Hi guys, A close friend of mine just went to the Landmark Forum (self-help seminar) on the weekend. Three full days from 8am till 10.30 pm with sceduled lunch breaks and even scheduled toilet breaks (that's right, not allowed to leave the room even if nature calls) My friend was recommended this forum by her boyfriend that went a few years ago, he swears by the positive impact it has had on his life. She wanted me to go along with her but because of the cost ($500-$600) I declined. Anyway, since speaking to her after she got back on Monday she sounds very different. She's very happy (which is a good thing) but she just seems absolutely blind to reality. For instance we had a conversation where I told her my mum wanted me to go overseas with her in a few weeks but of course I can't because of work and money but she wouldn't even listen to my reasons - she kept saying "You should go, live in the now, you're being cynical" which is just weird for her. Also, since Monday she has not stopped trying to convince me that I am unhappy and need to go to this forum "because she loves me and wants me to experience what she has". This is a friend that was completely on my level and hearing her spit out these pre-recorded lines is definetly not her. After doing a bit of research, this place has been thought to have been a cult and has had a few lawsuits against it so my question is.... Has anyone here experienced this first hand or know anything about this? I'm quite worried about my friend cause she told me that on the last day they were telling everyone about the Advanced Course and a lady who she met there grabbed her by the hand and said "Stop procrastinating, let's sign up".... she then went and left an $800 deposit for the Advanced Course for next month!