- Feb 1, 2007--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "mishmisha9"
>Plus, it makes a good impression for the gullible
>to read this in the bio flap when deciding to purchase the
Yeah. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that the "who's who in..."
series is a form of vanity press. But I suppose it might seem
legitimate to the kind of people who buy their religion from the
back pages of tv guide and deep cable infomercials.
I have to say, I've never read any of HKs "books" all the way
through. I could rarely even get through those mystic world notes of
his or the H.I. letters for most of the time I was still getting
them in the mail. It seemed like he was always nursing a black eye,
or a stubbed toe, or grumbling about all the bad, ungrateful,
karmically doomed chelas who just weren't "getting" the awesome
godliness of his slick new reinvented religion. Harold's writings
have always been about as dreary and inspiring as those old catholic
tracts we'd get at church when I was a kid. They'd rant on and on
about abysmally dull things like communism, birth control and
endless booster club fundraisers.
Harold's talks were a lot like his writing too as I recall. Did you
ever notice that his talks all sounded alike after awhile? I used to
say he was directly channeling "God's own bird-feeder secrets and
kitty cat wisdom". I also remember he would offer lots of good
advice about surviving and "winning" in the harsh game of eck
hierarchy climbing. If you break it down, the spirituality of
eckankar comes pretty much out of a "survival of the fittest/natural
selection" paradigm. (Ironically, that would be considered Darwinian
wouldn't it? - heh-heh).
Ask any of his followers. They all cast themselves with basically
the same cliche images of dominance. Check it out. Even the way the
LEM has assumed "the rod" each time - always quite contentious and
embattled. Darwin punked Paul by tagging his wife Gail. Harold
knocked Darwin off the hay pile with the heavy guns of public
slander and demonizing, coupled with plenty of legal fire power.
That's the current that runs through - same as it always was. In the
tradition, I wonder how the next one will rise and topple our boy
It's funny actually how they get away with selling such obvious
banality with the books, tapes and seminars - while at the same time
convincing the followers they're beyond all the ordinary conventions
and agreements of human life without ever producing a modicum of
proof. Ever notice how everyone in eck sees themselves as an eagle,
or a ram, or a swordsman, while non/ex-eckists are the teeming
masses, the goats, foxes, jackals and worms? (Don't tell them Harold
thinks of them all as a bunch of helpless dewey little chickens in a
hen house.) Ever notice how everyone in eckankar is convinced they
posess the penetrating insight and loftiest overview of the highest -
even while repeatedly and demonstrably WRONG, or merely copping the
off-the-shelf postures and verbiage of their h.i. sub-gurus?
Ahhh. You gotta love 'em. May the godlings bless their copyrighted
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