I should add that, of course, the "stoning" is more symbolic and psychological than physical. If you watch the series, from the outside you would see nothing but differences. "Gilead" is (allegedly) a religious society, with much overt physical brutality. Landmark felt like more of a corporate cult, to me. The "philosophy " is very different. The whole thing had a very "corporate" feel, even in the general public Forum and seminars.
But, from my perspective, the mentality was virtually identical. I could not get through ten minutes watching it without being reminded of Landmark.
As such, the "stoning" takes this form, (from a previously posted thread):
"Every shred of privacy is stripped from the targeted individual, and personal information passed around to random people at Landmark. This will then be repeated back to you.(This includes information from 12-step and other support groups. People show up in these groups in crisis, at their worst, and say things that they would never say outside of these alleged "safe spaces").
Items that you have thrown into the trash will mysteriously reappear."
Every time someone repeated something super personal back to me, it was
like being hit by a rock. It completely strips away any sense of privacy or security. I felt violated; psychologically raped. At first, I brushed it off as coincidence. Bur the incidents were so numerous and close together that it became impossible to ignore. I'm sure that most of the people saying these things to me had no idea what they were doing. It probably seemsd innocent or harmless enough to them. But it wasn't harmless at all
More on that "program," which the Tuesday night acronym is also tied into:
If anyone in Landmark is reading this, and you are asked to go up to some person and repeat a phrase, Please, Don't Do It!!!
Just say, "I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia."
Above all, if you are in the program, and decide to leave, don't voice dissent. I thought that my criticism of the program had been very mild. Just leave!! In the words of Brandon Straka, "They came after me; and they'll come after you."