Tenen v. Winter  6:94-cv-7934:                      CORRECTIVE NOTICE WEBSITE: Daniel E. Winter
Deutsch: Notiz über Dan Winter       English Translation (with footnotes)
This Corrective Notice by Daniel E. Winter is posted in accordance with the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order of the Hon. Charles J. Siragusa, Federal District Judge for the Western District of New York in Rochester, NY, dated September 11, 1998, in re Tenen v. Winter.
Click here for Court Orders and sworn testimony             


Stanley N. Tenen, Research director of Meru Foundation, a California non-profit foundation, is the creator of original "flame letter" sculptures. Mr. Tenen owns the copyrights on these sculptures, which he has licensed to Meru Foundation. 

I am not now, and never have been, an associate or colleague of Meru Foundation or Mr. Tenen.
I acknowledge Mr. Tenen’s copyrights as valid and enforceable. 

There are many ways to model Mr. Tenen’s "flame letter" sculpture on a personal computer by a spiral strip or a line that will cast letter-form shadows. One need not use a Golden Mean spiral to do it. Thus, the Golden Mean spiral is an irrelevant overspecification for creating Hebrew, Arabic, Roman, Greek, and English (or any other) letter-forms. 

Mr. Tenen’s legally required notifications of my violations of his copyrights were not harassment and I refute and apologize for having made that false claim and for my other personal and technical untruths, personal disparagements, and anti-Semitic characterizations. 

I regret that others have been misled by my false claims, and I strongly encourage Mr. Vincent Bridges my publisher, and Drunvalo Melchizadek, a/k/a/ Bernard Perona d/b/a Flower of Life, Inc., and all others who have repeated my false and hurtful reports, to stop doing so.

I refute my misstatements and apologize for all of this, and I request that others now pass on, post, and report this Corrective Notice everywhere that false reports have appeared.

For further information on the "flame letter" contact:
     Meru Foundation
   524 San Anselmo Ave #214
   San Anselmo, CA 94960
     Internet: http://www.meru.org
     Email: meru1@well.com

I want to be clear: I have posted this Corrective Notice because I believe it to be the complete and simple truth. I request that my friends support my efforts to end these matters by scrupulously honoring and defending Mr. Tenen’s and Meru Foundation’s copyrights and good reputation. Do not pass on and please do not make any further copies or derivations of the "flame letter" vortex and alphabet forms or their derivatives.

Date 7/28/98
Signature as it appears on www.danwinter.com, per Order of Hon. Charles J. Siragusa, September 11 1998.
Daniel Winter

See Index of Court Orders and Testimony 

This website, www.danwinter.com, has been transferred to the Plaintiffs the court case Tenen v. Winter 6:94-cv-7934, Stanley and Cynthia Tenen and Meru Foundation, by order of Hon. Judge Charles J. Siragusa, of the US Federal District Court for the Western District of New York in Rochester.

This is not a matter of censorship. The Court has taken this action because Mr. Winter has refused to respond to the Court.  He has refused to show up for hearings, for depositions, and to show cause why he should not continue to be held in contempt of court for his many violations of the Court's orders. There is an arrest warrant for Mr. Winter filed with the United States Federal Marshals' Service. This is the Court's way of using its discretionary powers to encourage Mr. Winter to appear in Court in the United States, and for deposition, as he has been ordered to do. (The three most recent Court Orders, listed and linked to below, make this clear.)

This website includes an index of posted documents, the Court's orders including Mr. Winter's Corrective Notice, a list of copyright-violating works, and excerpts from related sworn depositions and affidavits by recognized professionals, who are either expert witnesses or eyewitnesses, and other legal and historical documents pertinent to this case.

List of Posted Documents:

Legal Papers regarding 1999 Bankruptcy Filing of Daniel E. Winter
Bankruptcy denied in April 2000

In the United States, Bankruptcy is a constitutional right.  For an individual to be denied bankruptcy requires egregious behavior, such as lying, refusing to disclose assets, and other gross distortions of the facts, on the part of that individual.

Since Mr. Winter's plagiarism and disparagement of the Tenens and Meru Foundation was ruled "willful and malicious" by the Federal District Court in New York, Mr. Winter's judgment debt to the Tenens and Meru Foundation was deemed non-dischargeable by the Bankruptcy Court.

Since Mr. Winter refused to cooperate with the Bankruptcy Court, acting evasively and non-responsively, the Bankruptcy Court ruled that his entire petition for Bankruptcy was illegitimate, and denied it.

Historical and Sworn Materials on Mr. Winter's Relationship with "Drunvalo Melchizedek"

This chronological outline includes the following historical and sworn documents:

Corrective Statements by Third Parties

November 2004
Persons interested in the Heart Tuner, click here
for statements from Rollin McCraty of the Institute of Heart Math
Dr. Gary Schwartz of the University of Arizona, and
Vinny Pinto, moderator of the Coherence e-group on Yahoo

November 2006
Correction and Statement by Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz

December 2006
"One Crystal's Dance": This is a true copy of the entire original text
as provided by Mr. Winter, and as submitted as an exhibit for his
sworn deposition in Asheville, North Carolina in 1995. This link also
includes an excerpt from "By The Holy Tetractys!" by L. Gordon
Plummer, which was plagiarized by Mr. Winter for the "Star Mother"
geometric model in "One Crystal's Dance".

Dear Friends,

This domain, www.danwinter.com, has been transferred to the Plaintiffs in the court case Tenen v. Winter 6:94-cv-7934, Stanley and Cynthia Tenen and Meru Foundation, by order of Hon. Judge Charles J. Siragusa, of the US Federal District Court for the Western District of New York in Rochester.

We ask all of those who are interested in the ideas that have brought them to this site to read the index and summaries listed above.  It is very important that everyone understand the most important issue is not a matter of property, or slander.  Nor is it a matter of Mr. Winter's admitted plagiarism, and willful and malicious behavior.  The most important issue is that the materials presented by Mr. Winter are not only taken from the works of others, but that he is deliberately  misrepresenting those works.  In other words, social, political, personal, and legal issues aside, the materials presented by Mr. Winter are bogus.  Mr. Winter actually bragged  -- when he was first confronted about his lying -- that he knew that what he was presenting (particularly with regard to the golden mean and the golden spiral) was untrue, but that his audiences -- in his words -- were "too stupid to know the difference."

This is the reason why you should consider informing yourself about the facts.  The problem is not that Mr. Winter is selling stolen goods.  That is a problem, but it's not the worst problem.  The problem is that when you open the metaphoric box of ideas that Mr. Winter is always advertising, the box is empty, or full of things that are untrue.  Mr. Winter is not "liberating secrets".  It is as if he is selling stolen cars that don't even have engines.  (Metaphorically, of course -- thankfully, Mr. Winter is not actually selling cars. <smile>)

Also, by admitting -- bragging -- that "my audiences are too stupid to know the difference," Mr. Winter is expressing contempt for his own audiences.  This is not science.  This is quackery.  Mr. Winter has no credentials.  He has no publications.  He has no colleagues.  His representations of accomplishments are false, and his reputation is that of a con artist.  Mr. Winter's victims are his audience.  That is why he has such contempt for his audience.  This is why honest, caring people who are interested in the topics Mr. Winter discusses should turn their backs on him, and go instead to the honestly-presented original sources of the research.

If you have any influence on Mr. Winter, or any interest in helping him, then we ask you to help him to keep the promises he made, and to honor the court's orders.

And finally, there should be no doubt of who is telling the truth here, because in fact, the first order posted here, entitled Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order which the court issued as an Order after reviewing the evidence, was actually composed by Mr. Winter and the attorney he hired.  In other words, the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order is Mr. Winter's personal admission of guilt and responsibility.

Mr. Winter and his attorney -- in order to conclude the lawsuit -- swore before the Court  that Mr. Winter was effectively an impostor, that he had plagiarized and bastardized the works of Stan Tenen and the Meru Foundation, that he had acted willfully and maliciously, and all the rest of it.  So when you are reading the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order, you are reading Mr. Winter's statement, and Mr. Winter's side of the story.  Mr. Winter's unsworn statements which he now makes in public are his way of attempting to discount what he admitted to in Court.  These statements are not under oath, and these statements were not reviewed by an impartial US Federal Court judge.  Thankfully, we enjoy freedom of speech, and that includes the freedom to lie.  The facts are what was sworn to and reviewed by the court.

Please help all those who care about these issues to understand the facts.

One further thought.  Dishonest people, and people who enjoy hurting others -- like Mr. Winter -- count on the fact that the vast majority of healthy, caring, well-intended people are not suspicious by nature, and accept what they are told at face value.  This is good.  Decent, caring people should not have to be suspicious, and should not need to double-check every claim that is made.  But unfortunately, this means that decent, caring people, young and old, students and professionals, are easily deceived by people like Mr. Winter, who go to so much trouble to deceive them.

No one who has been taken in by Mr. Winter's claims should feel badly.  This is not anything to be ashamed of.  The fact is that even the best informed and most careful people can be deceived by a determined liar. Please, if you did not immediately realize the truth about Mr. Winter and his claims, do not feel foolish, and please be respectful and understanding to other caring people when you speak with them. That's the golden rule.

If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact this office via email:  webmaster@danwinter.com

Yours truly,
Board of Directors,
Meru Foundation

Meru Foundation is offering substantial rewards and "finders' fees" for information that leads to the collection of the $140,000 in court costs and interest owed to it by Mr. Daniel E. Winter. 

If you have done business with Mr. Winter, or have information with regard to his business and/or business partners, please contact reward@danwinter.com for further information. 

Meru Foundation is also accumulating evidence for possible future legal action (US and world-wide) with regard to Mr. Winter's (and those acting with and for him) new plagiarism and disparagement.  If you have purchased copies of Mr. Winter's illicit works, if you have attended presentations by Mr. Winter, or those working with and for him, or if you have other first-hand knowledge or physical evidence of the new -- and quite obvious -- works of plagiarism and disparagement, please contact action@danwinter.com.

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