Dear New Member:
I saw your post and want to welcome you. Hope you'll post more!
Here's a couple of interesting links, and I see there's many more
that Sharon has added to the links page of eckankartruth providing a
great introduction and background.
Peace and Best Wishes,
False Paths, Part 1: Who appointed your teacher?
False Paths, Part 2: Undoing the Damage........................
False Paths, Part 3: The Making of A Spiritual Movement -- The Untold
Story of Paul Twitchel and Eckankar, by David C. Lane
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, tung_fu@j... wrote:
> This is my first post on this site. I've read some of the posts
> I'll try to decribe the following things quickly:
> 1)When I joined Eckankar
> 2)Why I joined Eckakar
> 3)When I quit Eckankar the first time
> 4)Why I re-joined Eckankar
> 5)When I quit Eckankar the second time
> 6)When I re-joined Eckankar the third time
> 7)Why I was kicked out of Eckankar with a letter
> 1)Early 1994 I joined Eckankar.
> 2) I wanted off the planet and Eckankar offered a way off.
> 3)November 1994 I quit Eckankar. I suffered a psychotic break and
> Post Trametic Stress Syndromye. Two years of psyce-meds followed.
> I fought in Desert Storm in 1990-1991 so I don't believe Eckankar
> responsible for this, War hurts for real that's just reality.
> Regardless of why I was trippin hard-core and had read forty plus
> books and discourses by then.
> 4)I have no idea why I joined again. That was 1995.
> 5)1996 I had a vision of a Red Rose and a Gold Cross, right after I
> ran into a guy who tutured me in Golden Dawn. No fees or anything,
> he was just a friend who taught Golden Dawn out of previouslly
> published Textbooks. So I quit Eckankar, standard western
> magick seemed more healing.
> 6)In 1998 I re-joined Eckankar again. I had completed the Golden
> Dawn course and there were no more initiations left. Adeptus Minor
> is it, it's the seventh one.
> 7)A lady wrote from the Eck office and told me that I couldn't be
> Eckankar until my life was in spiritual balance. I thought it was
> strange because a spiritual teaching should balance my life.
> Anyway I just do my routine Golden Dawn stuff and don't really
> about it too much.
> I want to make it clear that the guy who taught me the Golden Dawn
> stuff learned in a group that charged money which he left. We kind
> of helped each other out of each one of our cults respectfully. My
> style spirituality is cross-referenced at Border's Bookstore.
> where the materials I use come from. I don't pay any spiritual
> groups money and The Golden Dawn officially disbanded in 1903.
> Authors are my favorite.
> I have gone back and read some of what I wrote when I first left
> Eckankar and was thouroughly embarresed. All you have to do to
> Eckankar (or any place like Eckankar) is to listen to your own
> and read what you write.
> I'll post to this site in the future. Go ahead and e-mail me. I
> don't want to steer someone in any direction. Eckankar might be a
> safer place than a lot I know about. It would be a shame to jump
> of the frying pan right into the fire.