Well, if you can resist that person's recruitment, you are a very strong individual. That guy sounds like he could be recruiting an amazing amount of people, due to his wealth and status and aggressiveness. (People figure if you APPEAR to be rich, then you must know what you are talking about).
That guy could very well have "sociopathic" tendencies. Many folks who are successful in business have those traits, as they are able to simply USE people to get what they want. His blatant pitch to you sounds almost totally ruthless. He sounds like a perfect match for Landmark. Maybe he loves Landmark as it provides tools and rationalizations for him to do whatever he wants to people no matter the cost to them. Maybe he will start running his local Landmark franchise!! Maybe he is?
I have found with folks who are really smart and ruthless, if you can show them you know what they are doing and why, they will often STOP, and either be your friend, (equal), or just leave you alone.
If it were me, i would engage that person in an intense discussion about what EXACTLY Landmark does, its history, Werner Blowhard, who owns it, where the money goes, and all of Landmarks SPECIFIC techniques they use on people, and also the philosophical assumptions being sold. I would be able to tell right away if that person was a victim, or a predator. If you are knowledgeable enough about it, you can have a very strong impact on people, but sometimes they can turn on you very aggressively. Its a VERY fine line to walk.
I do NOT recommend you do this though.
Use this an an opportunity to train yourself to see through other peoples manipulations. Landmark isn't the only group out there trying to get our money and minds!
As for the gentleman who initially tried to "recruit" me; I've largely avoided him since the incident - not returning any of his calls and acting as if I dropped off the face of the earth. Looking back on it even more, especially after having read some more posts on this forum, I can safely say that he was using another approach to get me to enroll:
I've often admired his most treasured Porsche (among a collection of 30 or so), it's one of the rarest ever made, and is next to impossible to come by in the United States. I've joked with him more than once that if business gets better for me, I'd make him an offer. In so few words, he more or less suggested that he knew "the right people" to help me expand my business, and could ultimately help me find "the right strategy"; maybe I'd be able to get it "sooner than I thought"...all if I attended landmark and simply "trusted" him. The carrot and stick approach...
I'll keep you updated on any new developments. Thank you for your wonderful encouragement.