Well, well, well. Dig, and what pops up? Scientology. Pat Grove is a "clear".
Amazon.com has a book review on one of Pat Grove's books on "I Am" training (name of his courses) that says:
In 1995 I participated in the Essence training, an ofspring of the I am training.
Pat Grove trained Yiftach Sagiv, founder of Essence Training
Followed that to a Dutch-language page titled "Negative experiences with Essence Trainings" which says:
Pat Grove traint al vanaf 1969 en is te linken aan Scientology & EST/Forum
Which translates roughly into "Pat Grove has been training since 1969 and has connections to Scientology and EST/Forum".
Searching on Pat Grove and Scientology, and it brings up three Scientology Clear Lists, one for 1980 and one for 1985. One lists "Patrick Grove" and the other lists "Pat Grove". Another lists "Pat Grove" getting a "Student Hat" in 1978
So, no wonder Quest uses "clearings" and does auditing by-another-name - and minus the tin cans, of course.
PS the scientology magazine that Pat Grove appeared in in 1978 was the Los Angeles branch.
Does anyone know which lgats or lgat trainers were operating around that time in Los Angeles?
PS this is the editorial review comment on Pat Grove's book:
"I have participated in all major trainings like est, Lifespring, and Silva Mind Control. Out of all these programs I found the 'i am training' to be the most complete, based in powerful ontology and pertinent in today's world."