Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: February 06, 2019 08:22AM
my active involvement with lw/shiloh was from 1973 to 1978, a short time relative to most of those that post on this forum. in reflection, these were some of the ruses i bought (literally and figuratively) into:
in washington, iowa the urine analysis, distilled water and magic pills offered by a "doctor" sponsored by the gardner's (he was an elder in the washington, ia church).
a speed reading course offered by a lawyer and i think an elder from des moines. now this ruse was supreme and illustrates just how naive i was/we were. the essence of this ruse was that our minds are like a camera and if we enable ourselves to tap into the 90% of our brains, virtually unused, the sky was the limit. so all we had to do was simply glance, and i mean glance, at a page in a book no matter it be right side up or upside down; no matter if we started from the back of the book or the front, did not matter because our brains would take a photo and pazzam, we would know the book's tale. after several sessions and the hundred or so bucks we threw into the pot came the testing of the validity of the process. this came in the form of a quiz asking us questions about some of the books we "read" in our speed-reading exercises. the books we read and/or were tested on were not like sinclair lewis' "arrowsmith" or hardy's "tess of the durbervils (?sp, and i ain't gonna look it up now), no. we were tested on books like "moby dick" or "the wizard of oz" (frankly, i do not recall which books we were tested on, my point is we were not tested on anything other than the commonly known). so allow me some leeway on the questions that i do not recall and also please allow me some levity and humor (for those of you who like to laugh).
moby dick was the name of the first commercially offered dildo in the usa
moby dick was the name of king edward's of england grandmother
moby dick was a whale
2nd question re the wizard of oz
the dorothy character was based on the posthumously published autobiography of dorothy simmering
the wicked witch of the west got her sexual yummies from her employment of the moby dick dildo
oz is a fictional place referenced in a work of fiction.
pazzam, i got both correct and hence, my hundred bucks very well spent. as a result i now read 300 page books upside down, backwards and even unopened because now my brain is no longer untapped while reading dorothy's autobiography, holding a moby dick dildo (what am i supposed to do with this thing?) and having orgasmic thoughts about my beautiful wicked witch of the west and marilyn