another ludicrous thing about Eckhart Tolle, is he, and his people, say that he is not running a New Age religion, or any type of personality cult.
Well, that is factually FALSE on both counts.
Eckhart Tolle is literally running a personality cult around himself and his writings and products, as well as running a highly organized distributed, decentralized type of New Age "church", with his Eckhart Tolle "Groups".
Its actually very similar to Amway and Network Marketing.
Its also similar to the weekly Sai Baba meetings for his followers, and also the weekly home chanting meetings for the SGI cult. [www.culteducation.com
Eckhart Tolle has local "Group Facilitators",
and those people (unpaid worker-bees) are instructed to buy a bunch of Eckhart Tolle intellectual property with their own money, and then invite people to show-up at their house, and SHUT-UP and NOT THINK or TALK, and then WATCH 90 minutes of Eckhart Tolle yacking away at them, and then NOT TALK OR THINK!!
You see how he is doing it? He is persuading people to NOT THINK, to not criticize Tolle's writings and recordings. Just show-up, shut-up, go into a DEEP TRANCE, then get brainwashed for 90 minutes, shut-up some more, take some brochures to buy more Eckhart Tolle products, and go home and dream about Eckhart Tolle in your sleep. (same method as Sai Baba, even down to using Images of the Guru in meditative states...).
Come on, if this isn't New Age cultic brainwashing, then what is?
Its systematic and organized.
And its very smart too. It doesn't cost Tolle 1 cent, he makes money off it, from product sales. So he has free local ET evangelists for him, and he has forbid them from even TALKING to eachother, so this way no one can steal his thunder. Its all about Eckhart Tolle.
You get yourself into a DEEP TRANCE of meditation where you are SUGGESTIBLE, and think about Eckhart Tolle, and you start to get Transference to him,and bonded to him on the deepest level, as the ONLY ONE allowed to talk is Eckhart Tolle on DVD.
(what unbelievable and pathological arrogance Eckhart Tolle displays, it really is cringe-inducing).
Look at all the junk Eckhart Tolle is selling. Its unbelievable he is getting away with it. He has 22 CD's for sale...13 DVD's for sale, cards, music.
Eckhart Tolle is a bigtime Capitalist Entrepreneur, very aggressive in marketing and sales.
Notice how it starts with the books, then goes DEEPER and DEEPER and DEEPER into "Intensives and Retreats".
Notice how he lures you in? Starts with a book, then a CD, then a DVD or 10, next thing you are attending weekly meetings, retreats, intensives... then if you go deeper, you become a "facilitator" , and an ET Teacher, and all the rest of it. Thousands of dollar into Tolle's corporate bank account.
Eckhart Tolle seems to have copied some of the methods of the MLM Network Marketing people.
Exact same MLM and modern cultic pattern.
If it walks like a new age cult, and quacks like a new age cult, and organizes and markets and brainwashes with SUGGESTION and HYPNOSIS like a new age cult...then guess what...
Don't go to these obscene Weekly Eckhart Tolle Brainwashing Groups where you are forbidden to speak or think, and just watch propaganda movies of your Thought Leader ET.
Its very simple.
He gets you to put yourself into a deep self-induced hypnotic Trance, where you become highly suggestible.
Then you get brainwashed by Tolle for 90 minutes by DVD.
Then you meditate more to install his suggestions.
Then you are forbidden to speak with your friends, which is going to mess your mind up even more as its so abnormal and antisocial.
Then you are in the grasp of Eckhart Tolle.
This guy is pathetic.
Attending a Silent Local Group
All are welcome to attend a Silent Local Group.
The groups listed follow Eckhart's recommended Silent Group format. The group may begin with ten to twenty minutes of silence (silent meditation), 1 to 1 1/2 hours of an Eckhart Tolle audio or visual recording, ending with ten to twenty minutes of silence (silent meditation). It's best not to engage in discussion, as it tends to stimulate the mind and ego.