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.

Sunday, July 1, 1984

Guidelines for Prospective Student Meetings

First Meeting
Avoid discussion of the Ray of Creation.
Payments are mentioned but not discussed at length.
It is fine to mention Renaissance and Robert Burton.
Second Meeting
Mention the "centre of gravity" for Mr. Gurdjieff, Mr. Ouspensky, Mr. Collin and Mr. Burton.
Third Meeting
Mention the days of the week in French.
Avoid angles on the "type" of a country, and the Martial-Mercurial natural repulsion.
Seven minutes discussion on each type is the maximum suggested time.
Discuss privately after the meeting the topic of joining with those prospective students that ask.
A $100.00 or ten percent (10%) of gross monthly income is to be brought to the first meeting, in money order or certified check.


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