Thanks for your post! The part you write here about how difficult it
is to admit the truth about being duped, the pain it causes one, I
believe is quite accurate. No one likes to admit to making mistakes
or being fooled, but yet it is the only way to correct the mistake
and to heal yourself of any harm it has caused you or others. It is
cleansing when you can acknowledge it. If you cover it up with all
kinds of excuses and delusions, it will only fester and hold you
back all the more.
The enjoyment of these posts on this site is that we are in many
ways making fun of eckankar and also ourselves--for our time spent
in the org. We can laugh about it, while at the same time we are
warning/informing others about the lies and deceptions that we fell
for when we were members of the e-cult! : )
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
> Hello Mish,
> yes I agree with a lot of what you have to say. What bothers me is
> apparent communication that basically says "why don't you just
> about it". It is as if they want all the anti eckankar groups to
> disapear. I don't see how this would be a good thing and finally,
> would this benifit the most, eckankar! I find this to be very
> Some don't like to post about their lenghthy membership in ek org
> how they were duped, I think because it makes them feel sick to a
> certain extent. I know it is sometimes difficult for me too. HOw
> I have been so stupid, etc.. But, for me that is part of the
> The more I admit and process my cult experiences, the more I am
> to accept myself as a human with spiritual propencities that go way
> beyond any org. Sometimes it is hard, easy, confusing and fun, as
> as painful. For me, I find it worthwhile. And if my sharing helps
> another to not make the same mistakes I made, so much the better.
> --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "mishmisha9"
> <mishmisha9@y...> wrote:
> > Hi, Freefrom!
> > I think that there are ex-eckists and then there are ex-eckists!
> > is unfortunate that they have to be at odds with one another! I
> > really like Ford Johnson's book "Confessions of a God Seeker,"
> > the little band of followers posting on his site seem to have
> > positioned themselves a peg above eckankar. You are so right in
> > pointing out those frequently expressed comments about "eckankar
> > the closest to the ultimate truth on the planet next to HCS,
> > etc. . . ugh." Some have commented in the past that they felt
> > honored to be among the best to have left eckankar. Some express
> > that they have graduated as though they have earned a special
> > of some sort. And the "I learned so many truths" or the "there
> > valuable truths hidden within the teachings," and so it goes.
> > former eckists indeed seem to be stuck in a continual state of
> > delusion, because they don't want to pull their "roots" up and
> > on. I suppose those most desired/sought after eck "initiations"
> > just too precious to give up and to acknowledge that they meant
> > absolutely nothing! If you went out on the street and told a
> > passerby, hey, I was a 6th initiate in Eckankar, just imagine
> > unimpressed or strange that would seem. Yes, it bothers even
> > eckists that some of us are speaking up and continuing to speak
> > about the lies in eckankar. We also point out that some of the
> > groups that are being promoted on HCS/TS BBs are questionable
> > should be checked out thoroughly before buying into other "group
> > think" that might possibly be just as deceptive and dishonest in
> > purpose as eckankar is.
> > Well, it is okay to think the way you want in this matter, but
> > be so venonmous about it? However, it seems to me that Ford's
> > are basically allowing ONE point of view, because you do get
> > clobbered if you differ with the big wigs there! S.P.H. has more
> > than once spoken harshly in getting his OPINION across--it
> > sounds like an edict and makes me wonder who put him (or is it
> > in charge?? : )
> > Mish
> > --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "Freefrom"
> > <eckchains@y...> wrote:
> > > Sounds to me like they are the ones who are still attached to
> > > eckiekar, by their defensive tone. *g* I didn't read the post
> > though.
> > > What is the name of this other site or group.
> > >
> > > I have noticed that Higher Con Society is often associated
> > > strong attachment to eckankar, at least some of thier posters
> > > Betty and Mario and others. Yet they are not challenged at all.
> > > Comments like eckankar is the closest to the ultimate truth on
> > > planet next to HCS etc.. ugh
> > >
> > > Freefrom
> > >
> > > --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "mishmisha9"
> > > <mishmisha9@y...> wrote:
> > > > Someone on another site mentioned that this site's
> > are
> > > > still attached to Eckankar and accuses the core group of
> > here
> > > > as still being Eckists! LOL! The basis for this person's
> > is that
> > > > we are "still always thinking about and dissecting it
> > (Eckankar)."
> > > > This person says we are still into it--what a joke and
> > > > statement!
> > > >
> > > > The introduction to this site states perfectly the purpose
> > this
> > > > site and what the discussions are about--anti-Eckankar! Now,
> > > > course, one can easily move on and forget about the Eck
> > experience,
> > > > but deciding to be participants on an anti-Eckankar site is
> > give
> > > > balance and also to keep the door of truth open to those who
> > > > questioning the validity of Eckankar.
> > > >
> > > > I believe it was taught in Eckankar that if you leave, you
> > should do
> > > > it quietly. I guess this is one of the "good" things this
> > took
> > > > with him when leaving Eckankar. It was in the unwritten
> > teachings? Or
> > > > is it fear of the wrath of Eck? I'm not sure. Or maybe it is
> > just this
> > > > one person's style which really is fine, but to call anyone
> > > > participating on this site an Eckist is just plain
> > fundalmentally
> > > > stupid.
> > > >
> > > > I am not naming the poster or the site he posted on, because
> > is not
> > > > necessary or important(most of you probably know it anyway)--
> > the
> > > > thing that amazes me the most is how this "former" Eckist
> > obviously is
> > > > still defending Eckankar and its leaders Twitch and Klemp by
> > accusing
> > > > those of us who are speaking up against this cult as being
> > > > attached to it and still being Eckists. Now, that all seems
> > backwards
> > > > to me! Difficult to know who's an Eckist or who's not, I
> > guess! : )
> > > >
> > > > "Think (really think) about it."
> > > >
> > > > Mish
> > > >
> > > > p.s. Perhaps, this person's Eckankar experience has him
> > confused, and
> > > > in reality he is the one still attached. Anyway, I wish him