Reports and Articles
The Return of Werner Erhard, Father of Self-Help
News Summary: Café Gratitude says Landmark Education training is part of its "culture"
Ben Carson Hired a Magic-Loving, Castle-Owning, Crisis-Management "Fireman" to Plot His 2016 Bid
How 'The Wiz' was inspired by a mysterious 'cult'
Alberta Health Services hired 'coach' to implement Landmark ideology
AHS employee complaint over Landmark seminars sparks review
Alberta Health Services staff pressured to attend controversial seminars
Landmark Education targeting Indians with its overpriced courses
Lunch with the FT: Werner Erhard
Department chops $80,000 'charisma' seminar
"Aggressive Lawsuits" Forcing Café Gratitude to Close All NorCal Locations, L.A. Restaurant Not Affected
General Tso, Meet Steven Covey
News Summary: "60 Minutes" broadcast about Werner Erhard
42 Hours, $500, 65 Breakdowns: My lost weekend with the trademark happy, bathroom-break hating, slightly spooky inheritors of est
"Landmark Education" Background Briefing
The Landmark debate
My Landmark Experience
Bondage Boss is bad seed: Suit
Suit Against Sperm-Bank Firm Claims Sexual Harassment and Cult-Like Behavior
Defence Dept under fire over professional development spending
Defence workers trained by 'cult'
Defence sends staff on 'cult' courses
We pay for seminars
Questions over Tory forum
The untold story of Lululemon
New school to open amid high hopes
Stress fear in $700 child forum
Characteristics of participants in the Forum, psychotherapy clients, and control participants: A comparative study --The British Psychological Society
Tuition expenses probed
The Cult of Fashion
With the gurus wearing neckties
Defending Your Life
Fears as 'life-change' firm recruits in Brum
Weekend Miracle or Unknown Risk?
French Documentary Transcript: "Voyage to the Land of the New Gurus"
France 3 documentary: "Voyage to the Land of the New Gurus"
I thought I'd be brainwashed. But how wrong could I be...
Turn up, tune in, transform?
A Landmark Encounter
A Landmark subculture through the Internet?
Controversial organization assigns participants community work
Old EST bigger than ever
IRS refuses to release information about alleged government spending on celebrity guru's courses
Chancellor Says Transformation, Biologists Say Mumbo-Jumbo
Is the IRS paying the bill for employees to take a celebrity guru's seminars?
'Transformation' in a Weekend?
'Not woman we knew'
Gilliland's effort to revamp UMKC well under way
Pay Money, Be Happy
Landmark Training 'Cost Me My Job'
Landmark: Come and See for Yourself
Controversial Training Funded by Taxpayers
Landmark Session Leads to Counseling
Crown Health Spends $20,000 on Staff 'Therapy'
Case in Point
Wills' Chile leader is in "brainwashing" sect
The First Step
Microsoft Paid For Culty Clinics
In the grip of the therapy tough-guys
The Tupperware trade in happiness
Victims Lured Into Baring Their Souls By Mind Games
Professionals Fall Prey To New Age Gurus
The Forum: Cult or comfort?
A Harvard Forum For Self-Promotion?
Do you believe in Miracles?
Response to Quest Magazine Article
Green Party detects a scandal in hall rental
Soul Strip Tease
The Best Of Est?
The est of Friends
Landmark Education: Experience, Investigation, Research & Analysis
Why We Love Gurus
The est in the business
When it comes to Landmark Education Corporation, There's no meeting of the Minds.
White collar cults, they want your mind ...
Mind game courses aimed at public sector workers
New Age Guru Goes into Hiding
Abstracts of Articles in Psychological Journals concerning est and The Forum
Labor Violations Investigations
2006 Landmark Labor Violation Investigations Texas
Landmark Education Labor Violations in California
U.S. Department of Labor investigation of Landmark Education in Dallas, Texas assigned
U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: Erhard v IRS
1996 Landmark Labor Violation Investigations Colorado
U.S. Department of Labor investigation of Landmark Education in Denver, Colorado report completed
Employee sued vegan Cafe Gratitude over alleged labor violations
Goldman v 21st Century Democrats summary info
Goldman v 21st Century Democrats errata
Goldman v 21st Century Democrats complaint
Goldman v 21st Century Democrats civil cover sheet
Mother of slain mailman sues alleged killer, company
2006 December Weed Landmark Publication Notice
Letter to Edmund Choy
Self-Help Group Backs Off Attack on Internet Critic
Landmark Forum's Internet Censorship Campaign Goes Down Under
Cease and Desist Letter
Google faces legal challenges over video service
Draft Motion to Quash Landmark Subpoena
EFF and Landmark: Cards on the Table
Landmark and the Internet Archive
Bogus Copyright Claim Squelches Free Speech, EFF Claims
The Cult Cracker
Landmark Education suffers humiliating legal defeat in New Jersey Federal Court
Landmark Education lawsuit likely to become another landmark for freedom of information on the Internet
The Landmark Education Litigation Archive:
Introduction to the Landmark Education litigation archive
with an Introduction by Rick Ross's Attorneys
Landmark v. Ross - Pleadings
Landmark v. Ross - Landmark Discovery Applications
Letter Application for Protective Order
Letter Application to Discover Identities of Anonymous Users
Letter from Berkman Center for Internet & Society to Judge Falk
Landmark v. Ross - Motion to Dismiss
Landmark R41 Motion
Memorandum and Order Granting Landmark's Motion to Dismiss
Letters to Court re Voluntary Dismissal
Letter from Lans to J.Falk
4-1-05 Letter Exhibits A to F
Letter from Skolnik to J.Falk
Ross Discovery Application
Ross Moving Papers
Landmark Opp Papers
Letter to J. Falk
Ross Reply Papers
5-25-2005 Letter to J. Falk
Exhibits to 5-25-05 Letter
Letter to Falk & Schreiber Declaration
Transcript of Oral Argument and Magistrate's Decision
1999 Letter from Schreiber to Ross
1999 Letter Response from Ross to Schreiber
2000 Landmark minutes authorizing lawsuit against Ross
2002 Landmark minutes re litigation against Ross
AFF letter to M. Leaf
Agreement and related papers documenting Werner Erhard's sale of assets
Cult Awareness Network
Second Amended Complaint
Supp. Exhibit to Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint
Memorandum of Law in Support of Kisser Motion for SJ
Resolution of CAN Board
Settlement Agreement with CAN
Statement of Cynthia Kisser
Doe I file.Complaint, Voluntary Dismissal and other Docs
Doe II file.Complaint and Voluntary Dismissal
Landmark Education Corp. Sues Elle Magazine for Libel
Opinion Granting Motion to Dismiss
Notice with Summons
Notice of Libel
Notice of Discontinuance
Pressman Motion to Strike and Demurrer
Pressman Memo in Support of Motion to Strike
Pressman Memo in Support of Demurrer
Landmark Opposition to Motion to Strike
Landmark Opposition to DemurrerPDF
Pressman Reply Papers
Landmark Motion for Continuance
Transcript of November 18, 1997 Proceedings
Landmark Motion to Compel Answers to Deposition Questions
Landmark Motion for Sanctions
Brief in Support of Defendants' Motion for SJ
Brief in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for SJ
Reply Brief in Further Support of Defendants' Motion for SJ
Opinion Denying SJ
Notice of Appeal
Stipulation of Dismissal
Singer Special Motion to Strike
Singer Special Motion to Strike
Exh J to Singer decl
Declaration of Stephen Pressman in support of special motion to strike
Order denying defendant's special motion to strikeNew York Complaint
Landmark's Singer statement
Stip. for protective order re confidentiality
Lawsuits Filed Against Landmark
Been v. Weed
Landmark Education defendant in wrongful death lawsuit
Third Amended Petition
Plaintiff's Response to Defendant Landmark Mtn Dismiss Plntf
Plaintiff's Response to Defendant Landmark Mtn Interlocutory
Been v. Weed Final Judgment
Been v. Weed Order Denying Plaintiff's Motion to Vacate Entry of Judgment
Case Information: JEANNE BEEN as Next of Friend of ROBERT JENKINS, Deceased, Plaintiff, v. JASON M WEED, Defendant, and LANDMARK EDUCATION CORPORATION, Defendant.
Lawsuit against Landmark
Scanned Pages of Lawsuit
Neff Resp to Landmark Motion for SJ
Neff Resp to Landmark Motion for SJ - Exhibit list
Neff Resp to Landmark Motion for SJ - Ex's A3, A4, A11, A15, A16
Neff Landmark Application Form
Excerpts from Deposition of Arthur Schreiber
Agreed final judgment
Est of â€™90s hit with lawsuit
Opinion of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Order denying reconsideration and transferring to arbitration
"Heartbroken...because the man I've been in love with...swallowed by Landmark Forum."
My Journey into Wonderland and how I woke up to find I was in Hell
"Concerned about the motives of this for-profit business"
Man with Ph.D. earns $7.87 per hour at Landmark Education as "life coach"
Reno man called kin after judge was shot
"The hook for me was the trust in my new girlfriend"
"I thought the group is harmful and negative and cult-like"
Landmark Forum…just the latest version of the Wild West Medicine Show
An Indian Landmark Graduate prays "that not many people fall into their trap"
"They charged a lot of money for the ‘racket’ they operate"
"Landmark was the first and only thing that has ever threatened our relationship"
"I just want others to know there
is risk involved"
A Sunday dropout
"I simply moved on"
"Thank goodness, my family did not wait"
"I remain baffled"
"This cannot be healthy emotionally"
"I lost my best friend"
"Is it possible to have a relationship with someone in Landmark?"
"I 'GOT IT.' How many times do you have to 'GET IT'?"
"I hate Landmark for taking my best friend"
"Landmark itself is a racket"
"My friends like I, are the target audience"
"I am firing you as my coach for empowerment"
"A large room full of 'Gold Tags'"
"Landmark ruined a good friend"
"Out of Control"?
"Landmark Education won't be seeing me or my money again"
Hard Sales Pitch
From the Forum to the hospital
Landmark is not education
Walked out of a "Forum" during its second day
"Nothing has changed"
"Almost sucked into going to an introductory meeting"
"Emotionally hooked to a never ending process of introspection and self-analysis"
"I felt awful for ages!"
Landmark Education destroyed my life--from the Forum to a psych ward
The people seem so sincere and really believe what they are saying
"Not interested in people--but only money"
"Big Brother was indeed watching"
A "Quick Fix"?
My Experience with Landmark Education
The High Pressure Sales Pitch
"I'm glad I did research before I got sucked into this thing"
"Landmark Forum is a very aggressive and selfish program"
Religiosity Rejected: Exploring the Religio-Spiritual Dimensions of Landmark Education
Description of the Behavioral Structure of the Training
Part 1--The process and ecology of the Forum
Part 2--The Structure: First Sights Of The Forum
Part 3--The Forum Begins: The Curriculum and Pedagogy
Part 4--The Curriculum of The Forum
Part 5--The Pedagogy of The Forum
The Mary Polaski L Series
For additional information see The Forum and Est.
"Werner Erhard" also known as John Paul
Rosenberg, Jack Rosenberg, Jack Frost,
Werner Spits and Curt Wilhelm VonSavage