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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Girard Haven reaffirms his fealty to Robert Burton

[ed. - (Date approximate) Following Asaf Braverman's surprising departure from the Fellowship of Friends, Girard Haven, the only current Fellowship of Friends member (other than Robert Burton) to have achieved the level of "Man Number 5," sent the following message to Burton, declaring his loyalty. Haven reportedly read the letter aloud at a Fellowship meeting. In the early 1970s, Burton had also anointed Miles Barth a Man Number 5, however that honor was abruptly annulled once Miles renounced Burton and left the Fellowship. Haven refers to "ladder," an idea Burton described as a "teacher's tool." In theory, Fellowship members ascend to higher consciousness, following in the path of "older" students Burton has identified as being on the same ladder. It was an early concept, that Burton eventually found to be of little value. (Image courtesy of an anonymous insider.)]

Girard Haven letter to Fellowship of Friends cult leader Robert Earl Burton regarding Asaf Braverman and Miles Barth

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