Yes, but this is merely to foster Barry's image of himself. There were a few contradictory clues to that, in Mark's book. Watch when all of the purges occurred in Lenz's organization, and how those that were left, had to swear absolute fealty to Lenz, with deeper and deeper loyalty, each time the group was purged. Barry made it through all of the purges, and that speaks for itself. Also, Barry was more than likely kicked out of the organization, since that was another Lenz hallmark, when a chump wanted to leave. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote :
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : When I read Laxter's, Take Me For A Ride, Coming Of Age In An Abusive Cult, I was trying to figure out if any of the characters were in fact, Barry, though Mark used pseudonyms. Which one is Barry? bawee has claimed in the intro to his own Road Mind Trip fluff piece that he was not anywhere close to the inner circle around Rama and didn't spend any time directly with him. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <punditster@...> wrote : You don't read their stuff, but i figured it would make your day to learn that Jim and Ann (both who claim that they are not obsessed with you) have been bragging about having read A WHOLE BOOK about Rama (the same one you told us about) so that they can obsess on you even more while trying to demonize you. You were right, this place is a zoo. > On 10/20/2014 2:30 AM, TurquoiseBee turquoiseb@... mailto:turquoiseb@... [FairfieldLife] wrote: > Color me not surprised. I guess it gives them something to do other than whack off. :-) > That's why you called our attention to your work with Lenz, right" Apparently you has never read Laxer's Take Me For A Ride where you are used as an example by Mark to indicate that you were a True Believer. I assumed this since I posted a long message about the book back in 2003 along with a review of Lenz's two novels, Surfing the Himalayas and Snowboarding to Nirvana. Your response was very weak indicated to me that you didn't want to talk about your work for Lenz, so why are you so concerned now? Apparently one of your buttons got pushed. Go figure.