“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”
– Edmund Burke
By Steve – Philosophers Stone
I received some devastating news last week from a close friend, a healer who had been taken into the confidence of the well known and respected author, speaker, radio host and interviewee commonly known as Zen Gardner. A few days earlier, after he’d told her that he’d been a member and leader of a cult for 27 years, not knowing anything about the cult, she did some research. What she discovered over the next few days had traumatised her to the point of physical illness as she began to understand the depth of abuse and cruelty to children practiced by the organization and tried on her own to come to grips with the fact that her friend Zen had immersed himself in it for almost 3 decades.
We should have known
Despite his personable appearance, this wordsmith has left devastation wherever he has been. Several well respected alternative community champions, dropped him because they felt that “something was not right”, while others, including some very well known and celebrities on their own merit haven’t yet got close enough to him to witness the dark side of Zen because it’s masked with a joyous good guy facade. The truth is much darker, as I will reveal.
I have witnessed a couple of the “falling outs” between friends of Zen’s and always tried to stay impartial, not taking sides, but staying friends with both parties. When they’d escaped “the cult of Zen” they felt a huge sense of relief, as though a great burden had been lifted, though not knowing exactly what it was – they couldn’t quite put their finger on it.
What could I do?
After reading the e-mail in which Zen disclosed his involvement in this sordid organization, and talking my friend through the anguish and cognitive dissonance she was experiencing, my first action was to do some research. What was uncovered is shocking and made me so angry and ashamed that I too could be taken in by what turns out, in my view, to be a monster in disguise.
I knew I would have to bring this to the public arena, but what could I expect as a relative unknown in the alternative community (I always preferred to work behind the scenes, digging into the reasons and solutions behind the chaos wrought upon humanity at the hands of the psychopaths and their sycophantic servants). After all, I would be facing off against the established guru and cult leader, Zen Gardner – and his avid fans.
Twenty Seven Years
Currently going by the name of Don Ferguson, but known to all on the internet as Zen Gardner, he had joined the “Children of God”, which later changed its name to “The Family”, at the age of 22 to escape an abusive childhood. There he was to remain for 27 years working his way up the ranks to become a leader and a teacher in the notorious cult.
Zen always blames his youth – but 27 years…
Zen says he was 22 when he joined. Do the math: 22+27 = 49. Forty nine, and Zen paints the picture of youthful naiveté. You grow in 27 years, unless the conditions of the Cult with all of its abuse suits your soul… or lack of.
The conditions there appeared to have served him just fine, and being ‘promoted’ as a leader in the totalitarian Cult – not just a benevolent OUTSIDER (as Zen paints himself to be in his written disclosure). A leader in a controlling hierarchical environment where everybody has something on everybody else.
So I’m very sorry to have to ask this:
Zen – how much paedophilia did you witness in your 27 years? And yet you stood by and even participated in damage control.
How much abuse did you partake in?
It is simple Cult mechanics Zen, and you should know that, and so you are trapped by your own logic – the logic of ANY Cult.
This is so far out there. He paints himself ONLY as a lone hero trying to clean it up from the inside.
You put children in harms way, I do not care who does that and will not be silent about such matters. I know Steve very well and how much torment he went through writing this. This is true – please do not even start to excuse it.