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.

Sunday, May 31, 1981

May 1981 Notes

"Renaissance Vine" newsletter [summarized]
Robert’s letter to San Francisco Chronicle (written April 28)
May 15 and 16: Menahem Pressler and Oscar Shumsky
May 17 and 18: Menahem Pressler
June 6 and 7: American String Quartet
1,373 members
Photo: entrance to Renaissance

Other Notes

May 8:
Robert sought to order "4TH WAY" personalized license plates. They were not available.
May 11:
"Maxwell’s Plumb" restaurant opens at Ghirardelli Square, in San Francisco. Fellowship members were involved in the construction. [The flamboyant owner, Warner LeRoy, had something in common with Burton – love of glitz, crystal, stained glass, porcelains, Lalique, Tiffany, etc.]

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