There are some who have claimed that Mark and Sarah of TELAH are doing the “instruction they think they received” and “they think they are protecting Ti and Do by not releasing tapes”. The problem with the former point is that TELAH does NOT have any of the instructions that they received from the class as they gave them all to RKKODY in late March of 1997. I have put these instructions online so TELAH can now consult them at any time. There’s NOTHING in those instructions about copyrighting the class’ information. There was a request to “divide the items of value” from the storage lockers among those “who feel inclined to disseminate our information”. As has been exhaustively documented, RKK and OSC retrieved hundreds of audio tapes from the storage lockers and later Marc manipulated RKK into giving them to him and RKK only did so after Marc REPEATEDLY promised that they would be made available. After twenty-four years the tapes (other than the ones that RKK and I digitized) have only been made available to HBOMAX and ABC after they paid TELAH a licensing fee.
So, TELAH are clearly NOT doing “the instruction they think they received” as everything that they’ve done with the audio tapes goes directly against the class’ instruction for the items in the storage lockers. Did Marc receive “instruction” to lie to RKK about making the audio tapes available? Did he receive instruction to contact the three Universities that RKK and I gave some audio tapes to and threaten them with legal action if they didn’t return his “property”? Did he receive instruction to only allow large media companies who paid him a licensing fee to be the ones who get to listen to the class’ audio tapes? How is going directly against the class’ “desire” that the “items of value” in the storage lockers be “divided among those who feel inclined to disseminate our information” a way of “protecting Ti and Do” ?
RKK felt that it was really about protecting themselves as there is material on those tapes that is potentially “embarrassing” to Marc and Sarah King, such as a tape that deals with Marc getting kicked out of the class by Do. And another tape that mentions “MRC/SRF’s bitterness” in the description. The claim that the KIngs think that they are “protecting Ti and Do” is a cover for the fact that they are protecting themselves as Marc has yet to admit in the numerous e-mail interviews that he’s given that he had to be asked to leave the class.
JHN once told RKK that letting others listen to the tapes would be like throwing “pearls before swine”. And yet the class went through the trouble of stacking them right next to the door and gave the aforementioned instructions concerning the “items of value” in the storage lockers. Marc even suggested to RKK that myself and GNR ( another former class member ) may not have “enough” Next Level Mind to listen to the tapes. The class didn’t give any “instruction” about who should or should not be allowed to listen to the audio tapes. Do the people at HBOMAX and ABC have “enough” Next Level Mind or did they have enough money to pay the licensing fee? Marc even promised RKK and I in 1997 that the tapes would be released “when the right decision is arrived at” which was just more lies from TELAH.
The only thing that TELAH is “protecting” is their version of the Heaven’s Gate narrative. In twenty-four years they have never mentioned RKK and his integral role in receiving the masters to the Exit videos, running the HG website and in retrieving the audio tapes. They never mention that they gave all of their paperwork and tasks from the class to RKK when they were scared of the FBI. They never mention that ONLY after talking to an entertainment lawyer did they want their “tasks” back and they even had the gall to accuse RKK of “interfering” with their tasks after their change of heart. Instead of thanking him for taking over the tasks that they didn’t want and removing the TELAH address from the website, as Marc demanded, TELAH chose to attack RKK. At one point they even sent out an e-mail to a number of us former members about how RKK was “under an influence” and that’s why he wasn’t going along with them.
And let’s not forget the time that Marc told RKK in 1997 that “there’s tens of millions here” in reference to the class’ materials and that TELAH’s desire to do their “tasks” only came AFTER talking to the high-priced entertainment lawyer. Marc didn’t want RKK ( or anyone ) to distribute the class’ book ( the one with a Common Law Copyright that allows ANYONE to reproduce it ) because he wanted a deal with a “big publisher”. TELAH copyrighted the book and even trademarked the name Heaven’s Gate despite receiving NO instructions from the class to do so.
The only thing that TELAH is “protecting” are their copyrights to the class’ materials. As soon as RKK left they filed a lawsuit against his vehicle’s daughter to take control of the website, almost as if they were just waiting for him to go. The lawsuit claimed that TELAH was to be “the sole provider of Heaven’s Gate information” or some such made-up garbage. Since they have not had their instructions from the class since they gave them to RKK in 1997 I’ve always wondered what kind of proof that they provided to back up their claim. Once at a new religions conference the Kings apparently had a “box” that supposedly contained “instructions” from the class but as far as I know no one’s ever been allowed to see what was in the box nor have they made any of these supposed “instructions” public. They keep making all kinds of claims about how all of the class’ materials were “left” to them but after twenty-four years they have yet to provide a single document from the class to back that up. I have placed their letters along with the instructions to RKK online. TELAH has done nothing except giving e-mail only interviews in which they consistently lie about what happened after the class left. They even tried to tell RKK and I that we were “wrong to assume that all of the instructions came in the FedEx package” and claimed that they received “phone calls” and “other communications” from the class.
So, did these “other communications” somehow contradict what was in the FedEx package? The FedEx package would have been the last set of instructions that they received. It’s strange that they didn’t mention ANY of these other communications when RKK was meeting with them immediately after the class left. Only later, when he and I were “interfering” with their task did they suddenly remember these supposed “phone calls” and “communications”.