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6 days ago
Leslie Read
While I agree Jac is a decent person and teacher…she *also* is one who is adamant about protecting the non-dual brand…and the teachers associated with non-duality. As arguably one who has been one of the most harmed by the systemic collusion of non-dual teachers I had a chance to meet with her over Skype to discuss the existential harm to this life and the lives of 4-generations of my family a
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
25 days ago
Leslie Read
Hello Friends… Please join me on Substack for a new post on ‘The Lying Effect’ and how it relates to the deceptive dynamics largely playing out in the non-dual community: and also on my website: Warmly, -Leslie Read@ integrityintruth.com
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 weeks ago
Leslie Read
Hello Friends, Please join me on Substack for a new post on 'Radical Non-Duality' and the dangers posed by such teaching. Warmly, -Leslie Read www.integrityintruth.com
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 weeks ago
Leslie Read
Hello... Please join me for the new blog-post on "The Mistake of Equating Non-duality with Spirituality." Warmly, -Leslie Read www.integrityintruth.com ...and now on Substack:
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
4 months ago
Leslie Read
Hi All, The following is a letter I wrote to the ASI (Assoc. of Spiritual 'Integrity) of which Rick Archer was a founding member and who sits on the board. He is definitely playing both sides of the game. Here is the letter: The following short recording (22 min.) details the occult controls over 4-generations of my family to which Rick Archer suggested I just ‘walk away.’ (The
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
5 months ago
Leslie Read
Hello Friends, A NEW BLOG-POST: The Existential Danger of Radical Non-Duality Warmly, -Leslie Read www.integrityintruth.com
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
Leslie Read
Hello... Jac and the ASI is nothing more than a smokescreen for the atrocities occurring within certain radical ND groups. Be very careful...they have ZERO reason to account for the activity of harmful behavior. Ajata (nothing ever happens) is widely used to cover for abuse: ttps://integrityintruth.com/ajata-and-the-wide-open-door-to-abuse/ Continue calling out where such hypocrisy
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
Leslie Read
Hello... Denial is an active ingredient in all radical non-duality. It's the very thing that allows for abuse to go on, unhindered...UNLESS what makes a stink about it! Which I am glad to see (finally) happening. With regard to Jac and the utter smokescreen of the ASI: And with regard to denialism and ND'ity: AND Ajata (nothing ever happens) ttps://integrityintruth.co
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
Leslie Read
Hello... Denial is an active ingredient in all radical non-duality. It's the very thing that allows for abuse to go on, unhindered...UNLESS what makes a stink about it! Which I am glad to see (finally) happening. With regard to Jac and the *utter smokescreen* of the ASI: And with regard to denialism and ND'ity: AND Ajata (nothing ever happens) Continue calling
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
Leslie Read
Hello... Denial is an active ingredient in all radical non-duality. It's the very thing that allows for abuse to go on, unhindered...UNLESS what makes a stink about it! Which I am glad to see (finally) happening. With regard to Jac and the utter smokescreen of the ASI: And with regard to denialism and ND'ity: AND Ajata (nothing ever happens) ttps://integrityintruth.co
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
6 months ago
Leslie Read
Hello... Denial is an active ingredient in all radical non-duality. It's the very thing that allows for abuse to go on, unhindered...UNLESS what makes a stink about it! Which I am glad to see (finally) happening. With regard to Jac and the utter smokescreen of the ASI: And with regard to denialism and ND'ity: AND Ajata (nothing ever happens) ttps://integrityintruth.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Leslie Read
Hello... For all intents and purposes I feel The ASI, as headed by Jac O'Keeffe, is a smokescreen for the entire non-dual space. Several years ago I addressed a letter to Jac and several others on the ASI describing what has arguably been one of the worst reports of existential abuse within that community. A link to that letter is included in the first link below. Thank you *so mu
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Leslie Read
Thank you for bringing attention to some of the existential *flaws* of non-duality. Awakening to the fact of Wholeness, in *NO* way, guarantees the embodiment of the Universal Law of Integrity and Honesty. It’s a danger to equate “non-duality” with Spirituality and Spiritual Principle. When ’non-duality’ is the bedrock of spirituality the following abomination of Spiritual Principle ca
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Leslie Read
Thank you!! ASI is nothing more than a smokescreen for *any* kind of oversight in the non-dual community. Awakening to the fact of Wholeness, in *NO* way, guarantees the embodiment of the Universal Law of Integrity and Honesty. It’s a danger to equate “non-duality” with Spirituality and Spiritual Principle. When ’non-duality’ is the bedrock of spirituality the following abomination o
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Leslie Read
ASI is an active smokescreen regarding any serious inquiries into the ethics in spiritual communities or spiritual teachers. Unless a group/teacher is actually a member of ASI they can do nothing. Awakening to the fact of Wholeness, in *NO* way, guarantees the embodiment of the Universal Law of Integrity and Honesty. It’s a danger to equate “non-duality” with Spirituality and Spiritual
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
7 months ago
Leslie Read
Awakening to the fact of Wholeness, in *NO* way, guarantees the embodiment of the Universal Law of Integrity and Honesty. It’s a danger to equate “non-duality” with Spirituality and Spiritual Principle. When ’non-duality’ is the bedrock of spirituality the following abomination of Spiritual Principle can (easily) happen: Warmly, -Leslie Read www.IntegrityInTruth.com l
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 months ago
Leslie Read
On March 2nd (Admin of) the FB Association for Spiritual Integrity (ASI) Discussion Group posted: “We are excited to let you all know that the Association for Spiritual Integrity has been invited to present at the Harvard Divinity School Conference….Jac O’Keeffe, Philip Goldberg, and Rick Archer will be leading an interactive workshop on "Lessons from a Young Organization Making a Differenc
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11 months ago
Leslie Read
As of 03/24 the above message had been taken down by an 'Admin' on FaceBook ASI (Association of Spiritual Integrity) Community thread. Rick Archer has been a long-time protector of the Adyashanti brand. -Leslie www.Integrityintruth.com
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 months ago
Leslie Read
On March 2nd (Admin of) the FB Association for Spiritual Integrity Discussion Group posted: We are excited to let you all know that the Association for Spiritual Integrity has been invited to present at the Harvard Divinity School Conference….Jac O’Keeffe, Philip Goldberg, and Rick Archer will be leading an interactive workshop on "Lessons from a Young Organization Making a Difference,” abo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
The Smokescreen of the ASI (Association of Spiritual Integrity)
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
New blog post at: www.IntegrityInTruth.com The Dogma of Patriarchal Control…and it’s infiltration as the substrate of what is known as non-duality
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
When I began my reporting on www.IntegrityInTruth.com 4-years ago I thought my reporting would be merely about the lies/deceptions of my former teachers: Nome/Russell Smithof SAT in Santa Cruz, CA and Candace O’Denver of Great Freedom, Marin, CA and worldwide. The ‘story’ turned out to be much larger and more far-reaching that my merely my ‘former teachers’…involving the complicity and collu
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
Advaita or non-duality can open-wide the door for abuse as it tends to completely negate our Humanity…which means assuming utterly *no responsibility* for actions. Ajata…and the Wide-Open-Door-to-Abuse – Integrity In Truth
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
What got me through it?...Ultimately using my voice, which had been silenced (under threat) for a decade while I was isolated and witnessing my family be ripped apart. Not an overnight transformation but a definitive one. Best wishes...
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
Advaita or non-duality can open-wide the door for abuse as it tends to completely negate our Humanity…which means assuming utterly *no responsibility* for actions. Ajata…and the Wide-Open-Door-to-Abuse – Integrity In Truth
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
The teaching gs of Candice O’Denver (who goes by a variety of names) and (Great Freedom/Balanced View (which has had their website scrubbed of search details) indeed are high-level teachings which can/do, also, result in the realization of Wholeness or Oneness. **YET**…Candice *also* operates with significant controlling and manipulative shadow as do my own former teachers: Nome and Russell S
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
Yes...beware. Adyashanti has been deeply involved in the cover for the lies of my former teachers: Nome, Russell Smith and Candace (Candice) O’Denver…lies that I subsequently became the ‘holder’ for. I have been silenced (un Der threat) and isolated for a decade to ensure that these lies NEVER become public knowledge. Adya…was *DEEPLY* involved in this cover-up…as were SO many in the non-
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
The teaching gs of Candice O’Denver (who goes by a variety of names) and (Great Freedom/Balanced View (which has had their website scrubbed of search details) indeed are high-level teachings which can/do, also, result in the realization of Wholeness or Oneness. **YET**…Candice *also* operates with significant controlling and manipulative shadow as do my own former teachers: Nome and Russell S
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
“You will fall through the cracks.” -Russell Smith in a taped, private session. Instead of admitting to their own lies Nome, Russell Smith and Candace O’Denver made the decision to have the entirety of the weight for their lies regarding the supposed animosity of the brothers (Nome and Russell)…and the henceforth separation of the teachings…fall squarely on my shoulders. Leaving no stone un
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
1 year ago
Leslie Read
Denial and The Duality of Non-duality The whole concept of spiritual bypassing is at the heart non-duality which is the very playbook of victim-blaming and existential denial. There is very little…if anything…of non-duality that I find Humanly authentic. It is one of the common weaknesses of those who lean *solely* towards the non-dual state to fall into the belief that there is no ego-se
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