The Christopher Hansard Art of Deception:
Death of a Mythical Master and the reality that emerged in the wake of his Rebirth as a Sexual Predator and Fraud.
In 1992 Christopher Hansard set himself up as a Tibetan Healer. He wove a myth around himself and interlaced this clever fabrication of his own making with actual historical events and genuine Buddhist teachings until his yarn grew to such considerable proportions that he became known as “Master” and “Leading authority on Tibetan Medicine in the west”.
Excerpted from The Tibetan Art of Thinking by Christopher Hansard. Copyright © 2003. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
This book is dedicated to those people who have discovered how thoughts create their world… *source: www.amazon.co.uk
And no one knows how thoughts can create their world more than Christopher Hansard.
With the help of a powerful PR company Christopher Hansard’s reputation grew and he quickly drew endorsements from other leading authors and reputable journalists such as those below:
PRAISE FOR THE TIBETAN ART OF LIVING:
‘As life becomes more hectic, it’s important to stop and think about the way we are living. Christopher’s book is the best possible starting point.’ (Kathy Phillips, Vogue )
‘Christopher Hansard has written an eloquent yet practical guide to a soulful integration of all aspects of our lives. He contributes a wise and powerful voice to contemporary spiritual thought.’ (Marianne Williamson )
‘There is a magnificent book that everyone should have by their bedside. It is called THE TIBETAN ART OF LIVING by Christopher Hansard. In my opinion, Christopher is a true genius who can lead us to a new enlightenment as well as a state of vibrant health.’ (Normandie Keith, You Magazine )
‘The Tibetan Art of Living is an exceptional and essential book for everyone’s library. It’s absolutely brilliant.’ (Carolyn Myss, author of Anatomy of Spirit )
Acclaimed as one of “London’s Celebrity Guru’s” by the Evening Standard, Christopher Hansard was listed perhaps fittingly directly below another well-known guru and self professed sexual predator in an article in the London Evening Standard dated Friday, 5 October 2001. “The ‘Barefoot Doctor’ - known to millions from his TV career, his range of products stocked by high-street chemists and a form of healing based on Tao philosophy - has been forced to issue an extraordinary statement admitting to having sex with ex-patients in the past.” *source www.guardian.co.uk
Christopher Hansard has been featured in:
The Observer - Alternatives Tibetan medicine in Chelsea, post-traumatic-stress therapy and beating bad backs | Date: June 4 2000 | Author: Richard Lawrence
The Evening Standard - Feel the Tibetan force | Date: July 25, 2000 | Author: Catherine Bassindale
The Birmingham Post - Interview Christopher Hansard: Spiritual path to finding health and happiness | Date: September 22, 2001| Author: Jenni Ameghino
Scotland on Sunday - Interview: Christopher Hansard: ‘The I’m Holier Than Thou mentality - that’s spiritual terrorism. It dehumanises you’
| Date: October 7, 2001 | Author: Lee Randall
The Mirror - health: Every breath; you take…; Learning to breathe well can reduce stress, boost your immune system, help burn fat and make you sleep better. So take our breath test and learn how to come up for air.(Features) | Date: February 23, 2002 | Author: Suzanne Archer
The Independent - Life stories: Come here, little boy | Date: July 28, 2002 | Author: Beatrice Aidin “No flowing robes here. He speaks with such conviction and fluidity about “becoming a master” that my cynicism is in danger of evaporation.”
The Metro - Health: Learning the art of living | Date: October 16, 2002
The Guardian - Cream of the crop | Date: April 26, 2003 | Author:
The Independent - Wake up to a gentle pace | Date: 21 June 2004 | Author: Harriet Griffey
The Daily Mail - Discover The Path To True Love | Date: February 13, 2005 | Author: Normandie Keith
The Scotsman - Nothing to fear but fear itself | Date: February 25, 2006 | Author: Jessica Kiddle
Just to name a few. And he is the author of 3 books, The Tibetan Art of Living, The Tibetan Art of Positive Thinking, and his latest, The Tibetan Art of Serenity. Christopher Hansard is neither Tibetan, nor has he been trained in Tibetan Arts. Christopher Hansard is not an authority of any sort on Tibetan Health and Lifestyle, or History for that matter, though he did read and covet the book, The Bon Religion of Tibet: The Iconography of a Living Tradition by Per Kvaerne (Hardcover - Aug 21, 2001) he has had no formal training, and has in fact made up his own history.
What is known and what we at The Courant hope to expose is his use of this fallacy and fraud in order to lure women to him at his practice so that he may continue to enjoy sexual favours from them. Christopher Hansard does indeed have a history of sexually and financially exploiting his clients and this exploitation has continued due to a certain lack of opposition and a failure on behalf of those charged with protecting the public instigating an investigation. It seems another remarkable case of blaming the victims. The “lack of opposition” is due to that very blame and the shame of having submitted themselves seemingly “willing” to such abuses. What happens all too often is a certain dehumanising of victims by the public, who chooses not to believe that such a thing could ever happen to them, indeed they would be much wiser to such a fraud, not to mention a truly ludicrous tale. Regardless, many women have been sexually shamed by Christopher Hansard, sexually demoralised and taken advantage of in the one place where they thought they would be safe. The treatment room. Christopher Hansard’s treatment room.
If you or someone you know has been abused by Christopher Hansard, please do not hesitate to tell, and to talk about it. Your silence is what allows him to continue and whats more, condones his actions and it is our silence that allows others to suffer the same fate..
Those who have been abused have to ask themselves, had they known, if they had been told or forewarned somehow, would they still have entered?
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