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.

Monday, May 31, 1976

May 1976 Notes

Mount Carmel newsletter (summarized)
The Fellowship compound in Oregon House is now to be called "Mount Carmel", not "The Farm" or "The Ranch"
When ending a relationship, students are to wait one year before entering another 
The no leg-crossing exercise ended in March 
The six-week exercise of no TV, radio, magazines ends April 12
Cinema now showing Thursdays and Saturdays at Mt. Carmel [ballet, opera, Shakespeare plays]

Other Notes

May 8:
Chenin Blanc cuttings are being planted in the vineyard nursery.
May 26:
The Fellowship has purchased the Doyle Property [The double-wide home on the property will be called "The Rilke Cottage," and will serve as Karl Werner's residence.]
May 29:
The first grapevine rootings were planted in the vineyard
May 31:
After tonight’s Bay Area concert (Paul Renzi, flute and Anne Adams, harp) members departed for new centers: Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, and New York.

Salaried students are being given an extra $25 and were invited to Carmel.

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