How I lost my wife to &#8220;The Pathwork&#8221;
Date: January 13, 2005 01:56AM
This community has adepts all over the world, I'm from Mexico City and of course there is a "Pathwork Centre" in Mexico, based in Cuernavaca, State of Morelos, just a few miles from Mexico City. The Director of this so called "Centre" is a man named Andres Leites who hired about 20 also so called "instructors" or “helpers”. The instructors are also individually involved in other kind of practices such as "Soul-healing" and other holistic stuff, and many Pathwork alumni attend what they call individual therapy with the instructors. Needless to say that very few if not none of the instructors are certified psychologists.
Since I was a teenager I always found occultism, paranormal phenomena and such related stuff amusing, as amusing you can find a David Copperfield show, as long as you don’t discuss seriously that he in fact can fly or make a plane disappear.
Well my wife, a certified psychologist in both clinical and industrial fields (but nevertheless always fascinated and intrigued by Wilhelm Reich and his work), felt attracted by this kind of group courses based on something they sometimes refer as “personal growth”. I went along with my wife, five or six years ago, to a few of this Pathwork group sessions and realised immediately that it was something far from amusing.
My wife got more fascinated when she found out that Eva Pierrakos (founder of The Pathwork was John C. Peierrako’s wife, due to the fact that Pierrakos was a disciple of Reich and through Reich’s theories he developed a new one called “Core-Energetics” (another issue worthy to be discussed in this forum).
To start with, the cost of the so called curses are very high, it is necessary to attend one session in a monthly basis, that is 12 sessions of 6 to 9 hours each, and they charge everyone about 3,500 t0 4,000 American dollars for that. All the lectures (translated in Spanish) are sold individually to each of the alumni and the instructor told us that such lectures are copyright material. (I found this amusing because the lectures were allegedly written by a supposed spiritual entity called The Guide through Eva Pierrakos, (founder of this cult).
The group is lead by one of the instructors. In my particular case, the sessions which I attended were led by a woman named Blanca Rosa Anorve, who is responsible for the rise of the Pathwork in Argentina and other southern countries of the American continent. It is important to say that nowadays Blanca R. Anorve is in a mental institution, suffering from all kinds of mental disorders.
To get along well in these kind of courses you got to be a believer and never question anything. Even though I found amusing this kind of things, when someone seems to take it seriously I tend to question and discuss the issue from a logical, scientific point of view. This behaviour was perceived by the “instructor” immediately as a threat and the strategy that followed was to point out at the sceptics, referring to them as people who are trapped in their personal and spiritual paradigm, unwilling to open their minds and spirit to the truth and the teachings of The Guide.
In one of these sessions I saw Anorve with a syringe offering us an injection of a clear water substance called by her as X-2, telling us that it will help us to relax and meditate. Nor my wife or I at that time accepted such a strange offer. Stating that the body, the mind and the spirit are connected, she told us to lie down on the floor and meditate. After a while she told us to get in contact with the energy of the others. At this point, the guy who was lying beside my wife started to touch and rub her up and down, allegedly as a form to get in contact with her inner energy. I was upset and tried to stopped the guy but immediately two of Anorve assistants hold me down and told me to relax. In a weird kind of compensation these two female assistants tried to caress me as well but I refused. All this was too much for me and ended up in a huge fight with my wife who, at that time, was already a fervour believer. I told her that she was free to believe and practise whatever she wanted, but t hat I wasn’t willing to attend this courses anymore, so I ran off from all this nonsense.
My wife got more and more involved in The Pathwork and she was always asking me to go back to it, nevertheless I refused. She took the LDP grade in The Pathwork that implies four years of attending. During this period she was told in the sessions that I was spiritually separated from her, because I do not believe in The Pathwork, that my behaviour toward The Pathwork blocked the mutuality that love should have between man and woman, just as stated by The Guide. Due to this teachings my wife avoided sex with me for more than six months. Because this wasn’t enough to make me come back to The Pathwork the instructors told her that it was necessary for her to find a spiritual compatible partner and so she did, becoming the lover of one of his fellow students, a 53 year old married man, involved also in something called “Family Constellations” created by a Hebert Hellinger, (another issue that is worthy of being discussed in this forum). Of course this situation derived immediately in a divorce. I tried to make up things with her, but she told me that she was willing to loose six years of marriage rather than loosing four years of “personal growth” acquired in The Pathwork.
And that’s how The Pathwork took my wife away from me.