Frank build himself a pretty strong reputation here over the years. Helping many in their quest for either phasing and/or OBE. Everyone who as taken the time to read his posts will recognize his great knowledge.
Up to there, he is a generous fellow, helping others. Then money leaks in.
He figured that since so many wanted that he write a book on the subject, he started. Then why not make a special class and charge money for it.
There's a slippage here. Exchanging with the members of the Astral Pulse, on a free basis, giving some of his time even in exchanging emails with some...to hey! why not make a buck out of this!
Now there's absolutely nothing wrong with this.
So he puts up his newsletter, and if you take the time to read it...what a sell pitch!!! The best there is in marketing.
He offer private tutorials for a fee. That's still OK, he has every right to be paid for his time.
He even gives out his personal home address to prove that he is a real person not a company. He adds to this the "Frank Keeble Foundation" and ask to those who are willing to make donations.
Now that's two source of money coming in.
He makes his group for the Virtual Classroom, member pay through PayPal. Then he tells the member that he is sick.
No news for a while. Some ask for a refund then, no reply from Frank. He gives members 3 weeks to either stay or ask for a refund. After 6-7 weeks no more news.
I wish like everybody here that this whole thing is just a misunderstanding. That Frank has health problems which are preventing him from giving any news. I wish that its nothing serious and that he will recover.
Now some facts. The home address that he gave DOES NOT EXIST. There's one in a nearby town which exist, BUT NO ONE BY THAT NAME LIVES THERE.
As much as I would like to beleive that Frank is an honest fellow, this whole thing smells bad. And it is LEGITIMATE TO ASK QUESTIONS.
I am addressing your post because it seems like you have the most initiative, and also the fairest approach of those who strongly question Frank's motives. Also, your points are quite persuasive.
Based on probability and intuition, however, I have to disagree with even the slight probability that Frank is a con artist
. Seriously consider what you would do if you were in Frank's position and
you were a con artist. He would have invested so much time and energy into this con that he could have really made it pay off. I'm a new member here and after reading his newsletters and some posts, I was ready to pay for the book ASAP, without proof or anything!
He could have made a lot of money for 3 seconds of work by posting: "My new book is ready. Here is how you buy it." But he didn't, and therefore it cannot
be a con. It really is the strongest point, none of the others, for or against, even matter comparatively. Unless you have a good suggestion as to why he wouldn't capitalize on this last, easy opportunity, then I think it's a finished argument. Adrian even said he knows for a fact
that Frank's book is near completion, and I see no reason to disbelieve him.
I really do think, based on the nature of his work, that he is probably undergoing some kind of illness/crisis which has caused his life to fall apart, but that's obviously just speculation. Frank was obviously an expert in the field; forget the "he doesn't have a book nonsense". There is practically a book's worth of material in his newsletters and posts. Contrary to other opinions, these works of his do form a very cohesive, although not complete body of work, including the method Frank himself recommends.
I would be ticked too if my money was taken without explanation, and I think every step you are taking is the right one. I just want to suggest that you think about my point and if you have a reply, by all means! I am just trying to break the matter down into its composite parts in order to give the most accurate possible representation of the reality of the situation.