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 most recently the October 2018 "Fall of California Redux.")

According to Burton, Armageddon still looms in our future and when it finally arrives, non-believers shall perish while, through the direct intervention and guidance from 44 angels (recently expanded to 81 angels, including himself and his divine father, Leonardo da Vinci), Burton and his followers shall be spared, founding a new and more perfect civilization. Read more about the blog.

Presented in a reverse chronology, the Fellowship's history may be navigated via the "Blog Archive" located in the sidebar below.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Living Presence Amsterdam Open Meeting, April 2014

[ed. - In April, Living Presence Amsterdam, otherwise known as the Fellowship of Friends, is holding an open meeting. To anyone seeking an introduction to Robert Earl Burton's version of  "Divine, Wordless Presence...the greatest miracle in the universe," I strongly encourage you to review this blog and be prepared to ask direct and meaningful questions. See Ames Gilbert's list of questions.]

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Julius Caesar 2014

[ed. - A Fellowship of Friends production, filmed at Apollo (Oregon House). There have been reports from a number of sources within the Fellowship community that, for 25 years or longer, Nicolas Walker ran his own "school within the school," that he calls himself a conscious being, and that he only accepts women as his students. This "school" has been derogatorily referred to as "Nik's harem."]

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See also: Theatre Classics YouTube page (from Nicolas Walker's Square Talk Productions and Apollo Arts.)