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September 11, 1988
I have been in the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, under the direction and guidance of John-Roger, for 17 years. I continue to experience the incredibly positive results in my life of his teachings and I see similar results in the lives of my friends. I and many others give thanks every day that he is a part of our lives. I attribute, in part, the happiness and peace that I am enjoying now to my association with John-Roger. So for me, what you published in your newspaper as fact, is gossip and the opinions of a very small group of people.
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November 1, 1994 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the Mystical Traveler had to admit: Oct. 5 was a particularly trying day in a trying season. Earlier in the fall, California's Senate race had taken a weird hop, with national media and Democratic spin doctors suddenly blasting Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington, wife of Republican candidate Mike Huffington, for her involvement with spiritual teacher John-Roger and his Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, or MSIA.
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NEWS
August 21, 1988
John-Roger and the organizations under his direction have done a tremendous amount of good for people in this community and all over the world. VICTORIA MARINE Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1994 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The authors of best-selling books on achieving inner peace and harmonious relationships are now squared off in an acrimonious lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. John-Roger and Peter McWilliams co-authored two self-help series "Life 101," "Wealth 101," and other books, including "You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought."
NEWS
August 14, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN and DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writers
When English teacher Roger Hinkins appeared, chalk to blackboard, in the 1970 Rosemead High School yearbook, nothing in his pleasant demeanor suggested that a peculiar occurrence had radically changed his life.
NEWS
August 15, 1988 | BOB SIPCHEN and DAVID JOHNSTON, Times Staff Writers
Overcoming negativity is integral to the teachings of the Los Angeles-based Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, and its founder, John-Roger, whom followers believe is the embodiment of a Christ-like power called the "Mystical Traveler Consciousness" and something called the "Preceptor Consciousness."
NEWS
November 1, 1994 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even the Mystical Traveler had to admit: Oct. 5 was a particularly trying day in a trying season. Earlier in the fall, California's Senate race had taken a weird hop, with national media and Democratic spin doctors suddenly blasting Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington, wife of Republican candidate Mike Huffington, for her involvement with spiritual teacher John-Roger and his Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, or MSIA.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1994 | BOB SIPCHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The authors of best-selling books on achieving inner peace and harmonious relationships are now squared off in an acrimonious lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. John-Roger and Peter McWilliams co-authored two self-help series "Life 101," "Wealth 101," and other books, including "You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought."
NEWS
April 29, 1994
In the Feb. 20 View section, there was an article entitled "Eyes on a Cosmic Prize" which contained misinformation about John-Roger, spiritual director of the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. John-Roger is not a "new age leader." Our church does not consider itself a "new age" church. The Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness is an ecumenical church that presents a new look at ancient spiritual philosophies. John-Roger does not have a "cause."
NEWS
April 29, 1994
In the Feb. 20 View section, there was an article entitled "Eyes on a Cosmic Prize" which contained misinformation about John-Roger, spiritual director of the Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. John-Roger is not a "new age leader." Our church does not consider itself a "new age" church. The Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness is an ecumenical church that presents a new look at ancient spiritual philosophies. John-Roger does not have a "cause."
NEWS
September 11, 1988
Thank you for your two-part article on John-Roger and the MSIA church and other wonderful organizations in your Aug. 14 and 15 issues. This information should serve to enlighten and uplift those who read it with an open mind. Personally I could have done without the sensational aspects of John-Roger having sex with his male staff, or reports thereof because I believe that John-Roger's sex life is none of anyone's business other than his and those who have chosen to engage in sex with him. Unlike some religions, John-Roger has never preached against homosexuality or acts of sex between members of the same sex. He says that your sex life has nothing to do with your spirituality or who you are and he suggests you do what works for you. If his staff did have sex with him and it did not work for them, then that's too bad for them and they should have stopped and apparently they did, but frankly I would prefer not to hear about it. It happened years ago and as John-Roger says, "Next."
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