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.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Robert Burton's Valentine's Day gift

The Fellowship of Friends "Galleria" is a house of worship and other noteworthy activities.

[ed. - This tradition mentioned below has been reported by a number of individuals who have at times "served" in Burton's "Inner Circle." This is one among many examples of the Galleria, nominally the Fellowship's primary "place of worship," as well as Robert Burton's residence, being used for other-than-religious purposes. For years, the Fellowship has battled Yuba County, claiming the Galleria should be exempt from taxes. Note: for "X-ray" and "another name," English may not be their native tongue.]

"X-ray" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, February 13, 2011:

Tomorrow RB [Robert Burton] is going to suck around 70 cocks, a little ritual he does every Valentine’s Day, and all of them already scheduled.

If you have hard time to believe it, wait to your husbands home, look them in the eyes and ask them what were they doing in the Galleria [Burton's residence, claimed to be used exclusively for religious purposes].

"X-ray" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, February 13, 2011:
I don’t think perversion is a crime, but imposing it on others against their will, I think it is.

"another name" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, February 15, 2011:
Thanks X ray I was pondering re perversion. I agree with you regarding coercive sex is a crime to me. Also what concerned me when I was in the fellowship of friends was the fact Robert’s boys would imitate Robert and “harm” others. That is very sad and destructive. The recent center directors (this is 6 months ago was Gr-g H-lm-n [Greg Holman] and L-nd- W-g-ll and or G-r-ld-n- L-sk-n. Anybody having more recent info?

Fellowship of Friends cult leader Robert Burton's right-hand man Dorian Matei
Dorian Matei
"X-ray" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, February 15, 2011:
another name [quoting above]
Also what concerned me when I was in the fellowship of friends was the fact Robert’s boys would imitate Robert and “harm” others. That is very sad and destructive.
Of course they would, imitating Burton is what people do in the FOF and the lowest they can go in their action the highest do they think they spiritually rise. A fellowship cult is led by a criminal pervert and psychopath who should be locked in jail decades ago. What do you think the story was about, when two Romanians [Mihai Algiu and Dorian Matei] were trading vouchers for sex with married women? They were imitating Burton. Burton is doing exactly the same thing. He is trading vouchers for an exploitative work. He invites people for free for his private events just to suck their cock an hour later. This is what the esoteric ‘school’ is all about for Burton, why would anyone expect to see a different attitudes towards the ‘sacred’ from his closest flock? They see him does it, they do same thing. They are no different. And now one of them [Dorian Matei] is competing with Asaf [Braverman] for the position of next ‘conscious being’. This all fellowship thing is so fucked up that is sickening to even think about it even after all those years. [ed. - With Asaf Braverman's departure from the Fellowship in October 2016, Dorian Matei became the unchallenged Robert Burton surrogate.]

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