I don’t like the world this article (and many related articles) get into, but feel this is important, and sharing it can help victims to seek help.
At some point I must have liked and followed this guy’s WP blog, as this surprising article showed up in my email today:
An Open Letter to Don Ferguson a.k.a. Zen Gardner | Piercing the Veil of Reality
by Bernhard Guenther
It delves into the outing of the popular Zen Gardner as Don Ferguson, (real legal name) a.k.a. David Berg a.k.a. “Moses”, Founder and Leader of The Children of God (religious sex cult that originated in the 70’s).
I was pretty fortunate, but I have numerous friends who were either victims of violent crime, including rape, or who endured childhood sexual abuse. This situation went beyond that. There are videos at the bottom of the article, a documentary about the cult and several survivors interviewed on the Montel show. (Apparently, several women who were raised in the Compound with Cult leader and Founder David Berg a.k.a. “Moses” were routinely subjected to some pretty outrageous physical, emotional and free will violations, such as rape, or being made to participate in orgies and perform sex acts, and threatened if they did not comply.
It was also not uncommon to for members of Children of God to hand out their “religious” pamphlets at malls, in an effort to recruit new members. I met some super nice guys that way when I was a teenager, but fortunately it went no further than that. I thought the cartoon-style pamphlets were a bit strange, but without reading too much of them, just figured they were Jesus freaks. I had no idea of what was really going on, and apparently, many members of groups around the world, separate from the main compound, were unaware of the orgies and sexual abuse that went on at the main compound “inner circle”, which was always in a remote area.
There are also clickable links to other articles in the controversy, just above the videos.
“Resources and further reading/watching:
– “My Missing Years” by Zen Gardner
– “A Few Replies” by Zen Gardner
– “The Cult of Zen Gardner” by Steve Seymour (lots of resources in that article)
– “An Open Letter to Don Ferguson – aka Zen Gardner” by Steve Seymour
– “What’s Growing in Zens Garden?”
– “When Heroes Fall”
– “Spiritual Con-Artistry and Chicanery”
– Children Of God – Lost & Found – Full Documentary..”
I will leave it to you if and how far you might want to go down the rabbit hole, as this is very dark stuff. Denial runs high, and accusations fly. This is really not my cup of tea, but I wanted to bring it to people’s attention as this is part of Disclosure and revelations. They (the cabal and those who align with their subterfuge and Satanic rituals) simply cannot keep these dark things hidden and under wraps much longer. As ugly as it is, voicing it empowered the women survivors, and outing the bastards (or in this case, forcing “Zen” to out himself) demonstrates how quickly things are shifting, as Truth comes to Light.
One of my friends recently came out in his 60’s about abuse by the Priests when he was a young Altar Boy. It liberated him from a lifetime of pain and shame, which is really an ongoing process for most survivors.
If you are a survivor of sexual child abuse, there is help and support available:
After the Silence
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
child abuse trauma prevention, intervention & recovery
There are many more, just google “sexual abuse survivors groups”.
My heart goes out to you. You know who you are.
~PB, Forever Unlimited