I'm curious as to why certain religious groups or religious affiliated groups haven't investigated Landmark--not that I am a proponent of Focus on the Family, but you'd think they's jump all over Landmark. I don't know how my kids are going to relate to their dad anymore because "he's not there" anymore. He claims he's had out-of-body, experiences of disassociation and it kind of scares me. He lives in 1000 miles away from us but I get the impression (form him anyway) that this hasn't affected his job or anything and I don't know how you can disassociate and be effective at work. He has already started his 10 week seminar and the Landmark woman than he became engaged to apparently isn't bothered by his history of addiction (which he says is just a "story" jsut as alcohol addiction is a "story") and pathological lying (about degrees, what he does, ---it was a 24/7 thing) because she thinks Landmark can or has changed all of these behaviors, literally overnight. He said it was like in The Matrix where he took a pill and the world immediately changed and pointed out that the people who wither wrote or produced The Matrix were Landmark devotees. Has anyone else hear this?
About "the Matrix",
The concept has its origins in the Stargate project, he secret CIA project led by the physicist and "Scientologist" Hal Puthoff together with Russel Targ, another physicist. The whole project was about psychic viewing and allegedly, Werner Erhard had some links with it. Psychic viewing was said to be possible because the world is constituted by a "Matrix" where non-local connections between all physical bodies exists due to their Quantum Mechanical nature (yes, the same ideas put forward by the cult movie "What the F%&@# do we know?!!!"). This way, you can interract with distant bodies, view, heal or create new realities by the power of your mind (Maharishi's doctrine!).
It has everything to do with the concept of "creating your own reality" put forward aggressively by Landmark. All these New Age concepts are deeply rooted in Landmark and other cult-like groups (TM, Scientology, etc...). It's simply insane and it has no scientific foundations. It's pure speculation and some critics has described it as Quantum Quackery!
The movie "The Matrix" was probably inspired by these same concepts behind the Stargate project, but I cannot find any direct evidence of that.