This may not have taken place in New York City, but this post by Leo2
on June 10, 2009 01:12PMis as follows:
I remember people were really pushed around, marriages were wrecked, careers and jobs were belittled, in the cause of the Great Maclaren's controlling excesses. At least one person died. People with medical conditions were taken off their medicines, and I was forced to try and take notes for classes even though I was deaf. I went to see Mr MacLaren once at a long weekend retreat, about a condition I had, and he was cold and indifferent. He was very crushing to a lovely intelligent older woman I knew, and told this nice refined woman that dogs always return to their vomit. How did they get together and agree to this disintegration of people's lives. Is it just a power thing ? It was cruel. I left after seven years, an engagement was broken, and I lost my steadiness, never very good. In my case chilhood disturbances made me a vulnerable person, but many people in the School were pretty normal, so I felt. Many years later, a friend recalled how Leon MacLaren had foamed at the mouth in one of his last lectures, scarey, it seems he was schizophrenic or psychotic by then. I was glad or relieved somehow to know he had died.
There was a split in the School into two groups, one following Dr Roles more liberal style, and the other more in your face.
The post by Corboy has set the structure out well. A shock to see that children have been abused, hard to take in. I hope the abusers have been punished.
For myself I have come to the conclusion that I could not print in a post about such people.
Meanwhile children should have protection