not going to dig too deep into this one, but people have a right to know what's going on. This is not the Girlscouts, people's lives and minds are being completely repatterned and often wrecked for years to come.
A posting name, Jennifer Ironstone, is defending the Byron Katie LGAT seminar at the link below, and is literally saying that BK is not a guru.
Even as far back as 2006, she was literally mentally prostrating herself at Byron Katie's feet, and had the phrase down to a concise new core belief.
QUOTE: "Katie - In Gratitude, I bow at your feet."
Bowing and submitting at the feet of a chieftain, queen, guru, is one of the deepest impulses in a human. Total surrender and submission.
Many mammals/primates do this, watch how dogs in the park behave when they approach an Alpha dog. This is a function of the primate Dominance Hierarchy in the great apes, and its a very ancient and primal behavior in the human primate, going back literally hundreds of thousands of years into prehistory, to pre-human ancestors.
Why are people falling to their knees, and bowing at the feet of Byron Katie?
Why is this happening with people? Magic?
No, its being engineered into their psyches, using the techniques explained in this thread.
Total Surrender, giving everything, lifelong membership, complete submission.
Sadly, people caught up in it, think its some type of "spiritual force" acting on them. But its literally being engineered into them, using the techniques described. Sadly, its not that hard to do this to people, as submission is hardwired, and can be easily transferred from other eastern Guru experiences.
Talk about idolatry, Byron Katie putting her own photo on an altar in her house, people gazing at BK photos daily, people on their knees before Byron Katie crying in parking lots, people bowing and kissing the feet of the Master...
These types of impulses should NEVER be directed at any human being. Its one thing to pray to one's "God" but when those impulses are transfered to a human, then you get serious abuses and problems, as that power imbalance corrupts everyone involved.
"Katie - In Gratitude, I bow at your feet."
Posted by Jennifer Ironstone | November 12, 2006 1:46 PM
if anyone wants to see an example of almost completely patterned BK thought, check this one out.
She posted under the posting name Jennifer Ironstone [familyrun.ning.com
I noticed that as well. Eerily similar. I had to stop reading her because I didn't want BK-speak to be swirling through my mind.
Here's an example of a "certified facilitator" mimicking Byron Katie:
Celeste Gabriele: "I love that you would ask you for the Truth. And I love that we could do The Work together. I do The Work daily, and the result—loving what is—continues to be my way of living. I love hearing the stories of your life. I see them as mine. Together we can inquire into these stories, love our thoughts, and live a wonderful life."
[[url=http://www.celestegabriele.com/]Celeste Gabriele - Certified Facilitator of the Work of Byron Katie[/url]]