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, February 23, 2013

The Fellowship of Friends Compound at Apollo (Oregon House, CA)


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An aerial view of the roughly 1,200-acre Fellowship of Friends compound, known as Apollo, in Oregon House, California. (This same property was formerly known as The Farm, The Ranch, Mt. Carmel Monastery, Renaissance, and Isis.)

The Fellowship's uncompleted Renaissance Winery is the white structure in the bottom center of the image. To the right of the winery are olive orchards which supply Apollo Olive Oil, and to the left, across a small lake is the Theatron, and to the left of that, the Galleria where Robert Earl Burton resides. Many of the 365 acres originally planted to grapes now lie fallow, the vines uprooted.(Click on the Google navigation buttons to zoom or pan the image.)

In this circa 1990 view of the Fellowship's Apollo compound (formerly known as The Farm,
The Ranch, Mt. Carmel Monastery, Renaissance, Isis), Dixon Hill serves as Apollo's backdrop.

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