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

But 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.

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 from official Fellowship publications and websites, news archives, court documents, cult education and awareness forums, the Internet Archive, the long-running Fellowship of Friends - Living Presence Discussion, the (former) Fellowship of Friends wikispace project, the (ill-fated 2007) Fellowship of Friends Wikipedia page, 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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Soccer player's Memorial Day monologue

Fellowship of Friends cult soccer field
Former location of the Fellowship of Friends soccer field

"fofblogmoderator" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, June 17, 2017:
Someone sent in a picture [above] of the soccer field as it looks today.

[ed. - For about 24 hours, the mystery guest "Soccer player" took to the Fellowship Discussion blog in an unbridled, and unhinged rant about his experience as an entitled member of Robert Burton's inner circle. Many of Soccer player's more offensive comments were ultimately deleted by the blog moderator, but are preserved here, unedited, with the blog post serial numbers indicated. Despite the delusions, some glimpses of life at Apollo are revealed. (Links to deleted posts are now dead.)]
"Soccer player" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, May 31, 2017:
~ ever read Gurdjieff? ~
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I sure hope, that the soccer field I built in Renaissance, 21 years ago, is now a golf course, ornamented with golden angels, and not a potato field…
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~ yeah ~ it only took me 32 years to truly understand what Gurdjieff (and maybe Robert) meant by: I AM. !! ~
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…what took you so long?… ask Girard!!
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“…if we do not understand, what the Gods wish from us, it is not because their language is obscure, but because it is too simple..” Very well said, Girard. I hope the Gods have not left you…
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…many moons ago, Robert said about the people who left his company: “I have disrupted their sleep. They cannot forget this.” So true!
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C’mon u guys! I AM number5! Girard can be…5++…
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…remain 5++…
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David Lubbers…was a cute guy. Crashed Robert’s Lexus sport car while flirting with some fof chick. Robert forgave him. I remember Dave giving me some cold bier for building the soccer field. In the Ming House.
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~ You All know that there is something in the FOF Robert has created that is beyond boring life of A~influence. As he said: “they cannot forget that I interrupted their sleep”. One thing I can share with you is what Robert said to me, personally: “You will not enjoy improving life [A influence[]”. In that he was right. Other than building the soccer field and the rose garden, after becoming a parent (which Robert perceived as a challenge to his sexual sperm food desires), his words hold true. Life is still a mess!
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and, yes: Robert did pay me to run with his little dog on this soccer field. Daisy. I dragged her along to get her into a better shape. She was thankful.
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Robert had a hard time finding “food” in America. Read Gurdjieff!! 100 years ago! All canned American “food”!! ~ so, as in Taoism, the sperm of young males does provide better nutrition. maybe this is not so much about homosexualism as it is about a decayed US culture, after all. Do read: “Diet for a New America.” 1970.
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Robert did build the pub in the place for me. That kept me out of those visitors from the frisco bay… A good thing, indeed!
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And, YES, Steven “olive oil”: when you came to Germany, I took the chance! now, you are the “olive oil” man!!
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funnily, David Lubbers, while being the ‘maitre d’ in both of those places, “Goethe Academy” and “Ming House”, said to me that I am receiving more personal teaching from Robert that he does. This is funny. The previous maitre was from Germany. So am I.
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The “hanged man” was at our wedding. I did NOT like this dude, as he had threatened the building of our soccer field. But his wife paid my Chinese wife to paint her beauty…
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I feel utterly disgusted by Robert’s boys being predicted to become ‘conscious beings’, just because they provide his needed sperm food.
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Gurdjiff will kill this sperm~sucker…from his grave!!
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to “see a man”… is to: “hang a man!”
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~ there was a black follower…he did write a “poem” while sitting “guard” inside this silly box, that might “protect” the place. The nigger gave a book to what became my Chinese wife. His trick did not work for him, but it did work for me. Robert became “jealous” when I had acquired a certain ‘self-control’ but not ejaculating into his bodily system. He was not happy.. For me, it did prove that “esoteric schools” do exist. The fof is not one of them. There do exist Higher Schools. Ouspensky did leave Gurdjieff. He did not leave the fragments. When Burton proclaims both “feminine dominance”, which is a lie invented by his homosexuality, (in the Work, this is called “inner considering” and this work word is true, according to my understanding), and “leaving Higher School is suicide”. Robert is right! Once we experience the Gods, Higher Forces, everything is pure madness. But, as Ouspensky did, we can separate the ‘Higher’ from the lower and in his sexual perversions, Robert IS the LOWER. sad.
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In the End, you just have to bite into your own dig!!
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and Good Luck with that!
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~ yeah… ~ and” WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!! ~
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“Life is Real then, when I AM” ~
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Lubbers in Malibu! cool! This dutch is just as much of a fof looser at the merc I met in Argentina. btw, Girard got himself (and his first ex-wife) in trouble with an Argentine lady… why? the mercury body type of south America said:: “sometimes money does attract money”. So he stole money from the fof as a ‘traveling jerk”…and Robert kicked him out! good job!
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and for those of you, living in this boring “real world”: yes, go f~yourself!!
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I turned over the 3,000 gallon water truck in the vineyard. Almost got myself killed. What did I “get” from the “fellowshipers”? they took a photo of me and the damaged water truck and posted it in the Auto shop. Robert said: “They are jealous of you.” That was the Truth!
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~ it seems to be correct to distinguish the Gods from the low-level clowns. be they self-proclaimed presidents, teachers or what not. ~
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the ‘hanged man’ and his wife were present at our wedding in Renaissance. He had threatened our soccer team before; I did not like this.
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but he was a good man, jew, lawyer or what not. may he smolder in hell!
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Abraham “goldfinger” ~ German nazis knew why they chose those names.
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And, yes, I did travel with Robert! Great steaks at Harris Ranch. Looking out over LA, I discovered my city essence. Great cars too! Even when driving too drunk…
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The Sierra foothills were on fire…after a teaching dinner we left to Lake Tahoe. what a scene, driving in the Lexus (later replaced by a Benz). my soccer friend jogging along the (cold) Lake Tahoe water… almost like Whitman!!
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Walt Whitman…one of the 44s….
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and, Yes: “catch me if you can, for I AM the ginger bread man!”
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~ and a big LOL to all of silly “humanity” … ~
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Have some conscience: Look at the Roman Pope ~ and CRY!!
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The System does work! Has nothing to do with Robert. To put it more correctly: “Using the fragments of this System does work”. As Rodney Collin tried to explain: “We have to recreate the ‘system’ for ourselves.” So true.

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