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by Tootsie
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 177213

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

Man On The Street can I ask you a simple question? What kept you in the School for Self Knowledge? Surely the door was always open and if you had any suspicions about Mrs M and that brainwashing was being practiced you would have left. You keep mentioning School principals were to blame but if you c...
by Tootsie
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 177213

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

While believing in the law of karma I must admit ignorance as to how it works with children. The Catholic Church in America has paid out more than $3 billion for the 4500 priests accused of child abuse. The AMA has said that 20% of all victims develop serious long term psychological problems so hand...
by Tootsie
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Sydney School for Self Knowledge
Replies: 317
Views: 177213

Re: Sydney School for Self Knowledge

An esoteric school can operate correctly only if the person in charge is a master who is free of the urge to play ego games. Phony teachers and phony schools greatly outnumber the real ones. Such schools trap large numbers of seekers and can seriously damage the psyches of their members. The SOP put...
by Tootsie
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Just for fun...really?
Replies: 45
Views: 39767

Re: Just for fun...really?

Thank you Man On The Street for pointing out a very useful article about cult behavior. As you know the School for Self Knowledge was started by the late Micheal Mavro after he had been kicked out of the Sydney School of Philosophy. I was there at Kent Street on the day he was deposed as leader of t...
by Tootsie
Mon May 28, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: The Dictator
Replies: 0
Views: 10225

The Dictator

Watching the Sacha Baron Cohen movie The Dictator I could not help being reminded that I too once lived in the land of Wadiya (SES) under those egotistical and ruthless dictators MacLaren and Mavro. It seems laughable now but at the time it was a simple case of survival. The leaders were always righ...
by Tootsie
Fri May 25, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Daily Mail Article
Replies: 4
Views: 11033

Re: Daily Mail Article

‘There was zero tolerance of homosexuality, and an underlying feeling that disabled or disadvantaged people had done something to deserve their plight. If you asked too many questions they would get very angry.' From my years in school the above statement taken from the Daily Mail article was true. ...
by Tootsie
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Michael Mavro Sydney SOP
Replies: 38
Views: 34720

Re: Michael Mavro Sydney SOP

Hi Earlgrey, I was in the Sydney School for 14 years so I completely understand where you are coming from. It was very hard to leave because my life was the School. Apart from work colleagues all my friends were in School and my whole life revolved around it. My philosophy was very simple, you are b...
by Tootsie
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Michael Mavro Sydney SOP
Replies: 38
Views: 34720

Re: Michael Mavro Sydney SOP

Hi Earlgrey, and yes I think the School has become a corporation. The problem is that the members of the board are not subject to the scrutiny of the shareholders at an annual general meeting. The product that is being sold (consciousness) is not subject to a vigorous system of quality control resul...
by Tootsie
Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 83820

Re: Tears Roll Down

I remember Moxons and Mr Mikkelsen very well. As you say Mikkelsen was one of the few good guys in school, although I really didn't understand why he put up with Mavro's crazy ideas. I remember one incidence where we worked for 24 hours straight making wooden toys to sell at a fund raising sale that...
by Tootsie
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tears Roll Down
Replies: 96
Views: 83820

Re: Tears Roll Down

Hi Moxons, last night I went to Mother Chu's Vegetarian Kitchen in Pitt Street for a feed. Walking back to Town Hall railway station after the meal I decided to walk down Wilmot Street where in the 1970's the SOP carried out all its activities. It is now a backpackers hotel! At the time it was consi...
by Tootsie
Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Cults and religious organisations generally
Topic: Exit-counselling
Replies: 32
Views: 24193

Re: Exit-counselling

I would agree with actuallythere that the SES would never bring a libel case to court. Yes they do have a lot of smart lawyers in their ranks. But they know that having Donald Lambie in the dock would be fatal for the schools prestige. I personally would love to cross examine him about The Law of Ma...
by Tootsie
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Just for fun...really?
Replies: 45
Views: 39767

Re: Just for fun...really?

The first few years in school are pretty easy to take, its only when you have to make the decision to 'Put School first in all your activities' that the going gets tough. After 14 years in school I could no longer do this and left. So telling anybody to go and check out school to see what its like f...
by Tootsie
Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Just for fun...really?
Replies: 45
Views: 39767

Re: Just for fun...really?

Thanks Bluemoon for your explanation as to why you stayed so long in school. Wow it must have been a bumpy ride sometimes. I remember somewhere you mentioned they would not let you attend economic lectures after you left the school, which you loved so much. This must have been quite a blow to you. T...
by Tootsie
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Just for fun...really?
Replies: 45
Views: 39767

Re: Just for fun...really?

Hi Bluemoon, When the movie The Stepford Wives came out in 1975 I had just joined the school and it reminded me of most of the women I saw in school. The perfect housewife, complete robots floating around attending to the needs of their husbands. It was a bit scary but most of woman (Ladies) in scho...
by Tootsie
Mon May 02, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: The Australian and NZ schools
Topic: Just for fun...really?
Replies: 45
Views: 39767

Re: Just for fun...really?

The School for Self Knowledge was started by Michael Mavro after he was kicked out of the Sydney School of Philosophy. He took their material with him and started his own school firstly in Canberra. I understand he passed away last year and no doubt one of his portages or his wife is now running the...

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