Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Update on Healthy High
Several more readers have confirmed that the device affectionally referred to as the "Healthy High" does indeed exist. Bill Gothard is reported to have mentioned the Healthy High at the Indianapolis ATI conference last summer and at Verity last September. However, it seems there was some trouble obtaining the exclusive rights to the device and the Institute is not currently using it.

One comment left on our original post about the Healthy High accuses me of lying, but fails to provide any details.

Another reader suggests that perhaps IBLP developed the new technology to cure ATI students of their addiction to X-ATI Guy.

Still another reader pointed out that in the Basic Seminar Mr. Gothard tells us that the material presented can cure any addiction, even 67 years of fingernail biting. If we can conquer addiction using the truths of the Basic, why do we need a little black box?

17 Comments:

Anonymous drschplatt said...

I know what the government uses their little black box for

...hmm...I wonder...

3:42 PM  
Blogger Chuk Pierpont said...

Last ditch efforts to keep people like you out of hell!!!!
Keep up the good work Satan loves you.

8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Chuck, if a person thinks that the Institute using shock therapy is, umm unethical, to say the least, will send them to hell? Interesting worldview. Perhaps the Intitute needs some genuine critiquing and purifying, not people defending Mr. G's every whim.

11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuk, get a life...outside of ATI.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuk, get a life...outside of ATI.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you live in a closed homogeneous society, you tend to create the truth, not discover it.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Chuk Pierpont said...

I myself think a lot of things Mr Gothard shares are a sometimes a little other worldly some things I dont agree with but his basic ideas are where it is at. If he starts teaching ideas contradictory to the bible I will be one of the first to jump ship.

PS. X-er you are not as good at covering your tracks as you think you are.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt it Chuk. You are chained to your ship by your denial of truth. I doubt you know who you are without Gothard telling you. Sad. Very sad.

I think you like to come to this blog and post because its a power trip for you. Gives you a sense of control in a lifestyle which otherwise does not afford it.

Its a shame really. You seem like you like to talk. Might just put that favorite past time to some kind of constructive use instead of leaving mindless posts.

Before you start to feel sorry for yourself and the need to defend your 'holiness', save yourself and us the headache.

Unless its something new and interesting and substantial dont bother.

We have heard it all before and laughed each time.

Smart enough to walk away from things Mr Gothard shares that are a sometimes a little other worldly,

Annie Nonymous

10:41 AM  
Blogger Seabhag said...

Chuck funny you should mention that Satan loves us. Might check out my blog for a comparison of IBLP to the Cult of Apollo. Maybe, we should be saying that to you instead of the other way around.

Seabhag

12:27 PM  
Blogger atm said...

Waaay back in my 'tute days, I had to type the phrase "Basic Seminar" a lot. Lazy as I am, I programmed the computer so everytime I typed "BS" it changed to "Basic Seminar." Fitting, don't you think?

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to comment on this matter. I was in Mr. Gothard’s office in September of 2004 and we were discussing the direction for the Basic seminar when I noticed this black box with electrodes on his desk (and yes, it is UL listed). I asked him what it was and he explained to me the “Healthy High”. Intrigued, I asked if I could try it; he said sure and he attached the electrodes to the back of my head. Unfortunately, this particular “Healthy High” unit had been dropped and had a short in it. When Mr. Gothard turned on the device the unit sent a serge through my brain. Instantly, I became an Episcopalian. Mr. Gothard, sensing in his spirit that something was terrible amiss, immediately turned off the "Health High" and cried out to God. Then with eye-hand coordination and a reaction time that would impress every ALERT man, Mr. Gothard ripped off the electrodes and stuck them back on in reverse…

Today, I am a happy, healthy Christian; free from all addictions because of Mr. Gothard. However, from time to time I find myself eating large quantities of white bread. And this past Christmas, for some reason, I just couldn’t get enough of Manheim Steamroller.

Pray for me, the sage continues…

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So...while we are on the topic, anyone have the most recent news about the "lastest, greatest" doohicky that was all the rage in ATI when I left back a few years ago? What was it called...oh yeah, Sonic Bloom. They grow have any success in the greenhouse at South Campus by playing 'melodic music' to the tomatoes? Any know...anyone..anyone?

10:04 AM  
Blogger Seabhag said...

Last things I was hearing was that they weren't using the South Indy greenhouse anymore. Nothing conclusive but it seems that since it probably "didn't" work 'they' just dropped the topic and hoped that people forgot about it.


Seabhag

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sonic Bloom didn't work out too well at South Campus. Not because of the product, which was mostly molasses, but because the nice lady that ran the greenhouse was more than happy to leave for another TC when the oppurtunity came. Or maybe her helper that made friends with at least one Alert guy at Knoxville 2001 instead of selling the foul liquid upset sales.

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the anonymous poster who became an Episcopalian when the Healthy High was used on him:

I KNEW there had to be a reason so many former ATI students are now turning to Episcopalianism and shunning the dreaded "evangelical" churches they were raised in! Ah.... life makes sense again! Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

9:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For a detailed description of the Healthly High go to:

http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/BookContents/quackdevice.html

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Eric Ippolito said...

Come down Chuck :) I don't know- sounds kind of intruging, and creepy at the same time. I'm not so sure I would that quickly let ANYONE put little wire things to my brain!

8:41 PM  

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