It is explained in the book, a very simple manipulation - Lenz spoke all the time about levitation and other powers and abilities. He would then get his drugged out, sleepless zombies together, haul them out to the desert at 2 AM, and maybe dance around, and then ask, "What did you see?" He would wait until someone volunteered that he was flying/invisible/transformed into light/godlike, and then simply agree. After this "evidence" was presented, others would agree that they had seen it too - very 'witches of Salem', only in reverse, so that those in attendance, self-deluded themselves into "seeing" all sorts of miracles, from "Zen Master Rama, The Living God". Lots of peer pressure.
Lenz was also a master at pitting his "students" against each other - This is why Barry thrives on conflict, vs. discussion. This is why he keeps tiredly bringing up these fake "supernatural" events - He can't believe, yet, that he, along with many others, was duped, exploited, and abused. Horribly abused. I can imagine Lenz making cruel fun of Barry, publicly, as he did with anyone he perceived as the slightest threat, and Barry trying to laugh about his own, open castigation and shaming, from a man he respected, and possibly loved, and then having to pony up serious cash, for another month, of doing more of the same. For years. Makes me shudder, the damage that was inflicted. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <turquoiseb@...> wrote : From: "Michael Jackson mjackson74@... [FairfieldLife]" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> To: "FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com" <FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com> Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:39 PM Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Re: Take Me For A Ride; A look inside Lenz's cult, and Barry's mind "levitation" crap, too. Its as believable as Marshy's levitation crap. Somewhat more believable, actually. One could easily produce depositions from hundreds of people over the years who saw Freddie levitate. Possibly a couple of thousand of them, total. Has the TMO produced even *one* person who claims on the record to have seen Maharishi or anyone else levitate (for real, that is...say, hanging in the air for several *minutes* without descending, not seconds)? They have not. Touchy, touchy. Now, of all of those thousands of people who saw Lenz levitate how come no one ever got a picture, a video? Was this verboten? Did this not ever occur to anyone that it might be an interesting catalogue of events to have this somehow on some format that others could see? Lenz was a raging narcissist, how come he didn't invite TV stations to come and tape him levitating? You know why? 'Cause he wasn't ever levitating. What harm would there have been for some record of this, beyond someone's say so, to have been made? Put up or shut up. Your master was no more accomplished at levitating than anyone else - which is no one.