Things have seriously taken a turn for the worse, since then. Perhaps it has slowly dawned on him, how much he was damaged by Lenz, in terms of relating to normal people, in a normal way. Or not.:-o
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <awoelflebater@...> wrote : ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <fleetwood_macncheese@...> wrote : 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. Some interesting excerpts from bawee's little memoir: I never put much serious effort into writing stories about my spiritual experiences for publication. I just wrote them for myself. And of course, being the somewhat ego-centered individual that I am, many of these stories weren't about Rama at all - they were about me. They were about the cool moments that I had experienced while pursuing my own weird pathway to enlightenment. The stories are not about Rama per se. Other, more talented and less egocentric writers will create those books. These are just the stories of a normal, everyday seeker who was fortunate enough to have had some remarkable experiences in the aura of a remarkable teacher. Don't expect revelations or gossip from an insider or member of the 'inner circle.' I wasn't that great a student, and had very few personal interactions with the man. And many of them were in public restrooms. So the stories are mine, but if he was the excellent teacher I believe he was, his teaching should somehow reveal itself in these stories about my life. Because he helped shape that life, and I am grateful to him for his skill and craftsmanship.