It's kind of a moot point as to "when"
Twitchell claims to have received the
Fake Rod of ECK Power... it was whenever
he claimed (like Oct. 22,1965). Liars
have trouble remembering the details
of their lies. That's why Twit made
the date of the LEM lie correspond to
his birthday, Oct. 22. And, he officially
created or started the "outer church"
on this date. This way he'd remember
it! What's even funnier, and more remarkable,
is Paul wrote his dogma to show that
every LEM receives the ROD, throughout
history, on this date... his birthday!
PT did promote "Flute" via installments
(circa 1966) where he, also, used other,
REAL, peoples' names and later substituted
these with the names of fake "EK Masters."
The book was Copyrighted in 1969, but
didn't get into print until 1970 probably
due to reediting. The Copyright of 1969,
and the First Printing date of 1970 are
given in my 6th, 1979 Printing of The Flute
As for his lie about the Mahanta Initiation?
This idea had to occur just prior to Jan. 1,
1969 since Twitchell didn't mention the
name/word "Mahanta" in the Dec. 1, 1968
Monthly Issue of The Wisdom Notes. Nor
did PT mention the "Mahanta" in any other
publication or Monthly Wisdom Note prior
to Jan. 1, 1969. This is just using the facts,
as well as, logic and common sense. Plus,
even Klemp states that Twitchell was a lying
in 1935, at age 27, when he was trying to
get into Who's Who in Kentucky. Therefore,
a past track record of lying has been verified
The Tiger's Fang was Copyrighted in 1967,
but let's remember that Klemp states that
Kirpal Singh returned the manuscript to
Paul circa June, 1966. Since "Mahanta" wasn't
mentioned in 1968 we can only assume
that it was not mentioned in 1967. However,
there was a reediting of this book, by Klemp,
in 1988 for a Second Printing. This is where
"Mahanta" had to be inserted... by Klemp!
If one has paid attention they will see that
Klemp has not only given new covers to
Paul's older works, but has done reediting
as well. Just look at the differences and
changes that Klemp made to Paul's Eckankar
Dictionary! Compare HK's 1998 EK Lexicon
to Paul's Dictionary. Now compare Klemp's
current Lexicon to his 1998 Lexicon. It's
sad that Klemp has been reediting Twitchell's
works, but he can do this because Gail sold
the rights to Paul's works to Eckankar.
Even though Gail got her 30 pieces of silver,
($500,000) there are many H.I.s, Marman
included, that are still her friend. Then again,
these ECK H.I.s are the friend of Patti as well.
How's Klemp's editing and discontinuation
of PT's writings working out for these old -timers?
hat was interesting what you said about
Just the other day I was trying to remember
exactly where Paul Twitchell describes HIS
experience receiving the "Rod of Eck Power"
and becoming the Mahanta, the Living Eck
Master October 22nd, 1965. (was it?)
Was that the date?
I assumed the writing about it would have to
be subsequent to October 1965. So I looked
for books after that date.
The Flute of God came out in installments
in the Orion magazine in 1966 - and Intro.
to Eckankar seems to be 1966, too (I don't
have that last book.) The Tiger's Fang came
out in 1967, but was reportedly written about
1957 according to Doug and 1956 according
to Darwin Gross, I think.
1968 is when the Wisdom Notes come out
(January). MSIA developed (The first seminar
took place on May 4, 1968). The July W.N.
mentions "ECK Master", I believe, and then
various other forms of "Master".
All About ECK, The Key to Eckankar and
In My Soul I Am Free came out in 1968.
It was the January 1969 W.N. that mentioned
"Mahanta", if I remember correctly. Stranger
By The River, The Flute of God and Eckankar,
The Key to Secret Worlds came out in 1969,
I believe. (That would be the edited version of
The Flute of God).
The Shariyats came out (or being "translated")
from the 1970s and I believe Paul suggested
he was going to explain the "Mahanta" there in
one of them, at least. Or talk more about the
"Mahanta, the Living Eck Master".
The February 1970 Wisdom Note mentions
"MAHANTA - the living ECK Master" I believe.
OK. So where in all these books since 1965
does Paul Twitchell write about his receiving
of the "R.O.E.P." from Rebazar Tarzs? Does
anybody remember? Maybe he talked about
it at a seminar and it's on tape?
I'd like to find out when that experience was
mentioned and what was said about it to get
an idea about what "history" might exist.
Don't mean to change the thread subject, but
I thought this query could be relevant to the
I just thought I'd point out a few thing that
Ford overlooked. Here's what Ford said:
Ford: "How the Myth of the Mahanta was Fabricated
In spite of what is now known about Twitchell's
condition of mythomania, Klemp continues to
delude himself into believing that Twitchell's
1965 creation of the Mahanta myth is actually
ME: Actually, Twitchell created the Mahanta
Myth around January 1969 and not in 1965.
In "Paul Twitchell Presents, The Wisdom Notes,
January 1968-October 1971" one can clearly
see that Twitchell mentions the "Mahanta" for
the very first time in this Jan. 1, 1969 Monthly
"The Wisdom Notes."
Ford: "Klemp seems oblivious to the fact that
Twitchell stole even the name from another
spiritual path. When it made its early appearance
in his book The Flute of God (pp. 46, 55), it
was merely a synonym for spirit and a state
of consciousness like "love" or any other thought
form This was easy to accept, for most people
believe in some universal force whether called
"spirit" or by some other name. Twitchell later
associated the word "Mahanta" with the "man"
and added it to his exalted title. With this verbalfusion
of two words, he was able to transform himself
into spirit itself Â¾since spirit and Mahanta now
meant the same thing. He then diffused the word
"Mahanta" throughout the Eckankar teachings,
and reinforced the Mahanta/Spirit connection
by making it part of "every word, thought and
action" of his followers."
ME: The "Mahanta" (Consciousness) can, also,
be found on page 39, as well as, pages 46 & 55
in Twitchell's 1969 "The Flute of God." The term
Mahanta was used only three times in this 1969
Copyright. And, the 1st printing of this book was
in 1970. This is more proof that Twitchell didn't
create this term/position for himself until 1969.
BTW-In mid to late 1968 Twitchell felt threatened
by two internal conflicts. One was when 2nd
Initiate John-Rogers (Hinkle) left Eckankar and
used PT's discourses to start his own religion/path
(MSIA). Also, after this, Twitchell added the caution
that sharing one's discourses was not permitted and
was a violation of spiritual law among other threats.
The second thing was that Paul began to renege
on his 5 year plan to step down as LEM since
Eckankar, now, began to do well and make money.
This caused many of his H.I.s (in-line to take over)
to become very upset. Thus, Paul had to come
up with a plan and a title to make himself beyond
reproach and regain control as the highest of
all Masters. Therefore, Twit created the Mahanta
title and definition.
Plus, PT added two more initiations levels (14)
for himself. However, the "Worlds of ECK" Chart,
on page 232, of Klemp's 1998 ECK Lexicon shows
12 Planes and Initiation Levels. The highest (12th)
states: "SUGMAD (God) Ocean of Love and Mercy."
Apparently neither Twitchell or Klemp felt the
need to "correct" the chart. Interesting, too, that
on page 9 of Klemp's 1998 ECK Lexicon the definition
for "ANAMI LOK" states that this is "the world
of the Supreme Being, the Sugmad... the word
is HU; the TENTH Plane; the Nameless Plane."
Twitchell always had trouble keeping his lies
Originally, the term Mahanta meant "Monastery
Head." This term can be found in "The Holy Science"
by Swami Sri Yukteswar (1855-1936), Seventh
Edition 1972, Third Printing 1977, in the Introduction,
page vi, footnoted at the bottom. Sri Yukteswar
was Sri Yogananda's master. BTW- This is an
interesting book and I'm fairly certain that Twitchell
had speed read and "compiled" it too! Sri Yukteswar
talks about Allahabad, the Kumbha Mela, the
Yugas, etc., and this is a location (Allahabad)
that Twitchell claims that Sudar (Kirpal) Singh,
970th LEM, was from.
I do agree with what Ford has stated. I just
wanted to present more details than what
were first gathered. It's a big job digging
for and sorting out facts (the Truth) when
Twit was such a liar and Klemp is covering
up for him, as well as, creating his own
newer version of Eckankar with more lies
There's one more thing that I wanted to
mention. Isn't it interesting about Beliefs.
Christians believe that Jesus will come
again in their/this lifetime, and ECKists
believe that they will achieve Spiritual
Freedom via God-Realization in this
lifetime. Religion is all about mass delusion!
Okay, one more thing. Most ECKists
will deny this, but they share the same
Garden of Eden Myth with Christians!
Twitchell just did his usual letter/word
switch and made Adam into Adom and
Eve into Ede. Just look at the definition
for "Polarians" in Klemp's 1998 ECK
Lexicon. Yet, I've seen on HU Chat
where ECKists have made fun of the
Christian Garden of Eden Myth! It
would seem that they are laughing
at themselves and don't realize it!
How clueless! Then again, an inability
to do critical thinking and Not being
able to connect-the-dots is why they're