❀ the cult of: ➥motivational speakers ➥life coaches ➥personal growth gurus ➥new-age charlatans ➥AWESOMENESS FEST

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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

You can sing "Death and the Maiden" by the Verlaines with "Alan Salami" instead of "Death and the Maiden" and it will make you laugh. That is one thing.

La Lechera, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

the name "alan salami" is funny enough on its own, it really doesnt need any help

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

s1awckee

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes i don't get the "honey badger" thing, what is with that

hunting around, is "honey badger don't give a shit" a meme? or something

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like we could do a whole ws of shame pollthread w/ this page:

http://www.awesomenessfest.com/meet-the-tribe/

― ⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, February 2, 2012 2:21 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah :/

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki: see what happens when you ditch ilx? you miss huge memes like this:

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

u dont have to be on ilx

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.awesomenessfest.com/meet-the-tribe/

ctrl + f "reiki" - found

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you want to understand how a small atom can create a weapon of mass destruction, Cecilia is one small packet that will show you how. Bursting with energy and secret Aikido powers, she is a health freak and has the flexibility of a rubber string. Cecilia is an SEO specialist and the co-founder of Mindvalley Italy. At a young age, she built up one of the top SEO consultancies in Italy with a loyal fan following. When she is not turning around businesses, she is getting dirty with life changing products and raising consciousness of the country of pizza and pasta.

am0n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

wtf is going on with this fallen world

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh this is ultimately so depressing

horseshoe, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

also try googling these dudes - they are so SEOed its impossible to find anything but their official shit

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Aydika James

Writer, dancer, dot-connector, yogi and travel junkie, Aydika is part glam, part geek, and all fire. Growing up as a set-monkey in her father’s video production company, she eventually combined her skills into a snowball of sales, marketing, event and project management, creative and technical writing, international wine export, modeling, dance, “Authentic PR,” illustration and men’s style consulting. Today, she’s honored to build, play and give with some the world’s top masterminds, as Communications Samurai for Yanik Silver’s Maverick Business Adventures®. Ice cream and adventure aside, her true joy is helping people laugh, connect and shine to their ultimate potential — to live A Life Alive.

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⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

frinstance i googled one of these dude's moneymaking scheme + "scam" and got hundreds of fake wordpress pages

the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i want to cut and paste every single one

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god oh god oh god

Shulé Houlihan

Shulé is a stage performer, author, and teacher who as a youth spent seven years backpacking the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Africa where she muscled an Enfield motorcycle through the Himalayas, learned to meditate under the same Bodhi tree as the Buddha, was kidnapped in Pakistan, faced an angry mob in India, survived a massive flood in Cambodia, and was gang raped in Spain. These mesmerizing stories are the basis for her upcoming book and live presentation “For The Strength of Men: a One Woman Show”.

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

frinstance i googled one of these dude's moneymaking scheme + "scam" and got hundreds of fake wordpress pages

― the jazz zinger (s1ocki), Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:48 PM (17 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha nice

lag∞n, Thursday, 2 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink


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