771Re: [eckankartruth] Re: Typical Cult Harrassment
- Aug 1, 2001I bet the Looney Toone's eckeees did not assume that
this could happen. I wonder how the organization will
respond after recieving a letter from Mr. Grosso ? I
will keep a copy of this to my "new Stash" folder.
--- colleenmft@... wrote:
> Thank you, Sharon, for all your support and quick
> response. I really
> appreciate the kind words you and others have
> posted. I smile
> thinking about it!
> I received the following e-mail from Federico
> Grosso, although he
> didn't sign his name, only the salutation.
> "Dear Colleen,
> I am sorry this has happened to you. I don't
> appreciate when others
> take advantage of my work without my authorization,
> especially to
> defame others.
> You may want to talk to an attorney and determine if
> you have been
> injured by this site's action. It could be
> considered as defamation
> of character if your reputation has been hurt.
> I'll send them a notice and you may want to take a
> "picture" of this
> site. I will do the same. Thank you for keeping me
> abreast of this
> issue. I will deal with it immediately.
> If you need any other information, please feel free
> to contact me.
> Sincerely, "
> Well, I sent him the e-mail to the Oasis "committee"
> and I will be
> curious about the follow-up.
> Hope you're having a good week, Sharon. (Did you
> get your vacuuming
> done? I've been organizing and cleaning, washing
> clothes, as usual.
> The place is delightful now.
> --- In eckankartruth@y..., "Sharon"
> <brighttigress@y...> wrote:
> > --- In eckankartruth@y..., colleenmft@y... wrote:
> > > An eckankar member on the Oasis site
> > > http://oasis-are.20m.com/colleen.html has listed
> my name and
> > > professional
> > > information without my knowledge or permission.
> It contains
> > > misleading
> > > statements and links which are intended to harm
> my professional
> > > reputation.
> > >
> > Well, they can claim this is public information
> and they have a
> right to do it.
> > I don't think it will harm your professional
> reputation with anyone
> > whose opinion you should care about.
> > But yes, their intention is quite clear, isn't it?
> > > A Federico C Grosso DDS PHD MFT, who lists
> himself as a Diplomat
> with the
> > > American Board of Forensic Examiners, has
> e-mailed me through a
> > > professional
> > > site, stating he believes I could have a minor
> problem regarding
> > > representation of my work with cult awareness
> and recovery. This
> > > isn't the
> > > case as my work with cult issues is entirely
> within my scope of
> > > practice
> > > and scope of competency. I now find a link to
> Grosso from the
> > > information
> > > compiled on me at the Oasis site which falsely
> implies that I
> have an
> > > ethical and/or legal problem with cult awareness
> and recovery
> > >
> > Sounds like an eckist or the Org got in touch with
> Grosso. Why
> > would he get in touch with you?
> > Who knows...perhaps Grosso is an eckist, or makes
> money as a cult
> > apologist. I looked over his site briefly, I see
> he's an "expert
> > witness" and "consultant".
> > > Again, this isn't the case.
> > Well...it *is* the Way of THE ECK!!! <ggg>
> > >
> > > A positive benefit to the site, in my opinion,
> is that it
> > > demonstrates to
> > > any interested party common cult tactics in
> which eckankar members
> > > participate.
> > Yep, and it also scares the hell out of many
> former members and
> > serves to silence them. And...it serves as a
> "warning" to those who
> > may think about leaving. Just like all the other
> threats in the
> > > The antagonism eckists have with those of us who
> have once been
> > > extremely
> > > dedicated and active in eckankar but who now
> have left, is that
> > > break the
> > > rules of this authoritarian cult. We talk about
> our experiences
> > > the
> > > dark side of eckankar as free thinkers and
> observers. Our
> > > is a
> > > threat to breaking the silence and denial of
> deception of which
> > > many have
> > > been a part.
> > >
> > Oh...there's some interesting stuff at
> > and in that thread.=== message truncated ===
> > I'm very sorry to say I generally only skim thru
> "fom" -- but a line
> > in today's "digest" seemed relevant.
> > > Never in a million years would I have expected
> eckankar members
> > > act in
> > > such pathetic, predictable ways to protect their
> egos and their
> > > leader, as
> > > was always the intent of the master.
> > You & me both!!!
> > Wow, did I ever get hit in the face with a lot of
> stuff when I
> > so innocently went to a.r.e. back in 1998! The
> behavior of HIs &
> > clergy, Oasis, the behind-the-scenes
> > You know, when you started posting there, well...I
> could see you
> > were doing it out of genuine concern, and you
> honestly thought that
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