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The Kenja Trust presents “Guilty until proven innocent”

By DancingQueen - 2 July 2008 73

Just a quick note to RAer’s that may not be aware of an interesting seminar to be held this weekend by the Kenja Trust titled “Guilty until proven innocent”. It’s about their late founder Ken Dyers, a decorated WW2 vet, his colorful life and his battles with the legal system to have his communications centers recognized which have helped thousands of people over the decades. I attended one of their seminars last year and can highly recommend them as being high quality, informative and above all entertaining. It’s being held this Saturday 5th July at the National Art Gallery starting at 7pm, what else have you planned for this Saturday night. Details and online booking can be done here: http://www.kenja.com.au/Home/EventSchedule/PublicLectures2008/tabid/140/Default.aspxInocent until proven guilty

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The Kenja Trust presents “Guilty until proven innocent”
johnboy 10:41 am 02 Jul 08

neanderthalsis said :

Decorated WWII veteran? Wikipedia says differently:

Dyers was a Military Policeman with 9th Div Provost Coy from his arrival in the Middle East 25/9/41 until he embarked for Sydney on the 27/1/43. Mr Dyers served again as a Military Policeman in the 9th Div Provost Coy from 30/7/43 until his return to Sydney 23/3/44. His record details a chequered career and a large amount of time in field hospitals and Casualty Clearing Stations. Dyers served in the 32 Works Coy in Australia until he was discharged. He was court-martialled three times. In late 1943 he was in jail for five days awaiting trial on three charges, and eventually convicted of “conduct prejudice to the good order and military discipline”. In June 1944 he went AWL for 16 days. In April 1945 he was fined for leaving his sentry post and in July fined again for misconduct. It also refers to an assessment of his “mental instability” which is rated at 10 per cent on the day he was demobbed in August 1946

A meathead with a penchant for going AWL and malingering? I guess having the Africa Star could count as being decorated…

We never went west to Gezira
We never went north to the Nile,
We never went past the Pyramids,
Out of sight of the Sphinx’s smile,
We fought the war in Shepheard’s and the Continental Bar,
We reserved our punch for the Turf Club Lunch,
And they gave us the Africa Star.

Hullo all, couldn’t resist.

vg 10:35 am 02 Jul 08

Somehow his biography and reports of Dyers life seem to omit the below:

“In 1993 Dyers was charged with 11 counts of sexual offences against two girls and two sisters of one of the girls, who were between the ages of eight and 15. After several trials and appeals, which lasted almost a decade, Dyers was found not guilty of 10 of the charges. He was found guilty of one charge (tried separately) and jailed at Long Bay Correctional Centre for six days before being released on bail. An appeal in 2000 failed, and in 2002 the charge was overturned in the High Court of Australia on the grounds that the trial judge had potentially misdirected the trial, though two of the five judges said that the “contention of the appellant that the evidence led at his trial should have left the jury with a reasonable doubt as to his guilt… should be rejected.” The judges in concluding ordered a retrial. One argued that the appeal be dismissed, while one said a retrial should not be ordered due to several circumstances of the case, which included “the age of the appellant and his medical condition” and “the absence of any challenge by the prosecutor”.[8]

On 28 October 2005, Dyers was charged in Sutherland Local Court with the sexual assault of two 12-year old girls, alleged to have taken place at the Kenja’s Surry Hills headquarters in 2001-2002. Dyers was released on bail under the conditions that he attends Sutherland Police Station weekly and does not attend Kenja premises or events.[9] Dyers applied for a “permanent stay” in his current court case on the grounds of ill health.

Dyers denied he was guilty of the charges against him, saying that they are a result of former members trying to destroy him as part of a witch-hunt.[10] His lawyer, Harland Koops of Henry Davis York Lawyers, makes the defence that 13 year old girls “know how to say no, they get educated in school”[11] and that “there will be contrary medical evidence indicating that Mr Dyers has had erectile dysfunction for almost 15 years”.[12]

Mr Dyers shot himself in the head bringing his life to an end on the 25th of July 2007. [13] Mr Dyers had been called by the NSW Police with fresh allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr Dyers application for a ‘permanent stay on the grounds of ill health’ had not been granted. He was, however, granted a twelve month stay on the grounds of mental health.

Sydney Morning Herald journalist Robert Wainright referred to Mr Dyers War Time biography as exposing a ‘Walter Mitty Complex’, in his article examining the inconsistencies between Mr Dyers claims and verifiable records.”

A penchant for malingering, AWL and apparently other predelictions as well.

Dancing Queen might also want to be a bit more original with her quotes as well. From the SMH report of Dyers’ court appearance in 2005:

“Asked today if the Kenja group was a cult, Dyers replied: “Is football a cult?”.”

He was a ripper of a man, have a look here:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/cult-leader-says-sex-charges-part-of-witchhunt/2005/10/28/1130400339271.html

Here http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/ken-dyers-tributes-and-accusations/2007/08/04/1185648160419.html
and here

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2007/s1992310.htm

Cornelia Rau was apparently right as rain before she got involved with this mob. Pack of scam artists

Jazz 10:33 am 02 Jul 08

I’ve been to one of these before and met Ken Dyers (thats what happens when you come late and sit in the front row) who i thought to be an interesting character. I don’t necessarily agree with his philosophies although recognise that there are common messages in his teachings with a lot of other mainstream religions (as scarey as that sounds)

I’ve also worked with people who are members of the sect/cult/following or whatever you want to call it and for the main they are very genuine and caring people.

Mr Evil 10:10 am 02 Jul 08

I too was a decorated WWII veteran in a past life.

Let me tell you that Stalingrad was hell!

Amalek 10:08 am 02 Jul 08

Ah ha I see, it’s all a conspiracy isn’t it DancingQueen, they’re out to get you aren’t they? Why don’t you do a Google search on these weirdo’s, here’s what I came up with in just 5 minutes:

Bailed cult leader ordered away from HQ
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,20869455-5006784,00.html

Man fronts court over multiple sex offence charges
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200510/s1493168.htm

Cult leader to stand trial on sex charges
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2006/05/26/1648146.htm

Dyers wife, Jan Hamilton, seems to be as nutty as he was, just read this:

Cult member ‘wore fake beard’ at bogus audition
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23924176-5006784,00.html

There’s even been a doco made about them called “Beyond our Ken”, you can watch a trailer of it here: http://www.beyondourken.com.au/ The promo for it is: “You wouldn’t know a cult if you joined one….….” Apparently they even flew some of their members to Toronto to disrupt the films premiere http://www.cifs.org.au/leaflets.php, now that’s weird.

DQ sounds like you may need some deprogramming help, there’s groups that do this for you, there’s no shame in it :).

Cult Education Forum
http://forum.rickross.com/read.php?12,14505,page=2

Inside the cults of mind control
http://www.suburbia.com.au/~fun/scn/press/940403sa.htm

Freedom of Mind Resource Center
http://www.freedomofmind.com/resourcecenter/groups/k/kenja/

neanderthalsis 10:02 am 02 Jul 08

Decorated WWII veteran? Wikipedia says differently:

Dyers was a Military Policeman with 9th Div Provost Coy from his arrival in the Middle East 25/9/41 until he embarked for Sydney on the 27/1/43. Mr Dyers served again as a Military Policeman in the 9th Div Provost Coy from 30/7/43 until his return to Sydney 23/3/44. His record details a chequered career and a large amount of time in field hospitals and Casualty Clearing Stations. Dyers served in the 32 Works Coy in Australia until he was discharged. He was court-martialled three times. In late 1943 he was in jail for five days awaiting trial on three charges, and eventually convicted of “conduct prejudice to the good order and military discipline”. In June 1944 he went AWL for 16 days. In April 1945 he was fined for leaving his sentry post and in July fined again for misconduct. It also refers to an assessment of his “mental instability” which is rated at 10 per cent on the day he was demobbed in August 1946

A meathead with a penchant for going AWL and malingering? I guess having the Africa Star could count as being decorated…

tickboom 9:51 am 02 Jul 08

There was an ad in the ShittyNews for this: “come to our indoctrination seminar, and pay us $65 for the privilege!”

Which is weird for a number of reasons. First, there was no indication of what this is actually about – just the same waffle that is on the picture above. Secondly, don’t most cults at least have the courtesy to brainwash you *before* they start asking you for your money? Not the other way around?

DancingQueen 9:50 am 02 Jul 08

Kenja is no more a cult than football, these media reports are nasty lies designed to slur their good name. I have spoken to members, Amalek you are spreading lies you moron.

Affirmative Action M 9:48 am 02 Jul 08

“Decorated World War 2 Vet” !!!!!

Wikipedia indicates that he was court martialled 3 times and assessed as being mentally unstable. He was also an ex scientology member & kiddy fiddler.

DANGER WILL ROBIONSON
LOONY ALERT LOONY ALERT

Tempestas 9:38 am 02 Jul 08

It must be tough running a cult these days, what with those pesky child protection laws with underage sex and polygamy being illegal.

Whats a cult leader supposed to do….

Isn’t it strange how only the faithful who are ever convinced of their innocence.

Joker 9:28 am 02 Jul 08

“National Art Gallery” is that the same as National gallery of Australia? If it is it seems to add some legitimacy, but it smells like a cult to me.

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2007/s1992310.htm
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23924176-5006784,00.html
http://www.theage.com.au/news/Immigration/Raus-sister-blames-cult/2005/02/08/1107625185186.html

Thumper 9:10 am 02 Jul 08

L Ron Hubbard was a decorated WWII veteran as well.

Well, at least he would tell everyone that he was. The truth was a little less sensational.

Amalek 8:53 am 02 Jul 08

CULT ALERT! CULT ALERT!! ATTENTION all RAer’s beware this Kenja Trust is nothing but a front for a Scientology like cult. On their website they talk about enhancing ones “personal communications” at their “human communications Centers” but don’t be fooled by the seemingly innoxiously sounding name. They’re a nasty vicious bunch of lunatics who specialize in destroying people, have a read of this for starters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenja_Communication
On their website they state:

“Energy Conversion meditation is a way to permanently eliminate the suppressed emotion, thought or energy that can divert us from what we want to achieve.”

Need I say more, steer well clear of these nut cases. They even have an “office” at 45 Northbourne Ave.

daredevil1 8:37 am 02 Jul 08

A friend and I had the serious misfortune of attending an information evening for these people a few years ago. We sat through over 2 hours of pointless, mindless babbling by smiling, dead eyed puppets who did not make a single interesting or relevant statement the whole time. I still don’t have the slightest idea what they were on about and frankly was scared for my welfare the whole time. I refused to give up any details about myself despite some serious hounding from the large circle of suited disciples. I ran, not walked, from the Braddon offices and treated myself to a chemical shower just to feel clean again. It did not suprise me one bit to read of the allegations leveled against the group in the press and I consider myself lucky to have avoided genuine trouble. If you desperately need a cult experience I would suggest that you shop around as there are plenty of better options in Garema Place.

hk0reduck 8:04 am 02 Jul 08

I’d go but I totally have this scientology meeting that I have to attend.

Sorry!

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