Cult Mind Control pamphlet
(PDF, 98kB). DLE sized (A4 folded in thirds). Covers what mind control
is, how it differs from brainwashing, the common techniques used, how
to recognise it, and how to protect yourself, your church, and your
The Gentle Wind Healing Puck. Pay your US$450 and get... sand. No
precious stones, sorry. A Healing
A detailed report on Gentle Wind
Project: Insiders' Stories (PDF, 51KB) compiled by former members
is available for download. The authors of this report and their other
report A Husband's Perspective have released (Oct 2004)
regarding these reports.
Gentle Wind Project's law suit
(PDF, 214KB) is available for download.
Read up on the placebo
effect and see why GWP's "healing instruments" may appear
to work when they are actually just inert (albeit brightly coloured)
lumps of plastic and metal.
Former members run a web site called Wind
GWP is a "nonprofit group" in the United States whose tax
returns are available to the public through www.guidestar.com
(search for Gentle Wind Retreat).
Shepherd's News of the Weird (.865)
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 5, 2004
People Different From Us
The Gentle Wind Project of Kittery, Maine,
was recently in the news for filing a federal lawsuit against a couple
who had allegedly slandered the group with claims of mind control
and child neglect, among other charges. According to a Gentle Wind
spokesperson, each human lives inside an energy field 8 to 10 feet
high, 4 to 6 feet wide, which sometimes gets damaged and must be repaired.
Its "healing instruments" are just the tools to do that,
bringing good health, based on "20 years" of research. For
example, its "Puck Puck" (which resembles several tuning
forks) is said to bring relief from high blood pressure, arthritis,
migraines, ulcers and chronic fatigue to those who merely hold them,
and it has even been known to help people "forgive." On
the other hand, wrote the spokesperson, "We're not New Age wackos."
[Portsmouth (Maine) Herald, 7-26-04 (sic)]
[NB. The sued couple mentioned above point out they did not make such claims.]