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7 years ago
laarree
corboy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > Things slowed down a tiny bit by 1979; people > thought it was the end of the world if they got > herpes. > > (Slow shake of the head) Interestingly, Bayard had herpes— he was not secretive about it when I was still involved with Direct Centering. Many years later he made videos and statements
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7 years ago
laarree
terramaid Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I showed up in Philly to do this, the center > itself looked like a cult lair. People were living > upstairs, it was cold and everything had a very > un-est-like, unprofessional, thrown-together look > to it. > > I was housed in the apartment where several DC > cultists lived. I think
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7 years ago
laarree
Hi terramaid, I was surprised to find a new post on this thread. I got an automated email alert about it earlier this morning. Yours is the first in 5 years(!). So you did the DC course at 16 unaccompanied by either of your parents? That was negligent of them. DC was already pretty bizarre by the time I left, but I guess it got even more bizarre afterwards. Tapping you on the head with a plas
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11 years ago
laarree
He's mentioned on this webpage as a PSI Seminars instructor at some point in the not-too-distant past. I know virtually nothing about PSI Seminars other than knowing it is an LGAT from having seen it mentioned here in these forums. I watched a Youtube video that was on Benchmark's website in which a very enthusiastic young woman raved about how wonderful the course she took was and w
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11 years ago
laarree
A sound decision, rrmoderator. BrokenHalo's posts did seem to be coming from the dark side of the moon.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
laarree
BrokenHalo, do you really believe what you posted, or are you just goofing around?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
laarree
QuotecorboyOn another venue, someone wrote about pathological liars and devised a catagory called 'Mythomaniac'. This fits Castaneda very well. I made some slight modifications. ·... “mythomaniacs,” may be suffering from histrionic personality disorder or narcissistic behavior disorder. The following comments basically reflect a pathological liar who has the characteristics of hi
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12 years ago
laarree
QuotendrwThey're networking on Facebook. Currently targeting Santa Fe NM Check out these profiles to see how many mutual friends they got: Bayard and the other "elders" like Greg have been on Facebook for a while. I don't know if their friend counts are growing or indicating anything ominous in any way. I really wonder how much business they do selling their online co
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14 years ago
laarree
Quotecorboyhttp://www.thehumanist.org/humanist/MaryGarden.html QuoteCan Meditation Be Bad for You? by Mary Garden Published in the Humanist, September/October 2007 ........ Read the rest of this article here: Thanks once again, corboy. Fascinating article.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
laarree
That's the craziest thing I've seen in days!
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14 years ago
laarree
Jeez, corboy, I think you are the gold miner! I remember reading a book about the Hunza ages ago--how I wished to visit them, as well as to eat the giant cabbages grown at Findhorn blessed by plant devas, sit in hot tubs at Esalen while talking to extraterrestrial walk-ins, meet avatars living out of sight of the Chinese in Tibet and drink yak butter tea with them, and have volcanic perinatal
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14 years ago
laarree
QuotecorboyThere is an interesting library of articles here. .... This said, a number of the articles led me to some interesting books and research leads. Items 10 to 14 and 22 and 23 are worth a peek. Thanks, corboy. I've had an interest in browsing through critiques of transpersonal psychology and Stanislav Grof's work in particular, and your link pointed me to a
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
laarree
I am so glad that the period of my life when I might have been tempted to participate in crap like this is far, far behind me. I hope Ray gets in a big heap of trouble over this tragic event.
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14 years ago
laarree
Hi investigator! Thanks for posting your find and the link too. I could swear I saw that woman's website months ago when I was Googling for info about Derek O'Neill. She seems to be in what is probably a common state of mind for people putting their cult involvement behind them -- aware of the abuse and exploitation that they had been subjected to by their "guru", but still
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
laarree
QuoteOerlikon And that staggering man, Lester, what was with him? I believe he was staggering from the enormous crippling rush of love he had opened himself up to. ;-)
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14 years ago
laarree
Quoterrmoderatorlaarree: Please remember that this thread is about Landmark Education not Direct Centering. Another thread about Direct Centering would be a more appropriate place to comment about that group. There already IS an active thread about Direct Centering, from which you've just banned a valuable partcipant. I'll go back next door. *sigh*
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14 years ago
laarree
John, just go peek into the Bayard Hora/Gavin Barnes thread in this very same LGAT forum, and you'll see what I've been doing. I think you'll be satisfied with my storytelling. :-) Last year I digitized the great bulk of my cult- and Direct Centering- related archives, which included a decent-sized collection of papers, articles, documents, etc. related to est, Erhard, LGATS in
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14 years ago
laarree
John Fox, your reply is appreciated. I'm just being cautious, as I am relatively a newbie here. FWIW, I participated in several exit counselings years ago and even spoke at a couple of counter-cult conferences (anyone remember the original CAN?). I also knew several people who were vociferous critics of est, the Hunger Project and the Forum, and who counseled many people out of these
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14 years ago
laarree
I have to interject here to say that I'm disappointed that amhebera has been banned because of the very recent contributions he's made to the thread about Bayard Hora/Gavin Barnes right next door to this thread. He's recently added some very valuable details to the online picture of an obscure and skimpily documented New Age weekend workshop-based cult, which, at least during the l
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14 years ago
laarree
Hey Ambehera, that's a big bunch of history to absorb. I'm at work now and can't devote much time to to replying at this second, but here are a few stray thoughts: QuoteAmhebera Somebody said earlier in this thread that the name changes were for tax reasons. I can’t say yes or no to that, but it’s the first I’d heard of it. If Bayard did change the name for tax reasons, he d
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14 years ago
laarree
Somebody recommended "Ticket to Heaven" to me recently. I've got some cult-related videos and DVDs in my collection that I haven't gotten around to watching: "Savage Messiah", a fictionalized account of a particularly nasty Quebecois cult leader and his multiple abused wives and children; "Banking on Heaven", a recent documentary about Fundamentalist Latt
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14 years ago
laarree
"Safe" was brilliant. I couldn't help but think of my cult experience when I watched it in a movie theatre years ago when it first came out. Julianne Moore was also excellent in her other collaboration with director Todd Haynes, "Far from Heaven".
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14 years ago
laarree
I too wonder about what it was like at the end of Direct Centering, or to be more precise, I wonder was going on with Bayard and his full-timers that caused Direct Centering to become Nexus. I really don't have any idea what Nexus was about and how it differed from DC. I've found it interesting that there seems to be no mention of or reference to either Direct Centering or Nexus on th
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14 years ago
laarree
On the whole Bayard "manifesting" Youtube thing-- that was pretty absurd. And re: "I remember the talk Gavin gave at the end of the course. 'You were never born and you never died, it has always been you just looking out.' There was something comforting about it. I asked, "but my mom remembers my birth???" answer, "you manifested her remembering your b
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14 years ago
laarree
Hi Ambehera, I don't care about mentioning names. That only became an issue when prefersprivacy joined this forum and was upset because she unexpectedly found her name mentioned here while Googling herself. She contacted the forum moderators here and had her name redacted from the message that mentioned her. Weirdly enough, I was looking at a couple of Bayard's videos on Youtube a
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14 years ago
laarree
Andrea, I forgot what a humorless prick he could be at times. At least he didn't order anyone to chop your head off. :-) I also had forgotten about the healing rays at the end of the awareness projections. Now that you've reminded me of it, I faintly remember wondering in the early days of doing them whether anyone had actually been healed miraculously at a distance because of thos
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14 years ago
laarree
QuoteAmhebera... On Adam Savage (Myth Busters) - sorry, but I couldn't resist, and he's a public name so I think it's OK. Adam was never really into Direct Centering/Naexus at all. Several of his friends were, and I think he took it out of pressure (I signed up in a similar pressure from friends situation too), but Adam didn't stick around and I don't think he liked
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14 years ago
laarree
Quoteandyb4Hi Everyone-I'm back again. I just checked in to see what was new over here. I thought that I would be getting emails when anyone added anything new, but really I'm glad I stopped in. Just wanted to say that I recently saw the movie "Ticket To Heaven" it's about a non-religious jewish guy who joins a religious christian(?) cult while he's visiting a friend
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15 years ago
laarree
Hey SunsetSam, thanks for posting your story here. I'm glad you were relatively unscathed by your Direct Centering experience. You alluded to a classic photo of Jim Jones--I was a DC assistant back when the Jonestown massacre took place. It's amazing in retrospect how I and everyone else at DC downplayed its cultish nature -- we even gleefully joked about "drinking the lunch dri
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15 years ago
laarree
Quotelaarree Bayard actually mentions his history as a belt manufacturer on the Immunics website--if I can locate the page, I'll post the link here. I actually found this link today, so here it is, FWIW: It's kind of fascinating-- a fairly detailed reminiscence of B's early life in NYC, and unlike the other more thoroughly woo-woo-filled pages that dominate the public webpag
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