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2 months ago
ellenaaa
Betsy DeVos sends taxpayers' money to the Wrights: "...For instance, the department redirected $495,000 to a private college called the "Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential," which has a website dedicated to reassuring the public that the school is not, in fact, a cult. Wright enrolls 39 students, and its educational doctorate program in &quo
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2 months ago
ellenaaa
I misspelled her name. Yes, she did an artful dodge defending Trump's assertions, using the word "clear" six or seven times. (So maybe scientology.) She used "breakthrough" to describe what we needed (as far as testing is concerned). She said something about Trump "dialoging" and doing conversation "around" his claims. I dunno, maybe because I wish
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2 months ago
ellenaaa
Anyone else's radar go up listening to her talk? I'll admit I am hyper-reacitve to anything sounding vaguely "Landmarky" but watching her yesterday I thought she must have gone through some kind of training similar to theirs.
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2 months ago
ellenaaa
They are like weeds. You can't get rid of them, only control them for a short time. For some reason, incomprehensible to me, their idiotic beliefs are persistent, pernicious, and long-lived. Do you recall, or are you familiar with Dr. John Mack, Harvard professor who apparently got mixed up with Werner Erhard and started his plunge into madness. He was famously ridiculed for his purs
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8 months ago
ellenaaa
....Say, bakkagirl, You're not drinking any of that scientology Kool-Aid, are you?
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11 months ago
ellenaaa
YO -- PoloDave, You are parroting the company's pre-packaged responses. You are using their words and their "concepts." What do you suppose this reveals? (It starts with a "B.") Ellen
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11 months ago
ellenaaa
Interesting article about the conceit of the various inheritors of Werner Erhard-type garbage bin of "ideas." For the watchers of the Landmarkian dumpster fire you can trace this back to the blatherings of L. Ron Hubbard in recent history or the splitting of Buddhism some two millennia ago.
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11 months ago
ellenaaa
From alt.fan.landmark Old News 8/8/17 On Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 9:18:30 PM UTC-7, tubby wrote: > An Exclusive Opportunity > to Review the Advanced Course > > > Have you heard the news? The Advanced Course has been updated and is more powerful than ever! Whoa! Ever.... This course, which features numerous new enhancements, will “rock your world” with its s
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3 years ago
ellenaaa
Here's one of the best things ever posted to alt.fan.landmark. I've reposted it several times. I don't think she'd mind. You can pull up her other posts over there. Newsgroups: alt.fan.landmark Date: 9 Mar 2002 06:59:06 -0800 Local: Sat, Mar 9 2002 6:59 am i would like to know if there is anyone out there stuggling with the same issues that i have encountered...
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3 years ago
ellenaaa
Anyone familiar with with "leadership" training? The author is Kerry Patterson. Some of his stuff sounds vaguely familiar. It's being used at my workplace. Ellen
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3 years ago
ellenaaa
He started out with some early pyramid scheme that had quasi-religious underpinnings called "Holiday Magic." That and door-to-door encyclopedia sales mixed in with what he learned from scientology. It's all in "Outrageous Betrayal." Ellen
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5 years ago
ellenaaa
He has been a victim (don't use the word "victim" around him) of a semi-(or not so) sophisticated progam of mind control, influence, and persuasion that is designed to turn him into slave-labor, unending wallet-grabbing "enrollee," and recruitor for the group. It's a money-making scheme that more or less taps into the innermost desires, hopes, and dreams of certain
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7 years ago
ellenaaa
Another of the writers to famously expound on this absurdity was Susan Sontag in "Illness As Metaphor." She bumped against the "positivists" when she came down with cancer in the 1970's. A great debunker of the "cancer personality" theories of the time, she went on to examine how different diseases have been seen to be linked to attitude, disposition, lack-of-
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7 years ago
ellenaaa
It's been called "catnip for the conceited" since the 1970s, which captures the essence but makes it sound less malignant than the cult for narcissists that it is. Landmark, and similar programs, encourage those with self-centered, sociopathic tendencies, who might have been priorly constrained by ethical or cultural standards, farther along the path to nasty-assed exploitation, a
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7 years ago
ellenaaa
...A more likely explanation is that he was and is an uneducated man who made every attempt to mimic what he thought sounded knowlegable and erudite. He also included large doses of the scientology mish-mash language he learnt "studying" it. No question, an extended involvement in Landmark can cause a type of brain damage, or derangement, if you like. The words you use to sort thin
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7 years ago
ellenaaa
You betcha. It's no great leap to the conclusion that people like Werner Erhard have figured out ways to dove-tail themselves and their programs into the normal to mild swings most of us feel. I suspect those more seriously affected by mood cycles -- whether diurnal, hormonal, nutritional, reflexive, deprivational, trauma or disease-related, pharmaceutical, etc., etc. -- are especially v
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7 years ago
ellenaaa
Quotenewfuture@ellenaaa - thank you for letting me know that. The problem was that my past was already firmly in the past, to use landmark language. I have never been someone to dwell on things and one of my mottos in life is 'no use crying over spilled milk'. So to have all of this stuff - some of it traumatic and sad stuff that I'd dealt with by just moving on and not thinkin
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7 years ago
ellenaaa
newfuture Date Added: 08/25/2011 Posts: 19 "...In the advanced course, there was a lot I didn't understand, but what got me was having to tell our 'stories' over and over again. They call this the "disappearing suffering"part but for the life of me I do not know in what world people suffer less by telling their sad incidents over and over again." This
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7 years ago
ellenaaa
This website hasn't been active for some time but it's still one of the best: (The "I Love Landmark" testimonials are enough to turn most people off.) Ellen
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9 years ago
ellenaaa
Werner Erhard started his est "training" in the early 1970s. His major influences were "Think And Grow Rich," by Napoleon Hill, "Psycho-cybernteics," by Maxwell Maltz, and L. Ron Hubbard's scientology. He wasn't educated or informed enough to have ever heard of Heiddeger. Later, when some of his followers suggested his clap-trap sounded vaguely Heiddeger
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