This is funny because I read "Gods of Eden" while at Flag getting auditing in the HGC. I remember Rick Alexander (Class XII) recommending that I read "Behold a Pale Horse" when he saw me reading "Gods of Eden". I guess he hadn't been handled yet.
What happened was that many staff and public were LOVING the book. There was a period where it was being recommended and passed around.
THEN the HCO and OSA investigations were done, and it became TABOO. But, there was a period where MANY were reading and recommending it BEFORE the invest and handlings began in earnest.