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.

Friday, March 17, 2000

Dr. Robert J. Lifton on Destructive Cults

[ed. - I am placing this in the timeline at the date of the presentation. Lifton accurately describes many features of The Fellowship of Friends cult. When Lifton spoke, the Fall of California as predicted by Robert Burton had failed to occur. Still, his prediction of nuclear holocaust and Armageddon loomed six years in the future. Notes attached to the YouTube posting:

Uploaded on Jun 9, 2008

3/17/00 - One of the leading experts in mind control, Dr. Lifton addressed the issue of doomsday cults such as Aum Shinrikyo.]

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