Profile[ edit ] John de Ruiter was born on November 11, ,[ citation needed ] to Dutch immigrant parents in the town of Eomen in AlbertaCanada. He had a brother and two sisters.
It lasted a year, then left him equally abruptly. Here he holds weekly meetings when not traveling.
He often responds after lengthy pauses, sometimes of half an hour or more. First, they may elicit projection.
In other words, listeners often interpret silence as understanding. Second, silence sometimes serves as a punitive purpose, as a display of power.
Third, combined with the act of gazing into another's eyes, silence can create intimacy of a kind usually exclusive to lovers. Followers may confuse an act that usually accompanies intimacy with actual intimacy and feel a loving devotion to de Ruiter.
It is best understood as "loving acceptance" that may exist even "in moments of intense sorrow or immense physical pain". The sisters, themselves followers of de Ruiter, would later sue him in court for support.
Accordingly, I von Sass obeyed and submitted. He has referred to this as the Calling.