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Review for Fellowship of the Cosmic Mind , Longmont, CO, USA
Once upon a time people lived in an era of relative simplicity where choices were clear and beliefs were solid and rock like foundations of ones' community and life. Well those days are long gone. And it's a good thing too because I mean I really would not be happy with using separate water fountains and all that. However there has been an unfortunate byproduct of the social upheavals that marginalized antiquated thinking and it is most definitely a terrifying one: deluded slick talking weirdos parting you from your hard earned money - and sanity! And no, it's no longer confined to late night cable television ranting. A bizarre Twilight Zone is available to anyone with a computer right at their finger tips. Isn't that great kids? Having been in a cult myself for four years I can smell a rat from a mile away and the putrid stench of this Cassiopaean fiasco is downright overpowering.
The Background - In 1994 a down and out new age spiritualist named Fred Irland along with a very disturbed woman trained in the science of hypno-therapy and thought manipulation began an experiment where they attempted to "channel" beings from a higher state of consciousness through a ouiji board. The pseudo-scientific séance experiment (or scam) was a "success" and the Cassiopaeans revealed themselves. Subsequently the woman, Ms. Laura Knight Jadczyk, made off with the idea and on her websites does not credit Mr. Irland at all for his part in helping to discover these profitable beings. The beings known as the Cassiopaeans are supposedly "herself in the future" (?) from the distant constellation Orion. Basically the Cassiopaeans are used to promote and validate a certain world view. This world view now forms the foundation of her cult. The world view she promotes claims that we are all under the domination of 4th dimensional evil "overlords of entropy" who feed off of our negative energy and keep the humans on this planet the way a scientist might keep lab rats or the way a farmer might keep livestock. After ditching Mr. Irland, she merged a severely edited version of these crazy Cassiopean 'transmitions' with a bastardized and twisted version of the teachings of a French philosopher named Gurdjieff. Then abra cadabra, a cult was born. The ideas of Gurdjieff seem on the face of it to lend credibility to Ms. Knight Jadczyk and her crazy money scheme. But when you look closely you see it for what it is - psychosis parlayed into a very profitable scam.
As if this weren't enough, the Cassiopaeans have told Ms. Knight-Jadczyk that meteors are soon to strike the planet causing mass chaos. They also told her that the recent weather changes we've all been noticing are the direct result of battles in the 4th dimension between "good" and "evil" forces. In addition she was informed that only 1/2 of humanity has a soul or the potential to develop a soul. The other half are just "organic portals" and playthings of 4th dimensional beings. In a nutshell, according to Ms. Knight-Jadczyk and her believers, the Keanu Reeves movies were exactly right - we are living in a Matrix-type control system where evil 4th dimensional agents can materialize through other people (usually our friends and loved ones) and "steal" our energy and attack us emotionally and sometimes even physically. Isn't that cool? But seriously folks.....it's time - cue the cuckoo clock sound effect. This @!$%# is insane in the membrane.
This is not spirituality, it is insanity.
Coincidentally, the only way to save yourself from this wretched scenario is to:
1) buy buy buy certain books which will help you "awaken" from the Matrix and "ride the wave" of energy coming our way in the near future.
2) Obey and listen to the Cassiopaeans because they know best.
3) Leave your pesky unique personality and previous assumptions at the door.
Does this sound @!$%#ing loony toons wacky so far? Well believe it or not this person managed to raise almost 100,000 dollars in less than a week on her alternative news website sott.net, the portal she uses to ensnare new minds and new bank accounts. Currently she resides in a castle (yes, a castle) on an estate in France. The lost, bewildered and confused searchers of truth have been tricked and ensnared like kids in a fun house maze and are actively subscribing to her unique brand of psychosis. The fact that this woman is a trained hypno-therapist is especially interesting and should not be taken lightly. Who knows what sort of mental manipulation and suggestion techniques she's capable of using? Considering the depressing and incredibly negative tenor of everything surrounding the Cassiopeans it's surprising to me that she has even five or ten followers. So far she seems to have ensnared those truly searching for answers and explanations by dressing this @!$%# up as spirituality and combining it with ideas from the X-Files, Dungeons and Dragons and the teachings of various philosophers and spiritual thinkers.
At the end of the day though, due to the compelling and urgent nature of the doom and gloom scenarios (i.e, the world is ending soon etc...) people subscribe to this ridiculousness out of fear and quite possibly also because of subtle mental manipulation. To get a feel for this whole thing I spent a few months time on the sott.net forum and I read Ms. Kinght-Jadczyk's book, 'The Secret History of the World'. The whole time I sensed something was not quite right. Strangely, many complain of disturbing psychological and physical reactions after becoming involved with the cult and it's reading material. Usually they are told these symptoms are just the evil 4th dimensional beings attacking them and trying to deter them from discovering "the truth". Yeah, right. It is sickening to me to realize how much some disturbed and egotistical people are able to profit from the confusion, uncertainty, and increasing general dysphoria of these modern times.