I have worked with groups of people and teams for most of my career. Some teams were a joy to be on with high energy and a “can do” attitude. Others were a painful energy sucking experiences as a group of non committed team members pursued their own interests above that of the team. Many people have experienced the forming, norming, storming and performing cycles that teams go through. In my experience it’s the storming phase that causes many teams to reach sub optimal levels of performance. It should not really be a surprise that this is where things get stuck as different views and lack of agreement on how to move forward are the areas of conflict that break friendships, family units, teams businesses and governments. You only need to look at the nightly news to see how “Abuse of Power” is one of the main tools used for co-ercing people into alignment”.
The Stars Edge goal is to create as many Avatars Masters and Wizards as possible by promoting their own brand of world peace. Managing an international team of commission only sales people as no small task and inevitably there are questions in the minds of the employees or followers about the leadership.
Harry and Avra have experienced from their years in Scientology how to deal with dissenters and have developed a couple of ways to deal with them in their Post Scientology business endeavours.
The secret to their success is a concept that I call the Deflector Shield or the Boomerang concept. Simply put it means that any criticism, complaint, disagreement, non complimentary or opposing view gets neutralised with the Deflector Shield or Boomerang.
Here’s how it works. To be in alignment in Avatar it means that you follow the directions of the Qualified or more senior Masters without complaint or resistance. Asking clarifying questions is OK but any form of non compliance gets the Deflector. For example a master gets fed up with their QM being disorganised and wasting the group’s time when they meet up to work on generating new students for the next course. A Master who is highly proficient in organisation and administration raises the issue in front of the group with the QM.
“I feel like your lack of organisation wastes my time and the time of the group” says the Master.
“It seems like you are having quite a reaction to time-wasting” says the QM bringing out the deflector trap in the blink of an eye. “Is that correct?”
“Well I am feeling really frustrated that every time we arrange to meet as a group we spend at least half an hour after the start time waiting for you to get organised” says the Master feeling upset but also sensing that they are walking into a trap.
“is that feeling of frustration you have something that you feel serves you in life?” says the QM laying the bait for the trap.
“Err no……..” the master says hesitantly and inadvertently taking the bait.
SNAP goes the trap and the QM says ” Well I think you need to do some work on the times you have wasted other peoples time because your resistance to time-wasting must have been triggered by your own out of integrity stuff and you seem to just be projecting that onto to others.
They key in this example is the QM sensing that the master who has challenged them is feeling agitated or pissed off or any other kind of irritation. The Master cant deny that they are feeling that way and the feeling of resistance to something is programmed as an “it’s your problem” idea from the Avatar Course. So any time a Master gets upset or feels irritated about something it’s automatically treated as something the Master owns (or needs to own) and like the Boomerang anything flung in the direction of anyone higher up in the pyramid of responsibility comes back to the Master and if not caught carefully, is inevitably a bit painful.
The Deflector Shield and The Boomerang are tools used by the more senior masters all the time and it doesn’t take long for new masters to observe what’s going on and pick up on it as one of the norms of being an aligned master. Masters often use it on each other and it’s quite comical to watch as they battle to see who is going to catch the boomerang because the tool only really works when there is a thrower (the one with less power) and the deflector (the one with more power).
Personal responsibility is a characteristic of mature people but in Avatar the concept of personal responsibility is perverted into anything that happens is my fault because:
a) I didn’t listen to my intuition for example my intuition told me it was not safe to walk through the park in the dark so it was may fault I got raped.
b) It is because I experience the world as a reflection of me, for example I have a strong reaction to people who are cruel to animals because I have an unacknowledged animal abuser within me.
c) I had a car accident and got maimed because that’s something I chose to experience either consciously or unconsciously.
I do believe in the concept of personal responsibility but I don’t believe in the perversions of it listed above.
I heard an (unconfirmed) story that Harry once punched a pushy reporter in the face when being questioned. He then asked the reporter “What might someone believe in order to experience being punched in the face by Harry Palmer?” but I digress.
So back to the concept of alignment as term for Thought Reform.
From Wikipedia Thought reform can refer to:
I personally experienced Harry Palmers integrity course run by Avra as very much a 9 day course in making me a less questioning more compliant more committed Avatar Master. I should point out here that the course run solo on a topic of my choosing was in contrast a useful exercise.
In summary the Integrity Course run by Avra followed a formula that resulted in the participant landing an “ownership belief” That went something along the lines of “I use my ……….. to ………..others, so I can feel ………..” An example could be “I use my stubbornness to frustrate and disempower others so I can feel powerful and in control”
The things that contributed it being a Thought Reform tool were:
1) The only topics that get explored on the course are suggested by Avra or approved by Avra if suggested by a Master. The topics were all based on making us more successful masters. Topics included things like, Hiding out in service to self, Lack of commitment, Needing to be right etc. It doesn’t matter what the topic was as long as it was generic enough to apply to the work of a Master.
2) The masters were allocated into groups of 3 or 4 people who would then assist each other to “get it” during the day. The getting it bit was a prolonged and painful like a trip to the dentist where your peers decided that it really landed for you and that you felt it.
3) At the end of the day the group meets and participants share their wins by confessing their ownership beliefs and their gratitude to Harry for his amazing tools. The ownership belief may be similar to what LandMark Forum describes as running a racket. If you hadn’t had any major realisations or shifts during your day you would end up feeling like you had somehow missed it. At the end of the day if you didn’t really feel anything other than just being glad the day was over and that you really got nothing out of it then you would feel somehow wrong or incomplete. This feeling isolates you from the group and the discomfort of being on the outer has a strong effect on you wanting to try harder and “get it” the next day.
4) The day also finishes with joining the other group attending the Masters Course in an exercise called Scared Dance. Sacred Dance is effectively a coordinated large group dance played to classical music and from experience has the effect of aligning everyone as you are all doing exactly the same thing at the same time and also performing some form of sacred ritual. I initially resisted the crap out of joining in with this at all of the Masters Courses I attended as I was extremely uncoordinated and I thought it was all a bit silly. When I did finally overcome my resistance to it I could appreciate the feeling of togetherness and feeling as though I belonged to a large special group.
At the end of a 9 day integrity course you will leave having confessed a whole lot of ugly stuff about yourself and your desire to question or doubt Harry, Avra, the Trainers and any Master higher up the chain than you will be almost non-existent.
In my opinion the Integrity Course run by Avra is nothing more than a thought reform technique used to make Masters more obedient, work harder and eliminate the questions that the critical thinking mind might raise might that if pursued could have people wake up to the Multi Level Enlightenment for Money Racket run by Harry and his devotees.
For easy and refreshing sleep The Doctor prescribes a healthy dose of self-examination, a willingness to be wrong at times and the willingness to make amends for past wrongs and a desire to do more good than harm.