Current Page: 281 of 287
Results 8401 - 8430 of 8608
20 years ago
corboy
The depersonalization issues are relevant to LGATS. The question whether enlightenment is the same or different from depersonalization is a different topic, though no less important. So, I 're-shelved' my posts to a different thread on We can keep both discussions going on the different threads. Apologies for getting things mixed up. Sometimes a topic jazzes me up and
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Depersonalization vs Enlightenment? Hope, that article is VALUABLE. Thanks so much for printing it! Your article states that depersonalization is a common by product of Ecstacy use. You've said your psychopath tried to get you to use Ecstacy. You were already suffering from depersonalization. If you'd used Ecstacy, that would've been disastrous. It is noteworthy that man
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
20 years ago
corboy
Before going out to seek 'enlightenment' (whatever that is), its important to ask yourself why youre interested and what you hope will happen to you should you become enlightened. It is especially important to ask what one hopes to gain from becoming enlightened. One big problem IMO that has come about is that there's so much glamorization/commodification of enlightenment. We se
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
20 years ago
corboy
Kindly made available by our friends at Operation Clambake Free your minds Bust those memes Once at an AA meeting, someone said, 'I thought I'd never get addicted to alcohol because I was smart. I did not know that my addiction would use my intelligence against me.' The best and most effective cults co-opt your critical reasoning, and use your intelligence a
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Kindly made available by our friends at Operation Clambake Enjoy
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
20 years ago
corboy
What do problematic LGATs Teach on Relationships? A devout Muslim, Christian, Jew, Mormon or Buddhist could refer to this thread if pressured at work to do an LGAT. Then, armed with the information, he or she could say, 'On religious grounds I cannot participate in this program or anything like it---what they teach about sexuality and relationships would ruin my spiritual practice.'
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Depersonalization is a dissociative disorder. As I read the article I was struck by how much of it resembled various accounts by persons who report on what they 'enlightenment' experiences. True enlightenment is rare. Depersonalization is not uncommon. If anyone comes to your town claiming to be enlightened, you have every right to ask whether this is so, or whether they ar
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
20 years ago
corboy
I live in a 'New Agey' part of the USA and constantly see adverts for NLP being offered on a walk in basis to non-professionals. Imagine offering classes to lay persons on how to compound IV narcotics. The Feds would crack down in seconds. But you can peddle powerful methods of trance induction to non professionals and no one says a word. My therapist is greatly perturbed that
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
that Silva is down to earth at all. My therapist has 20 years experience treating persons with dissociative/trauma disorders and has special training in trance and PTSD/dissociative disorder therapy. He winced and uttered a very heavy groan when I offhandedly mentioned Silva Method. My therapist has been around the block and would not react that way if he had not seen or heard of casualtie
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
to supplement what Elena mentioned several posts above, I have identified a special form of lying one that is very powerful: Something factually true/spiritually authentic is used to serve a much larger and more pervasive lie. I discovered this over 10 years ago when dealing with a manipulative, narcissistic boss who was heavily into Catholic spirituality. (He's become a Roman Catholi
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
in the US.. Before you start your group, chris, I advise having some private e-mail conversations with Rick Ross. You need to safeguard the privacy of your group and protect yourself from vindictive lawsuits. You need advice on security for your group., your documents, and if you set up a website, get expert advice on how to protect it. .
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Recovery from a cult takes place in several stages. You cannot get a sense of existential meaning from your suffering until after you've fully traced the extent to which you were 1) manipulated and 2) suffered -- and continue to suffer only after completing steps 1 and 2 do we have sufficient foundation to go on to 3) seek a sense of meaning in the suffering and (where appro
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
for a cognitive 'Micky Finn' I found this on a discussion for an entirely different cult -- Elan Vital. But it seems to apply to problematic LGATs and I think it may also be a key aspect to how many, many toxic spiritual imposters function: 'I finally grasped that Maharaji thrives on the mixed message: independence/devotion, honesty/secrecy, trust yourself/trust the master. O
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
I suggest checking with a lawyer, too. Abusive people and groups get away with a lot because their victims are usually so exhausted that they usually want to 'put it all behind them' and get on with their lives. But if you at least consult a lawyer and perhaps arrange for the lawyer to do something (go to court and get an injunction forbiddng future harassment/defamation) that may
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
You and your husband did good. I was worrying that you were still there--from your description the place sounded toxic as hell, and I was afraid you might never get out. Hopefully that dame is so nutso that your friends and associates will know she's a whack job. But what a classic set up--drive someone insane and then accuse them of being crazy. If there is a local computer bu
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
and always get a check up to rule out any medical/physiological condition that could be lousing up concentration. (Low thyroid condition can cause mental fog, as can insulin resistance/diabetes, too) Additional resources: PLAY--true playfulness is an early casualty of cult involvement. Cults create robots and robots dont play. Chase dogs around the park. Do things that help you giggle wi
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
you did the right thing. Your story is now here for others to read, so they can take heed. And, perhaps, perhaps, all that you told your friend will someday surface and be available to her when she dares to entertain a moment of doubt. Some seeds sprout after longer periods of time than others. Take care of yourself. Enjoy your beer but dont over do it. If you're feeling really frau
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Together with Dutch assistance, the liberal English political establishment booted out an English king (Jame 11 1688) who was trying to subvert English political institutions & kept pushing his belief system on people who didnt want it. (does this sound familiar?) The Whigs and the Dutch helped kick James out, and preserved the English rule of law. The Dutch and the UK together helped
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Group work. I only began to get a handle on how crazy my family was when I began attending a group for adult children of alcoholics. Later, getting involved at a Zen practice center helped. What you want are situations where you can associate with people who are either 1) being honest or 2) working as sincerely as they can to become honest. That gives you a standard of comparison by which you
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
resembles the pattern used in TM (Transcendental Meditation) (for more info go to www.factnet.org) People are taken through a ritual that puts them in a trance and given a mantra (a slogan to repeat during twice daily personal meditation sessions). The mantra maintains and deepens the trance. Over time, many TM practitioners start spacing out, get anxiety reactions. All mental heal
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
I have not been thru LGATs, GC and Hope. So I needed the reminder that many survivors have meme trigger problems that can disrupt concentration. The meme posts were long partly because I was quoting large sections from articles by other people (Blackmore and Dawkins.) Will see about doing the following when I write future posts: 1) Use simple declarative sentences more frequently instead
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
I just got back from a 7 day Zen retreat, and am rather punchy from lack of sleep. It was great. Your posts look fascinating. I want to read them after I get some sleep so I can give it my quality attention. Guy, you said my posts can be difficult to read because your old memes get re-triggered and it affects your ability to read and remember certain information. You said my posts were diff
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
No, Elena, I never heard of THAT one. Inflicting massive trauma as a means to enlightenment is sometimes passed off as a legitimate form of teaching--but IMO is more likely to leave the recipient with a whole new set of scars on top of whatever they started with. The scary thing is, the poor guy probably had to PAY for the whole miserable weekend in which the shit was piled on him. Wonder
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
you can read it here For every group, this site includes the official website of the group, if available, along with critical information. High demand, authoritarian groups often try to shield their members from information or social contacts that undermine their doctrine, training methods and long term agendas. By contrast, RR.com has a site 'The Hall of Flames' where pe
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
with lots of people, was asked intrusive, personal questions by total strangers, got called an asshole, a cold hearted ****, and many more ghastly names than those. Best thing is, I didnt have to pay a dime to go through any this. I was so clever that someone paid ME to do it! Learned all about my shit, my hang ups, my 'racket', other people's 'rackets'--and I got
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Be careful about curiousity--just like glittering lures for fish, it can be used against us. I used to patronize a bicycle shop where one of the mechanics was a former biker. His gang had been like the Hell's Angels, but more obscure. One day, it was warm and X had his shirt sleeves rolled up, displaying a veritable gallery of tattoos. I pointed to one of them and asked, 'What
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Its very possible. We are finding out that people who are already infected with certain micro-organisms are more likely to become infected with virulent micro-organisms. I am not a Christian and had no bone to pick with the 'New Age', but recently began to wonder whether certain mental habits that are common in New Age circles make people more vulnerable to induction into destructive
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
20 years ago
corboy
Dear PJ this article is about an entirely different group than the one your sister is in. But it has some highly insightful observations that could perhaps tie in with what you have described of your sister's behavior in relation to Weston Jolly 'Like many other religious and/or New Age movements, IYI often attracts people that are drifting, stressed out and/or unhappy about thei
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
Current Page: 281 of 287

This forum powered by Phorum.