Part II (scroll down about 40% of this page for Part II) is, for the sake of “informed consent” for potential consumers of these LGAT events, a compilation of revelations from several different reporters in their media articles about the Landmark Forum, est, and other LGAT psycho-trainings.
by Harry Palmer in 1986), and many, many other exploitative large-group and small-group cults, a good place to start for revelatory critical exposure is Rick Ross' Cult Education Network at also the Wikipedia pages on many of the groups.
On the Landmark Forum and its earlier incarnation as The est Training and The Forum; the philosophy of Werner Erhard; and the dynamics of these LGAT / Large Group Awareness Trainings (including not just Landmark, but also implicating Lifespring, Humanus, Actualizations, Avatar, Access Consciousness, and any other groups that use these same dynamics for social control and financial exploitation.) © Copyright 2008 by Timothy Conway, Ph.
NOTE: Part I is my overall assessment, both appreciatively positive and also “concerned”/critical about LGATs, specifically citing the paradigmatic example of est and the Landmark Forum and founder Werner Erhard.
In my view, Everett's work was innocuous and very helpful for many people.
searchterm=Scientology (this is a fine antidote to the spineless or even apologetic coverage of Scientology by most scholars of NRMs or New Religious Movements).
Werner’s interesting life is filled with a contrasting mix of personality strengths and weaknesses, integrity and cunning, insights and strategems, triumphs and trouble, help and harm.
May he and all beings be lavishly blessed and divinely liberated!
Ron Hubbard and his deceitful, dangerous Scientology are the "model" for many of the behaviors, mindset, financial exploitation and psychological abusiveness of the LGATs, starting with est and the Landmark Forum.
A major segment of the “human potential movement” are the LGAT or Large Group Awareness Training “psycho-cults.” The largest and most famous of these was est (Erhard Seminars Training), set up in 1971 by Werner Erhard (née Jack Rosenberg).