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.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Journey Forth to Apollo - Summer 2018

[ed. - As noted below, June 27th marks the 4th anniversary of the Absolute's visitation. Just to be clear, the Absolute is Burton's term for the creator of the universe, of heaven and earth. "He" dropped in on Oregon House, just to confirm Burton and his flock are in good hands.
"Because of that visit, we have a very personal contact with Him now. With His visit, we have become the conscious family of the Absolute on earth. He came to us in the nursery to remind us that He loves us and that He is with us. Shakespeare said, "I am friends with you all and love you all" - the Fellowship of Friends. The visitation of the Absolute will always be one of our greatest moments. My crystallization was also important because, without it, we could not have been present to the Absolute. He would not have even bothered to visit us. But He knows that we are under great pressure because the darkest day in the history of humanity on this earth - hydrogen warfare - is approaching."

- Robert Earl Burton, Fifty Years with Angels, page 71
The Fellowship has long used an internal system of vouchers for the exchange of labor, goods, and services (including those of a sexual nature.) The "voucher" events listed below suggest the Fellowship continues this internal monetary practice, which has in the past violated, and may continue to violate Federal and State tax laws. A former Fellowship member states:
"There are 'voucher' meetings and 'non-voucher' meetings. A voucher is a piece of paper one can get in exchange for 8 hours of work, like dish washing or serving. There are also half-vouchers and quarter-vouchers. Two of the three meetings each week are voucher meetings, where one can pay fully in dollars, from about $35 to $100, depending on seated or standing, seat location, and senior or not; or one can pay mostly with vouchers plus $10 or so in cash. The non-voucher meeting is dollars only. There are tons of people who pay nothing, including all of the Galleria 'residents' and many visitors, especially from Russia."]

Fellowship of Friends cult Journey Forth - Summer 2018 Week One program

Fellowship of Friends cult Journey Forth - summer 2018 program - Week Two

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