At the end of last year I wrote an article about “evolutionary thinker” Andrew Cohen, referring to some claims made against him by former students. One of them, William Yenner, has been particularly active promoting his book American Guru: A Story of Love, Betrayal and Healing – former students of Andrew Cohen speak out. Today, Yenner sent me an email about an article referring to his book on the Tikkun Blog which was swiftly removed. Yenner says in his email:
This important article was posted on the Tikkun Magazine Blog for a few hours – I don’t know why it was pulled down, and attempts to reach the author for an explanation were not successful. I can only wonder if it was too truthful and too politically hot. Or maybe it was taken down for further editing; however if that was the case it would make sense for Tikkun to have posted an explanation.
The article also has a good poke at Ken Wilber and the whole Integral scene that offers a legitimizing framework to Cohen (and he in turn to them).
Anyhow, cult-fighter Geoffrey Falk has done us the service of hosting the Google cache of the article which will no doubt soon disappear as well.
It’s no surprise the article was pulled, as it fails to (chooses not to) play by the rules of “balance” that we all have to adhere to these days, but it certainly gets to the heart of these alleged abuses. (See how my inner lawyer emphasizes the word “alleged”?)