Upon coming back from vacations in the US, here's the
translation of the
registered letter I found in my mail from my internet
Mr J-M Kahn
Paris, April 19, 2000
We have received on April 12, 2000, a letter from Mr.
Lataste from the law firm in charge of protecting the
legal interests of the company called Elan Vital. In this
letter, they ask us to check your website's content and
to take the necessary measures to remove any documents
that infringe upon their copyright. Mr. Lataste informed
us that you have reproduced various documents that are
EV's exclusive property.
You are well aware that [such and such French
code] states that 'any reproduction total or in part,
without its author's permission, is illegal...' This is
why we are asking you to send us by mail (in the
following 8 days) any authorization you have to reproduce
and publish those documents.
If you do not have their authorization, we are asking you
to suppress those documents present on your pages. If we
do not receive the authorizations we are asking for,
and/or you do not suppress the documents, we will have to
suppress the access to your pages. A copy of this letter
is being sent to to Mr. Lataste. We hope that you
understand this procedure, and send you, Sir, our best
I called that person, had a nice talk with her, and then
sent her this letter:
Dear Mrs. ______,
In answer to your registered letter N/Ref:2000/04-290 and
after our telephone conversation today, I confirm my
intention to suppress from my website any reproduction of
documents copyrighted by Elan Vital.
To accomplish this, I am requesting that you suppress all
my personal pages. I plan to publish in the pages that my
subscription allows only documents
written by myself.
This said, as you can check for yourself in the
bibliography that was presented on my website, the Elan
Vital association (previously named Divine Light Mission
- merely the name has been changed) is considered a cult
by every authority on this matter.
Other documents on this issue, including many testimonies
of former members are available on the US website
http://www.ex-premie.org, including open discussion
forums in English, French and Spanish.
I was a member of this group for more than 20 years. I
had various responsibilities in its organizations for a
very long time, and the documents I presented on my
website are meant to allow anybody to have a clear
understanding of what Elan Vital is really about.
Like many organizations of this type, and behind a
seductive appearance, a very deceitful organization and
guru are well hidden. For any interested person, or for
any person doing research on this subject, the only way
to understand the hidden aspects of this organization and
his so-called 'teachings' is to be able to read a good
choice of documents issued by this organization, as those
documents are not accessible to the public, to newcomers,
and even to most of the disciples. Doing this, of course,
involves the risk of being attacked by these
I hope I have been able to help you understand the
meaning of my involvement, and I hope I'll remain your
client under normal conditions. Please accept my best
I explained the situation to the Ex-Premie.Org
administrator who immediately
offered to now host those criminal
pages on Ex-Premie.Org.
So much for the villains of EV France! No doubt they've
spent a lot of time,
energy and money in this procedure. To achieve