William Yenner, American Guru: A Story of Love, Betrayal and Healing
New book this year on Cohen??
Jane O’Neil was the generous American who gifted Andrew Cohen with two million dollars to establish the Foxhollow h/q, assisting him to gain a semblance of legitimacy. Her subsequent dictated routine involved a thousand daily prostrations to his picture. After five years as a devotee, in 1998 this subscriber fled under cover of darkness, not wishing to undergo the “humiliation, interrogation and virtual house arrest” which had been the fate of another defector. She was then blacklisted as a narcissist. See O’Neil, “Andrew Cohen and the Corruption of Power” (December 2006) at the same ex-devotee website.
See also the more recent account in William Yenner, American Guru: A Story of Love, Betrayal and Healing – Former Students of Andrew Cohen Speak Out (2009). Yenner was a leading participant in Cohen’s community for over a decade, and his book has been considered significant. For a web description, go to americanguru.net, which states of Yenner that “he was left disillusioned and disappointed after a series of debilitating, abusive experiences.” For a review by Professor David C. Lane, see Andrew Cohen Exposed (2009), which expresses the verdict that Cohen “is in deep need of long term therapy.”