Introduction


Presented in reverse chronology, this history stretches from the present back to the Fellowship's 1970 founding, and beyond.
(See "Blog Archive" in the sidebar below.) It draws from many sources, including The Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the Internet Archive, the former Fellowship of Friends wiki project, cult education and awareness sites, news archives, and from the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship.

The portrait that emerges stands in stark contrast to sanitized versions presented on the Fellowship's array of
alluring websites, and on derivative sites created by Burton's now-estranged
disciple, Asaf Braverman.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Fellowship of Friends (alone) teaches "the greatest miracle in the universe"

[ed. - The Fellowship of Friends once again assumes a disguise ("Fourth Way School - Northern California") to recruit unsuspecting spiritual seekers. The Fellowship is well-known in Northern California, and not necessarily in a good way. Historically, Robert Burton's name would not be shared with prospective members, but the Introductory Meeting actors (and they are indeed actors) would simply state "we have a conscious teacher."

Claims that the Fellowship is the present-day manifestation of a sacred "esoteric tradition" is fantasy, an imagined mantle of legitimacy for Burton's endlessly "evolving" and increasingly bizarre "teaching." The Fellowship long ago severed the (at best) tenuous link it had to the Fourth Way lineage of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky.]


Fellowship of Friends-Fourth Way cult, Robert Earl Burton, R. E. Burton, recruiting

You are invited to join us on Saturday March 25, at 10:30 for a 1 hour introduction to the Fourth Way, a system of inner development based on the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky. We will discuss the practice of being present and the possibility of Man’s Psychological Evolution. This meeting is open to the public but you must call to reserve a space (530) 701-8842.

“To reach divine presence is the greatest miracle in the universe; every esoteric tradition offers its unique expression of this ultimate truth.”

Fellowship of Friends - Fourth Way School Northern California Facebook recruiting site
Fellowship of Friends-designated "conscious beings": G. I. Gurdjieff, P. D. Ouspensky, Rodney Collin, and Alex Horn

Fourth Way School - Northern California

Community

We are students of the Fourth Way living in Northern California. Our school is practical in nature and designed to produce consciousness in its members.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Fellowship of Friends/Living Presence/Fourth Way/Gurdjieff-Ouspensky/Ancient Wisdom/Esoteric/(Whatever) School on the internet

Robert Earl Burton's Fellowship of Friends cult logo
[ed. - To lure seekers from other spiritual traditions, and to mitigate the effects of negative publicity, the Fellowship of Friends continually re-brands itself. Recruiting sites proliferate under a myriad of titles and themes. The websites below are generally grouped according to their primary target market.

Listed at the bottom are sites critical of Robert Burton and the Fellowship. Updated February, 2017.]



ARGENTINA
Recuerdo de sí (Unofficial) (Spanish)
Fellowship of Friends - Centro de Buenos Aires (Facebook) (Spanish)
Mystery and Civilizations (Unofficial) (Inactive)
BRAZIL
PRESENÇA DIVINA (Portuguese) (Inactive)
Centro Sao Paolo on Google + (Portuguese) (Inactive)
Living Presence (Portuguese)
CANADA
Fourth Way School - Toronto (Facebook) (English)
CHILE
Living Presence Santiago (Facebook) (Spanish)
CHINA
[ed. - The following Fellowship sites are managed by Walther Sell.]
The Fourth Way and Esoteric Traditions (Chinese)
The Fourth Way and Esoteric Traditions (English and Chinese)
The Great Way: Journey to the West (English and Chinese)
Journey to the West (Facebook) (English)
The Secret of the Golden Flower (English)
The Taoist I Ching
FRANCE
Rappel de Soi - Paris (Facebook) (French) (Inactive)
Living Presence (French)
GERMANY
Der Vierte Weg Deutschland (Facebook) (German)
Living Presence (German)
GREECE
Fourth Way School - Athens (Facebook) (Greek)
The Art of Divine Presence (Greek)
HUNGARY
A JELENLÉT MŰVÉSZETE (Hungarian) (Inactive)
Robert Earl Burton: Önemlékezés Út az öröklétbe (Hungarian) (Inactive)
INDIA
Fourth Way School - India (Facebook) (English)
Fourth Way School - Surat (Facebook) (Gujarati and English)
ISRAEL
BeingPresent.org (Hebrew)
Fellowship of Friends (Facebook) | בית ספר של (English and Hebrew)
Jerusalem of the soul (Facebook) (English and Hebrew) (Inactive)
ITALY
Living Presence (Italian)
Scuola di Quarta Via - Gurdjieff Ouspensky (Facebook) (Italian)

Monday, January 30, 2017

Former Yuba County Supervisor Hal Stocker issues "report card" on successor Randy Fletcher

Yuba County Supervisor Randy Fletcher with Fellowship of Friends President Greg Holman and Charles Sharp

[ed. - Former long-time Yuba County 5th District Supervisor Hal Stocker was defeated in 2014 by Randy Fletcher. Fellowship of Friends members organized a vigorous campaign against Stocker, including a pro-Fletcher get-out-the-vote effort that was reportedly encouraged by Fellowship leader Robert Burton. At the time, this blog raised questions of improper use of church facilities and resources for political campaigning, including Robert Burton using official church gatherings to endorse a political candidate, a violation of the IRS tax code.]
Hal Stocker's Letter to the Editor of the Territorial Dispatch, January 20, 2017:
Report Card

Well, it's been a couple of years since Randy Fletcher was elected Yuba County supervisor to serve the fifth district (mainly foothills), so it's about time for an evaluation to see if we are getting our money's worth. Let's start by looking at his campaign promises, to see how well he is fulfilling them:

1 . Build a dam on New York Flat Road

2 "Eliminate all county building and planning fees."

3. Increase "interest income". (The county has no idea what this means.)

4. "I will bring back the use of non-violent inmates to clear fire lines, to clear road-sides..." (This was already being done by the Yuba Fire Safe Council)

5 "Expand ambulance service to foothills" (After a study, a supervisor recommended "no change.").

So, how well did Randy fulfill this ambitious agenda???

It looks like he struck out...completely....according to the record, as I make it out. I haven't seen any sign of action on any of those items...and, just as well, since it was a weird list, in my opinion.

So, if Randy has not been working on "his list," what has he been doing?

My main concern is how hard he is working for the people who mainly financed his campaign, i.e. the large land-owner- developer, and would-be-developer (inside and outside of Yuba County). It is clear he has been bought off by people who expect to make money by favorable supervisors' decisions

In this regard, Randy's main effort so far has been the attempt to ramrod the "cluster housing" project in the upper foothills, with virtually no public notice or input. At a supervisor's meeting on July 21, 2015, Fletcher put his blessing on the cluster idea and let the staff know he wanted it done his way and SOON, and he thanked certain Fellowshippers ---(from the Fellowship of Friends) for their help in the process.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog humor

"J.D." posted on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, December 26, 2016:
Fellowship of Friends founder Robert Earl Burton (R. E. Burton) models "Self Rembering" vest
"John Harmer" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, December 28, 2016:
[Robert Burton] Marketing the SR ™ range of casual wear. Once you don this stylish vest,
you will find yourself SelfRemembering with no effort at all. 🙂

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Alex Horn emerges from the shadows

Alex Horn, abusive cult leader, Robert Earl Burton's teacher, Fellowship of Friends lineage
Alex Horn, Robert Earl Burton's mentor

[ed. - On the Greater Fellowship site, Jim E. points out the new Fourth Way School - Northern California Facebook page. Jim notes that Alex Horn has emerged from the shadows to take his place in the masthead alongside George Gurdjieff, Peter Ouspensky, and Rodney Collin, an apparent promotion for Mr. Horn.

Within this blog are many discussions of Alex Horn, the controversial "45th of 44" angels guiding The Fellowship of Friends.

The first Facebook post on December 1st states, "An esoteric school is an ark in time." This might be a subtle attempt to reclaim the Ark in Time title from Asaf Braverman's collection of websites. Then again, it may be an endorsement of Asaf's new "school"!]

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A 21st century facelift for the tired old Fourth Way

Former Robert Burton disciple, now Fourth Way cult leader Asaf Braverman be period sales pitch
Above, detail from Asaf Braverman's Gurdjieff - Becoming Conscious Facebook page, showing Braverman on the threshold!

[ed. - As of November 2016, Robert Burton has personally excommunicated Asaf Braverman from The Fellowship of Friends. While he boldly adopts the mantle of Fourth Way teacher, Braverman's  autobiography acknowledges the important role of his predecessors, Alexander Francis Horn and (Braverman's own spiritual guide) Robert Earl Burton, both arguably sociopaths. Having joined the Fellowship at a young age, and followed Burton for twenty years, Braverman is clearly incapable of recognizing the taint of this corrupt lineage, and the unscrupulous and oppressive indoctrination system that has governed his life. Borrowing Burton's well-worn metaphor, Braverman is launching his own "ark."  Below are several websites that are serving to draw unsuspecting "marks" to this new Fourth Way School.]
Ark in Time Network (arkintime.com)

Ark in Time (Twitter)

asafbraverman.com

Asaf Braverman (Flickr)

Asaf Braverman (YouTube)

Be. 4th Way Tweets (Twitter)

Fourth Way School/Be Community (beperiod.com)

Gurdjieff (ggurdjieff.com)

Gurdjieff - Becoming Conscious (Facebook)

Quarta Via a Roma (Be Period Italia Meetup) (Inactive?)

Fellowship of Friends cult leader Robert Earl Burton (R. E. Burton), Asaf Braverman's teacher
Portrait of Robert Earl Burton from Braverman's Be.

Archived copies of some of Braverman's now-defunct "Pillar" websites:
Awakening

Consciousness

Know Thyself

Mysticism

Ouspensky

Spirituality

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Due diligence before making a leap of faith

Beware of false prophets...
[ed. - Ames poses questions that likely many of us wished we had asked prior to joining The Fellowship of Friends. "The Fellowship of Friends 'come-on' " to which Ames refers is appended at the end of his post.]

"Ames Gilbert" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, November 15, 2016:
I posted this list of questions in 2007. In view of Asaf’s continuing efforts to establish himself as a teacher, not to mention the dozens of new Esoteric Startups™ that spring up every year, I think that such questions are still relevant!

=====================================

Dear all,

The Fellowship of Friends “come–on” (#23-144, or thereabouts) stimulates me to offer a list of questions that a prospective student should ask, in one form or another, before joining. I started this list because a friend who has been through the Fellowship experience joined another 4th Way group (started by an ex–FoF student!) and had some second thoughts, and asked for input.

I’d say that any prospective student owes it to his or her self to not only get answers (and write them down, in detail, for future reference), but to have someone less partial go over the answers with them. Ideally, some one who joined would also have a “buddy” to check in with after agreed periods of time to see if pre–stated aims and directions were being adhered to, and in general provide a ‘reality check’ and grounding. Ideally!

This list can surely be improved, so I put it out there as a group project…
__________________________________________

Some questions to ask before making a commitment to a ‘spiritual teacher’ or ‘teaching’—

QUESTIONS TO THE TEACHER

Mechanics and set–up of group/school:

  • When and what was your last paying job?
  • Do you rely completely or partially on the contributions of your students to pay your personal expenses?
  • How are payments structured?
  • Is the group organized legally as a non–profit or church for IRS purposes?
  • How transparent is the accounting?
  • What power does any board hold?
  • Do you serve at the pleasure of the board?
  • Exactly what degree of independence does the board have?
  • Please give examples of when the board effectively countered your decisions?
  • Are board meetings open to students, or do students have access to minutes of board meetings?
  • If there is no board, what steps have you taken so students can hold you accountable for your actions, including financial decisions?

Relationship with teacher:
  • How do you measure students’ abilities beforehand to undertake difficult work?
  • What methods, in detail, do you use to prevent students entering a dependent role?
  • How do you prevent infatuation?
  • How do you deal with fear?
  • How do you prevent ‘spiritual materialism’ developing in ‘your’ students?
  • Do you feel invested in the success or failure of your students?
  • What do you do with failures?
  • What value do you place on the idea and practice of personal verification?
  • Are your students required to give up their will to you, as their teacher? If so, is this permanent or for a set or limited period of time?

Sex energy:
  • Are you married?
  • Do you claim celibacy?
  • Do you undertake to never have sexual relations with your students?
  • Please give examples of tasks concerning sex energy.
  • Describe how you presently channel/use sex energy, and will you describe your history in that regard?

Exercises:
  • Do you give out generalized/group exercises?
  • Are any exercises individualized?
  • What are the criteria for making such exercise ‘individual’?
  • Do you fully explain the purpose of the exercises beforehand?
  • Do you have helpers, and if so, what are their qualifications, and are they permitted to set exercises themselves?
  • Are there rules or codes of behavior that must be followed by school members? If so, what are they and how are ‘infractions’ handled?
  • Is there any appeal from your decisions, and if so, how is this handled?
  • Do you and your students work with the Fourth Way idea of Good Householder, and if so, what forms does this work take?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Fellowship congregation prohibited from following President Trump

Donald Trump will defile your higher centers.

[ed. - The following, just one of countless examples of Robert Burton's authoritarian rule of the Fellowship of Friends "church," appears to me a clear violation of basic freedoms entitled all Americans.]

Robert Burton ("The Teacher") sent the following message to all Fellowship of Friends members, November 14, 2016 at 6:45 PM:
The Teacher asks students NOT to read, watch or listen to any news or broadcasts regarding Donald Trump. 

He is an abrasive, agitating influence that we want to avoid, so as not to defile our higher centers.

Thank you, Love Robert
Hindu Texts, Avadhut Gita: Take the Truth and ignore the rest.

Fellowship of Friends membership sees decline

[ed. - It is reported that, as of October 2016, The Fellowship of Friends has 1,565 members worldwide. This represents a slight decline from the last reported census of 1,597 in November 2014. This however does not reflect the recent departures of Asaf and Ansley Braverman, their families, and any other friends and sympathizers who may have joined them in leaving the Fellowship.]

Friday, November 4, 2016

Asaf Braverman departs and Robert Burton reveals his petty dictator persona

Robert Earl Burton (R. E. Burton), founder of Fellowship of Friends cult, with Asaf Braverman
Asaf Braverman and Robert Burton in happier times

[ed. - Robert Burton's reaction to Asaf Braverman's departure has been swift and vindictive.]

E-mail submitted by an ex-member living in Oregon House, November 4, 2016:
Details are sketchy, but a picture is emerging that Robert is quite upset with Asaf’s taking leave of Robert and the Fellowship, and is doing all he can to vilify, even destroy, Asaf.

First, and immediately upon Asaf leaving, a message went out for members no longer to visit Asaf’s website. Looking at the site just now, Asaf’s 3 top supporters and commentators [and Fellowship members] ( John Walz, Thomas Neuschatz, Charles Rodkoff) are missing from the list of members of Asaf’s community/school. Only Mario Fantoni (the IT person) remains.

Normally on Wednesdays, someone gives a presentation on some subject or person or where they have travelled. But the past 2 Wednesdays, Robert wanted there to be a “real” meeting to talk about Asaf. The first was led by Dorian [Matei]; the second (2 days ago), by Girard [Haven]. (Note: Girard himself has until now been banned from leading meetings for the past few years, likely because he refused to accept the “sequence” until, literally, forced to do so. He even tried to stop going to meetings back around 2006 to 2008 or so. Then Robert made him an offer he could not refuse, and he began coming again.)

Dorian apparently referred directly to Asaf, but I don’t have more details at this time. The subject of Girard’s meeting was, predictably, the process of crime.

At Robert’s meeting this past Sunday, he showed an image from some cemetery of a cracked headstone with the name of Pierce. It was one of those all-too-convenient “shocks” (more likely, drummed up by one of Robert’s “researchers”) to support the idea that Asaf and the Pierces are broken and finished. Of course, Ansley [Braverman's] maiden name is Pierce, and both Ansley and [her mother] have formally left the Fellowship. [Ansley's father] is still a member for now.

Asaf is being compared with Miles in that both were criminal in their actions towards Robert and the Fellowship. [ed. - see "Damage control following Miles' departure"] Of course, this is the ultimate act of vilification. Becoming “criminal” is as low as a person can sink, and anyone who associates with such a person is equally criminal.

One member suggested it a month or two ago, and now it is perhaps happening, that it would be best for the Fellowship to have a “witch-hunt” and expel all the non-believers. She is correct: There is absolutely no space for anyone who questions or doubts.

To be clear, I am not interested in what Asaf is trying to create with his online “community,” and I don’t think it will survive for long without the monetary and personnel support he was getting from Fellowship. I also reject the “lineage” myth that Asaf perpetuates (or at least did until now), as he tries to legitimize his role as a teacher.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Did Asaf Braverman's "Online School" threaten Robert Burton's and The Fellowship of Friends Board of Directors' spiritual authority?


[ed. - There are rumors this weekend that Asaf Braverman, once considered Robert Burton's heir apparent, has been ordered to take a leave of absence from The Fellowship of Friends, and to dismantle his "Ark in Time" and "Be" websites. This apparently comes directly from the top, Robert Burton himself. The image above is from Asaf's Webinar page.]

Asaf Braverman wrote on his Facebook page, October 23, 2016:

20 years in the Fellowship of Friends.
You all know I did my best to make it better.
Onwards...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Robert Burton kisses the Absolute's feet

Robert Earl Burton (R. E. Burton), founder of Fellowship of Friends cult, kissing ground in presence of The Absolute

"Insider" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, September 28, 2016:
This photograph of the spontaneous act of kissing the ground in the presence of “The Absolute” is, supposedly, from June 2014. Note the spontaneous handkerchief perfectly placed under Robert’s knees, not to mention the photographer spontaneously ready with the camera.

Robert’s words in 2016 describing this scene from 2014:
“This is a photograph of me kneeling and bowing, kissing the ground during the first visit of the Absolute. It occurred right in the front of the Gallery at the beginning of the rose arbor, after you walk through the four cypress trees and turn left. Petrarch said, ‘I bless the place, the time, and the hour of the day/that my eyes aimed their sight at such a height.’ Here we see that. Then we walked straight ahead, beyond the path on the right, and our dog Apollo was doing his business—number two—on the lawn. It was the third state. N***y was with Him. N***y is now in drug rehab.

“Afterwards Sasha and I went into the house. (Dorian came later.) He (the Absolute – Insider) then did an act of humility for me. All I could think of was to get down and kiss Sasha’s feet as an act of humility too. Who are we that He should do an act of humility for us? But that was the only response I could think of.”

"Insider" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, September 26, 2016:
The entire stunt with the “Absolute” was planned a long time ago. Dorian “predicted” it at a meeting he led back in April/May. He proclaimed a “new phase” was about to begin. It would shake the FF tree and some people would fall off. But there would be no returning to the old ways. Then the “visitation” happened on Sept 2 (the 2nd time in 800 days), and all the talk (from RB) is how the “school” has changed forever. Then Dorian led another meeting, on Sept 18 and repeated many of the same things he said back in April/May. “There is no going back.” “It will be deadly to go back.” And so on. Dorian knew about the up-coming “visit by the Absolute” at least 4-5 months ago. So did Robert. It’s all a manipulative script.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Robert Burton channels the Absolute

Robert Earl Burton (R. E. Burton), Fellowship of Friends cult founder and dandy
Self-proclaimed Avatar of the Age, and Fellowship of Friends dandy, Robert Burton

[ed. - From "The Canons of The Fellowship of Friends" (bolds added)]
Higher Forces

The Fellowship teaches that the universe comprises a hierarchy of worlds governed by orders of laws, that the Absolute created the world and Higher Forces [also known as "Influence C"], and that Higher Forces created humanity. Higher Forces pass on the knowledge of how to create and prolong Divine Presence through the medium of Schools, and have done so throughout known and unknown history. Behind human history is Divine Presence, behind Divine Presence is Schools, behind Schools is Higher Forces, and behind Higher Forces is the Absolute. By mastering Divine Presence, a man becomes immortal, thereby entering the City of Paradise to join the company of Higher Forces.
[Below, a follower struggles to make sense of Robert Burton's latest revelations. It appears Burton has now established a direct connection with the Absolute, creator of the Universe. He no longer needs to go through intermediaries such as the 44 angels (well, 45 counting Alex Horn) the Fellowship knew as "Higher Forces," or "Influence C." Apparently the Absolute has instructed Burton to prepare his followers for Armageddon, and the destruction of the world beyond the Fellowship's Apollo compound. That message has of course been delivered many times before, but by mere angels. This time it's coming right from the top.]

"Mad Cult Member" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, September 13, 2016:
For me it is important, because I am in FOF and I mad🙂 The Absolute visited Robert and he kissed his feet and now we are so lucky because this never happened before. Our grandfather is the author of the Universe! And soon we will be having the brightest times because when Life [all non-members] will have the darkest hour it will be the brightest hour for the Schools [the Fellowship]. Life is an unsolvable problem, it only exists to realize Holly Scriptures: the end of the worlds. And we certainly deserve it because we were supporting Influence C for half a century. We can not overestimate this Gift! Christ said nicely it in 6 words: I’ve done what you asked – I completed the theme of the sequence: Be.

"Mad Cult Member" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, September 14, 2016:
I wish I had my best friends agree with my point of you, but they don’t. They think I am loosing the school. And on my end I don’t know how to replace my life-long friends just because fucking Robert is gone crazy. You did not understand my sarcasm? Well, you did not come to the events recently, did you? I wrote word to word what Robert says. I couldn’t make it up if my life depended on it. Insider knows what I’m talking about.

"Mad Cult Member" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, September 14, 2016:
The other day I passed the folks in Yuba City holding signs: Are you suicidal-here is the phone number, your life matters. I laughed. Who is suicidal? But after a few days I regretted that I did not memorize that damn phone number.

"Insider" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, September 16, 2016:
Everything Mad Cult Member said in #95 [above] is true. For the second time in 800 days, Robert Burton (by his own unbiased admission) was visited by The Absolute. Robert was told to “Be ready.” I didn’t hear about the kissing of feet, but there were around 9-10 events at which Robert spoke about this, to the exclusion of almost everything else, so the story had a chance to “evolve” over the course of the week following the “visitation.”

Naturally, everyone is talking about this. After all, it’s probably the most important event in the “school” since Robert’s “crystallization” in 1976. Here’s one (paraphrased) comment I overheard: Now it is probably necessary to identify which students continue to believe in Robert, and which ones are doubters; and we should think seriously about expelling the remaining doubters.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Robert Burton's political hitman

Nick Spaulding, Fellowship of Friends political hitman
Nick Spaulding
[ed. - Nick Spaulding is the Fellowship of Friends' paid (in cash or in kind) political assassin, whose task it is to attack any opponent in local government who stands in the way of the Fellowship's (and Tom Richards' - see below) development plans. Fellowship members pride themselves on their "non-expression of negative emotions" yet, when it comes to getting what the Fellowship wants, Spaulding follows Robert Burton's directive once given Abraham Goldman, the cult's former lawyer: "Go for the jugular." Spaulding's list of political targets is long, and he has recently focused on Hal Stocker, Mary Jane Griego, John Nicoletti, Wendy Hartman, Jenny Cavaliere, Angil Morris-Jones, and Kevin Mallen.]

From the eTerritorial Dispatch, May 9, 2016:
Clustering?

Just what is this "clustering" business that Nick Spaulding, Tom Richards, and Randy Fletcher are trying to ram-rod through on us in the foothills?

In short, they want the county to change the land-use ordinance, to be able to put in a lot more houses, mainly big subdivisions, back in the boonies, off the main roads, which would increase the population dramatically

And this new night-mare would include a huge swath of land from south of Collins Lake to the northern borders of Yuba County.

All this would greatly worsen a very precarious fire situation as well as make worse our lack of water, bad roads and bad traffic, and crime. The area would be less rural and less beautiful!

Nick Spaulding claims to know it all on the clustering subject, but he has little regard for the facts. He is one big snow job ! But what is he getting out of it? He has been a stalwart member of the Fellowship of Friends for 25 years or more . But the President of the Fellowship , Mr. Greg Holman, claims "Spaulding is not on our payroll".

Again, what is Mr. Spaulding getting out of this long-term and heart-rending crusade??? He, himself, owns no land in Yuba County and seems to be in no position to buy subdivision land and/or be a developer.

On the other hand, the Fellowship owns 700 acres on Dixon Hill Road, which could, with a little work, qualify as a "cluster" project. Mr. Holman has stated in public the Fellowship has no plans for such a project. This not surprising, since there is no enabling ordinance as yet. But the Fellowship probably could imagine selling off the 700 acres at a greatly increased cost...if the Spaulding crusade pans out.

Come and learn more and have your say, at another Town Hall meeting at the Ponderosa Community Hall on Ponderosa Road in Brownsville,. on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30.PM

Hal Stocker

Challenge, Ca.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Awakening: Quotations from Robert Earl Burton

Fellowship of Friends cult founder Robert Earl Burton (R. E. Burton) quotations
[ed. - The latest sifting through Burton's endless supply of aphorisms. The following is from Amazon. Unsurprisingly, the reviews are divided between five-star by long-term current members (e.g. Blue Logician, Benjamin Yudin, Gerald, and Hugh James - only one of whom is a confirmed purchaser) and one-star, clearly from former members. However, one of these contingents understands what it means to escape a cult, and that is indeed an awakening in its own right.]

Awakening: Quotations from Robert Earl Burton
Paperback
November 7, 2016
by Robert Earl Burton
Edited by Dianne Crosby

A conscious teacher explains how to recognize higher states of awareness and how our own Higher Centers may awaken.

Product Details

Robert Earl Burton (R.E. Burton), founder of Fellowship of Friends