for anyone left wondering about the true "intent" of Byron Katie & Co, one key point is completely revealing.
Most of these LGAT's use 'volunteers' as free labor at their seminars. Why? To save money! Why hire a staff, when you can get acolytes to work for free 18 hrs a day? (no overtime, no taxes, no insurance, no nothing).
But even that level of exploitation is not good enough for Byron Katie & Co.
She has to take it to the level to apparently CHARGE people to work for her!? Think of how utterly cynical that is. So much money coming in, and the greed is so high, they have to charge people to work.
Slavery was when people worked for no pay. Unpaid labor.
What is it called when people PAY to WORK? Extortion? Mind-Control?
So Byron Katie & Co actually go well beyond many other LGAT's in this respect. Other's fear doing this, as they could get into serious legal trouble regarding employment law, etc. If someone snaps out of it, and then decides to file a complaint...BK could be in very serious trouble for back-wages and fines, maybe worse.
By the way, folks could post links to these threads here and there on the internet.
Byron Katie has new seminars coming up, and people will search the internet for information.
Maybe using words like...
April 4 - 13, 2008 The School for The Work Los Angeles
The School for The Work with Byron Katie.
seminars, scam, rip-off alert, price, cult, weird, LGAT, cult leader, mind control, new age, guru, SHAM
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This is the book that finally set me free from near discipleship in Byron Katie's weird and wonderful world. So glad I read it. For that, I'm giving it two stars.
This book is a funky trip into the mind of the woman who took her severe mental illness to guru status, all because she "found a way" to escape a normal, healthy range of human emotion.
I was amazed to hear from this woman (who has no formal education to back her claims) that there is no such thing as the "fight or flight" response, regardless of what the world of science has taught us, and what physical reality has proven time and again.
If I were to believe what I read in this book, then I discovered that my body is nothing more than a "projection" of my mind, and that nothing is real. I found out that I am nothing, but everything all at once. I discovered that I am not me, but I am everyone. I found out that BK's version of "reality" doesn't make any sense at all... and that what I was learning from this book had absolutely no value for me.
I was especially disturbed to read how BK watched a man having stroke and didn't care at all, because she knew his suffering wasn't real... and somehow mistook her apathy and indifference for "love."
In my opinion, this book is only for die hard fans and cult followers of Byron Katie. If you're interested in reality and spirituality, please, look elsewhere.
(To the defensive die-hards fans who might want to argue in the comments section, I ask: "Could it be true?")