Below is a cross-post from a blog that appears to have deleted its text, but kept the comments, which are mainly BK apologetics.
Its amazing how some of those who seem to be into Nondualism willfully blind themselves to the MOUNTAIN of hard facts and evidence that is right in front of their eyes about Byron Katies covert persuasion, manipulation and LGAT seminar tactics. Its as if they are poking their own eyes out with their fingers, and then saying they can't see anything.
Inattentional Blindness. [en.wikipedia.org
QUOTE: "Inattentional blindness...is the phenomenon of not being able to perceive things that are in plain sight. This can be a result of having no internal frame of reference to perceive the unseen objects, or it can be the result of the mental focus or attention which cause mental distractions."
Because most of the Nondual believers have no training or knowledge of the "objects", (processes, methods, and tactics) of covert group persuasion, they literally cannot even perceive them. On top of that, their mental focus is completely absorbed in the alleged Nondual "content" and 4 Questions being put forward by Byron Katie.
So their conscious mind is totally occupied on the Nondual content, and their lack of awareness of the other unconscious processes being used on them, means they literally can't perceive what is there in plain-sight.
To get out of that rut, you have to temporarily IGNORE the content, ignore the nondual philosophies, and try to spot the persuasion processes being used. Talk about enlightenment, with some awareness and training, once a person can see these thing being done to people, a light does go on.
Its like how a fellow magician looks at a fellow magician's act, he sees how the magic trick is done. But to the general public with no experience in magic, they only see illusion and magic. But another magician sees the misdirection, and looks away from it, to spot what is really going on.
But there is an interesting comment at the bottom, which is archived below.
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December 22, 2009 at 12:57 am
[...] That being said Byron is a fraud. She stole the work from Ken Keyes. It is called “The Inner Work” of Ken keyes. His books contain virtually everything she ever did or does on stage. There are people who knew her and at the time of her supposed awakening and say it was all made up. She was reading all his books in the half-way house and there after from reports from people who were there.
[...]But the credit is Ken Keyes’. He was the brilliant one who figured it out and she is violating his copywrites. She should cease immediately.
The work will not lead you to liberation/enlightenment. From some of the things she has done, it is clear Katie is not enlightened, and yes she gets angry…reportedly all the time.
Despite working her staff and facilatators to death with “the work” (I’m talking thousands and thousands of hours of doing the work) they are not like her, meaning, nobody has graduated. She is unique in her ability to put up a front. She makes her fascilitors do tons of work on themselves and go through a rigorous evaluation process where they are judged and criticised in public for wanting approval, for example. But she is never open for criticism. She says she is, but if you do you are shunned. And the facilitator’s license expires after only 3 years after which they have to go through the nightmare again. If she trusted her process, why would she require them to do so much work non-stop? But the very rich ones don’t have too. They are certified automatically according to reports.
She says she does all this stuff with the money, but a large percentage of all of that is run by volunteers. Nobody knows where the millions she takes in each year goes. No one knows. She refuses to dislose
For more info, google “Janaki Byron Katie”
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/27/2010 04:10PM by The Anticult.