What can I say?
Document date: 11-11-00
Here is Berniece Mead's first Email response to xxxDate: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 07:49:31 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Fwd: Re: my son and molestation
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Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 21:52:44 -0800
Subject: Re: my son and molestation
What can I say? I am terribly sorry for all this latest happening, and if I have slandered your family, I would ask your forgiveness for that. That was certainly not my intention, ever. I have been getting so much hate mail that it is unbelievable. I have been corresponding some with Lori and she complained that the organization wasn't answering these allegations so I wrote to her, and as happens she would write back with more allegations and information and saying in effect that I didn't know what I was talking about. So I told her what Elsie Cowan had told me 20 years ago when I had my first test with your son. This was a personal letter to Lori and she goes and shares this letter with you and with others I suppose. This was very inappropriate, I think you will agree with me. I also told her the story of Walter Cowan's experience that Elsie had relayed to me. Lori immediately sent an e-mail back with how this was all a fraud, and that Walter had never died in the first place. So this is how the conversation has been going, and I don't plan to communicate with her or any of the other folks spreading their anger again. I had been warned to keep silent and now I wish that I had.
I know your son is pure, and good. I remember seeing him with his camera taking pictures of Swami. He stood out among the boys because he was tall and blond and handsome. I am happy to hear that he is married and doing very well.
I tried to call Terry and he is not home tonight, but I will call him and apologize.
Yes, I have many faults, and I'm trying very hard to overcome them. I guess you could say I am a blind devotee, and thank you for showing me my weaknesses.
Best regards, Berniece Mead