Thanks for the update Amhebera.
I understand the difficulty you are having in understanding the amount of animosity you have suffered as a result of some of the posters on this thread.
I hope their comments are not intended to be insulting. I do not codone any kind of insulting behaviour but I do kind of understand where they are coming from.
I know you may be struggling to come to grips with my personal experience of the landmark forum, when it appears to be at odds with your personal experience of the same course. The facts are that I did the forum. I did have a psychotic breakdown as a result. I did have a serious car accident during my breakdown. I am still suffering the ill effects. I am on anti-psychotic medication. I have been labelled with schizophreniform disorder as well as bi-polar disorder. I survived two weeks of solid suicidal depression. I am seeing a psychologist. I had two distinct identities after attending the forum. I am lucky that I have found a pyschologist who understands mind control and is a TRAINED hypnotherapist, she has helped me to integrate my "landmark" identity with my original identity. I am well on my way to recovery. All I can ask of you is to use the amazing gift that all of us humans have- the ability to put ourselves in others shoes. Have some empathy for me as I have for you.
If there is one thing this whole landmark forum experience has taught me is that there are only victims of cults. Nobody willingly joins a cult, they use sophisticated language and tricks to lure people into their evil web.
I think you should educate yourself on the process of thought reform and mind control. This may give you a different perspective on landmark forum and all LGATs as well as other more mainstream cults.
A good place to start is at this page [www.culteducation.com
Good luck. My life is NOT "empty and meaningless".
Hi exland and thank you for the post.
Your story touches me, it reaches me in a profound way. In fact, stories like yours make me think that maybe Landmark should be closed down, even though based on my own experience, I don't feel that way.
I absolutely have empathy for you and what you went through.
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I'll also review your link. I'm behind on my homework in this forum, I need to read up on a few links.
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and finally, I'm honestly not sure if I should say what I think on this forum or not.
When I do, I'm an apologist and a troll, and I don't want to get into a shoving match of disagreement. I think that's silly in every situation.
At the same time, I'm absolutely not a landmark assistant who runs around preaching it's strongpoints, but I fear, that I'm percieved that way. It really is a very odd place I find myself in on this board.
I'm also concerned that if I say things that debate what you said, on any level, that it might be a rude thing to do because your wounds are so fresh.
So, here's my question for you. Do you want debate, or would you prefer not?