clause, maybe something else, maybe she got completely used, abused and tattooed. She ends the Desert book by saying the book has just begun....whoops, that was the last word.
Maybe Christin could write a new "novel" about a new age "female Guru" who is able to persuade people to write books about her the precise way she wants them to, while making them think it was all their idea?
This female Guru, could be a new age savior, worshipped by thousands, travelling the world, able to be the puppet-master, all the while perfectly play-acting the role of a Savant.
As a matter of fact, this novel could make a great movie, maybe starring Meryl Streep. She could play it perfectly, posing, preening, seducing, spacing-out, chastizing the flock, Love-Bombing in bathrooms, cocking her head, lying her ass off in a totally convicing way, abusing her inner circle backstage, demanding and receiving massive gifts, being the ruthless CEO of a large corporation while acting like an innocent savant onstage...the movie could even be done in a way that is very ambiguous, so you never really know for certain what the hell is really going on.
ALTAR MUSIC BY CHRISTIN LORE WEBER
[An ex-sister's tale of sexually confused priests and predatory nuns.]
"Not all the denizens of "Altar Music" are wife beaters, child molesters or predatory priests and nuns. There have to be some characters, after all, to serve as prey...
While nobody in his right mind still believes in the Julie Andrews brand of sunny convent life, the convent depicted in "Altar Music" is so grim it makes Jane Eyre's orphanage look like a Carnival cruise ship. Stripped of the comforts of family and friends, deprived of her music, Elise loses her identity and nearly her mind as well. There's suicide, sexual and physical abuse and the nearly constant suffocation of the most natural human impulses. Being a bride of Christ is no heaven on earth.
Writing with the vehemence of someone convinced she's bringing the truth to light for the first time, Weber displays a baffling naive".
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2009 09:37AM by The Anticult.