Category: Gentle Wind Project

Research resources: Apologetics Index entry on the Gentle Wind Project

Controversial Gentle Wind Project back in business

DURHAM – The disbanded Gentle Wind Project is back in business with a new website and reorganized leadership. The group this month settled a lawsuit brought by Maine’s attorney general, agreeing to disband their Kittery operation and losing their nonprofit status in Maine. Gentle Wind, which describes itself as a spiritual healing group, was based in Kittery. Several of its leaders live in Durham, and the group also is registered in New Hampshire. Gentle Wind’s leaders vowed to continue operating elsewhere even as they agreed to dissolve. Mary Miller, the group’s past president, this week confirmed the group still offers

Lawyers drop Gentle Wind; say group hasn’t paid up

DURHAM — The Gentle Wind Project‘s law firm is refusing to represent the organization any longer, citing nonpayment of legal fees. The project now will represent itself in an ongoing lawsuit against former members. Gentle Wind lost its nonprofit status this month as part of a legal settlement with the state of Maine after the state sued, alleging fraudulent and misleading business practices. But the group, which focuses on spiritual healing techniques, has vowed to continue operating in other states through volunteers. Gentle Wind is suing former members Judy Garvey and Jim Bergin, of Blue Hill, Maine, alleging defamation. The

Scarred inside and out

Invisible damage: Their homes and businesses are being rebuilt and their cities recovering, but many Gulf Coast storm survivors are haunted by Katrina’s silent legacy of mental trauma (08-26) 04:00 PDT New Orleans — “I’m blessed,” says Troy Wilson, and he clearly means it. Then he drops his face in his hands, in the universal gesture of utter desperation. And he means that, too. In some respects, the 46-year-old fire sprinkler installer is on track to have a better life than he did before Hurricane Katrina barreled through this city a year ago. His trade is in high demand as

Gentle Winds Project loses assets in AG deal

KITTERY, Maine — The Gentle Winds Project is no longer able to operate in the state of Maine, must liquidate all of its assets for distribution to its customers and eventually to mental-health agencies, and several directors must pay penalties, in an agreement reached recently with the Maine Attorney General’s office. But in a statement issued on Friday, the Kittery-based organization sounds anything but contrite, saying that despite the settlement, “volunteer efforts to provide free use of their technology will continue in all other 49 states and every country throughout the globe.” The attorney general’s office and Gentle Winds, as

The Gentle Wind Project: Maine customers to get refunds

A Kittery-based nonprofit that sold “healing instruments” purportedly designed in the “spirit world” has agreed to stop doing business in Maine and turn over all of its assets to the state to resolve a civil lawsuit filed by the Attorney General’s Office. In a consent decree filed in York County Superior Court last week, the directors of the Gentle Wind Project admitted that they made false claims about their products, which they said could cure anything from alcoholism to paralysis. They admitted making false claims on their Web site, at public appearances and in written literature that the instruments had