Okay, so he's not really a
guru figure, any more than i am. But he talks a lot about gurus, rates
them in his own way, ie negative, so he is as eligible for listing and/or commenting as i am.
He recently (2013) moved his
site, putting up his eponymous domain rickross.com for sale, forcing me
to change a lot of links, etc. This looked a little trippy so i looked
a bit more into him and there's a lot of odd things, even untoward. Not
that it matters a lot, but i wanted to say something, so there ya go.
Only the domain was for sale, not the content, which he already
transferred to his new domain, culteducation.com. So like who is going
to buy a used anti-cult domain? The selling point, apparently, is that
it gets lots of hits, so people looking for scurrilous anti-cult
material will arrive in droves at your site and . . . I can't see this
being attractive to anyone, but what do i know? (It was bought by a
casino chain fwiw.)
Anyway, some factoids on Rick Ross:
b1952, adopted 1953, HS grad 1971 (AZ), convicted of burglary 1974 got
one year probation, convicted of jewelry store robbery 1975 got five
years probation, started deprogramming/consulting in 1986, involved in
the siege of Waco 1992-3, then a big defining moment, an alleged
forcible detention (kidnapping) in aid of a failed deprogramming in
1991 blew up when it led to a big lawsuit, nearly bankrupting Ross. Since then he has
stopped advocating coercive deprogramming.
Info about his feud with Steve Hassan, another big player in anti-cults.
Enough of that. It has taken a lot of time to fix the links that went
to his old domain. If anyone finds one still pointing there
(rickross.com), please let me know. His current domain again: