I am glad you wrote in. I check the site occasionally to see if I can be of service to expose the unethical, dark side of the Wright Institute.
First of all, the agency to contact regarding the Wright Graduate Institute's Accreditation is the following:
Wisconsin Educational Approval Board. Here is their website link: [eab.state.wi.us
They are not accredited in Illinois. I encourage you to contact them with your concerns. I had contact with them a little over a year ago. They were interested in my concerns regarding their ethics. They have been told that there approval depends on their clear separation of the Wisconsin Graduate Institute from Wright (Illinois) personal development aspect. There is to be no overlap, no recruiting, no use of Chicago weekends for their graduate student trainings. I believe the more people who expose their inconsistencies, the more likely they will be to loose their accreditation. The Board person that I talked to said, "that for the life of me, I can't understand why anyone would want their degree..." It seemed they were less concerned about content than process.
Regarding their gender role definitions, it seemed very fuzzy to me after I left. On the one hand, they preach the value and sacredness of the feminine. On the other hand, their presentation coach is a VP at Playboy, and they call their students, "playmates". Hmmmmmm. Also, they "childify" their students.
The sacred relic at their place in Wisconsin. Hmmmmm. I'm stumped on that one even though I spent a lot of time there. Perhaps it is something new they have come up with since I left. When I was a student there, all my commitments to them were imbued with a weight of a sacred covenant. They incorporate spirituality into their teachings and trainings. I am curious about the specific rituals you experienced as bastardized. I wonder if they are still doing the same old thing or if they have added something new.
And what did happen to the group for gay men? They still had it when I was there 18 months ago. Perhaps it was no longer profitable.