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2 years ago
corboy
Friends, here is a contrast with where we were in 1987 - one of the songs that was in our culture. 1987. People were dying of AIDS in public, in First World countries. The crack epidemic began in the 1980s, destroying entire communities, spiritually and psychologically hitting hardest at poor people, especially people of color. With no internet, no cell phones, thousands of peop
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
corboy
Why Are Portraits of John of God and Gloria Steinem Beside Each Other at Omega Institute? QuoteSo “John of God” used fake healing to gain access to women he would sexually assault. Two somewhat-related things come to mind: 1) A personal memory about how one of the cults I was in overlapped with the John of God cult. Endeavor Academy QuoteRemski provides the Wikipedia art
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
Sahara71
SadGame Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Thanks for your kindness sahara71 > I am doing fine, ups and downs. > > I lack any feeling of belonging, which is why an > ultimate identity with pure consciousness is very > appealing to me. It is beyond human relationships > and independent of them. > > That is also why laughter is so
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
corboy
How to create craving in relation to an "Advaita" guru. When this happens. It carries the message that the guru is special, conveys some kind of "energy" the way a space heater does, or a tanning bed. Closer you are to the guru, the more virtues you absorb. We discussed this years ago about Eckhart Tolle.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
2 years ago
corboy
Corboy proposes a specific diagnostic entity Guru Occupational Disease Cluste Predispositions * Inability to enjoy peer to peer adult relationships * Overriding need to control people and people's perceptions of self * Ambition * Inability to distinguish between clean money and dirty money * Family members who profit * Creation of glamorous backstory, stories may chan
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
bakkagirl
While reviewing Walter1963's work on NLP, this caught my eye. He wrote: "It happened to me when I took a 3 day NLP seminar in 1995 and at the end of the 3 day seminar I found myself signing up for their 21 day $2500.00 "NLP practitioner certification program", ironically enough it was right next door to a EST seminar. And during the 21 day course, I was regularly bombarded
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
corboy
Anyone can 'bump' a thread if he or she is interested enough, pro or con to make a post and revive a discussion. Older, longer discussions that mention Tolle are here, Some hunting needed to locate extended discussions but interesting nonetheless: One very interesting perspective
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
corboy
Trance techniques can easily be concealed within the satsang/darshan setting. Authority centered persuasion -- very old techniques Satsang setting has its own set of rules Some gurus appropriated powerful trance technology used by Werner Erhard (est, Landmark) and concealed this behind Hindu trappings. Sparkly Eyes (Look at your own eyes in a mirror. Then compare with
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
Blacksmith12
I'm curious why you decided to bump a thread from so long ago?
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
rrmoderator
Be careful in the future. Personal attacks are against the rules agreed upon by users of this message board.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
mechanizm
Point taken. It triggered an intense negative emotional reaction in me for some reason, that obviously came across in my reply.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
rrmoderator
mechanizm: Please don't attack people personally on this message board. It's a violation of the rules and rude. YOu have no idea what this person's experience is and have no business attempting to lecture them.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
mechanizm
No, Eckhart Tolle did not turn you into a zombie. That's like saying Jesus turned Europeans into genocidal psychopaths in the time of the crusades. Jesus did not cause the crusades or the Spanish Inquisition, people misused the words of the bible to suit their own corrupt agenda. The same words caused others to become more peaceful and loving. Similarly, Eckhart Tolles teachings are there fo
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
livingengine
Eric Allen Bell Goes to the Doctor Alright Mr. Bell just lie back now. Oh, you don’t understand. I don’t want you to analyze me. I want you to diagnose this guy who has been cyberstalking me for 6 years. He’s crazy. It’s all in that packet I gave you. OK, understood. Just lie back and give me a moment to look through this, and then I will tell you what I think. Well, alright . . .
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
Rinpochehelpedme
Hi, I'm a previous student of PY but I have to say I feel very sad that you have had a bad experience as I never did and would like to stand up for him in case other people miss the opportunity to meet him because of this forum. I met Rinpoche, when he went by the name Sifu about 15 years ago. By the sounds of it he has stayed true to his personality, which is kind of like a drill s
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
langlorimer
“You could jump out of a window”, he said. I did. Fortunate to be alive I followed this Yoga Cult Master for years. Others have died but no one believes my story. The police laugh, therapists don’t get it. Friends and family think it’s my defect. Psychic development is what he is famous for. How to acquire the supernatural abilities through studying the mind. It is what seduced me being a psychol
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
3 years ago
light336
Greetings, Since I found some answers on this forum that I was looking for, I would like to share a brief history of mine. To cut short, me and my family were always in the church, but when I was a kid I didn't like going to it and as I grew older I stopped going all together. In my adulthood I was looking for something new and started reading Eckhart Tolle's books and short after I
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3 years ago
corboy
<<High five>> Wishing you all the best for this winter season, which in so many parts of the world, is celebrated with festivals of light. Here's an example of how personal hopes plus social context affect one's beliefs. Stephen Batchelor tells this about himself back when he was a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and friends with a group of young Westerners who had, li
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
3 years ago
PowerofNo
Thanks westie, that's kind of you to say, I appreciate it. Likewise, I wish you well with your own recovery, whatever form it's taking. I'll look out for your story if and when you choose to publish it on here, as if you've felt able to relate to mine I'm sure I'll be able to relate to yours. And corboy, thanks for your responses. I've been through all the ot
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
3 years ago
corboy
Analysis of a Byron Katie Dialogue Small excerpt QuoteBecause Katie is not doing any trained CBT here (which presents itself as a technique, not a pathway to mystical truth brokered by an awakened being), the impact of the scene as a scene must be considered. Note the benevolent aggression of Katie’s body language. She leans forward, makes intrusive eye contact, smiles in an alpha wa
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
corboy
Someone named Teal Swan has her own following and has garnered many harm reports. Teal Swan recommended Byron Katie Recent article here: Discussion of Teal Swan here:
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
cryst-oh
Why is it funny when people say a book changed their lives? sunshine Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A writer on another board shared this link: > > > > I'm creeped out by the number of EPL fans. It's > weird when women -- especially people who are > middle aged or older, educated and intelligent -- > say that Gil
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
corboy
If Eckhart Tolle's material actually freed us from ego, we'd *lose* interest in "playing the game" and not want to be pick up artists. Quotebout 9,950 results (0.79 seconds) Search Results Eckhart Tolle | Pick Up Artist and PUA Lingo www.pualingo.com/eckhart-tolle/ Aug 3, 2014 - Affiliation: Eckhart Teachings Website: Eckhart Tolle Bio Spiritual leader and mento
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
corboy
Here is a situation that relates to thought stopping, rather than the sort of Trungpa's method as reported by Chandler of noticing and noting individual thoughts, then making them go, with no chance for each thought to form any relationship with the other thoughts and construct a narrative. This person reported trouble after getting involved with Eckhart Tolle material. QuoteWha
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
3 years ago
corboy
Another person 'Brainwashed90' came to CEI reporting they'd had problems after exposure to the Tolle material. Ignore what discussant 'dsm' wrote. dsm turned out to be a Help Troll and was banned by the moderator. * Any time trolls arrive, especially if one or more trolls takes time as dsm did to write detailed replies, this signals that a discussion is takin
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
3 years ago
westie
Thank you for your post, you explained it so clearly. I can relate to everything you stated. My experience is very similar , but was connected to Gestalt therapy ,and Transactional Analysis Therapy. The last four years have been traumatic for me. I have gone to the brink of suicide to, I have lost all my identity and doubt every word that I speak and think . I won't go into the brainwashing
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
4 years ago
corboy
What "powerofno" has written is fascinating. QuoteLovebombing Eckhart Tolle says that only those who are "ready" for his teachings will recognise their truth. This makes the reader think that if they believe the teachings, they must be special. If you are prepared to give your mind away to Tolle, you must be more evolved and more enlightened than the average person. T
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4 years ago
PowerofNo
Another one I forgot to include. Lovebombing Eckhart Tolle says that only those who are "ready" for his teachings will recognise their truth. This makes the reader think that if they believe the teachings, they must be special. If you are prepared to give your mind away to Tolle, you must be more evolved and more enlightened than the average person. ----------------- By the
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
4 years ago
PowerofNo
I wanted to lay out some of the tricks that I've started to become aware of Mr. Tolle using. Tolle's Tricks Trance Induction and Hypnotic Suggestion In the Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle encourages you to not think about what you are reading, but instead to (paraphrasing) "feel the truth" of it. If your mind raises any doubts or concerns, he says that you should cast the
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
4 years ago
PowerofNo
Hello everybody. This is my first post here. I wanted to share my experience with the so-called 'teachings' of Eckhart Tolle. I know ET has been discussed on some other threads on here, but those discussions seem to have died down which is why I'm doing this as a new topic. I apologise if that's not the protocol. This is going to be quite a long, rambly personal account. Ag
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