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Ruth Koerner had nobody who would help her to get through the trauma she was experiencing. If doctors, caregivers, and victims would know more about depression, maybe Ruth Koerner would still be alive. Research is confirming that not only in older generations the number of mentally ill people is on the rise. Beside depression, there are eating disorders, panic conditions and deep depressions. The reasons for this are manifold. Reality phobia, lack of close-knit families, the daily, hectic lifestyles (for example, the Internet), and the loss of religious meaning. And unfortunately, there are business people without scruples who will find such unstable people as victims. They are promising new Self Confidence, Power and Wealth. For example, the new psycho culture organization: AVATAR. The founder, Harry Palmer, has in 60 Countries over 100,000 paying followers recruited, to whom he sells expensive seminars. How this works, Palmer knows from his own experience. He is a former Scientologist. Reporting are Andrea Motschelin and Kathrin Wuerba Isolated from the surrounding world, floating inside a tank filled with Epsom salt liquid, falling into a subconscious state, this is what the "Samadhi tank" promises. The average person will last no longer than 2 hours inside this tank. Harry Palmer, Ex-Scientologist, founder of AVATAR, a Psycho Cult, has supposedly spent 8 weeks inside this tank... ...and received a divine insight. Result, the Course: AVATAR. Its content: Create your own reality; eliminate tough burdens and great pains in a short time, with the aim of leadership and a enlightened planetary civilization. Markus Bauer lost his girlfriend to AVATAR. For his partner, Harry Palmer's lessons became Law: Create your own reality as you wish! At the end, she wanted to forget about her old world, left her companion and friends. The result of 3 AVATAR Courses: Total loss of reality. There were countless unpaid bills, troubles with the Law, the collection agency, troubles with the bank, and with all these problems, which truly are threatening a normal existence, she stood there, smiling, in the middle of all this chaos of her life, and wrote on little notes: "I am fine", "I haven't got any problems", "everything is all right", "I have got a grasp on everything." The AVATAR lessons are packaged as a Personal Development course. Harry Palmer sells his mixture of Hinduism, methods of Scientology, and positive thinking, very profitably In 66 countries. The starter course, "Resurfacing," is relatively reasonable- the next lesson costs 2300 Euros. For the Master course, the charge is 3000 USD, and the Wizard course offers enlightenment in 13 Days for 7500 USD. The contents of the courses have to be kept secret, but Harry Palmer finds out everything about his students and his "Masters". According to critics, AVATAR has fascistic traits... 'I feel the structure is totalitarian since one is not allowed to ask fundamental questions. Also, I see this as a so-called "snow ball" system through connecting one lesson after the other. And thirdly, judging by the contents, I feel that it is totalitarian, since only the ones who believe in this and are able to create their own desired 'truth' are accepted and thought to be good.' On the Island of Bali, AVATAR offers self-experience underneath palm trees. A vacationing Woman ended up in the fangs of this psycho-cult and felt pressured by AVATAR followers. "Right from the beginning, I told them that I won't go along with this silliness, because I suspect that you are a Cult. At first they laughed and ridiculed my statements but gradually... ...they became more and more aggressive against me. Soon they wanted me to leave and forbid me to spend my vacation at the resort. They threatened to remove me forcefully." Dangers about AVATAR are not only the financial, but the mental dependence. Subconsciously, the participants are being instructed that everything-all former thoughts and rules-are worthless and that their souls are deformed. AVATAR is now the solution on the search for the new self. With Harry Palmer, a big part of this brainwashing is according to the old, proven recipe. When you take a closer look at AVATAR, you can see from the structure... ...that it shows throughout its contents similarities to Scientology. Harry Palmer, the Founder of AVATAR training, is also known to have been a higher member of the church of Scientology and has copied many things from them. For one thing, it is the methods of recruiting members by AVATAR; ...for the other, are the contents of the teachings-both show close similarities... ...and therefore receive the criticism, which is also aimed at Scientology. Basically, Harry Palmer is the only one who really profits from AVATAR. Through a franchise system, the masters are forced to pay a license fee to Palmer's firm, named "Stars Edge International," located in Florida. A training license is issued only for one year. The trainers have to submit monthly reports and all documents have to be forwarded to Palmer. Also they have to swear to secrecy. It is estimated that Palmer earned about 35,000,000 Euros (35 Million) in the past 15 years - in Europe alone. "The psychic manipulation was so terrible, that when I left (the course), I felt like I was up in heaven, rejoicing. I was flying-I was really flying. I thought I was God and that lasted for weeks. But after that, I fell down, the first time in my life I fell into such a very deep depression. I learned what depression means and I felt how difficult it is, how terrible it can be to be depressed ... I was very, very close to committing suicide." A very similar experience is confirmed by a former Master and Wizard from Israel. She writes: "AVATAR is a mental drug. I experienced two instances when people, after completing an AVATAR Course, ended up in a Psychiatric Clinic." In the mean time, AVATAR Masters are trying to establish themselves in community schools and adult education programs. There were introductions in at least 3 schools in Bavaria, where they ingeniously sell them as courses for "Personal Development"... "I had no Idea that AVATAR is so closely related to Scientology.... ...otherwise this course would have never found its way into our program". An English-speaking web page from AVATAR suggests ways to make it more attractive for children and youngsters. Just recently, there was a course from AVATAR at a hotel in the Sauerland region. The Masters, as well as Harry Palmer, refused any comments in front of a camera. To be able to work on the minds of of people in the market of psychology, under present laws.... ...there is no proof of study or any experience required. A comprehensive law for professional psychological help to protect consumers was recently rejected by congress.

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Duration: 7 minutes and 56 seconds
Year: 2008
Country: Germany
Language: English
Views: 327
Posted by: alrick888 on Jun 15, 2009

German TV coverage of the LGAT Scientology daughter cult "Avatar" run by Star's Edge company owner Harry Palmer and Avra Honey-Smith (formerly the Elmira, NY Mission of the Church of Scientology).

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