Its invariable that whenever Google alerts cue members of a group, they come and start their PR. The same thing has happened on other websites where criticism of OneTaste was posted, so at some point they will probably come and post here too.
The bottom line is that Nicole Daedone has no training or credentials to be fooling around with live-in sex groups, therapy, experimental communities, MindFucking, and all the other stuff she is doing. What certified sex-therapist would prescribe any of that? None. It can be very dangerous and damaging to do that with people, common sense tells you that.
Here is a warning sign: When you are standing naked 3x times a day chanting Om and having your sexual organs manually stimulated by strangers on the orders of the Leader...(unless you are a Congressman, that is).
Its not even a Swingers club, as those consenting adults do what they want, and then go home.
Daedone is TARGETING 18 year old kids, then using these old cultic techniques on their minds, and creating a demand for a "sex-cult" which is going to lure in serious money once the word gets out. Those groups for Men, and the Men's Circle, are going to bring in serious money from older guys with hairy palms, anyone knows that. Again, common sense.
So healthy sex therapy and exploration is one thing, but OneTaste is not that. Its obviously exploitation, as already such a tiny little group is generating so much criticism. That's another warning sign.
Also, OneTaste by Nicole Daedone has obviously copied many things from Victor Baranco and More University Lafayette Morehouse. For example, they both are running an alleged hedonistic live-in "cult-group" for profit. Its the same thing, just a different location.
They even use the same terms around "Research" and experimental communities. Its not even a commune, as its about PROFIT, who is getting the profit? The members, or the Owners?
They also both are using deception, they talk softly about Sensuality in their advertising, but one look under the covers and its a completely different ball of wax.
There may or may not be a formal connection between these two groups, it could be that Nicole Daedone and her partners just took stuff from several sources to make themselves rich.
Also notice Nicole Daedone bragging about her real estate buildings, is also similar to Victor Baranco, as seen below.
a citation for an ebay item a 1971 copy of Rolling Stone Mag that has a 7 page feature story on Victor Baranco.
Rolling Stone Magazine #97 12/09/1971
Victor Baranco ..how to combine sex & real estate
Sex & Real Estate ..Victor Baranco applies the ass, grass, or gas principle to housing ..in a story of 7 pages with 15 photos .
inside front cover ..photo inside a "Morehouse" ..the best of masters and johnson and real estate development...part of victor baranco story
There is also a very interesting continuity of terms, like "MARK GROUP".
the term 'Mark Group' in the 1994 'Sex University' article, begins:
"I know it is going to be a distinctive academic experience when the woman
who answers the door at the suburban San Diego house tells me to leave my shoes at the door. I paid $7 to join this "Mark Group" and am not sure what to expect."
Now a 2007 item relating to One Taste in NYC:
Mark Group @ Om's this Tuesday the 18 at 8 pm Group: OneTasteNY
"For those of you who don't know what an In Group is either, here is an official description of a Mark Group by Gerry Goodman, one of the 'House Mothers' of the Yonkers Morehouse: "A Mark Group is a deliberately created fun social gathering designed by Victor Baranco, Ph.D., in which people are able to get together .."
Dec 17 2007 by Om
As far as Victor Baranco serving time in prison, that is the quote from this website, and a subject for further research.
Obviously, Victor Baranco is just another in a very long line of Guru's who thought..."why kill myself working for a living, when instead I can start a sex-cult, and make tons of money and have a private harem of young women, real estate, cars, etc, etc."
Below is the quote from a website.
"Victor Baranco was born in California in 1934. In 1969, he founded the More Institute. In an interview done at that time, he said the following:
I am 34 years old. I have done everything there is to do. I have been a maitre d’ in a fine restaurant and a used car salesman. I have peddled phony jewelry and flown people to Las Vegas to gamble. Some of the great people of the world—Mort Sahl, Francis Faye, Christine Jorgensen—know me by name. I have a wonderful wife, two perfect children and a Thunderbird. I have traveled to Los Angeles, Reno, Hawaii, and Mexico. And now I have solved the biggest logic problem of all: Who am I and why am I here? (Felton 1972, 111)
Today, Baranco’s nrm is still thriving although he, himself, is serving a prison sentence for the possession and sale of narcotics."
(Below is some information that is from earlier version's of the One Taste website, there might be some interesting info here, of course one has no idea if its factual or not).
Nicole Daedone Founder & Visionary of One Taste
Over the past eleven years, Nicole has taught courses at San Francisco State and private institutes of self-actualization and transformation. In her quest to experience the highs and lows of the sensual realm, Nicole has explored deep intimacy and human frailty as well as paths to expansive ecstasy. She has also done extensive coaching with both couples and individuals, focusing on uncovering the unsaid, unseen and unfelt. Nicole is the co-founder for 111 Minna Gallery.
Robert Kandell Business Manager
Robert Kandell is the Business Manager for ONE TASTE, and serves as student liaison and Core Faculty. He came to San Francisco from Philadelphia where he earned his Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University. He started his business career in San Francisco building state of the art graphic design workstations before the apex of the dot-com industry. He quickly moved up the corporate ladder and then set off on his own and started a consulting firm. After mastering the consulting world, Robert started his training in interpersonal relationships. He is a co-author of ONE TASTE's core courses and is a personal coach.
Allyson Wyenn Project Manager Allyson graduated from Rutgers University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. She worked as a programmer & project manager in the Internet industry for seven years. Allyson has been teaching yoga for the past two years, after receiving her certification from Bikram's Yoga College of India. Allyson is the Project Manager for ONE TASTE, and serves as student liaison and Core Faculty.
Elana Auerbach Event Coordinator
Elana has been dedicated to embodying her full power for the past 10 years. Before this, Elana graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA and spent the next 6 years as a management consultant for Price Waterhouse and an investment banker on Wall Street for Nomura Securities. Though she had attained significant worldly power, she realized she remained disconnected from her power as a woman.She left Wall Street and trained to be a mediator, facilitator and coach. For the past 5 years, she has been leading a variety of courses in the public and private sector, guiding women's circles, and coaching couples and individuals.
Lauren Kaufman Gallery Store Manager Lauren Kaufman is a native San Franciscan, world traveler, and lifelong student of natural medicine & the healing arts. Experienced as a gemstone therapist, artist, industrial designer & product developer, Lauren formerly created, owned & operated "GeoTherapy, Gemstones for Wellness" stores & products.
Laura Hahn Feel Good Juice Bar Manager
Laura is the Director for ONE TASTE's Feel Good Juice Bar. She has been studying raw foods for over 4 years. Laura has graduated from several workshop trainings of Lifespring and The Institute of Human Abilities.
**Ron Atwood Feel Good Juice Bar Production Lead
Ron is the Production Manager for ONE TASTE's Feel Good Juice Bar. He is a former graduate of Warner Erhart's EST training and has studied with Justin Sterling and The Institute of Human Abilities.
Keith Erickson Movement Center Manager Keith's holds a business degree from UCSB and an MBA in finance from NYU. As a Principal of an investment bank in San Francisco Keith's life took an abrupt turn with the purchase of a one-way ticket to India in 1998. Keith spent more than two years traveling through Asia studying meditation, yoga, and shiatsu massage. He was certified to teach yoga by Yoga Arts of Australia. Keith's seemingly incompatible worlds converge at ONE TASTE where Keith is in charge of Movement Center operations and serves as our financial manager.
Taosha Gardiner Event Coordinator Event Coordinator and Environment Designer for ONE TASTE, Taosha received both a Masters in Communication and a Ph.D in Lifestyles from More University in 1996. She has spent the last 21 years researching the sensual nuances of all aspects of life.
Joshua Boshnack Gallery Store Manager
Joshua recently graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in English. He is Vice President of Fill Up America, a 501c(3) non-profit, and serves on its Board of Directors.
Kevin Kanarek Resident Intellectual Kevin holds a master's degree in interactive telecommunications from New York University. Former employment includes media production and educational consulting in Paris and New York.