Both Werner Erhard and L. Ron Hubbard were said to have laughed and joked about the "perfect" scam in which their victims were convinced that anything bad that happened to them was entirely, completely, and 100% their own fault (and conversely, anything good was attributable to their involvement with the group). They both liked to be referred to as ~Source.~
this is right on - landmark says: "when something bad happens that is because you are running your racket". Scientologists say "what are your crimes" - "what are you withholding".
When I was in the cult of landmark we always ALWAYS had to talk to our coach when something was not going our way. I have never seen so many coaches in my life. People were thinking that they knew how to apply the "tech" right after doing the forum. So people started coaching nonlandmarkers all the time. The focus was of course to get them enrolled. A lot of the unsolicited coaching ended in arguments. It is so strange that people think they can solve everything with the "tech". Landmark and Scientology are very similar but landmark does not use the e-meter. In landmark it is called "clearing". You open yourself up to a coach and reveal what is going on with your life. And EVERYTHING that has happened is because you have not applied the landmark technology in the correct way.
When I was an assistant in the IFLP (introduction to the forum leader program) I was assigned to 5 coachees. But in order to be a good coach I had to be a perfect example of a landmark leader. To do that we had a telephone call set up with another assistant to "set up the day". To "set up up the day" was to "generate oneself as a landmark leader. We were not allowed to run our rackets and winning formula. Then we couldn't breed any new introduction leaders. So I became more and more brain washed - now I had to brain wash myself.
Usually I was very tired while being an introduction leader becasue it was a physical and mental stress present at all times. Enroll, enroll, enroll...coach others to enroll....become an image of a forum leader...give your life to landmark and you will be happy....are you feeling bad?....that is because you are running your racket...or maybe your winning formula is running?....
Maybe I was just human. Landmarkers think they are super human beings.
Sorry for the rambling. I hope you can follow what I have written. It may seem strange to someone who has not been in landmark. But this kind of rambling is going on in the minds of true landmarkers...until you are able to shut every part of your old self down...then MAYBE you can become a forum leader and start doing work for landmark and get paid. Very few make it to the level of forum leader. You have to extinguish your old self totally and most people understand that it is not the right path to go to become a free human being.