Date: December 06, 2003 10:25PM
Yes - that Prosperity Abounds page did get better the more I read. They only choose 15 people to work for them (which means if you're chosen, you must be pretty darn special - the hook and beginning of the love-bomb stage).
Re LF and rape. I was fortunate to have a woman sit next to me at the Forum who, like myself had been raped. After seeing wat the FL did to a young man who had been physically abused by his Dad when he was a boy, we both just looked at each other and said at the same time, "no way am I sharing anything." Unfortuantely, I did not get another chance to speak with her but I wonder what effect the Forum had on her. Even tho it may seem like you escaped with your mind intact, you don't.
The really bad part for me was that my doctor DID have an effect on me and used my rape "story" the way LE would have. He did not believe that prior therapy had helped me work thru it all (it happened when I was 17). His twisted language included assuring me it wasn't my fault (only because I was so young), but made sure I knew my health problems at the time I was seeing him were a direct result of the rape, because I was hanging on to my story to avoid taking responsibility for my life.
There are studies using Ecstasy in PTSD (in Europe) and he wanted to be the one to release all this trapped stuff in me. The arrogance! Like a true sociopath, when I refused, he said that was another example of my inability to take responsibility(!!!), yet sent me a cover-your-ass email accusing me of asking for recreational Ecstasy, which he would never dream of providing. It's as if he memorized the training manual for sociopaths. Way back in these threads, when I was still pretty confused, I did see enough similarities with him and LEC that I concured the Forum was a continuing ed for sociopaths. Problem is that most people don't know what it's like to be on the receiving end of a sociopath, can't imagine what it's like and generally believe the sociopath, who is usually quite a good salesperson. Unless people are educated about these types, LGATS will keep thriving.