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Re: Dangerous Lack of Ethics at ASI (Association for Spiritual Integrity)
Posted by: granejim ()
Date: June 23, 2023 08:59AM

If Jacs' behavior wasn't enough to show the org is compromised, which it obviously is, I looked into the 3 other co-founders and seeing major red flags about another co-founder Craig Holliday...


In the description of every one of his youtube videos, he likens himself/his teachings as similar to a list of people that include many teachers that are well-known as dangerously unethical, have well-documented history of manipulation/abusiveness, including known cult leaders!



"Craig's Nondual teachings are similar to those offered by Adyashanti, Sri Aurobindo, A. H. Almaas (The Diamond Approach), Matt Kahn, Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now), Scott Kiloby, Byron Katie, Teal Swan, Deepak Chopra, Jeff Foster, Bentinho Massaro, Eli Jaxon Bear, Matt Kahn, Rupert Spira, Gangaji, Michael Beckwith, Ester Hicks, Mooji, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, and other similar teachers found on Buddha at the Gas Pump (batgap.com)."




Most concerningly:


MOOJI Perhaps the MOST well-known cult leader in the nondual scene who has hurt and abused so many people

Inside the Mooji Cult

[bit.ly]



Bentinho Massaro!! A known dangerous cult leader.

https://culteducation.com/group/1289-general-information/36420-massaro-s-organization-is-a-cover-to-give-him-everything-he-craves-power-money-and-women.html



Teal Swan - constantly shown to engage in dangerous cult-like behavior that puts her followers at serious risk of harm, and Rick Archer, another co-founder of ASI even removed Teal Swans' interview on BATGAP because of ethical concerns!



Eli Jaxton Bear - this teacher had a 3-year affair with his student and resigned from his org when it got out (https://bit.ly/3NIOisN)



There have been ongoing discussions here on cult education forum about the unethical, cult-like behavior of several of the other "teachers" Craig is promoting himself as associated with:


Byron Katie https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?4,9147,page=1



Gangagi & Eli Jaxon Bear https://bit.ly/3PmtiJz

More Gangagi https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?12,81688


Caroline Myss https://forum.culteducation.com/read.php?3,25144,page=5


A baseline for anyone who wishes to advocate for integrity and ethics, is NOT being associated with known abusers. Besides the obvious implications, it gaslights people who have been harmed by these teachers when an org founded to support ethical teaching supports known abusers. It shows a willingness to enable them, promote them, and that either they lack the ability to discern abusive unethical teaching behavior, or that they know and don't care, both of which are extremely disturbing!


He is also teaching practices on youtube like primal breathwork that are dangerous to teach when not there with the student, and when not specifically trained in it, as well as things as other risky things like opening all of your chakras at once. In the past, you can see he included disclaimers on some of the videos, but he STOPPED including them awhile ago. ??



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2023 09:06AM by granejim.

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Re: Dangerous Lack of Ethics at ASI (Association for Spiritual Integrity)
Posted by: Leslie Read ()
Date: August 03, 2023 08:38AM

Thank you!!
ASI is nothing more than a smokescreen for *any* kind of oversight in the non-dual community.

Awakening to the fact of Wholeness, in *NO* way, guarantees the embodiment of the Universal Law of Integrity and Honesty.

It’s a danger to equate “non-duality” with Spirituality and Spiritual Principle.

When ’non-duality’ is the bedrock of spirituality the following abomination of Spiritual Principle can (easily) happen:

[integrityintruth.com]

Warmly,
-Leslie Read
www.integrityintruth.com

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Re: Dangerous Lack of Ethics at ASI (Association for Spiritual Integrity)
Posted by: Leslie Read ()
Date: August 12, 2023 05:24AM

Hello...

Denial is an active ingredient in all radical non-duality. It's the very thing that allows for abuse to go on, unhindered...UNLESS what makes a stink about it! Which I am glad to see (finally) happening.

With regard to Jac and the *utter smokescreen* of the ASI:

[integrityintruth.com]

And with regard to denialism and ND'ity:

[integrityintruth.com]

AND Ajata (nothing ever happens)

[integrityintruth.com]

Continue calling out where such hypocrisy occurs at the expense of our Humanness.

Warmly,
-Leslie Read
www.Integrityintruth.com

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Re: Dangerous Lack of Ethics at ASI (Association for Spiritual Integrity)
Posted by: rickarcher ()
Date: February 17, 2024 05:37AM

Today is the first time I've seen any of this. I'm going to be speaking with Jac and the other ASI board members about this and will report back.

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Re: Dangerous Lack of Ethics at ASI (Association for Spiritual Integrity)
Posted by: rickarcher ()
Date: February 17, 2024 05:52AM

I read everything in ths thread. I’ll try to read the 52-page Google doc, but that’s a lot of reading. Maybe I’ll convert it to audio and listen to it while walking. Regarding “nothing ever happened”, that view is characteristic of some schools of Vedanta. Mandukya Upanishad and Ashtavakra Gita emphasize it, for instance. Even some quantum physicists might say similar things. But it’s not a teaching you can live by. I think it’s possibly more useful for recluses than for householders. The old snake and rope analogy illustrates the point. In semi-darkness we thought the rope was a snake. When we realize it was only a rope, it’s not that the snake went away. There never was a snake. I don’t think such teachings should ever be used to ignore people’s suffering or problems. You don’t tell a person who just broke their leg, “Don’t worry, there is really no universe. Nothing ever happened.” You get them to the hospital.

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