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Spiritual Bypassing by Robert Augustus Masters
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Please be informed that Robert Masters was once the leader of a Cult named Xanthyros where he used brain washing techniques and damaged the lives of many of its members. This cult ended in 1994 when Robert had a drug induced near death experience that left him in need of constant care, at which point the members disbanded. Please, do not trust this man with your emotional and psychological well-being. Truly, he should not be able to practice any form of psychology with the atrocities he committed in his past.
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January 8, 2014 – Shelved

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message 1: by Thomas (new) - added it

Thomas Far Out.

message 3: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Vallis Thompson Wow

message 4: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Vallis Thompson Mind you, I have found a lot of truth in the saying that "we teach best what we most need to learn" so it doesn't mean his teachings aren't worthwhile, but then again if he's an arsehole he shouldn't be profiting either so...

Amaury Groc I found that to give the matter more balance: http://robertmasters.com/about/a-need...

message 6: by Elfriede (new)

Elfriede not balanced and not quite true - 2 lies and 2 omissions.
http://de.spiritualwiki.org/Wiki/Robe... RAM's incomplete report on his cult history (February 2015)

Blaine So what? Did you read the book? Do you care whether it's got good info? Can't someone recover from their past mistakes to do good things? Or are you saying "once an ass always an ass"?

message 8: by Elfriede (new)

Elfriede Robert A. Masters did not succeed in changing his personality.

Philip Clement, Masters' frontman for 6 years in the community cult Xanthyros, Vancouver, posted this comment on Sat, 25. November 2017

"Robert's ability to sound like he knows EVERYTHING, is WISE beyond wise and profound beyond profound is only matched by his shameless denial of the harm he did to so many, and his disgusting lack of clean up of same. For evidence look no farther than the fact that the three mothers of his 5 children want NOTHING to do with him, have NOTHING good to say about him, that his five children are at best estranged from him, his step children have taken him to court (he settled) and he has never seen his only grandchild. Or listen to a section of this tape three times to hear his real message, and it is all about himself. Try it. Buyer beware."
source: comment section here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-VkG...

message 9: by Elfriede (new)

Elfriede On October 2nd 2018 cult leader busting journalist Be Scofield published a Medium article on Robert Augustus Masters, titled "Spiritual Bypassing Guru Robert Augustus Masters Was an Abusive Cult Leader"

Due to Medium staff, being threatened by various exposed gurus with legal retaliations, they decided to take down Be Scofield's account which meant that all her disclosure articles were gone and so also her rating on google.
The article on Mr. Bypass was republished here on Dec 15, 2018 https://gurumag.com/spiritual-bypassi...

here is my assessment on Robert Augustus Masters on Quora: https://www.quora.com/What-is-spiritu...

message 10: by Jill (new)

Jill Thank you to all for the warnings above. I've done my research and removed his books from my reading lists.

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