Ricky Williams turns foundation into cult?

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Alex Dunlap of The Austin Chronicle sat down and interviewed former NFL running back Ricky Williams, , Gary Douglas, and Dr. Dain Heer to talk about Ricky’s foundation, Access Consciousness.

“Gary Douglas is as charismatic as they come. He has a spellbinding presence that is hard to explain,” Dunlap wrote.  “He is the founder of Access Consciousness, a group with “accessories” (members) in 38 countries. As you will see, Douglas believes he can heal the wounded with his bare hands, teach others how to read minds, and even speak with molecules outside of their own bodies among other things,” wrote Dunlap.

“Some call Access a movement, some call it a cult,” wrote Dunlap. “In performing a simple Internet search, it is not hard to find scathing remarks regarding their methodologies, some from individuals claiming real-life experience within the culture. Their teachings are based in freedom from judgment in our conscious experiences. This idea manifests itself in many ways, including emphasis on sexual freedom. Douglas’ business partner is Dr. Dain Heer.”

Douglas told Dunlap what he plans on teaching the children this week.

“I teach them how to be aware of what they are aware of, and how to take answers out of other people’s heads when they take tests and stuff so they can all get A’s and B’s instead of C’s and D’s,” said Douglas.

Williams talked about his view of Access Consciousness.

“The difference I have found with Access is, it’s really just an energy … it’s that place where you’re just like ‘OK, there’s got to be something better than this,’ and you start to ask questions and things show up in a different way.”

Both Douglas and Heer explained how they tried to convince Williams to get players within the NFL to buy into their beliefs of healing.

“She goes to the hospital the next day, to her surgeon that she knew personally, and the guy says, after looking at the X-rays, he goes, ‘My God! What happened? It looks like somebody already set this'” [dislocated shoulder and fractured ulna].

This all sounds very creepy.

You can hear the full one-hour interview right here.