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Date Posted: 08:23
Author: Hendrik - 8 April 2002
Subject: Re: Gurus R' Us-Interesting Post
In reply to: knonymous - 8 April 2002 's message, "Re: Gurus R' Us-Interesting Post" on 08:21

David Lane is a professor in California. He is involved in the Radhasoami tradition and must be around 50 now. He is an enthusiastic sportsman and also preoccupied with religious studies.

He became famous some decades ago by writing a major work on the origin of the 'Eckankar' movement - a bogus cult that was shaped with RS as its model and even influenced by Scientology and similar crap. His research was very accurate and made many people hate him for it.

Since then he has written numerous interesting articles and books which are also freely accessible online on various places. He often makes use of the pseudonym "neural surfer".

Lane runs several yahoo clubs/groups including radhasoamistudies and a club about Sai Baba. As he is an adherent of Free Speech and does not moderate his places, they often tend to look degenerate.

Lane is a scholar and explains all spirituality as the mere result of neural and brain functions, backed up by one of his late teachers whose name I have forgotten. This yogi had done meditation all his life, encountered many inner phenomena in the course of it but described them all as mere subjective products of his mind and, probably, physiology.

Lane is an active meditator, enjoys his time, and teaches in college. A cool guy, an exceptional fellow, but he appears to be a scholar rather than a yogi. He is after all a scientist, one of those weird Californian intellectuals.


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