Occasionally these fights have gotten personal, taking away what little credibility this community had in the eyes of many.
As a music critic, Strauss’ interviews are the stuff of legend.
Rumors abound – Neil Strauss interviews The Strokes for over a week, hanging out with them at all times, engaging in all sorts of illicit behaviors.
Neil Strauss, while more mysterious than others in the seduction scene, is not much different from the famous names in seduction theory.
His methods are similar, even his high profile “retirement” (which is really just another avenue to sell you his books) lines right up with similar actions made by his teachers a few years ago.
Moving away from this philosophy only slightly, Strauss has opened what he calls “The first online school for self-improvement and attraction”, though it is easy to imagine this “school” as just the next step for pickup artists and their students – why not gather all of your “method” teachings into easy-to-disseminate lectures and packages so that men don’t mind paying “tuition” to learn from you.
And packaging this material as a ‘school’ is an equally sneaky way to convince men that this information is valuable and necessary.
The difference with Strauss is the assumption that he has lived the life he advertises.
All the mystery of his Method is mirrored by the mysteries of his life. How did he get Jenna Jameson to open up to a stranger in such detail?
Strauss suggests that men will learn their weaknesses and be confident about what they already have right, and are then further prepared to work on “hypnosis” techniques similar to those suggested by Ross Jeffries, or the more mysterious “inner game”.