why are you taking this thread off-topic, which is..."The Game" "Pickup Artists" and "The Seduction Community"? and how NLP is being used by some of them?
From everything seen so far, "sparrow" is one of the good guys/gals.
Has anyone seen anything about sparrow promoting their NLP practice?? If so, please provide a link.
Sparrow started a thread about its possible misuse, and cultish aspects.
How many people with any training in NLP-hypnotherapy, will even CONSIDER how the NLP methods might be being misused by either pick-up artists, or other New Wage Gurus?
Either they don't care, or they are trying to get in on the action, and try to create a smokescreen.
There are not that many people with any training or knowledge in this area, so its rare to find someone with some experience, who is even interested in how it relates to scammers, and critical thinking.
So far, "sparrow" is providing some very valuable information about the pickup Gurus using ...
QUOTE: "techniques were soundly based on NLP, Psychology, Social Compliance, Confusion, Ericksonian Hypnosis etc."
That is correct, and Byron Katie and many others are doing the same thing, and most people have no idea.
Many people think NLP went off the rails quite some time ago, and some of the senior people like Bandler, cannot be trusted in their claims, or what they say.
But its a very complex area, and there are very few with any training who are willing to even ask ANY critical questions about NLP. Tony Robbins started doing almost pure NLP material, to the point he had to pay-off some of the NLP guys.
And there are some very "bad" sales NLPers out there, who are ruthless, and extract huge amounts of money from vulnerable people. That is a fact.
But unfortunately, its a very complex area.
Hopefully, "sparrow" will continue to make posts in various threads, as these exact techniques have moved into the culty and new age "spiritual" arena.
And some senior NLPers who have been in the game for 30 years have gone with them. That is where the serious money is now.