Re: I am Not Your Guru
Date: October 23, 2019 09:31PM
I appreciate your line of reasoning, but the cult/not a cult debate can go on FOREVER, has gone on forever.
Lining up expert witnesses to designate Landmark 'a cult' will not, I fear, dissuade many people from participating in it.
Additionally, it is my contention that Landmark has morphed itself into a number of 'coaching' entities, coaching skills training providers, coach accreditation bodies, and 'independent' consultancies that do not brand as "Landmark", but, utilize est/Landmark 'technologies' for both private and corporate programs.
The name change/chameleon thing has been Erhard/est's response to both legal actions and social opprobrium.
I don't know about you, but I don't know many professionals who have utilized FIVE aliases.
And, I don't know of a single 'reputable' consultancy/training provider that has morphed as many times as est/The Forum/The Landmark Forum/Landmark Education/Landmark Worldwide -- and let's not forget, WE&A/Transformational Technologies/Vantos/The Barbados Group...and, the coaching entity spin-off's.
At least SCIENTOLOGY trades under 'one' name.
One really has to wonder, and start asking serious questions about the elite academic institutions that have promoted the interests of a, golly, where does one start: bigamist, accused and never debunked kid rapist, and chronic, absolutely chronic con-artist.
That list includes:
University of Pennsylvania
MIT Sloan School of Business
USC, Marshall School of Business
If you want to understand Erhard/est/Landmark/etc. -- look at the network of academics who have promoted this 'entity'.