A Repository of Critical Information and Essential Resources

The false or distorted allegations made against Marc have centered around the four periods of his life described below. The stories concerning these periods routinely feature false claims, distorted timelines, and unfounded opinion masquerading as “fact” or “truth.” The resource lists provided here, if carefully reviewed, will yield a more accurate understanding of Marc and the false or distorted allegations made against him.

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Smear Campaign

Find out who is behind the generation of over fifty articles and posts intending to destroy Marc’s reputation

Exposing Hidden Motives

Learn how malice, covered by the fig-leaf of victim advocacy, has driven this campaign from its inception.

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False Complaints

Find out who admitted to organizing the false complaints that led to the downfall of Marc’s organization and work in Israel

Revealing the Big Lie

Learn about the motives behind the false complaints and how they had such a devastating impact.

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Distorted Stories

Find out why these old, already-refuted stories from Marc’s youth have been continually re-used and recycled

Correcting deliberate distortions

Discover how the veracity of these old allegations fails in the face of critical examination.

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Contrived Controversy

Find out what led to the manufactured events that tipped-off this internet blow-up that was much flame and little fact

Uncovering the Manipulation

Learn how normal hurt was hijacked and distorted because of social pressure and hidden agendas.

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Featured Resources

Lessons Learned from the Beauty and the Beast

May 10th, 2017|1 Comment

Lisa Engles, Kristina Kincaid, William Gazecki have recently co-authored an article on Medium about elements of the Marc Gafni Smear Campaign called "Takedown Culture & Marc Gafni: Nancy Levine’s Egregious Con-Job, A Modern Day Gaston From [...]

Injustice via the Internet: Myths, Facts, & Smear Campaigns in the Marc Gafni Story

February 4th, 2017|0 Comments

An Exposé by Kerstin Tuschik This four-part article on Medium is an essay about truth & justice in our post-truth internet era. It uses the Marc Gafni Story as a case study to engage the [...]

Marc Gafni: A Planet Drenched in Shame – Why We Need a New Sexual Narrative

January 23rd, 2017|1 Comment

We live in a planet drenched in shame. Shame is the root of all evil. One of the core sources of shame is sexuality. The reasons sex causes shame is because we do not have [...]

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Anatomy of a Smear: The Internet Trial of Marc Gafni

January 14th, 2017|7 Comments

If you are looking for the most comprehensive discussion and analysis of the Marc Gafni smear campaign, start by reading this article. Previously unreleased evidence, reaching back nearly a decade, exposes the false allegations of [...]

Claire Molinard: The Abuse of Wikipedia in the Marc Gafni Story – A Case Study

January 14th, 2017|2 Comments

In her beautiful essay on Patheos entitled "Marc Gafni Wiki — How Wikipedia is used for Internet abuse", Co-Founder of Unique Self Coaching Claire Molinard writes about "how, by skillfully navigating some of Wikipedia’s biases and mastering [...]

Rev. Sam Alexander Takes a Stand for Integrity and Dr. Marc Gafni

January 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Rev. Sam Alexander is a friend of Marc Gafni. He does not hide where he stands. In his beautiful, personal, and in-depth 4-part article, he is taking a stand. The sub-title of the article is [...]

Orchestrated Smear Campaign

[February 2016] – In response to the current attacks on Dr. Marc Gafni, The Center for Integral Wisdom has released the following statement. The people who have commented on this page work closely with and support Marc and the Center for Integral Wisdom. [VIEW]
[May 2016] – By Barbara Marx Hubbard.  [VIEW]
[June 2016] – An example of the intentional malice and distortion guiding the smear campaign. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – Stephen lashes out at Barbara Marx Hubbard. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – David Ingber is former student who Marc ordained and with whom Marc broke ties because of David’s ethical violations. David, according to many sources and much information, was a major actor in the false complaints of 2006 and in the demonization which served to cover up the false complaints. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – Chaya Lester is a former wife of Marc’s, who by her own admission was a key organizer of the false complaints in Israel in 2006. Chaya partnered with David Ingber in the false complaints in 2006 and in the smear campaign of 2015/16. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – Donna Zerner is closely associated with David Ingber and Chaya Lester and was a primary supporter of the false complaints after they were made. Her hidden motives are explained in these videos. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – Deception through Dog-Piling and Manipulating Sources to Make them Appear Credible when They Are Not [VIEW]
[June 2016] – Where there is smoke there is a smoke bomb: Smear Campaigns as challenge to the emergence of Authentic Leadership. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – and their Relationship to the Smear Campaign. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – The following short piece was written by Dr. Peter Dunlap, a leading thinker and therapist who has worked with Marc over the years.  Dunlap is a private figure yet he felt called to publically repudiate the absurd psychological characterizations of Dr. Gafni made on the internet by the smear campaign generally by people he never met or those with hidden personal motives. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – This Website is to Respond to what Wilhelm Reich called the “Murder of Eros.” [VIEW]

False Complaints from Israel

[June 2016] – How do you know that ulterior motives are hidden behind hat seem to be the noble claims of rescuers and protectors? [VIEW]
[June 2016] – What are the hidden motives and gains to be had in demonizing a person? [VIEW]
[February 2016] – A Summary of the 2008 Integral Institute Report on the False Complaints of Sexual Harrassment of 2006. [VIEW]
[May 2012] – An article based on extensive review of evidence analyzing the motives and agendas behind false complaints against teachers using the false complaints against Marc in 2006 as a model. [VIEW]
[November 2015] – Lawyer Discovers in 2008 that No Complaints Were Ever Registered with the Police in Israel in 2006.  [VIEW]
[December 2007] – The polygraphs address the false complaints in Israel. They were administered by Dr. Gordon Barland, one of the leading polygraph experts in the world, former director of polygraph research at the US Department of Defence. [VIEW]
[May 2007] – A formal evaluation requested by Marc in 2007 as an objective means to respond to the unfounded internet smear attacks on his character, which intensified after the false complaints in 2006. [VIEW]
[February 2008] – A formal evaluation requested by Marc in 2007 as an objective means to respond to the unfounded internet smear attacks on his character, which intensified after the false complaints in 2006. [VIEW]
[May 2016] – David Ingber is former student who Marc ordained and with whom Marc broke ties because of David’s ethical violations. David, according to many sources and much information, was a major actor in the false complaints of 2006 and in the demonization which served to cover up the false complaints. [VIEW]
[December 2016] –  Marc has maintained silence in response to five defamatory public rants written, published, and circulated by Chaya since 2006. In this article, Marc breaks the silence for the sake of restoring integrity and sets the record straight.  [VIEW]
[June 2016] – Chaya Lester is a former wife of Marc’s, who by her own admission was a key organizer of the false complaints in Israel in 2006. Chaya partnered with David Ingber in the false complaints in 2006 and in the smear campaign of 2015/16.  [VIEW]
[March 2016] – An unpublished essay from Marc’s journal in its still raw form describing his experience on landing in Israel and being confronted with the shock of false complaints. [VIEW]
[March 2016] – A letter written and posted by Marc on his new website in 2008 explaining why he “fell on his sword” several days after hearing of the false complaints in 2006. [VIEW]

Distorted Stories from Marc’s Youth

[May 2014] – A short 1-page statement about the false claims about Marc Gafni. [VIEW]
[July 2014] – A Distorted Old Story when Marc was 19.  [VIEW]
[June 2016] – An example of the intentional malice and distortion guiding the smear campaign. [VIEW]
[November 2016] – This is a significant response, originally published in the Jewish Forward, to the false claims and distortions made by Sara Kabakov about her relationship with Marc Gafni in 1979, that have been recycled time and again and have been an essential feature of the smear campaign. [VIEW]
[April 2016] – This is a significant and detailed response to the false claims and distortions made by Judy Mitzner about her relationship with Marc Gafni in 1984, that have been recycled time and again and have been an essential feature of the smear campaign. [VIEW]
[February 2007] – A brief piece among the many which are available undermining the credibility of the person who has publically claimed that she was Judy’s and Sara’s mentor or therapist in regard to their claims against Marc Gafni. Judy and Sara have been in close touch with each other, with Vicki Polin, and with some of the organizers of the false complaints over the years. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – False Re-Narration. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – Smear Campaign Players and Old Stories. [VIEW]
[June 2016] – Old Stories.  [VIEW]
[December 2007] – These polygraphs were administered by Dr. Gordon Barland, one of the leading polygraph experts in the world, former director of polygraph research at the US Department of Defence. They support Marc’s version of what happened. They support Marc’s contention that Judy’s and Sara’s experience at the time was diametrically opposed to their revived version of their experience many years later. [VIEW]

Contrived Controversy

[March 2012] – A Board statement in response to the contrived controversy in 2011 provoked in part behind the scenes by Donna Zerner and other persons who were also directly involved in supporting the false complaints in Israel as well as the smear campaign. (see Response to Donna Zerner videos for background on Donna) [VIEW]
[June 2016] – This is a brief statement of the facts in regard to the contrived controversy of 2011. As one commentator wrote at the time: “So much flame, so little fact.” [Coming soon…]
[March 2013] – A blogger with no prior relationship to Marc Gafni writes his conclusion. [VIEW]
[June 2007] – This article was written in 2007. In it, Marc formulates his position that powerful adults in relationship can freely give consent even if there is also a teacher-student-dimension to the relationship such as in the case of a professor and graduate student. The exception would be a teacher-student-relationship like those in the Zen Buddhist tradition where the relationship is based on obedience. [VIEW]
[June 2008] –  [VIEW]