1Eck Spiritual Skills Seminar, etc.
- Mar 6, 2005Hello All,
I see that there is an extention to sign-up for this March 24-27
seminar and that there will even be workshops at the new Eck
Spiritual Center... whoopee! The extention must mean that not as
many people are signing up as they had hoped. Even late March in
Minnesota can produce nasty weather. So why not choose Florida
instead! Too bad Harold isn't more sensitive to his followers.
I think back to all of the money I spent on travel, hotels, and food
at these seminars and it amazes me how much money people spend going
to these redundant events. However, it was nice to see old friends
and do some sight-seeing (of sorts).
Let me guess an amount that chelas will spend. Airline tickets for a
couple would be $250-$350 each. Hotel cost would be $276-$368 (3
days vs 4 days). And food would be $90-$120 per day maybe. Some
people may even rent a car or drive their own car. With gas prices
going up and maybe staying at a motel on the drive there and back
plus food it could cost almost as much as flying. Oh, let's not
forget seminar registration too!
Okay, a couple will spend around $1000-$1500 (without rental car)
and now multiply that by 1000 (couples). And we get $1 million to
$1.5 million dollars spent by chelas just to attend these workshops,
talks, etc. that can be taught or communicated online, in the local
areas, or through conference calls! Why? Probably because Klemp is
egotistical, inconsiderate and out-of-touch with the needs and
resourses of the membership.
On top of all of this... the Eckist is expected to buy their own
propaganda materials to distribute and to buy the current books with
simplistic (and often embellished) one-dimensional testimonials ehat
Harold Klemp gets from the monthly initiate reports! I threw away
hundreds of dollars worth of books, discourses, pocket posters,
brochures, HU cards, etc. when I left one year ago. My wife and we
probably spent at least $30,000 in just attending seminars and
$3,000 on study materials and vahana stuff. This of course doesn't
cover the yearly donation which probably over the years totaled to
around $15,000 at least!
Anyway, if anyone wants to vent some anger or frustration for the
years of deception and share some information or insights please
feel free to do so. I'm amazed at the new clarity of mind and
freedom I now feel from having left Eckankar. I still have some Eck
books and even have an Eckist friend fax me her Mystic World and
sometimes her H.I. Letter when I ask. When I re-read these books and
look at Paul Twitchell's or Harold's words with more clarity and
scrutiny I can now see the truth behind their deceptions.
Ford Johnson's Truthseeker and Higherconsciousnesssociety sites are
good information sites for the former Eckist as is the New Neural
Surfer site of David Lane's.
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