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The Gentle Wind Project

Other Main Names:

  • GWP, The Gentle Wind Retreat, "healing instruments", I Ching Systems
  • John Miller, John "Tubby" Miller, Mary Miller, Mary "Moe" Miller

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More Info

  • 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 community.

  • The Gentle Wind Healing Puck. Pay your US$450 and get... sand. No precious stones, sorry. A Healing Puck dissected.

  • 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) a statement 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 of Changes.

  • GWP is a "nonprofit group" in the United States whose tax returns are available to the public through (search for Gentle Wind Retreat).

  • Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird (.865)

    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.]

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