It's interesting that Harold
Klemp, spiritual leader of
Eckankar, will make third
person statements such as,
"The Mahanta will steer you
in the right direction if you
let him." Then, of course,
he'll tell a story that some
trusting follower snail mailed
to him about how he/she
came to need Klemp. If it
wasn't for the U.S. Post Office
there would be little to no
(actual) communication with
Klemp and his deluded followers
except, of course, in their
dreams. But, that's because
HK has programmed chelas
to think and dream of him
constantly and to call upon
him (the Mahanta) for even
mundane decisions and daily
needs! The Parking Space
Angel is pissed!
Anyway, Klemp will say things
like, "... the Mahanta, the Living
ECK Master (LEM) had made a
point about paying for Karma
as it came up." This is said in
order to tie the "outer" LEM, Klemp,
to the "inner" Mahanta (Consciousness).
Isn't it strange, if one uses logic
and common sense and really thinks
about it, as to why past fictional
ECK Masters and "Full" Mahantas
like Rebazar Tarzs no longer have
the Mahanta Consciousness, only,
because they are no longer Mahantas?
Or do they? But why does Klemp
associate and identify his Mahanta
position to his own personality,
as LEM, with its arrested social
development? HK's finally become
Why can't these former Mahantas
take over, or share, the chelas'
spiritual "inner" growth? Besides,
why do H.I.s really need an "outer"
Physical Plane Master (Klemp) who
simply repeats or points out the
obvious in his simple minded stories
which fine tune chelas' testimonials
for the 5,000, or so, glassy-eyed
introverted faithful (current paid
That's another interesting factor.
The extroverted members of
Eckankar, usually, have the Higher
Initiations. Or, are they "pretending"
to be extroverted? There's a lot
of pretending taking place in
I can see the passing of the Rod
of ECK Power myth/lie for the
leadership of Eckankar, but what's
that have to do with being the
boss over the "Ancient" Order of
Vairagi ECK Masters? Nothing!
Except, this "story" also solidifies
the power of the LEM who inherited
Twitchell's scam i.e. Eckankar.
First, Gross, then and now, Klemp!
Plus, it gives credence to the myth
that there's an ancient linage in
order to rewrite history using PT's
twists. But, Twitchell didn't do
anything that hasn't been done
before... look at the Book of Mormon!
Paul Twitchell needed an ancient
lineage of invisible ECK Masters
in order to create Rebazar to initiate
him. This supposedly gave/gives
Twitchell's words (EK Dogma) authority.
However, Paul Twitchell (PT), and
Harold Klemp (HK) slipped up on
Twitchell, in the book "The Difficulties
Of Becoming the Living ECK Master,"
which contains June 1971 interviews,
states that he was "almost 16 years
old" when he went to India from Paris,
for the "1st" time, (and with his sister
Kay-Dee). This is when he was, supposedly,
handed off by 970th LEM Sudar (a.k.a.
Kirpal) Singh to Rebazar and, thus,
PT received several more initiations
(beyond the 2nd) from Rebazar.
[PT was born in 1908, according
to the copyright page of the 2000
Combined Shariyats. (Also, it's been
pointed out, and ECK Higher Initiate
Doug Marman has confirmed it, that
Paul's sister was actually studying
art in Paris, Kentucky and not Paris,
France. This was, yet, another misdirection
and exaggeration by Twitchell]
Harold Klemp (the LEM/Mahanta)
has stated that at age 27 P.T. was
"exaggerating" and "twisting facts"
to get into Who's Who in Kentucky
and that Twitchell (at that time)
had "never been all that far from
Later, supposedly (circa 1951) on
a "2nd" trip to India, PT claims that
Rebazar gave him more initiations
and the final (12th) initiation. Klemp
overlooks the time-lines and the
fact that Twitchell (a proven liar
pointed out by Klemp himself!)
claims he went to India on a "2nd"
trip to meet Rebazar.
Plus, Doug Marman has verified
the written evidence that Twitchell
created the Mahanta title in January,
1969. This is when Twitchell first
mentions the Mahanta in two EK
publications. If Twitchell was given
the 12th Initiation (on a 2nd visit
to India) in 1951 by Rebazar why
wouldn't PT have known that
Rebazar was the current "Mahanta?"
The reasons that PT created the
ultimate and highest Master title
was for several reasons: He wanted
to spite his former Ruhani Satsang
Master, Kirpal Singh, who he had
a fight with over The Tiger's Fang
manuscript due to embellishments;
there was a problem with a former
member, John Rogers-Hinkle, using
EK discourses to set-up his own
religion; there was internal strife
because Twitchell promised to step
down after five years, but after
Eckankar took off (1968) PT changed
his mind; and let's not forget that
Paul was a jokester and a narcissist
with an inflated ego! Do you see it?
Eckankar is a scam, a joke, a vocation,
and a lie! None of these LEMs ever
had a steady job before Eckankar!
Therefore, Eckankar, the Religion of
the Light and Sound of God (versus
Sugmad their real "God"), is simply
another religious crutch that is male
run and controlled. It's filled with
myth, lies and distortions. It requires
one's desperate imagination to fill-in
the blanks and supply hope. This
fulfills the needs and desires of
the, mostly, good natured followers.
The ECK initiations are the carrot that
is dangled in front of the mule (chela)
that keeps the cart (Eckankar) slowly
moving along on a narrow, bumpy,
dirt road while the driver (Klemp) whistles
the same merry little tune.