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11 years ago
helpme2times
Whoa. This is AWESOME. Thanks Stoic.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
I'd also like to say.... no one in this forum is under any obligation to dialogue with anyone else who comes to post. Involvement here is voluntary.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
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The more "Dr. Logic" posts, the more I'm reminded of a certain individual who joined this forum back in '08 and ended up being banned. Interesting that this "Dr. Logic" is concerned about a "ban hammer". Below are some post excerpts by "Dr. Logic" and by former member "RandomStu". Of course I could be mistaken, but it does seem un
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
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Wow, Pilot. Indeed it's been deleted. She posted the following message very recently: This blog has been deleted January 21, 2010 by Janaki Thank you so much for all your posts and supporting emails. If you want to get in touch with me, feel free to email me at xxxx. Janaki [janakisstory.wordpress.com]
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultJust saw a link, that shows proper ethics about amazon affiliate link-clicks. They explain right there, that if you click from their website to buy their book, they make a little money. Well how about that... the notice about the money they make on that site is positioned very prominently, right where you click to go to Amazon.... as opposed to the notice Lakhani tacked on at
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
The "Dr." name does seem like it could be Hogan, since there was a lot of recent discussion of his "degrees". Or, "Dr. Logic" could be connected to Byron Katie, since they used buzzwords like "suffering" and "inquiry", as well as the terms "spiritual teacher" and "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy".... all of which are quite conn
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
"Dr. Logic" oversimplifies the foundation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) -- I suppose for his/her own ends, whatever they may be. Dr. David Burns is a well-known expert in CBT. From his popular book, "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy": "Because cognitive therapy asserts that only your thoughts create your feelings, you might come to the nihilistic belief t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
Lakhani has "Tweet"-ed a promo "teleseminar" for the Influence: Boot Camp coming up in March in Las Vegas. Rare Persuasion and Influence Teleseminar On Monday with Dave Lakhani and Kevin Hogan about 9 hours ago from API ________________________________________________________ "Dave and I will give you a sneak preview into Influence: Boot Camp, Las Vegas, March
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
Gee, I wonder why he's not mentioning where it came from? ;-P
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
Hi "waterbottle", It looks like your post made it through. I'm SO sorry you went through what you did with that therapist. Thank you so much for coming here to share your story. It's very healing to know that we're not alone in feeling disgustingly manipulated by "the work". Hopefully more and more people will figure out that something is very wrong, and
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultKevin Hogan claims he has a "PhD in metaphysics" from American Institute of Holistic Theology www.aiht.edu This is an unaccredited fluff diploma mill. And whatever he says he got, its in "metaphysics" which sounds like the same type of bogus degree that Joe Vitale bought. Kevin Hogan also makes some hypnosis claims about attending the...American Instit
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
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QuoteThe AnticultKevin Hogan claims he has a "PhD in metaphysics" from American Institute of Holistic Theology www.aiht.edu This is an unaccredited fluff diploma mill. I read somewhere that Hogan was a "doctor of psychology" -- a Psy.D. But it didn't say from where.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultIt would never cross Dave Lakhani's mind, that cross-shilling reviews on Yelp or Amazon is not only unethical, and against their policies, that it actually backfires. I can't really know what does or doesn't cross Lakhani's mind, but I do know that there's now a statement appearing on his blog re possibly receiving payment in connection to the blog. W
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultBut one could pick at random from the huge amount of other similar players out there, and get the same results. If one looked into Kevin Hogan more closely, it would get far worse. I'm no expert in hypnosis or NLP or persuasion.... but I can give an honest reaction to a YouTube of Kevin Hogan I watched. I was rather turned off by something he did. It happened quickly, but I
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultThe gaming of the Amazon reviews is down to a science at this point. Fortunately, some realistic Amazon reviews DO make it through. Example: a 1-star review of The 168 Hour Week: Living Life Your Way 24-7 by Kevin Hogan (I'm picking a review of this book because it's a recent one by Kevin Hogan, and he and Lakhani are soon appearing in an event in Vegas.) Quote
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
Hmmm.... could this be what you're talking about, Stoic? [Amazon.com - Associate Compensation Overview]
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuotebuffmanFinding a good therapist, doctor, mechanic, or spiritual teacher can be a difficult task...and nobody is perfect. That's why it is wonderful that venues like the Cult Education Forum exist; they help the public make informed choices.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuotebuffmanI agree when it comes to the big dogs, LGAT-trained seminar leaders, etc. But I also know many very decent and kind people who do hypnotherapy. <snip> Again, that's just my experience though. The healing arts do very much depend on the skill and care of the practitioner. I was thinking of this the other day when we discovered this Ben Mack dude isn't a real &quo
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11 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultSomeone should cross-post on Yelp, on Dave Lakhani's page, that he unethically recommends trading cross-shilling on Yelp with other companies on Yelp. They should just have a Yelp section that says...here is what my paid shills and stooges are saying... Yelp clearly disallows shilling and other manipulations: Restrictions on Use You agree that you will not, and will
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuotePenelopeYou'd think a good 'persuasion' expert like Lakhani would keep his fits of rage in check if for nothing that it is just extremely BAD PR. A person would have to be incredibly narcissistic to not recognize how bad it looks and how it takes away from their professional image. Funny you should say this, Penelope. Mr. Lakhani has just offered his wisdom on dealing with re
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
The Amazon reviewer raised some valid points about Lakhani: It looks like they have been written in a flurry, with a belief, that 'anyone' can write a book, even if they have very little of 'original insight' to share. Funny, Lakhani talks about how to write a book "in 30 days or less" in "Persuasion". His claim is that if you can appear to be an exp
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
Mr. Lakhani's bullying and intimidation have been demonstrated a number of times in this thread. Here's another example. Lakhani didn't appreciate a poor review on Amazon of his book "Persuasion" and hopped all over it. Quote2 STARS 7 of 9 people found the following review helpful: It's Overdone, May 29, 2009 By Reviewer Dave's books are thin
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
11 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultThe www.bestsellerauthors.com/blog has admitted the site was carrying malware, malicious software. I found this on Warren Whitlock's Twitter: "while the is nothing naughty on , we are on every badware list out there. bots please have mercy on my site" ~about 11 hours ago from HootSuite
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
helpme2times
QuotebuffmanQuotehelpme2timesMr. Mack made a little statement on Twitter (a "Tweet", for those who don't know the lingo) just yesterday, as if he's been reading our posts in this forum: they tease w/ "More to come on 'Dr.' Ben Mack...." i go by "Dr." Ben Mack. i swiped the Dr. tactic from Edward Bernays about 24 hours ago from web [twitter
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultThe blog posts say something about Ben Mack being into NLP, in the abusive sense of using it to try to control, manipulate and influence others. Some interesting comments to that blog (see link above) criticizing the ESP BootCamp.... Quote: You did every thing the proper way. To be treated like that, I'd leave too and never look back! He doesn't deserve respect
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultThe blog posts say something about Ben Mack being into NLP, in the abusive sense of using it to try to control, manipulate and influence others. Smells like more bullshit, that would have to be looked into. Ben Mack put himself in an NLP listing for Idaho. Ben Mack Boise, ID USA According to his Twitter account, Ben Mack is currently located in Atlanta, GA. From what
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
helpme2times
I'd like to add one thing. If indeed someone is having mental health issues, that is a heart-wrenching thing and I do have compassion for that. (To quote "Arsenic and Old Lace": "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.") I just hope that professional help is being sought. Mental illness can be a devastating thing, and not just for the person with th
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
helpme2times
As I noted in my previous post, Dave Lakhani is a very active Twitter user. About a month after some unpleasantness seemed to have occurred during Ben Mack's "ESP Boot Camp" (on 1/31-2/1/09), Lakhani once again went to Twitter, revealing a rather troubling scenario.... @BenMack If he would have called the police on you they'd had had you held for psychological evaluation
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
helpme2times
Dave Lakhani is a very active Twitter user. Apparently when things went sour for at least one participant in Ben Mack's "ESP Boot Camp" last year, some of the unpleasantness got aired via Dave's Twitter. The person making the complaint via her blog is called Cresent City Gal, abbreviated CCGAL. Watch Dave send Tweets to CCGAL and Project_Man.... @CCGAL I'm shocke
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
12 years ago
helpme2times
QuoteThe AnticultWho is so spineless, he is unable to cope with any legitimate criticism? Dave Lakhani. Dave went right to Twitter on 7/9/09 when he didn't like an Amazon review of his book: The most angry review of How To Sell When Nobody's Buying yet  hopefully people vote it not helpful! 8:56 AM Jul 9th, 2009 from TweetDeck
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