> There is a lot hidden, and it may take several
> years to see things really going on in the school.
> They will make you feel comfortable and safe to
> bring you deeper into the folds in these early
> courses. There is a LOT of energetic deception in
> these first courses. It's very hard to see. All
> part of the indoctrination process.
> Can you say a little more about this? I felt like
> there was a certain kind of evasiveness from the
> practitioners I met about answering questions or
> being forthcoming, like they weren't really
> telling me what all this was about. What do you
> feel are the important things that the group
> conceals from new potential members?
They tell staff members and residents to hold their energy differently when the IST 101 and IST Focus course students come - especially the 101 students, so it feels safe so they can open to the process of the courses. If staff or residents are fighting or having big reactions about something they are told to do it away from the public areas so younger students won't see the level to which people take the acting out and aggression.
> We were told when we were in courses that we had
> to wear only certain colors in the temple, but
> when we left to walk around the property we needed
> to wear a jacket or covering so if a plane or
> drone went overhead they wouldn't see a bunch of
> people walking around in all the same color. Aka
> they knew about this as a red flag for other cults
> and didn't want to be pegged for this cultish
> This sounds quite paranoid. Did you feel that
> there was an atmosphere of paranoia in the school
> at large?
You know, that wasn't my sense at the time, even looking back I feel a bit confused about that. I do feel like part of their paranoia was why they want to keep the school small. That's one of the ways they are different from so many cults we hear about that become so big, but it seems like it might be one of their protection mechanisms. If they are small enough they won't draw too much attention from authorities. They did take one of the books that Samuel Sagan wrote down from selling to the public - things in the book were too controversial for the general public, so now they only sell it to members of the advanced work. That seems a bit paranoid.
> The staffing program is run like a military
> bootcamp even more so than the course intensives,
> and I even heard it referred to as preparing for
> war - something you'll need for the upcoming
> apocalypse according to the school.
> I would like to hear more about this, especially
> since the Clairvision website explicitly denies
> that there is a literal apocalyptic flavor to
> their teachings.
Someone mentioned this, but yes, the book Bleeding Sun - this is the kind of apocalyptic future they believe in and that they are training for. This is really the focus of what they want - to bring the Clairvision work into this time far in the future so it can help save humanity.