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 https://robesofsilkfeetofclay.com/ https://robesofsilkfeetofclay.com/ 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? ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : 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. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : 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. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Reconciling the good, the bad and the ugly David Wants to Fly was a watershed for people around the TM community (2010). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wants_to_Fly https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Wants_to_Fly 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. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : 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 community. 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. DAVID WANTS TO FLY - Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv9264FXazc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv9264FXazc ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : 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 culture. 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 think?”. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : 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. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : 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. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <skymt...@yahoo.com> wrote : Trailer Wild Wild Country | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBLS_OM6Puk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBLS_OM6Puk