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Date:

  11/17/2003, 22:29:19

From:

  rjc

To:

 Everyone

Subject:

  "Participation mystique"
Message:
Quoted from "Sibling Society" by Robert Bly, Vintage Books, 1996.

A nonevent transpires when the organizer promises an important psychic or political event and then cheats people, providing material only tangentially related. 

An odd characteristic of the sibling society is that no one effectively objects.  Some sort of trance takes over if enough people are watching an event simultaneously.  It is a contemporary primitivism, "participation mystique," a "mysterious participation of all the clan."      


Knowlege itself is a nonevent.  Every program I ever went to was a nonevent.  Big build up, no delivery.  But no one ever objects.

During my 9 year tenure going to programs I only saw two objections made.  The first was at the Indian Center Sunday night community satsang when the young Indian mahatma declared that he had as much power as Rawat and that he should not be reduced to doing service at the Rainbow grocery. (there is a much longer story here.)  The WPC boys quickly ushered him out of the Indian Center.  The group of conforming premies cringed and smirked at the mahatma gone bongo. 

The second objection was at an early question & answer session when some Christian woman stood up  & challenged Rawat.  Of course this was a unifying event for the premies who all realized how misquided the woman was.  Can't remember what Rawat said but she was escorted out.

Other than that I have always seen premies sit in terror when an even slightly honest or threating question is asked of their Wise One. 

Rawat must have figured out early on in his business to just humiliate the living sh*t out of anyone who asks an honest and reasonable question . 

I would love to stage a big event for Rawat to visit my city promising lots of big donors.  Then once the little fat sh*t walked out on the stage and started his schpeal,  break out the video cameras.  Block all exits off the stage so he couldn't escape and have a spiritual Nuremberg.  Put the little bastard in the hot seat.   Now that would be an event.

And rjc says in a following post:

I dare say that the only thing that made any of these events meaningful to anyone were the bridges we had to cross to get there and the involvement we had with other people.  The world of premies was fascinating to me.  A social organization based upon a hope for better things for the world and a perception that there was a greater level of consciousness to be achieved.  

Although Rawat promised these things, he never delivered.  He conveniently positioned himself so that lack of realization was the fault of the premie.  He imported and implemented a system of slavery into the modern western world. A spiritual slavery in which the victim is trapped because of his or her sincerity to follow through, while the slave master constantly goads, claiming that any lack of fulfillment is the failure of the slave to sufficiently express devotion.  It is just the sickest scenario I can even imagine.  It has nothing to do with enlightenment although that is the promised event.  

5 Brighter than 1000 suns as seen through night vision goggles
4 As bright as the lights on Maharaji's jet
3 As bright as a 60 watt light bulb
2 As bright as a pile of burning ghi on a swinging arti tray
1 As bright as the inner light as seen by the third eye
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