Is YOUR NAME directly related to YOUR PERSONALITY?
A friend gave me this link, and I thought it was strange to see the correlation between my first name, and the list of "virtues" if you will, that are "related" to my name.
Click on the link: http://www.kabalarians.com/index.cfm/cfm/Your.cfm
then type your name, and if you are a male or female, then click analyze. Blog your comments about what is true, or untrue.
I must say, my assessment was right on!!!
The name of Alana creates an easy-going, good-natured personality, meeting and mixing easily.
You appreciate the company of others, to the point that you do not like to be by yourself for very long.
You are gifted with natural expression, both verbal and musical, but you would find it tedious to study music and practice theory.
Anything that involves concentration or just plain hard work, you prefer to avoid as best you can.
Although you have many creative, original ideas, procrastination is your worst enemy because you can seldom make decisions and carry them out.
The name Alana creates the urge to be self-expressive and happy, but we point out that it causes procrastination and lack of confidence, and thus you are unable to realize your goals and ambitions.
Hmmmm.....HOW DID THEY KNOW THAT???!!!
However...after investigating "Kabalarian Philosophy", I was interested to read the background of their belief system.
Canadian Kabalarians have a full-blown scandal on their hands. The Nelson Daily News of September 18th, 1997 reported of their leader, Ivon Shearing,
-Shearing, 65, is charged with sexually exploiting 11 of his female followers during his leadership. He faces 20 criminal counts, including indecent assault, sexual assault, gross indecency and having sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 14.
The article went on to say, -Kabalarian philosophy is said to promote individualism and challenges its members to think for themselves. Obviously, taking advantage of young, naive girls, is outside of the stated philosophies of the Kabalarians. According to a second article under date of September 19th, 1997, one of his victims reported that he told her he was interested in "developing her" as an assistant in special spiritual roles within the organization.
The headline reported that the young woman "...thought she was being cleansed by sexual conduct" and was told "...not to discuss the "special occurrence" with anyone."
The Kabalarian Society is reported to have 1,500 members in Canada, and more worldwide.
Who are the Kabalarians, and what do they believe? The Kabalarian Courier (undated) tells the history of their first leader. The founder of the Kabalarian Philosophy was a young auto mechanic who forsook his strict, Church of England upbringing for Eastern philosophies. He became adept at Yoga, and finally met a visiting swami from India, who gave him the -key "to the -truths for which he had been seeking". His small handful of listeners grew into an impressive group who built a large facility in Vancouver, BC. Most people became aware that their friends have become Kabalarians when they suddenly change their legal name and a notice appears in the paper. This is done so the letters of their name add up to a favorable mathematical number approved of by the Kabalarians. Mathematics are considered a "sacred principle". Their publication, "Kabalarian Philosophy" states on page 12,
"...There are invisible forces, spiritual qualities, behind each letter and each number and your name...",