Shakti, you do make good points.
But I am not lumping all those guys together other than their names, I don't know anything about Stuart Resnick other than the few posts here, and I have not said he is drinking Katie Kool-Aid....yet.
I do agree using the terms "Katie supporter" is not the correct term, and retract it.
I like the phrase mentioned though..."running interference"...
I did get pissed-off at Stuart Resnick for insulting one of the decent members of this forum with the "alien implant" bullshit. I find that insulting and inappropriate.
We all tend to see things through our own filters, of course.
Also, I am actually anti-Bandler, even though was quite smart in his day, which is long past. People should stay far away from Bandler at this point.
Dr. Milton Erickson though, I think was a genius, and ethical, but his work has been abused. But he was one of the greatest hypnotherapists of all time.
As far as Guruphiliac, I do recall he asked for some quotes from Byron Katie along the lines of "I Am God" kinda thing. Some of the quotes so far from that suppressed book of hers, Losing The Moon, are saying that in her own way. But since the title of that book of Byron Katie is about Non-Dualism, one does see the cross-over in belief? (professed belief)
I find it fascinating how Byron Katie changed her marketing tactics right after that book Losing The Moon, and then pulled that book off the shelves. There are people selling that book used for $150 bucks. (there are still scanned pdf copies online...for now).
But as far as Stuart Resnick, here is a blast from him from 1996 about Landmark Education!
Oct 8, 1996
Paul Horne wrote:
> [snip] ... regardless of what you think about "the work" or Landmark
> or Erhart (he was a freak!), the 3 days and an evening you'll spend in
> the Forum will definitely give you access to seeing your life in a new
> way, and this almost ALWAYS turns into major transformations in people's
> lives. I don't know anyone who's had a bad experience with the Forum,
> but I know a few who've had problems with Landmark or the Advanced
OK, but there's one thing we need to be careful about. In just about ANY
organization, people who are dissatisfied tend to leave without saying
much, while those who got what they wanted stay & speak up. This can
lead to the illusion that people are "almost always" satisfied even when
a majority may not be. Obviously, the less open to criticism an
organization is (i.e., the more people fear being mocked for expressing
opposing views) the stronger this effect is.