One of the other women now.  
 Rick Archer recently in a FF grocery mentioned there is another book, a 
#MeToo, being published by one of the women Maharishi evidently had. Apparently 
a university professor now is reflecting on the consequence of that in her 
life. Also apparently is going to visit Fairfield as the book releases. 

 I recall when Rick was bringing the other skin carriers out about Maharishi 
and the Judith Bourque Feet of Clay book
 was published, As that book was published and came out there was another woman 
who surfaced on FairfieldLife then and told then of MeToo. This second was a 
very clear voice and then disappeared. 

 The movement patriarchy can reconcile this rising of the matriarchy? 


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 The David Wants to Fly film in fact was a visual inside a community that most 
only heard whisperings about. 


Srijau contends, it was an ugly devious exploitative misrepresentation. that 
you suggest that it was meaningful to more than you confirms the worst about 
yourself. Name one person who agrees with you about this film being a watershed 
moment for anyone in the movement. I have seen two critical memoirs that came 
out recently that make no mention of at all, even Susan Shumsky's recitation of 
every major scandal mentions it not at all.

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 David Wants to Fly brought focus to what people inside and around the 
community of TM evidently were feeling as to what was happening, That there was 
attrition, a withdrawal in communal numbers even before Maharishi passed away, 
David Wants to Fly put faces to the effects of use of power, money and sex in 
the group.  
 In something like a bell-shaped curve a spectrum of our affiliated, 
disaffiliating and unaffiliated people has broadened. Where once were thousands 
of teachers and meditators, the Domes have but hundreds in them now. Evidently 
there is a reality to this that seems yet to be entirely reconciled by a 
community in it. 

 Srijau writes: it wasn't a watershed and you know it.

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 Reconciling the good, the bad and the ugly David Wants to Fly was a watershed 
for people around the TM community (2010).   
 A lot of people had left the meditating community before then and the 
community has gotten down now to what it is, knowing better.  There is an old 
hymn about loss of shakti in spiritual movements at a time that captures states 
of desolation once a shakti has departed..  

 Well may Thy servants mourn, my God,
 The Church’s desolation;
 The state of Zion calls aloud
 For grief and lamentation.
 Once she was all alive to Thee
 And thousands were converted,
 But now a sad reverse we see,
 Her glory is departed.

 And has religion left the Church
 Without a trace behind her?
 Where shall I go, where shall I search,
 That I once more may find her?
 Adieu, ye proud, ye light and gay,
 I’ll seek the brokenhearted,
 Who weep when they of Zion say,
 Her glory is departed.

 Some few, like good Elijah stand,
 While thousands have revolted,
 In earnest for the heav’nly land
 They never yet have halted.
 With such religion doth remain,
 For they are not perverted;
 Oh may they all through men regain
 The glory that’s departed.

 srijau writes:
 David wants to Fly is not around so much because people found it so ugly, 
mean-spirited, exploitative. Thats just nasty of you to even bring it up.

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 Studies in broken trust.. 
 In a genre, the David Wants to Fly documentary of the TM community, this would 
seem to be also of a kind of study of broken trust in spiritual and religious 
 David Wants to Fly  video used to be more readily available to find and was 
shared more widely around the TM community when it was released. These two 
documentaries may put bracket to ‘guru from India’ exploitation in the West. 


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 One can see this Rajaneesh documentary itself is going to be at the 
intersection of how people look at or study spiritual groups in American 

Using Rajneeshpuram this film does quite the good job in a documentary format 
of touching on a range of separate spiritual groups within American society, 
showcasing reactionary evangelicals, Eastern, New Age, Jonestown, regional 
cultures and civil society. Now in a comparison with Fairfield, Iowa the 
repeating question coming for a long time of those who may have lived in 
Fairfield will be, “Have you seen the Rajneesh Documentary, what did you 

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 An old Fairfield, Iowa meditator saying of the Rajaneesh documentary,  
‘..disturbingly familiar’.

 Different than with Antelope, Oregon though, the first four years of 
meditators coming to Fairfield, Iowa the meditators as a group lived physically 
mostly within the confines of the academic institution, mostly up on campus, in 
Fairfield. The university arrived with men mostly clean cut in suits and women 
in dresses. After five years then came an arrival and flow of diverse mostly 
middling class educated peoples and families as meditators, even moving in to 
neighborhoods throughout town and in the county alongside locals as neighbors.

 The 'files' section of FairfieldLife has a survey in it of the meditating 
community that was done in the early 1990's. The demographic parts of the 
survey are interesting to look at as profile. 


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 A Study in Polarized Communities, yes.

 A large difference in two stories, between Antelope, Oregon and Fairfield, 
Iowa is that mostly neither our local Iowans or the incoming TM meditators to 
Iowa became overtly violent, or overtly physically aggressive with each other.
 But even with ‘that look’ that can be in the Fairfield meditator community a 
difference from the outset between the two places of Oregon and Iowa is that 
the meditators who came to Iowa were modestly dressed. Meditators coming to 
Iowa wearing suits and ties and such, clean shaven, for the most part, and not 
‘in red’ like in Oregon.

 The opinion page of the local newspaper in Fairfield has always run with a lot 
of hot and even bruising ink written on the subject but fortunately red hot 
blood was not overtly spilled over the subject. Now nearly 4.5 decades later 
there has come a better understanding as a detente in how both sides of the 
community tend to speak about each other as there has become a blending of 
blood within the whole area community by a living and sharing for long enough 
in life’s practicalities and raising kids.

 Possibly it all happened too fast on too large a scale for much smaller 
Antelope, Oregon to absorb what all happened, like has happened differently in 
Fairfield, Iowa. Fairfield, Iowa being a liberal arts traditional college town 
possibly allowed for a different outcome. 

 However, the posed level of ambient violence that came in to the Oregon story 
is a frank difference in the narratives.   


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