Been following this chat for a long time...so here is my little reply...
I think some of you had "issues" before even doing the courses, and all that happened was that your "true colours " were exposed by doing the courses,maybe.
Like anything and everything,it works for some and not for all, that is the simple fact.
There are surley bigger this to worry about, just cause i dont like cabbage, does not mean I must stop everyone from eating it.
Since the word cult is always mentioned, how about a real cult, like:
Have you parted with $$$ after doing the courses, were you forced to return ? In fact did anyone hold a gun to your head and force you to stay, many people have walk out during the course, thats great, its their choice.
Dont like somthing, dont do it,yet why is it that people have a need to get onto a soap box and moan about it, are you bitter cause you did not get it?
I did the course over 11 years ago, did it affect me,Sure, in a possitive way. I saw for myself, how i behaved in the world,what i selfish prick i was, didnt turn into a angel , just behaved better towards myself and others. For me it has been how my behaviour, beliefs affected ME. i did other courses,didnt like them,so what. Still read a wide diversity of books( incl LGAT ), enjoy now having an open mind to whatever is out there,not wasting my time judging people for what they believe in....who cares. freedom of choice.
Yes, the mind is a powerful thing, so why in a room of 80 people, did it affect you in a "bad" way and not many others?
Surley it is something you should be asking yourself if the cousres did not help ,take a hard look at yourselves ,are you behaving exactly the same way as you did before the courses, depressed and bitter etc etc..
So move on,look for something else to make you happy. Another course,whatever.
Is it not fantastic , that there is not just 1 way,just as there are over 10,000 different religions on this planet, are you now going to tell me which one is the "right" one? people kill for their "crap"...
We are no better than, a person strapping a bomb on themselves to proof a point.
I say, do whatever makes you happy, yet dont destroy another on the way, in order for you to be right....... or join a forum that backs up your believe :) ..love the mob !!
Including myself, lets rather be constructive.
or will you be "killing me" with your words of reply? and before you do, remember i did they same courses as you and finished with a brighter outlook. And im truely sad that you did not get out , what i did.
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd".Voltaire
Maybe we get all the answers when we expire, we can all have a laugh and talk about how silly we were...
love you all..have fun..and make the most of your time , do better than doing harm...