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.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Abundance Fountain Gift Request

Fellowship of Friends cult leader Robert Earl Burton gift donations

"Purchasing awakening" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, December 1, 2007:
Todd [reporter for the Sacramento Bee] asks how did Burton enriched himself?

One way is – through his expensive “gifts” to himself which we all had to pay for. There were many, many of such forced gifts. He simply treats himself to whatever he wants and forces everyone to pay for it. Here’s the document.

Another way to enrich himself – to issue a fake high salaries to the devoted “inner circle” members and then have him cash those checks and use the cash for personal purposes. This has been done for many years. We know the names of people who received such fake salaries.

Another way – to have an auction or a fundraiser for some fake purpose, let’s say Bistro rebuilding, then collect thousands of dollars from members and spend it. Bistro was never rebuilt.

There are many more ways. One is to use illegal cheap labor for land improvement and construction. Think of those students on tourist visas, that are slaving on the property for 2 something dollars per hour, (much less than legal minimum wage for CA) building structures and maintaining the gardens. Proof? They all receive monthly paychecks from FOF deposited to the Bank of America in Marysville/Yuba city. This payment is made for illegal labor.

Oh, there are so many ways… The thing is – the sole purpose of FOF is personal enrichment of Burton.

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