The history of the teachers are unimportant only the information is important. Sure, someone can be manipulative, but if you use the methods and they don't work, common sense says move on. People fall for cults when they don't listen to their inner guidance.
Someone mentioned the fact that if Jerry actually believed in this stuff why would he go to the hospital? That is so true, I didn't think of that.
I really do believe that Esther believes that she is channeling, and maybe she is to some level, as Vince G mentioned, if she is, it is getting filtered through her brain lot...
Abraham said that to everyone's questions they only have one answer "Get Happy!", and yet people keep coming back for more and more...
I think people are addicted or insecure about their inner abilities. If it were that simple and you actually believed it, why keep paying hundreds of dollars on cruises in hopes to get your question answered?
I remember one time, I don't remember when, Abraham said something like
"If you could just live life and when you get thrown out of the vortex [unhappy] you just go work to get back in [and be happy], everything would be fine... then you won't have any reason to be HERE, but that would be a good thing"