A Desteni affiliate asked where are the reports of people getting hurt from Desteni?
In case he hasn't noticed, these forums can sometimes be years ahead of the newspaper reports, which occur AFTER the fact of a serious problem that makes the news.
James Arthur Ray was strongly criticized here [forum.culteducation.com
] more than 2 years before anyone got killed at his cultish seminars, and while Oprah was still shilling for James Ray.
At the time Oprah and the TV networks were shilling for James Ray, their own websites had first-person reports of people getting hurt, which they ignored.
There are already many first-hand reports and criticisms of what is going on with Desteni, and what is most likely going on within Desteni.
Just looking at the facts, Desteni looks not just bad, but extremely bad.
Of course those who have been totally indoctrinated by the techniques Bernard Poolman has refined for over 22 years (as he admits in his writing above), are going to resist the REALITY of the situation.
James Ray's seminars killed numerous people, and injured many more, and he still has a few supporters who blind themselves to reality.
Even the worst sects, doing horrible things, have a core group of followers.
Someone started this Desteni thread, as they saw warning signs with Desteni.
Others have looked into it, and Desteni looks EXTREMELY BAD.
If a person buys into Bernard Poolman's system, and lets Bernard retool your mind with his "technologies", you are going to be in a serious pit of mental-quicksand for YEARS. As he has said, 4-7 YEARS, and that is only to start.
The entire Desteni system is extremely bad, and should be avoided at all costs.
Unfortunately those in the grip of the programming of sects are often the last ones to see it, as they can't see the forest for the trees.
And Desteni has serious ambitions to grow much bigger, and are targeting children and youths. So a public warning needs to get out there.