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this doc was pretty good

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

NO WAY. I totally want to hear your husband's take on it. I wonder if he knows anyone I know from there. I take it he was a local and not in the school?

The kids that went to the Maharishi school always did the same nerdy academic competitions that I was in, but I am not sure they necessarily did really well?

mh, Thursday, 2 February 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol just walked by a colleagues desk and saw a letter from landmark education on it. serendipity?

Mordy, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes, he was a townie. dad still lives a little outside town.

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.bigdreamgathering.com/

mh, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Join
in the
Convo

mh, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some of the people who have posted their BIG dreams in the past have…

scored a contract with a major shoe company
gone to Africa to help children living in poverty
launched businesses to sell art on-line
written books
transitioned into jobs they loved
launched non-profit organizations
run marathons
sent truck loads of school supplies to Africa
met new friends and made great contacts

mh, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ this thing had some local meeting and a friend went and they had some bizarro religion thing going on too

mh, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

THEOSOPHY!

one little aioli (Laurel), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is my big dream to run a marathon

ok great start running

great thank you big dream!

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw still trying to figure out if sending a "truck load" of school supplies to Africa makes any sense when there is an ocean

mh, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha wait theosophy is still a going concern

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://theosophy.org/

one little aioli (Laurel), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Something called "Bodhi Spiritual Center" is taking over a church across from our apt. I just googled it and the first auto complete was "Bodhi spiritual center cult."

LL, The Tower of Invincibility is amazing.

gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

For some reason I thought the School of Practical Philosphy was related to theosophy but I can't find a link after reading up. Still...it's kind of all the same?

one little aioli (Laurel), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have a picture of myself in front of it on facebook, i think? i look totally invincible.

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know an older couple who are/were theosophists (we've fallen out of touch now). The gentleman once tried to heal my friend's sore ankle with energy manipulation that involved holding his hands over her foot and shin, after which my friend swore she thought it'd helped.

Our friendship started to go downhill faster after that.

one little aioli (Laurel), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is an awesome chart mapping the invincibility and world peace

http://www.invincibility.org/summary_chart.html

Impenetrable explanation here http://www.invincibility.org/index.html

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like this belongs here

but seems less skeevy somehow

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I bet Colin Cowherd (the single worst human being to ever appear on-camera on ESPN, including OJ) eats this shit up.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 hour work week is prob more skeevy in its own way

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

The "lifehacking" stuff (Ferriss) does seem related.

Burritos are one of the things I'm nostalgic about!!! (Eazy), Thursday, 2 February 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can we start an ILX cult and buy a beach/lake house somewhere and decorate the rooms thusly?

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i could take some issue w/the over coordination of that green but yes basically im in

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

cmon you know you love it
look at how much inner peace these people have

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I bet Colin Cowherd (the single worst human being to ever appear on-camera on ESPN, including OJ) eats this shit up.

― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, February 2, 2012 11:29 AM (46 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

excellent connection imo

call all destroyer, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

There Will Be Blood Conversation Pits

one little aioli (Laurel), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

no i do basically love it im sayin its just slightly over done, small complaint xp

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

when this thread is a lil further along can we poll some of the terms & neologisms coined in this field.

a book i am writing about how husbands and wives can divorce and yet stay the best of friends makes me want to cry my eyes out

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

schlump you were otm about grad school, btw, it totally feels like a cult, too. at least in the humanities.

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

a book i am writing about how husbands and wives can divorce and yet stay married

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol colin cowherd otm - bet you that dude makes a little $$ on the side doing motivational speaking

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wish i could remember exactly how my former roommate phrased her central Landmark metaphor--something about building a foundation for a house that she used for every real-life situation. Mordy, do you remember anything about this?

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

look we really just need to get into this business so we can retire to our own island and work 4 hours a week

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha the dirty lil secret behind all this shit is no one is making any money, it all an illusion via credit card debt

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm-- also a little suspect that a lot of these people seem to be constantly moving around from continent to continent like 21st century grifters

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sébastien, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

theres def a bunch of overlap w/the global traveler culture, people brainstorming abt how to stay in thailand forever etc

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

horseshoe otm this sounds more and more like academia

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sébastien, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

that landmark forum stuff is creepy, def the dank toilet of the motivational speaker rabbit hole

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, its the headwaters

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

theres def a bunch of overlap w/the global traveler culture, people brainstorming abt how to stay in thailand forever etc

― lag∞n, Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:27 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also central tenant: escape

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Landmark Forum

chawkee : )

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost: ^^^truthbomb

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit this thread

amazing stuff

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice to see fairfield, IA come into the mix. everybody calls them the "floaters".

i believe greg brown wrote a song about it.

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pleased to see local ChILX hero Alan Salami itt.

― gonna give her the old fuquay-varina (Jenny), Thursday, February 2, 2012 9:53 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

tell us more!!

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm-- also a little suspect that a lot of these people seem to be constantly moving around from continent to continent like 21st century grifters

― ⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:26 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just gonna drop by here and say that among all the stuff gr80 sent me in the last couple of days, this was the thing that jumped out at me the most.

for instance, the video of the guy who claimed that he moved to the remote thai jungle to... become an internet marketer?

most of these dudes seem like they're always one step ahead of the law/their creditors/angry people they've scammed.

or try reading through the endless list of awesomeness fest speakers or attendees or whatever this is:
http://www.awesomenessfest.com/meet-the-tribe/

do a ctrl-f for "serial entrepreneur." or just count the mentions of all the businesses these people have started and "removed themselves from" or "moved on" from.

also do a ctrl-f for "honey badger" and tell me if you understand what that phrase means. is it some sort of code or

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink


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