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 an ominous, yet unspecified new threat late in 2018.) While non-believers shall perish, through the direct intervention and guidance from 44 angels (including his divine father, Leonardo da Vinci) Burton and his followers will 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 on official Fellowship publications and websites, news archives, court documents, cult education and awareness forums, the (former) Fellowship Wikipedia page, the long-running Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the Internet Archive, the (former) Fellowship of Friends wiki project, 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.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Benjamin Yudin, traveling "teacher"

[ed. - Benjamin Yudin's "Mysticism" website was part of Asaf Braverman's "Ark in Time" network. Since Braverman's 2016 departure from the Fellowship, the site has been deactivated. Copies are available on the Internet Archive.]

Benjamin Yudin Fellowship of Friends researcher
"Howeird Carter" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, July 28, 2007:
Weekly Bomb

The story was told thusly:

B_nj_m_n Y_d_n [Benjamin Yudin] ( yes he of the inner circle) has well learned the fundamental sequence (known as the 6) from Robert Burton. Yes, he can’t keep his trousers on either. However, his weakness is young girls or young good looking women.

It seems his reputation needed a boost abroad. He was already the laughing stock of many young girls in and around Oregon House (yeesss – young daughters of students had already been giggling among themselves, of the silly fat fart that would expose himself whenever, wherever he got the chance, or even proposition some of them outright).

Tired of not getting enough at Oregon House, he went abroad to the centers to spread the good word of interpretation of the “Bible Keys”.

It seems, the Bible Keys was not the only thing he was intent on spreading.

Within a very short period of time, he was recalled by Asaf after many complaints from Center Directors who were very concerned about the havoc he was creating in the centers by propositioning the young, vulnerable female students. He was having problems keeping his trousers on even there. Gosh, there was even rumour of attempted force (in some countries it might even be termed rape).

The “Bible Keys” came to an abrupt end! Asaf felt “it was time to end the Bible Keys – since the School had moved on.

What do you think? Howeird is that?

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