Hey, vent away, god knows I do. The nice thing is that you don't have to be careful about what you say on these boards (as long as you follow the guidelines). There are a few big Landmark threads up that I know many people actively monitor, I think you will get quite a response If you post on them as well.
How can someone volunteer to give up their critical thinking skills? It makes me so angry that they have taken this otherwise smart person away from herself.
You know, LGAT snowjobs are constructed in the exact same fashion as you would make any ambush. Create a seemingly friendly, non-threatening atmosphere, lure the innocent into the trap, and spring it before the mark even knows what's going on. The ones who stay in their seats are the ones who don't even realize they are trapped. As for the why? Well, I think it is because the U.S. is spiritually anemic and we are becoming more and more socially isolated as individuals. I think LGAT's gain members for many of the same reasons the popularity of the MMO RPG has exploded. These trainings are claiming that they can sell you back your soul. Insecurity in the presence of seemingly powerful and charismatic individuals trained in mental conditioning techniques can make the most intelligent person throw caution to the wind if they are desperate enough.