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    I found this forum while searching more about Access Consciousness warnings, and since it is based on scientology, I decided to post here and ask for help, hoping that you can give more light so I can better support a family member who recently has gotten into this.

    I will try to keep the story short... my brother has always been a very spiritual person. He is very kind and loves to help people and has studied tons of different spiritual trends, from Buddhism to Christians to Wicca... you name it, he has been there. So far his path was calm and he was evolving constantly.

    But last year, he started getting into what is called now the "new-wagey" business. He was a therapist and wanted to use techniques to better help his patients, but all of a sudden his focus drastically changed from helping to marketing.

    He started by learning a thing called Thetahealing, which is a supposed technique which teaches you to meditate and contact "the Creator of all that is" to ask for changes in your life, healings, etc. It is a small cult in itself, worshipping the founder, a lady who makes tons of money with the courses to teach people how to "connect" with the Creator. I took one course myself by influence of my brother... and really did not find it useful and mostly a scam for money. I was a bit disgusted how they sold a connection to the Creator like this.

    Anyhow... shortly after my brother became certified Thetahealer, he went into this Access Consciousness thing. And he started changing so much. From the caring, openhearted man he was, he started becoming judgmental, saying weird mantras all day long and saying if he wanted, he could change anything he wanted to his own benefit. I read the manuals of Access and even they say they manipulate others. They make a distinction between humans and humanoids, and they teach how to curse someone. While I am on board with positive and creative thinking, releasing blocks, etc etc... I think there is a line between trying to empower yourself and trying to push your will via energy and techniques like the ones Access proposes.

    My brother has spent so much money on this. He is getting in debt and wants to keep taking the courses. He was MAAAD when he made the first course and only had like 4 people attending, and he was pushing and pushing on Facebook about how this thing changed his life and offering "in half an hour to change a lifetime thanks to Access and the bars". I did not liked what he was doing and told him about my concerns. He got extremely mad at me, furious, he is not talking to me since, and he called me judgmental and narrow minded.

    I am so worried about him. I pray and cry everyday seeing him so absorbed by this thing. I tried to warn him and make him think, but he only reacted negatively to me and now I am worried I lost my brother to this thing.

    I am not sure what else can I do. I do not want him to go down the spiral I have read here of people who lost their lifes over cults like this.

    What can I do ? how can I help him ? do you have any advice ? normally how long can it take until he realizes this was a cult and gets out of it ? I read somewhere that normally in this Access thing people do not last active more than some years when they open their eyes and go away.

    I wish you could share an advice with me... I ask this respectfully and hoping there is anything else I can do to help my brother.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Hope, you sound like a good sister (?). Welcome to ESMB.

    There's a thread here at that's relevant to your needs and questions. I hope you find it helpful.



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    I was in a Space Alien Cult called Scientology. Scientology: the prison of belief.

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    This is scarey stuff! Very far from Scientology but does explain the early association, the connections with Scientologists and and their influence. Never the less, it's not anything like Scientology. It's a bizarre spinoff of an idea about past lives and such. But beyond that...

    What's Behind Gary Douglas's Scientology Knockoff?
    Access Consciousness promises to help you reach a higher plane. For a price.
    By Craig Malisow Wednesday, Nov 7 2012
    ...continued from page 1

    For years, Douglas had flitted on the outskirts of Scientology. His first wife, Laurie Alexander, ran a "field group" in the city — pulling in new recruits through Scientology's "auditing" process. The whole point of Scientology was to get "clear," to rid your body of subconscious memories of tragic events, which are called "engrams." People paid good money for this. Scientology had its own language, and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, had something of a fetish for dictionaries and what he considered to be the true definitions of everyday words.

    After Douglas divorced Alexander in 1983, he married an ex-Scientologist named Patricia O'Hara. The two were close friends with another former Scientologist, named Mary Wernicke, who was roughly 40 years their senior. The English-born Wernicke rose up the Scientology ranks, working for the church's exclusive "Sea Org" unit. But after dedicating years of her life to the church, Wernicke and others grew disenchanted when Hubbard passed the reins to David Miscavige in the early 1980s. Miscavige began to restructure the organization, creating a rift. Wernicke was one of many higher-ups who left the church for the short-lived offshoot, the Advanced Ability Center. Douglas grew very close to Wernicke and even cared for her as her health began to fail in older age. He moved her into his Santa Barbara home and hired nurses to tend to her.

    According to mutual friend Kathleen Martin, Wernicke had a profound influence on Douglas. She made Douglas the executor of her will. She wasn't a wealthy woman and she had no surviving relatives, so she left her jewelry and books to a handful of friends, including Douglas, his wife and his daughter Grace. She left $10,000 for one friend, and any remaining money (including the proceeds of any household items sold) to Douglas, which amounted to around $100,000. Martin says that Douglas gave her a portion of the money, even though Wernicke hadn't willed any to her; it was simply in Douglas's nature to be generous, she says.

    Not only was Douglas exposed to key elements of Scientology through Wernicke and others, he was tapped into the growing popularity in Santa Barbara of "channels," people who claimed to be able to allow spirits to enter their bodies. It was always a hit at parties. Though channels no doubt were serious about these supernatural powers, Douglas was not without a sense of humor.

    By Craig Malisow Wednesday, Nov 7 2012
    ...continued from page 2

    According to the early Access document "How Access Came to Be," "Gary related that, in 1987, he went to a party and saw a man channeling a being called Bashar. He said, 'How come he can do that and I can't? He is no better looking than I, he's no taller, he certainly doesn't speak better — he's from New Jersey."

    Around the time Douglas's real estate business imploded, he discovered his own channeling powers. One night, his body was taken over by the spirit of Grigori Rasputin, the Russian mystic who was assassinated in 1916. Douglas would later joke about how it was just his luck that he couldn't be a conduit for any of the typical angelic beings claimed by other channels. Douglas didn't entirely trust Rasputin, and he eventually was inhabited by other spirits, including a "wise ancient Chinese man named Tchia Tsin," a "robust, rowdy" 14th-century friar named Brother George, and a group of alien beings called Novian.

    "Never having been human, Novian was very hard on [Douglas's] body," according to "How Access Came to Be." "They would take about one breath and talk for twenty minutes, lower Gary's blood pressure and heartbeat to the point that, on a 92-degree day, he would be freezing...Belligerent, he said, 'You know what? If you can't give this information through Rasputin, I am not doing it anymore. This f—king hurts, and I'm just not going to do it.' The very next day, Rasputin began talking about what is now known as Access."

    Douglas retired Rasputin several years ago, but old recordings indicate that Accessories were spellbound by these channeling sessions, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that Douglas's faux Russian accent makes him sound like a high-school thespian doing ­Tevye.
    I don't know what you could do to help your brother. Maybe just be there for him, let him know you love him and be there when he starts appearing to be going off the rails... People into this channeling stuff... you can't convince them otherwise... they have to figure it out themselves that it's all been a delusion!

    I'll keep you both in my thoughts and prayers...

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    REF: Mary's post. ^^^^^^
    So the followers are called accesssories.....
    I was in a Space Alien Cult called Scientology. Scientology: the prison of belief.

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    It's almost a natural human reaction to oppose activities like this. We baulk at anything which disturbs the comfortable status quo too dramatically, particularly when we see it happening in those we love.

    I don't know what these guys are doing and I don't think they know either. Maybe some sort of hypnosis or an actual ability to interact with the energy fields of another - I don't think anyone can say for sure what is going on.

    So all one can go on is the testimony and the observed behaviour of those who go through this process. If that is generally good then one can say it is good for that individual person. And if bad then it seems bad for that individual person. But never generalise and assume that if it is good for one then it is good for all, or vice versa.

    As regards your brother - all you can really do is love him and continue to love him despite all reasons not to. He will only change out of the state he is in once he is accepted for being who he is in that state. Only then will he feel safe enough to change further. While he is being made wrong he will become defensive and will hold on to his beliefs even more rigidly. So be relaxed about him. Allow him the space to change.
    Standard tech is a subset of LRH tech. LRH tech is a subset of freezone tech. Freezone tech is a subset of all possible tech. - Pilot

    I think that the future lies in understanding and developing the capabilities of the mind and spirit. I might sometimes loosely call this Scientology, but I don't mean the CofS. I mean anything which works in this direction, which would even include you if you ever achieve real wisdom. - Pilot

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    I did Access Consciousness on and off from 2009 to 2016. I spent a lot of money on it. I do not do it anymore. If you have any questions about my experience let me know.
    Last edited by incultrecovery; 12th October 2016 at 07:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by incultrecovery View Post
    I did Access Consciousness on and off from 2009 to 2016. I spent a lot of money on it. I do not do it anymore. If you have any questions about my experience let me know.
    Can you tell me more about your experience? My mother is doing it for almost a year now and she is completely brain washed. She doesn't care anything about me, my sister and my father.. Does this sound familiar? Looking forward to your reply or anyone that can help us.

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