Re: Left confused, verbally abused and in debt after Landmark Forum. Anyone else?
Date: February 11, 2020 02:31PM
First, I must apologize for being vague. It is necessary.
You seem to remember quite a bit of detail about the final, Tuesday night, session of the Forum.
I am wondering if you happen to recall that the Forum Leader wrote an acronym on the chalkboard/dry erase board? If you attended in 2012, they may still have been using it. I don't know if they use it now or not.
I don't think that either one of us should write the whole thing out here. If we avoid that, it may someday be useful in court, but to refresh your memory, here are some hints:
1) It has to do with "rackets," and what they consist of. The acronym describes a "program" used against people who "refuse to give up their rackets," or who say that Landmark does not work for them.
2) The Forum Leader used the example of Hawaii, and how, when someone leaves, they give them a Lei, but at Landmark, they give them something else, (similar in form) - and "send them on their way."
3) It starts with the letter "G," (for "gossip"), and is 7 letters long. Then it is followed by another word, which is deliberately misspelled.
4) After that, the Forum Leader told us that the acronym was copyrighted, admonished us to never tell anyone. (and then, during the same discussion, the Forum Leader also used the term "terminal uniqueness," which is apparently a rip-off from AA, but you could see that the way he said it made people nervous). He gave no further explanation.
Most of the people in the room were uncomfortable and confused by that discussion, (judging by how they shifted in their seats and the looks on their faces), but glossed over it. The Forum Leader kept it brief, and I think most participants just wanted to get back to their LGAT highs.
I now know that it signifies some of their most horrific abuse. I don't believe that copyright laws will hold up in court, in regards to this, or can protect them from disclosure of this.
There was something else that happened at my Tuesday night session, but it would not occur in every Forum. It requires a patsy, (or a victim of the above-described acronym).
The only people who would fully understand the significance would be either people who were subjected to it, and/or people who participated in administering it. Still, I am looking for others who may remember that discussion, even if they did not understand it.
Thanks in advance for any weirdness you can remember about the Tuesday night session, or letting me know if any of this sounds familiar.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2020 02:38PM by kdag.