Every sect these days also tries to get a secular business process going on alongside their other processes. Its a way to generate money, and to covertly spread their message into the secular society at large. Of course they also usually try to conceal the connections between the groups and processes.
Desteni Education offers no credibility whatsoever on their websites.
Testimonials are useless.
anecdotal (testimonial) evidence [www.skepdic.com
They are selling an alleged Vocabulary and Reading product.
QUOTE: "Desteni Education is currently conducting free Reading Diagnostic Assessments in Houston and the Surrounding Areas. Contact a Desteni Educational Consultant"
What is that? Its another standard technique, where the fisherman gives away the worm to the fish for "free". Of course the worm is on the end of a barbed-hook, and is then reeled-in. Every sect does that as well, that is what Scientology has done with its "free" bogus Personality and Stress tests.
Desteni Education is offering "FREE In-Home Reading Diagnostic". So parents need to be notified, aware and know the facts.
Desteni Education is targeting young children and their parents.
Those who are running Desteni "Education" are closely linked with the channeling "Desteni" as shown above.
Bernard Poolman is associated with "Esteni de Wet" as shown above. [forum.culteducation.com
The parents of those children have a right to know that their namesake "Desteni" is marketed to be a New Age "channeling Portal" entity, that they (Bernard Poolman and others) says channels ADOLF HITLER.
Is Desteni channeling Hitler? Of course not, its a hoax.
But even just for the sake of argument, what if Desteni was channeling "Hitler"? Hitler was personally responsible for the slaughter and torture of millions of innocents. That is not an abstraction. Just the other week there was some video footage showing the Nazi's dragging an elderly woman by her hair over the ground, and then executing her. They committed countless crimes against humanity.
The Desteni group is trying to claim they are "channeling" Hitler? Hitler is a billion times worse than "the Exorcist" which was a movie about a "channeling entity".
Hitler and the Nazis were not a movie, they were real.
So if there was a "Hitler channel" (there isn't), but if there was, that would be the definition of "demonic". Even those who believe in "channeling" believe the "demonic" is very dangerous, of course.
If a delusional and mentally unstable person believed they were "channeling Hitler" they could do horrible things to other people.
What if some deluded megalomaniac [www.wisegeek.com
] sect-leader believed he could channel "Hitler" through one of his followers? That is a recipe for disaster.
So even though Desteni is a terrible hoax, Sunette better wake-up and take some personal responsibility for her actions. She might be young, but she should read up on the horrible historical facts about Hitler and what he and his henchmen did. It was not that long ago, and using "Hitler" as a hoax in a channeling marketing outrage is beyond sick.
Show some respect for the millions of innocent victims who were horribly slaughtered and tortured for years by that psychopath Hitler and his henchmen.
What about the Desteni Education products?
Where is the EVIDENCE about how this alleged "reading" software works? Where are the university studies analyzing how it works? There is absolutely NOTHING. Zero, zip, nadda. Just a few testimonials.
And look at the IMAGE used by Desteni Education, its the same type of strange WINGED image used by Desteni, and Bernard Poolman in their other materials.
The Desteni Education gobblygook is basically identical to the Desteni program they are using to modify people's LANGUAGE PATTERNS and meaning and vocabulary as stated right from the start! [forum.culteducation.com
] As stated, Bernard Poolman knows exactly what he is doing, by taking control of the MEANING of the language, vocabulary, and cognitive INFORMATION PROCESSING in people's minds. He knows how it works, and is working it. You take control of that, and you literally can take control of the person.
By the way, the description below of how a child learns language below is beyond FALSE. Learning language is NOT like a brick wall, that is a horribly wrong metaphor. The syntax, grammar and structure of human language is nothing like they claim.
How a child learns language is not yet totally understood, but there are trained accredited professionals who have spent their entire lives on these issues. They are called actual educational researchers and teachers.
What is being preached and sold by Desteni Education is mis-educational quackery at best.
But what is really going on?
What kind of thought-reform system is at play, to try to re-language the meaning, vocabulary and information-processing language patterns in people's minds?
That is the question.
The answers will follow soon, piece by piece.
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Who We Are
The Desteni Education System is a skills development and transfer program. The skills that are developed with this program are Information Processing Skills. The method used is diagnostics, then remediation, then preparation and then acceleration.
Information Processing Skills are the skills necessary for effective curriculum and information transfer, which should be the foundation of the schooling system.
Understanding the format and foundation of information processing skills are vital at the teacher / facilitator level. If these skills are not understood, no effective reading and effective information transfer is possible.
The process of building effective information processing skills is like building a brick wall, where each brick represents a word. If the child misses one word in one of its facets of spelling, meaning or recognition, one brick in the wall of understanding is missing. This missing brick will affect the child, when they are busy reading information where this word, that is missing, or is not understood, is used. The effect is, that the child will have been reading in the abstract phase (which is all the words they know) and then jumped to the concrete phase for this one word, which they don’t know. ...
Through deduction and logics the simplicity of this proposed revolution in education, must be clear to the concerned and informed decision maker, and participant in the education process.
The Desteni Vocabulary Builder is language independent and can be utilized and applied based on the above-mentioned principles in any language for no extra cost.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/08/2010 10:54PM by The Anticult.