08/29/06 - posted by Roy Thomas
Mary Ann...You jogged my memory...It was Dan Sorkin who lost a leg to a motorcycle accident, (I couldn't remember his name.) He was a strong supporter of Synanon,(spelling?)out near Pt. Reyes, a "commune" type organization that was for drug & alcohol recovery initially, but drifted into cultism & eventually moved to a location high in the Sierra Nevada, near Sequoia Nat'l Park. There were rumors of psychological abuse of members, dictatorial leadership, criminal investigations, & so on. (I have absolutely no knowledge about the validity of the controversy that arose, just remember people talking about it on local radio stations.) Maybe I can open a new can of worms...Anyone remember much about Synanon?
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