Introduction


Robert Earl Burton founded The Fellowship of Friends in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1970. Burton modeled his own group after that of Alex Horn, loosely borrowing from the Fourth Way teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. In recent years, the Fellowship has cast its net more broadly, embracing any spiritual tradition that includes (or can be interpreted to include) the notion of "presence."

The Fellowship of Friends exhibits the hallmarks of a "doomsday religious cult," wherein Burton exercises absolute authority, and demands loyalty and obedience. He warns that his is the only path to consciousness and eternal life. Invoking his gift of prophecy, he has over the years prepared his flock for great calamities (e.g. a depression in 1984, the fall of California in 1998, nuclear holocaust in 2006, and most recently the October 2018 "Fall of California Redux.")

But according to Burton, Armageddon still looms in our future and when it finally arrives, non-believers shall perish, while through the direct intervention and guidance from 44 angels (recently expanded to 81 angels, including himself and his divine father, Leonardo da Vinci) Burton and his followers shall be spared, founding a new, and more perfect civilization.

Many regard Robert Earl Burton a narcissist and sociopath, surrounded by a largely greed- and power-driven inner circle. The following pages offer abundant evidence supporting that conclusion.

This archive draws from official Fellowship publications and websites, news archives, court documents, cult education and awareness forums, the Internet Archive, the long-running Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the (former) Fellowship of Friends wikispace project, the (ill-fated 2007) Fellowship of Friends Wikipedia page, and the editor's own 13-year experience in the Fellowship. Presented in a reverse chronology, the Fellowship's history may be navigated via the "Blog Archive" located in the sidebar below.

Wednesday, May 12, 1999

Robert Earl Burton, porn star?

[ed. - Here, WhaleRider refers to a frequently-cited example of Burton's insatiable appetite for a particular type of contribution from his young male followers. It is hilarious that "Influence C" (that is, the gods) arranged for Oregon House's internet provider to be "suck seed" (succeed.net).]

"WhaleRider" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, March 30, 2013:
I hereby nominate Robert E. Burton to be listed in the Guinness Book of Warped Guru Records.
60 blow-jobs given to his followers in 24 hrs on his 60th birthday.

Wow, what a guy!

So given that the average ejaculation yields one half a tablespoon of semen, 60 blowjobs nets 30 tablespoons…which means in one day Burton quaffed down almost two cups of semen (one and 7/8 cups, to be exact).

Yum!

"Anna Tudor" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, March 21, 2013:

To me Burton’s promiscuity is not “alleged”; my ‘husband was one of his consorts and he told me that on Burton’s 60th birthday Burton received a ‘treat’ of 60 boys. You can imagine that this was more than just a logistic nightmare…

"X-ray" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, May 14, 2010:
88. Someone – May 13, 2010

Someone,

Are you pulling numbers out of your ass?

Robber Burton sucks between 60 and 70 cocks on every Valentine day. Ask D_r_an [Dorian] about it, he knows, he makes the schedules and greets you at the door.

This alone will beat your numbers, not to mention every single day with scheduled orgies.

You can’t be ignorant about it, it’s all a common knowledge, more likely you a fellowship employee/damage control team.