"Its doubtful this is about "friendship". There is solid information that some visitors to the Guruphiliac blog were referred to The Work coaching through this BK Insider, and then to Byron Katie School LGAT. Is there a commission there of any sort? "
-What's your source on this? At this point, you are just flying off the handle and making up conspiracies.
Also to debunk your claim that anti-Katie posts are getting deleted, here is a sample from that thread:
"I'm willing to bet a large proportion of people attend Katie's workshops think they can be aided in "awakening" by her "presence" as well. The only slight difference is that she does not use the specific word "presence" in her spiel."
"Compared to Katie, Tolle appears a lot more "normal" and free of ambition to be savior of the masses.""
"First of all, if "The Work" is a simple and harmless practice (nevermind the aspect of doing it in the context of a large group and the attendant peer pressure), why would a percentage of folks leave? Especially if they've spent upwards of $4000 for a mere 9 days with Byron Katie. Would the average Joe/Josephine paying that princely a sum likely feel all that free/easy about leaving? Doubtful. And you get zippo back if you leave."
"How would this person know for sure that "there is no one who has been refused their stuff back in that exercise"? No one? Ever? Byron Katie, is that you?"
"Byron Katie, psychotically deranged? That's just what I thought when I read this interview of her. Btw, it's post-"enlightenment":
From Jody himself: (you call THIS "shilling"?)
"You've got a very persuasive point in that article, but I'm not really surprised by any of it. It's rather common for folks to come to spiritual realization in the midst of a personal crisis. Katie would appear to have several afflictions described in the DSM-IV, but that doesn't mean she's not speaking from a place of experiential understanding about realization, despite the fact she's slathering on the dramatic and likely to be embellished descriptions of her experience, all of which have no more to do with who she really is than my dog's ass. It was all just content in her mind, regardless of how significant it is being made to appear."
Like I've said, be patient with Jody, present your facts, and he is pretty open-minded. Insult him and call him a "shill" when he isn't and you'll probably get deleted.
More anti-Katie comments from the "censored" thread:
"It's all about the money and the power. It's hilarious that she has states that she NEVER gets angry. Yeah, right. What would you give to someone who held out the promise that you can be able to never get angry again? That's one of the biggest hooks. When you watch her videos on You Tube, pay attention to the aggression and manipulation. She just loves it when she corners somebody and the only way out is to agree with her. If you end up not agreeing with her, or won't follow school rules, you just weren't ready, and you are shunned. As usual with cultish leaders, her stuff is not new. A local church made $50,000 by having her do a one day workshop. With her organization getting richer and richer, and more and more people in it wanting a cut, it won't be surprising if internal conflicts surface soon. Have no fear, no matter what happens, Katie won't get angry!"
More "shilling" from Jody:
"I didn't say she wasn't playing the guru card. This blog is called guruphiliac. That means I like gurus. But I don't like the ones who want you to think they're more God than you. Katie is playing Ms. Special because that sells seats, and I do think that sucks, as I've repeated about 10 times in this thread alone."