Hi Readers -
Recently someone asked me if "school" was still schooling. As it turn out, yes! You, too, can have "new friends"! I know that the invisible world is sending out invisible troops, because a recent recruit visited and commented on the blog.
It amazes, amuses and saddens me that this cult is still trotting out the same sad tactics. Maybe some of you stumbled into this blog because of a strange recent encounter with some "new friends". You may be wondering, "Is cult a recruiting me?" If it had these traits, it was cult -- i.e. "school"/"the study" -- recruitment
  1. Friendly man/woman ( in this case, “Mike C”) strikes up conversation at a bar in Somerville.
  2. Discusses life and philosophy.
  3. Another "friend" (in this case, Alan) shows up.
  4. Some coffee meetings follow the initial encounter.
  5. Another "friend" joins (in this case, Lisa).
  6. Last coffee meeting includes another "friend", Robert, who extends an invitation into a group. The invitation may, or may not, include a "free experiment" and the warning: " ...it's very important that you not tell anyone about this. It's private, just for you!
If your "new friends" are like Mike, Alan, Lisa, and Robert, they are reluctant to share personal details. They are also lying about the nature of their relationships. What felt like a chance encounter is deliberate recruitment.
The word is that this "youngest class" meets Mondays and Thursdays at various hotels, in Cambridge, and in Brookline. Apparently the latest marketing ploy is to nod to a lineage of great men of history, while trotting out Gurdjieff ideas, but neglecting to mention Gurdjieff, and Sharon Gans and Alex Horn, etc, etc.