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by actuallythere
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 61942

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Further to my last post, I'm not going to disclose my real name for the reasons already stated - this also goes for private messages - which I am unlikely to respond to. On that note, another convention of internet communities is the ' assumption of good faith '. Meaningful, collegial discourse can ...
by actuallythere
Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 61942

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Hello Nick and welcome, First of all, using pseudonyms is common practice on internet discussion forums. This tends to be to avoid heated discussions getting literally personal, to avoid unwanted approaches from people elsewhere on the internet, etc. In the case of this forum, many people are protec...
by actuallythere
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.
Replies: 36
Views: 11078

Re: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.

Actually I've just remembered a wonderful analogy to illustrate the situation described in 'theneedleblog'. It's the analogy of the potter, he has a lovely pot on his wheel but he grabs it and smashes it to the floor because he's lost control of his temper and has forgotten all about love. ...and t...
by actuallythere
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.
Replies: 36
Views: 11078

Re: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.

"The inquiry was conducted after the retirement of the headmaster under the new one David Boddy, one time PR man to Thatcher and the conservative party. We were belittled before, as I was in the press by head of their legal dept Leslie Blake QC and Boddy, and after by the SES. No resolution or...
by actuallythere
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.
Replies: 36
Views: 11078

Re: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.

MW

It is because they are under the illusion that they are in search of self-awareness, while in truth they are in search of self-importance.
by actuallythere
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.
Replies: 36
Views: 11078

Re: PR man arrested! Oh... wrong one.

The truth is that David Boddy worked for decades in public relations, never as a teacher. That he became headmaster of their school with a child abuse problem and invoked Desmond Tutu is yet more evidence of what a lying, cheating and filthy organization the SES really is. The South African truth an...
by actuallythere
Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Newspaper Articles
Replies: 11
Views: 10990

Re: Newspaper Articles

Morrigan, You'd probably agree you weren't locked up in a physical prison, but a psychological, emotional or spiritual one. The original poster in this part of the discussion took issue with the c-word because they define it as a place where one is physically locked up - a definition I believe is in...
by actuallythere
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Newspaper Articles
Replies: 11
Views: 10990

Re: Newspaper Articles

As long-term posters know I eschew the use of the c-word precisely to avert problems such as this. But also because it actually contributes to the parent-child dependency relationship that spiritual groups establish. Call a man's mother the more infamous c-word, and he'll probably kill you. Refer to...
by actuallythere
Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: IS DAVID BODDY'S NEW 'MEDITATION GROUP' A CULT?
Replies: 12
Views: 12308

Re: IS DAVID BODDY'S NEW 'MEDITATION GROUP' A CULT?

Thanks Justice. The link to Kirby & Co is especially interesting reading. Jeremy Sinclair, Donald Lambie, please take note: Pioneers in Undue Influence Our leadership in this area gives our practice a national and international profile. Working closely with various charitable organisations, we a...
by actuallythere
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: IS DAVID BODDY'S NEW 'MEDITATION GROUP' A CULT?
Replies: 12
Views: 12308

Re: IS DAVID BODDY'S NEW 'MEDITATION GROUP' A CULT?

Woodgreen, As far as I'm aware Boddy left SES well over a year ago, but continued at St. James until now. According to people I know who are still members, there has been a mass departure over the last three or four years amounting to about 50% of the membership quitting, with many of the others eff...
by actuallythere
Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: 'Fragile Childhood'
Replies: 0
Views: 2394

'Fragile Childhood'

The parallel between alcoholism and dependence on spiritual groups has been made before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwdUXS94yNk
by actuallythere
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney SOP 70's. A Different Perspective.
Replies: 40
Views: 16284

Re: Sydney SOP 70's. A Different Perspective.

MOTS "You agreed with uncontroversial statement X, so now I'll tell you slightly more controversial statement Y. You agreed with X didn't you? So it's perfectly ok to believe statement Y - in any case, we'll explain it to you later on." Janja Lalich describes this as a deception of choice ...
by actuallythere
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney SOP 70's. A Different Perspective.
Replies: 40
Views: 16284

Re: Sydney SOP 70's. A Different Perspective.

As this part of the discussion about language appears to have run its course, I'm going to state my personal conclusion. Please disagree. I know there are many people in SES who would contest a salesman's comment that he is giving something away for 'free' as part of a transaction, but the very same...
by actuallythere
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 61942

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Unique wrote: Mrs Mavro has never shown any compassion or even a simple acknowledgment of people's hardship and suffering, even if they happen to be in her nearest proximity. This was conveniently labeled by herself as “non-attachment”. Yet another nonsense and delusion unlikely to be ever expressed...

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