V=Week 2012 had a larger group than V Week 2017

‘Collateral’ introduced at earlier V Week

A source said the word ‘collateral’ was introduced at V-Week 2012

What’s in a word?

A source said, it was V-Week-2012, when NXIVM leaders first introduced the word ‘collateral’ to their students. Perhaps only a few understood how the usage of the word would change by 2016 to mean ‘material that could be used to coerce a woman if not outright blackmail her into submission.’

Then it meant posting money or assets to ensure the performance of some promise.

In 2012, V-Week organizers offered up the word ‘collateral’. Several hundred people had just paid between $1,700 to more than $4,000 to be there.

Now organizers put the heavy sales pitch  [for the good of the mission ] to get another $500. But it would be refundable.

The deal was this: Pledge $500 right now-  on the spot – while you are still at V-Week to get two people to attend [plus yourself] to V-Week 2013.

If everybody did that, there would be triple the attendance at V-Week 2013.

They asked students to put up $500 ‘collateral’ against enrolling two new people into V-Week.

Most of them paid the $500. There was a lot of peer pressure and stern looks from Prefect.

Some lost their collateral. There wasn’t triple attendance.

Keith Raniere took the concept of collateral much further in the coming years.

 

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V-Week 2012 appears to have had a larger group than V Week 2017





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