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Robert Earl Burton, founder of the Fellowship of Friends

The Fellowship of Friends is a non-profit religious organization. It was founded in 1970 by Robert Earl Burton as a Fourth Way group based on the teachings of George Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky but presently it incorporates additional esoteric knowledge not directly connected with the Fourth Way system.[1]. The organization had as of April of 2019 approximately 1,600 members, about a third of which live near the organization's compound in Oregon House, California, USA [2]. Members also reside in North and South America, Europe and Asia[3]. The organization's connection to Fourth Way teachings is controversial and disputed[4][5] and claims of false prophecy and sexual abuse have caused additional criticism[4][5]

The Fellowship of Friends is registered as a 501(c)(3) California non-profit church organization and is a member of the International Council of Community Churches (ICCC) and the California Council of Churches. Template:Third-party-inline

Criticism[edit | edit source]

A number of former members have criticized Robert Earl Burton, the founder of the organization, for alleged sexual abuse.[4][5]. His lavish lifestyle has also been criticized. [4] Robert Earl Burton has also been criticized for his false prophecies.[4][5]

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • "Self-Remembering" (1995) by Robert E. Burton, Weiser Books, ISBN 0-877-28844-5
  • "Taking with the Left Hand: Enneagram Craze, People of the Bookmark, and the Mouravieff Phenomenon" (1998) by William Patrick Patterson, edited by Barbara Allen Patterson. Arete Communications (Publishers), ISBN 1-879514-10-9
  • "Deadly Cults: The Crimes of True Believer"s (2003) by Robert L. Snow, Praeger Publishers, ISBN 978-0275980528

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  1. http://livingpresence.com/Esoteric-school/the-tradition-of-schools.html
  2. http://livingpresence.com/who-we-are/Apollo.html
  3. http://livingpresence.com/contact.html
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Trouble Taints a Cerebral Sanctuary". 4 November 1996 – via LA Times.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Mobley, Esther (23 August 2018). "How a California cult created one of the country's great wineries — and then lost it". San Francisco Chronicle.

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