--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Jun 18, 2006, at 5:18 PM, sparaig wrote:
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues"  
> > <curtisdeltablues@> wrote:
> >>
> > [...]
> >> So much of what you said seems to be a natural pattern of growing up
> >> with our ideas whatever they are.  I suspect that I am neither
> >> uniquely flawed nor gifted in intellectual awareness,  in or out of
> >> TMO.  I also recognize that this group is far from TMO is so many
> >> important ways.  Ways that make this group a much nicer and more
> >> interesting group to interact with.  I have not been able to have a
> >> mutually respectful conversation with anyone still in the group
> >> mindset.  I suspect some of the people here have similar experiences
> >> although mine may be a little more intense because I publicly spoke
> >> out against the TMO, breaking the most important "no talk" rule of  
> >> any
> >> dysfunctional family!
> >>
> >
> > Well, you also made it sound as though anyone and everyone in the  
> > TMO was a liar as
> > Andrew Skolnick quoted you in his JAMA article:
> >
> > http://www.skeptictank.org/gs/sci603.htm
> > [...]
> > 'Ex-members say that the movement widely practices a style of
> > deception some call the "SIMS shuffle." Curtis Mailloux, a former
> > member who lives in Fairfax, Va, says the name is derived from the
> > Student International Meditation Society, one of the Maharishi's
> > front groups, where many members develop this skill. Mailloux says
> > he "left the cult" in 1989 after 15 years. As a former TM teacher
> > and chair of the TM center in Washington, DC, the largest in the
> > United States, he is one of the highest ranking members to defect.
> >
> > "I was taught to lie and to get around the pretty rules of the
> > 'unenlightened' in order to get favorable reports into the media,"
> > says Maillous. "We were taught how to exploit the reporters'
> > gullibility and fascination with the exotic, especially what comes
> > from the East. We thought we weren't doing anything wrong, because
> > we were told it was often necessary to deceive the unenlightened to
> > advance our guru's plan to save the world."'
> No, that's not what this reveals, what is seems to reveal is a  
> pattern of corruption and deception at the higher levels, not the  
> rank and file.

a SIMS teacher is "higher level?" A center "chairman" is "higher level?"

 It also implies this mandate came from *somewhere or  
> someone*--someone pulling the financial and PR strings. Given the  
> history of extreme micromanagement, who do ya think that might be?
> It's sad to me that someone who is so spiritual would be turned away  
> because of these experiences.

Uh.... Just today on this board, Curtis seems to have contradicted what he said 

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