That is an interesting post made by the username "John D. Zemanek". First off, for a so-called spiritual person, its pretty nasty in terms of personally attacking whoever posted their viewpoint.
It also has some obvious errors in it.
-he says Michael is not a therapist. That is false. MICHAEL M GOTTLIEB was a registered MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST for 30 years!
(Issue Date: June 01, 1974 Expiration Date: May 31, 2004)
So, yes his license is now DELINQUENT, but he has been a therapist for 30 years, so that's mainly what he is/was.
-then he states that Michael Gottlieb is a Rabbi? ok, where was he ordained, and by whom? I think Madonna is also getting "ordained" any day now, so that does not mean much these days.
-he also states that people are telling others how to run their lives. No one is saying that. This is simply called people having a personal viewpoint and engaging in free discussion.
People in these sects are not used to being criticized and analyzed and questioned. They are used to everyone falling into mental lock-step like a zombie.
From what I have seen from the alleged members of RW posting on this forum, there is nothing much spiritual going on. I see very aggressive hostility, name-calling, personal attacks, and conscious distortion.
All they have to do is post their IRS audited nonprofit financial reports for everyone to have a look at, to see if they make sense. And yes, they are nonprofit, so they are spending tax payer money, so that means we have a right to see where our tax-money is going, and to whom.
Also, the Royal Way is about "abundance". So I wonder, what kind of salary do they give themselves? Just enough to not pay any personal income tax, or a fat paycheck?
In some of these groups, their Leader and others take a legal "vow of poverty" and thus have to pay zero tax. Then they put luxury homes, cars, property, etc all in the name of the "church" and live like Kings, while paying zero tax.
How is King Michael living?
Also, lets see some of Michael Gottliebs writings. Why doesn't he publish a book? Because keeping everything hidden makes it more "mysterian" and is good marketing.
In my personal opinion The Royal Way meets almost all of the Warning Signs on this list. [www.culteducation.com
Soon someone will access the public financial documents for The Royal Way, and one day someone will probably start posting Michael Gottliebs writings on the internet. The truth always come out.
Now I have to run off to my nude marriage counselling appointment...
But like the founder of Scientology said, if you want to get rich quick, start a "new" religion. No taxes, and you can live like a King.
John D. Zemanek
Wow. One friend leaves you behind and you go to pieces.
Interesting profile: your dippy pseudonym, your supposed friends in the espionage business, the thrill you find in accusing someone you don’t know of sinister doings you never witnessed, your shaky grasp on the difference between your fevered imaginings and reality, your obvious disinclination to go out and experience life.
Oh, and let’s not forget your rock-hard conviction that you know what’s right for everybody. Sounds a bit cultish doesn’t it?
Hey, Mr. Fish, we’re a church. We have spiritual beliefs and practices. That’s what churches do. We’re not forcing them on you. You’re the one who’s on a power trip, telling a bunch of nasty lies in an attempt to prescribe how everyone should run their lives. Take a look in the mirror and gag – if you have the sensibility.
It hardly need be said, but I’ll say it anyway, that the statements and things you accuse Michael of uttering and doing never happened. Also, for the record:
-- Michael is a spiritual teacher, not a therapist.
-- Royal Way was founded over 25 years ago, and not by “patience”.
-- Rabbis are ordained, not licensed.