From Comm2Post: thesurvivorsclub8 gets down and dirty.

Here is a someone who has come out of the School of Philosophy and Economic Science.

thesurvivorsclub8

Hi there,

I’ve been wondering when someone would get around to discussing the ‘Maiden City Moonies!’ I have had experience of this particular group, and it turned out to be one of those things you do and wish you’d made more enquiries first. I got away from it after the initiation ceremony, which was bizarre to say the least, but also very unsettling.

I’ve spoken to a number of people since who also managed to get away, and we’re all of the same mind. Glad to get away from it and embarrassed to ever have been involved. It’s funny, so little is known about this group, my alarm bells should have been ringing when I realised there was so much secrecy surrounding it. One lecturer was positively evangelical about the need to maintain secrecy, tell nothing and ask nothing. It was for me a frustrating exercise being here. They espouse an ethos of open dialogue, but it was almost impossible to get a question answered. It became clear that some of the ‘lecturers’ were only capable of reading from ready prepared notes which they referred to as the material. They often though could not deal with being questioned, usually just throwing it out to other members of the class. There was always someone who liked the sound of their own voice and they usually ended up diverting attention away from the original question. Continue reading

What is happening in the London/Derry City School of Philosophy and Economic Science set up?

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This is their mission statement:

Mission
Our mission is to make available the timeless wisdom of practical philosophy
to all who wish to engage fully in this life, and yet be in peace, and freedom, and bliss, regardless of education, occupation, age, race, political or religious beliefs.

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School of Philosophy – Ch4 report into Child Abuse in the UK

School of Philosophy – Ch4 report into Child Abuse at their school, St James’s UK Continue reading

School of Philosophy ~ practical or incremental brainwashing?

It is absolutely astounding that a prestigious news paper such as the Sunday Times would allow a very contentious group which is widely known from the seventies to be a group that is not about teaching philosophy but rather is about recruiting people to non dualistic philosophy and instead of creating a critical mind it is rather engaged numbing the mind into a mindless condition . It uses the initiation rites of TM, but in a way that the person does not realise they are been reeled in.

The Sunday Times is joined by a number of daily and provincial papers in clear breach of their journalistic ethics in allowing what must very expensive adverts on their front pages. The Irish Times in the seventies ran a series calling the School the Baggot Street “Moonies” as they had large Georgian houses on that Street before moving to Northumberland Road. With the demise of philosophical and theological education it seems that there is a total lack of critical writing in the field of investigative journalism. In fact there is a censorship of issues of this type across most of the newspapers. There have been no critical articles about this group for some time and it is clear that the advertising has bought the silence of editors around this state. Continue reading

Dublin school to offer holiday homes for rent

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article6962788.ece

From The Sunday Times

December 20, 2009

Dublin school to offer holiday homes for rent

JOHN SCOTTUS SCHOOL NORTHUMBERLAND ROAD.

Gabrielle Monaghan and Jill Nesbitt

The parents of pupils at a school in Dublin plan to offer their second properties for rent in an effort to raise funds for its activities. Continue reading

Revenue queries school gifts-as-fees scheme

From The Sunday Times

March 27, 2005

Revenue queries school gifts-as-fees scheme

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article438415.ece

Siobhan Maguire and Jill Nesbitt

THE Revenue Commissioners have held discussions with a Dublin school that has abolished fees in favour of voluntary contributions that parents in turn can write off against tax. Continue reading

Clara Salaman, Glamour magazine, September 2009 (Issue No. 102)

“‘The only escape I could see was suicide’ – a
shocking account of growing up in a cult”
Interview with Clara Salaman,
Glamour magazine, September 2009 (Issue No. 102)
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