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Happy Birthday Keith Raniere

The Vow – Nine Part Documentary Series – HBO Sunday Evening – PART ONE: THE SCIENCE OF JOY

Happy Birthday to Keith Raniere who turns 60 years old today while incarcerated in a federal lockup in New York as he awaits his October 17, 2020 federal sentencing for sex trafficking related crimes. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years and he could go away for life. Mr. Raniere is a former Amway salesman and multi-level marketing con artist who created multi-level personal transformation cult NXIVM, and within that umbrella he created his own personal sex cut called The Vow. Prior to his arrest his birthday was celebrated for a week by his devotees. Now they can worship him every Sunday night for nine weeks on the new HBO documentary series The Vow.

Documentary Within a Documentary

Filmmaker Mark Vicente of What the Bleep Do We Know found himself sucked into this cult and was filming his own experience within NXIVM. Much of this footage is used in the The Vow, rendering the The Vow into a documentary within a documentary. The filming and visuals are stunning in their detailed portraits of our cast of characters. The viewer is going to get very close to a lot of beautiful and charismatic professionals in this sexy documentary.

Find Your Subject’s Point of Disconnection

Keith Raniere was able to garner wealthy and influential members by truly helping them at first. I have seen other master manipulators do this and heard about how characters like convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein do it. You find the childhood memory that is blocking your subject. And then shower them with time and attention.

Let’s say a woman always chooses the wrong men for romantic partners. A skilled street therapist can take the poor girl back to the childhood memories creating this emotional malfunction, i.e., her father was probably emotionally unavailable. Very few of us ever escape our parental karma, however it is actually very easy to do.

Having an Integration in NXIVM

Let’s say someone has a limiting belief about driving a car. My mother was born in LA however she never obtained her drivers’ license because of a limiting belief about herself. I was in the backseat when my mom’s younger sister taught her how to drive the family Chevrolet, but mom refused to go to the DMV and get her license. Mom blamed it on being in an automobile accident when she was a teenager, that was her excuse. In NXIVM, Keith Raniere would take mom back to this memory and let her experience the irrationality of her belief. When mom has her breakthrough moment and realizes how her childhood memory has nothing to do with the present moment, NXIVM calls that having an integration. Scientology calls this clearing your engrams. Currently I am undergoing Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprogramming (EMDR) where it is called reprogramming. The late guru Franklin Jones aka Adi Da called this process “avoiding relationship?” EST called this process “getting it.”

Some of Us Must Un-Become Our Parents

Sometimes the answers we need are so simple that it can be startling. When I realized that I had become just like my father and mother in my emotional construct, it was shocking. We become just like the people we spend the most time with. Therefore if we choose who we associate with, we can choose who we become. The 2020 pandemic lock-down can provide a person with the enormous amount of time needed to do this type of personal transformation work.

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NXIVUM was a very litigious organization:

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