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16 years ago
corboy
From "Viruses of the Mind' by Dawkins, a contributor to meme theory. Dawkins wrote with some asperity for he'd found that his ex-wife sent their 6 year old daughter for Roman Catholic instruction without her father's knowledge or consent. Dawkins used Catholicism as an example of a memetic 'virus of the mind'. Roman Catholics and devout Christians will probabl
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
16 years ago
corboy
I could not yet find the U R Being Manipulated site but did find a collection of other items worth investigating. I included a citation for Dick Sutphen's very detailed article listing various methods of manipulation. A Discussion of The Delphi Technique General Overview of the Social Psychology of Manipulation [216.239.57.104] Dick Stuphen’s Battle For Your Mind
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16 years ago
corboy
even though you never officially joined. Here is a possible angle on what they are demanding of you--see if it fits: *Never showing any negative emotions at work, or in front of clients. This includes "being obviously quiet" There is a researcher named Paul Ekman who has spent over 20 years mapping the micro expressions of the human face the correspond to emotions. He can '
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16 years ago
corboy
'Never showing any negative emotions at work, or in front of clients. This includes "being obviously quiet" That's a recipe for a nervous breakdown right there. They may be trying trying to suck you in by 'sculpting' your behavior. By making you behave in all these ways, eventually this will shape your mind and emotions to their specifications. Its a well kn
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16 years ago
corboy
especially when you are under stress, trust someone, and were perhaps already in a subtle trance. When I protested, he softly answered that it wasn't a personal attack on me, it's just the way human beings are. His tone and manner made everything ok, but I know now my mind was struggling with an insult, yet was trying to understand. There's verbal content of a message and
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16 years ago
corboy
'deconditioning' by some. Timothy Leary the LSD guru believed that if people could be stripped of all (or most) of their prior conditioning, they could be re-programmed with better ways to live and eventually the whole human race would evolve. Stuff like this was big in the Sixties and still lingers today in various New Age venues. (See Gary Lachman's book 'Turn Off Your Mind-
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16 years ago
corboy
I have read through the testimonials of the unsatisfied participants and though the testimonials were rather enlightening they did seem a little devoid of the specific details relevant to my inquiry. go here ctyme.com/bwash/bwash.htm This article gives an amazing overview of various persuasion techniques.
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16 years ago
corboy
the Karma Commandos! Yes, I've fantasized about this. You'd want a cadre of persons trained in social psychology, meditation and who can withstand the stres of participating in these marathon sessions--so, very likely, they would need to be athletes. Someone could write a brilliant series of novels about this. I stink at writing fiction or I would give it a try.
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16 years ago
corboy
For a provocative paper that describes the theory behind what Guy Fawkes has been telling us, go to 'Welcome to the Meme Lab' and read the paper 'A Beginner's Guide to Memes' by Dr Susan Blackmore. It is best to read the paper before responding to the material on this post. Blackmore's paper is well written and can be understood by anyone who is interested i
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16 years ago
corboy
I can see why you're scared for your sister. WJ now knows via your e-mail that your sister is compromising her financial welfare and her loved ones are scared for her. Document everything. Consult a lawyer and consider sending WJ a registered letter. Otherwise he or his office staff could say they never got the e-mail. If a certain bar or nightclub generates too many brawls and sho
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16 years ago
corboy
(When doing a google search, dont forget to click the 'groups' tab and do a search of the various google listserves. Sometimes you'll get information that way. In this case, the only info I got was a very complimentary report). First, it is very possible that your sister is responding to someone who has some genuine ability to energize people, and foster a group environment wher
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16 years ago
corboy
I had a correspondance with a woman who had been friends with a professor in the psychology department at a prestigious state university. Her pal was recruited by an LGAT and when my informant refused to get involve with the LGAT, her friend dumped her. I appreciate your kind words. I'm not very good as a public speaker.
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16 years ago
corboy
Two former Cohen disciples, Andre van der Braak and Luna Tarlo have written memoirs, both of which have been reviewed on Amazon.com--both the US websites and the UK website. Based on his mother's memoir, (The Mother of God, Luna Tarlo) a new memoir by Andre Van Der Braak (Enlightenment Blues), reader reviews for both books on Amazon.com, and a profile on Cohen's community at . A po
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
with Medjugordge. The issue is NOT whether the apparitions are real or not; people will believe what they want to believe. What is important is whether 1) the visionaries appear to have profited from their celebrity status, or have not. 2) Are visitors/pilgrims being encouraged to integrate their prayer life with their churches and relationships back home or are they being manipulated i
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
of mine visited Medjugordge--a devotee who was more affluent paid for her to go. X returned with some residual skepticism, but was deeply moved by the 'atmosphere of holiness' she encountered among the visitors. Ive discovered that very powerful moods are engendred whenever a crowd of people assembles with a focused intention. I have had deep haunting emotions at the Vietnam Memor
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
good luck to you. Key thing is try to stay in contact with him, and do what you can to keep him connected to activities that are genuinely agenda free, affectionate and FUN. I dont mean 'fun' in the frivolous sense. I mean genuine playfulness. The first thing lost in cult life is play. Cults are heavy duty and serious. Cultic groups and leaders suck energy and they resent anything
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16 years ago
corboy
Two other persons have queried us about Royal Way/Jacumba and have given some information about it. You can read it on (Apologies if this is a redundant post. I posted this info last night and it did not show up.) Groups that recruit selectively, discreetly as this one does can last for decades. They dont generate the publicity or piss legions of people off with obnoxious recruiting t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
if you go to this thread You will find information from two other persons who have asked about this group. You can e-mail Rick Ross and find out the best way to contact them, if they wish to be contacted. Royal Way has also been known as 'Jacumba'. Former members have had difficulty getting information because it seems to be such a discreet, esoteric group and recruits in a
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
Mr. Fawkes: A lot of people are not familiar with LEC terminology but are concerned by how friends and loved ones have reportedly changed after participating in LEC events. When you have chance to do so could you give a list of basic LEC concepts and define them so non-LEC'rs can recognize this pattern of behavior? 1) What is misdirection and re-direction? Give examples and then te
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
16 years ago
corboy
We have been hearing great things about you, Guy, thanks to material of yours that Elena has found on one of the Google listserves. WELCOME!!!! Now, my question: Does your group have special 'celebrity protocols' set up to accommodate ultra-desirable recruits who are mental health professionals, university professors, etc? (as well as the stray top-earning world famous movie star
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16 years ago
corboy
Make some noises in that letter about reporting them to the local Better Business Bureau and chamber of commerce in your area. And tell em that if you dont get a satisfactory response you will go on all your favorite listserves and computer bulletin boards and warn people about their shabby behavior. (Craigslist.org is a terrific bulletin board. ) Good luck!
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16 years ago
corboy
Dont get financially entangled with them, no matter what. And the longer you stay anxious and stressed, the more tired you will be and that will put you at risk of 1) making a harmful decision and 2) getting accident prone. It sounds like you know you are involved (however peripherally) with a bad organization. Adults cannot transform for the better if subjected to emotional abuse. This ar
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16 years ago
corboy
I dont think the BDSM is the problem--it is that this group and its moderator sound highly controlling & your friend is being given orders to limit her social interactions, both in and out of cyberspace. The group process seems cultic. Most of us are spooked by stuff like BDSM, which makes it diffcult to separate the content of the group from the group process itself. To use a sports anal
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
the reason why problematic LGATs like it teach people to stop speaking of truth and instead refer to opinions is that it provides an automatic escape hatch. As long as we speak in terms of ethical absolutes, its harder to change the rules when things dont go our way. You cant play a game of baseball or football (or any other sport) unless there are goal posts, a playing field of a standard
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16 years ago
corboy
if consensual between adults, BDSM is not against the law in some areas. As for psychological hangups, the people who do BDSM responsibly tend to be far more conscious about their motivations than the average person--just as you have to be far more alert when driving an automobile than being a pedestrian--the risks are greater, so your obligation to be responsible is greater. Key concern is wh
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
cult like behavior in relation to a cause, or a shared activity -- you do not necessarily need a leader. Though in your friend's case, whoever is 'orchestrating' the activity (eg functioning as 'master') could be functioning in a sort of guru role. Moderators of discussion boards have been known to become manipulative and dictatorial. This tends to happen to people who
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
From my quick glance at the URLs listed below 'Legacy Center' definitely sounds like you should do further research-- You mention you have bipolar disorder. I have read that stress and insufficient sleep are extremely hazardous for persons with bipolar; disruption of sleep is a well known trigger for manic episodes. If you participate in a heavy group indoctrination program, you may
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16 years ago
corboy
(Quote) 'I simply wasn't going to throw away a day on "seeing for myself" when someone who had spent the greater part of 72 consecutive hours couldn't simply explain what she had been doing during that time. That was my first clue: when the best selling point is "try it yourself," you're being sold an illusion. If a three card monty bothered to explain w
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16 years ago
corboy
I dont think its a matter of their belonging to a particular group. I see their problem as a shared mindset htat is esotericist and therfore pathological in relation to America's culture and political process.. There are people who dont enjoy power and wealth unless that power and wealth come through exclusive channels--and remain within those exclusive and covert channels. These folks on
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
16 years ago
corboy
I see adverts for the Quadrinity Process in New Age catalogues like Common Ground--CG comes out quarterly in the Northern Cal/Bay Area. They have some good stuff but quite a few dodgy franchises advertise there as well. That's something to consider--a group may start out OK or even harmlessly eccentric, but may, with a change of 'ownership' mutate into something problematic. An
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