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.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

A millennial's take on The Fellowship of Friends

"Insider" wrote on the Fellowship of Friends Discussion blog, February 19, 2023:

Here’s another video about the Fellowship of Friends and Robert Earl Burton, seemingly part of a larger, on-going series called “Rate My Cult,” by a woman named Maye:

Maye based her video, to a large extent, on the “Revelations” podcast by Jennings Brown.

The Fellowship scored 4 goat heads out of 5, something Burton will no doubt be proud of.

Maya Muses introduction:

Hello, Good People. As promised, here is Rate My Cult - Fellowship of Friends. You may remember them as the ambitious doomsday cult infiltrating Google. Well, they're more than that. They're also creepy.

Here is a link to an article about the Google infiltration, in case you missed that video: 

Here is a link to The Fourth Way book. Please, don't go to a meeting. 

Here is a link to the blog that former members run. It provides a lot of great first hand documents and testimonies: 

Check out Revelations by Jennings Brown on Spotify.


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