Open for discussion and exchange of views.
Thank you for the recommendation. Sounds like a great book.
Here?s some related info (video & article) about memes from a previous post that you may be interested in:
http://www.enlightenmefree.com/phpbb3/p ... .php?t=930
Cult researchers have shown that intelligent and well-educated people are recruited into cults. I can understand their research in the recruiting process and manipulation techniques used but I also have moments of being embarrassed that I once believed in a 35,000 year old being and walked around blindfolded in spite of my college qualifications.
Many cult members are doctors, lawyers, professors, and high profile celebrities--responsible citizens. This is why some cults have survived for decades and functioned efficiently despite a high turnover rate, public disapproval and angry parents.
http://www.rickross.com/reference/gener ... al431.html
Many RSE students have gone to college according to this 1996 study of RSE students.
Quote from RSE:
Who is the typical Ramtha student?
In 1996, Constance A. Jones, a Fulbright scholar who teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, visited the school three times. Jones drew this demographic picture of the Ramtha School from the 540 students she sampled:
A high number of students have college and post-graduate degrees.
Of the sample, half earn less than $20,000, despite their education.
The average age is 41 years old.
Most are former city dwellers who left to live in or near Yelm. "Leaving the city is about accommodating their changing values," Jones said. "Most of the students have intentionally chosen to leave prestigious and high-income jobs and live with fewer resources. "Money, prestige and fame are not as important as living closer to the land."
http://ramtha.com/html/media/faqs/stude ... tudent.stm