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17 years ago
corboy
Good luck at work. Read up the laws that protect your spiritual/intellectual autonomy. It would be interesting to know whether the group leader's behavior described by PSI is typical for a Tolle group leader, or whether this person was atypical. It would also be interesting to know what kind of training she received to function in this role, and whether her personality was different b
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
SarahL
QuoteJust a thought... with the combined knowledge and experience of the posters on this board.. how about if we go into business and found our own cult? We could make a bunch of $$, speak real slowly and spacey, tell folks to trust their inner possibilities by listenting to us, etc. WE know it's a proven formula! I am reading Carl Sagan's The Demon-Haunted World, Science as a Candle
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
SarahL
His official web site has a photo section, 7 different close ups, all available for purchase, certainly looks to me that they are intended for devotion/reverence/meditation. He does have official disciples, that term "disciple" used, Katie Davis is one. His story is included in the book Mystics, Masters, Saints, and Sages: Stories of Enlightenment by Robert Ullman and Judyth Reiche
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
PSIsurvivor
About a year ago when I was still struggling with my PSI Seminars involvment another PSI person suggested reading Eckhart Tolle's book. I read the book a couple of times and bought the tapes as well. I listened to them several times. I found a local group that the leader of claimed to be not only enlightened, but that ET himself had ackknoweleged her enlightenment. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
Toni
Hi all, Interesting conversation / speculations (as always). "The Power of Now" was recommended to me by so many folks, but I kept falling asleep when reading it. I actually enjoyed the CDs while commuting though. Some of it bizarre, but some helpful reminders too. T. mentioned some sources of material on one of the CDs, comparing various philosophies, etc, but I don't remem
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
corboy
In his essay 'Lotus Feet of Clay' Dr John Wren-Lewis describes an unsought awakening he had as a result of a medical crisis. He went to the mystical literature to do research. Lewis found himself 'drifting out' of his awakened condition, (though, once aware of it, he could return to it. But all the mystical writings and teachings he encountered made it seem there was such a th
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
SarahL
For $6 plus $2 for shipping and handling we can buy a NOW symbol for our cars, for some reason we are instructed to place it on the left rear trunk area. The NOW Symbol Formed by two simple characters, the NOW symbol signifies the present moment. > represents the completed past. < represents the future, which is unknowable. The gap between the two marks is NOW - the pr
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
SarahL
QuoteGee whiz, he seems pretty "attached" to selling videos to local groups he is starting, and getting people to associate their deepest wishes for Peace to HIS voice and image. I was just putting together a similiar post on this fact, money money money being made. He encourages followers to listen to the tapes often. There are many of what they call "local silent groups"
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
Cosmophilospher
Gee whiz, he seems pretty "attached" to selling videos to local groups he is starting, and getting people to associate their deepest wishes for Peace to HIS voice and image. Selling photos of himself. Notice how some of the photos on the website are close-ups, and his EYES really stand out. This allows people to "look into his eyes", and create a false sense of intimacy a
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
Cosmophilospher
This is replying the post from another thread on Tolle, but i will just keep it to this thread. If "something happened" to him, as he described, then he didn't do anything to "become happy", or "enlightened", etc. He didn't "learn it" like a Tibetan Buddhist monk might learn it, after decades of mental training. To me, it sounds like he had
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
SarahL
Tolle listed as in the lineage (or something) of a Shri H.W.L. Poonja. ---------------- From an interview titled "The Power of Eckhart Tolle A teacher of Tolle's work describes his unique brand of 'secular spirituality.' An interview with Dr. Gunther Weil", about Tolle: "He spent the next two years reading Krishna Murti, Ramana Maharshi, going t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
SarahL
QuoteAmong other things, I am not aware that Tolle has ever mentioned which groups or teachers he studied with to refine or develop his insights. (If Tolle has published this information, could someone please post it, along with citations or URLs where it can be fact checked?) On his web site, under News, following the Archive link at the bottom of page, then link to India Tour, his #1 wom
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
SarahL
QuoteI really do see what he is saying as a type of metaphysical suicide attempt. Its sick. Why not embrace our wonderful human mind, which is a wonder of evolution, and still unexplained by science? We can still learn to relax, and enjoy life, and use our POWERFUL critical faculties to not be duped in this manner. He's preaching nihilism, and Ego-death. Scary stuff. This enti
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
corboy
Coz, thanks for starting this thread. The social and economic context in which ideas of all kinds are marketed these days can undercut the efforts of the kindest and most well intentioned teacher, unless that person is aware and is constantly, and strenuously taking precautions to ensure that social context and the pressures of marketing dont undercut the integrity of his or her teaching care
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
Cosmophilospher
I ordered this book from the library, as so many people were talking about it. There is just too much to go into, but I find many aspects of this guys stuff not helpful, and even destructive. First off, he talks about how... "until my 30th year, I lived in a state of almost continuous anxiety interspersed with periods of suicidal depression". Then he gives a bizarre account
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
corboy
...not in any professional sense. Thats why I needed to get help FROM a professional (grin) Thank you for mentioning this subtype of migraine headache. Just as we are discovering that many people experienced painless heart attacks, its very interesting that one can experience a painless migraine and have disruptions in the quality of conscious awareness. And (sigh) not all physicians would eve
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
17 years ago
corboy
The writer is telling a correspondant that 'freezing one's thoughts' is not the same as enlightenment. It makes me wonder whether the prolonged trancy stare of the gurus you've all met cause our thoughts to freeze, merely because our eyes become fixed on them, whether by fascination, adoration, or terror (which is probably what happens to his victims when certain abusive t
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
18 years ago
poppop
2358. Landmark
Landmark is an corrupt organisation, selling abusive seminars promising people a happy and successfull life. The Forum leaders are corrupt people selling their integrity for money. Before their minds were conditioned by society, now their minds are conditioned by Landmark. The Forum leaders are just parroting the same unauthentic information like copy cats. Forum leaders are company men, neve
Forum: Large Group Awareness Training, "Human Potential"
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