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Explains a major reason why those who were NOT
abused in childhood and who may not have developed anxiously or ambivalently attached
relationships with their parents may fall into the clutches of an adept, adroit and crafty guru
From pp. 259 - 261 in Charles T. Tart: Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential
, New York: New Science Library, 1987, reissued in 2001 by Authors Guild Backinprint.Com; and p. 11 in Daniel Goleman: Early Warning Signs in the Detection of Spiritual Blight, an article in The Newsletter of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology
, Summer, 1985.
"Any teacher of any discipline... is potentially subject to some degree of transference
from his students. After all, our parents were our first teachers, so all teachers are easy marks for transference reactions
"...when a student has a strong, positive transference onto his teacher, it gives the teacher enormously greater power to affect the student than [would otherwise be the case].
"Without the transference, a suggestion by the teacher that the student practice a certain mildly unpleasant physical or mental exercise [e.g.: narrow focus or body inventory meditation] regularly is just that: a suggestion. It will be intellectually evaluated and is likely to be ignored in the face of discomfort or realistic, alternative[s. But t]he same suggestion when transference is operating takes on a magical quality in the unconscious. It is a command
from the omniscient and omnipotent god or goddess. Hidden emotional forces reinforce it, and the student may carry the exercise out vigorously and rigorously, gaining the benefit [or cost] that he would otherwise have missed.
"Initial progress in learning can be especially fast with the boost that transference can give, with the student seeming to transcend his natural limits and resistances. The student will see the teacher as the Teacher and be a devoted, enthusiastic, loyal disciple. The Teacher is [seen as] so wise, so understanding, so powerful. The student's simulation of reality is badly distorted. ...
"Combined with the problem discussed earlier about the positive feedback loop
in which a teacher and students can become caught, transference and counter-transference reactions [e.g.: intense ego inflation leading to narcissistic
thoughts and behaviors] can take the spiritual group and make it downright crazy [e.g.: precisely as occurred in the CFT
, the Sullivanians
, and many so-called 'human potential
' organizations, as well as in many pseudo-religious cults of personality like the Branch Davidians
and the FLDS
, although it is arguable that FLDS was consciously
intended to be a polygamy cult from the outset]. Cults flourish in this kind of thing, but real work does not. ...
"In the long run, transference is inherently crippling, for it keeps the student in a state of dependence. [The self] must grow to a state of intelligent, independent adulthood, not stay fixated in the realm of childish fantasies and dependencies, even if that realm feels wonderful
[for a while]. ...
"You can see strong manifestations of transference in some Eastern systems especially, where it is explicitly called guru worship, ...a serious distortion of reality. ...
"Daniel Goleman... has summarized some very practical indicators of problems in group work: "Spiritual groups... are susceptible to the full range of human foibles. Vanity [and] power-seeking are as likely to show up in a spiritual organization as [in] any other. The very nature of such groups often makes it difficult to notice or acknowledge that something is awry. Group collusions such as 'It's all part of the Teaching' are invoked to alibi for meanness..."
After which are listed Goleman's specific warnings...
, which one may do well to read if they haven't already. Links to Articles on Cult Dynamics