4535The Loss of Innocence via The EK Con
- Mar 3, 2009Hello Jonathan and All,
Yes, the emotional upset and the mental anguish
of discovering that one's religion was a big lie, and
a con, is disappointing and hurtful. One places their
trust in the words of authority figures who are seen
as more "spiritually advanced," and in one's own inner
experiences. Then, when the follower/seeker opens
their mind to other possibilities and questions the
contradictions they begin to "see" the Truth. The trust
in the imagined worlds they have helped to create
begins to fracture and is eventually shattered. Thus,
it now becomes difficult to hang onto any real truths.
One has to ask, What is Truth? Truth is God! And It
is our own personal and private relationship Without
the need for someone else to intervene or interpret
these revelations/experiences of Truth for us.
On Discovering the Truth About ECKankar:
There is a danger of developing a disbelief in all things!
One must Not Lose their Sense of Wonder, although,
one's "innocence" will certainly be affected. However,
one can still keep an Open Mind and see the Glass as
Half-Full. Thus, that Loss of Innocence can be seen as
a good thing and as "spiritual maturity." One just needs
to "Keep the Faith in One's Self" and in ALL THAT IS,
SPIRIT, the FORCE, i.e. SPIRIT, TRUTH, or whatever we
Religion is, of course, a fraud. It's a Group Belief with
a Leader that is placed far above his followers and High
upon a pedestal (M/LEM). And, there are always "carrots"
that are "dangled" in front of these followers to keep them
in line, under control, and desiring more. More rewards
are promised on the "inner" invisible planes of heaven
and for the next lifetime for Soul (after one's physical
death of course). the negatives in life are explained away
as tests and karma while the positives are seen as coming
from the blessings and intervention of the religious leader.
Thus, ECKists can only imagine (as the mind naturally
does) anything that makes them happy and that alleviates
their natural fears. Then, when this religious delusion
is shattered, with Reality and Truth, one can become
disheartened with deception via another religion that
has become a business. True, some religious cons have
changed and matured over the years, but all are meant
to give crumbs of hope to certain like-minded groups
of individuals. Religions, and their leaders, make money
and have power which is used to control and manipulate
The journey, toward the goal, requires one to develop
their own private "religion."
This is what Twitchell's "Cliff-Hanger" started out
to be until Gail encouraged the liar Twit to "share
it" and "Sell it" to others! Perhaps Twit rationalized
as Klemp has. This "ECKankar" belief was helping
those who had rejected the lies and myth of the
Orthodox (mostly Christian) Religions of their youth.
See, if religion can remove the fear of death and
the fear of the unknown and can give the mind peace
and reassurance through Belief and Faith (along with
high principles to live by) via the use of the imagination
then one is doing good for mankind! This is how Klemp
rationalizes his lies. But, look at the harm he is doing
with his threats, and to those who are being mislead
and don't need his religion any longer. HK's threats
no longer make him a "benevolent dictator" as he likes
to view himself.
Klemp sees himself as doing a benefit to Mankind
(as a KAL agent) by sorting the wheat from the chaff.
In others words, the ECKankar religion can be seen
as a "test" for Soul (all religions are a test for Soul).
Those Souls who are weaker and in need of more time
and experience (to "cook"), in order to drop their egos
and desires will need more EK initiations, status, and
thus, more time to mature. These long-time ECKists
need much more time and experience in the religion
before discovering their TRUE nature, Self-confidence,
individuality and Mastership, and their Oneness with Spirit.
I admire David Lane and Ford Johnson for their tenacity
and dedication to uncovering the lies and deceit of ECKankar.
These two people (Lane and Johnson) helped me and other
EK Higher Initiates with 25 plus years to pass our "test" and
"wake-up" in order to see the Truth and leave EK. Even those
35 plus year 7th Initiates who had finally awakened and left
ECKankar were brave enough and ego-free enough to leave.
I will say that I just wasn't as strong or mature to let go of
religion until I had years of accumulating insight and experience
via the ECKankar experience and Klemp's fraud.
Of course, there's another perspective that there was No "KAL"
or "test" because the belief in the KAL (Devil, Satan) is just another
Myth of religion.
Many have remained in ECKankar because of family
and friend connections (attachments) and, of course,
due to Ego!
However, Twitch, in his "Shariyat Book Two, Ch 12"
gives 7ths a hint, and a choice, as to what they can
now, finally, do. "He now has the right to choose
whether he will pursue the rest of the way on the
path of Eckankar."
However, for those 7ths who still have some weakness
(fears) with attachments to strong egos and who haven't
realized that it was a KAL "test" PT states, "There are five
more initiations for him to take before entering the circle
of the Adepts.."
Thus, (religion) ECKankar is not just Twitchell's joke,
it is also KAL's! Sometimes old sayings have some
truth in them... "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!"
And, "Keep the Faith," but in your own SELF!
Etznab and Mishmisha,
I have a little bit more discussion on emotions that
I went through yesterday. They both have to do with
when I discovered that Eckankar was a fraud.
As I was falling asleep last night it occurred to me
that another emotion that came up yesterday was
"disappointment." That doesn't sound like a severe
emotion for finding out that your religion was based
on lies, but believe it or not, that came up yesterday
Something that didn't come up was "loss of innocence,"
but that is another emotion that commonly comes up
when someone believes in something and then the rug
is pulled out from under them. I don't recall whether
"loss of innocence" is something that I went through
regarding Eckankar, but I heve been through if for some
other things and that can be a very overpowering emotion
to go through.
[Klemp - Mr. Obvious/Oblivious]
Hello Etznab and All,
I'm thinking that Klemp will soon be coming out
with a newly revised version of his EK LexiCON.
HK'll want to "clean-up" the mistakes and oversights
(of PT's EK Dictionary) from his 1998 copyright, and
add some new terms that he's used recently (in the
March 2009 Ask the Master Q&A, The EK Mystic World)
like: White Magic; White Karma; Gray Magic and Gray
Karma, with lines and degrees of demarcation, etc.
Perhaps, Mr. Obvious/Oblivious (Klemp), will also
define the "fibs" and "white lies" that he and Twitch
have told as a form of (positive) 'White Karma' since
the end result is doing "Good" (especially for himself)!
And Yes, the EK Masters did get a MAKE-OVER!
But, Why did the EK Masters, of Twitchell's creation,
need another Make-Over? It's all about appearance!
This is just another form of editing where Klemp
needs to add his own KAL-like touch. This enhances
the Unreal for the benefit of his followers imaginations
in order to make the EK con more acceptable and, thus,
I think the Eck Masters (some, at least) got a makeover
for the new Eckankar catalog.
[Followers versus Seekers]
Yes, PT visiting his sister (Kay-Dee) in Paris, Kentucky
versus Paris, France is a more significant lie than most
ECKists what to admit, or to examine more closely. If
EK chelas realized the greater implications their giddy
laughter might turn into a nervous laughter. You see,
according to Paul, after he met K.D. in "Paris" he then
went to India.
Well, since "Paris, France" was a lie (joke) then it only
makes sense that going to India was too! Thus, there
was never a meeting up with LEM Sudar Singh, or Rebazar
Tarzs. Now most ECKists will say that this "joke" was told
a long time ago way before Twitchell became the Mahanta.
That's not true! Twitchell recounts this story (i.e. lie,
joke) in "Difficulties Of Becoming The Living ECK Master"
The reason why PT's & HK's lies bother some ECKists
and not others is because some a Truth Seekers while
the rest are Religious Followers. I've always been a Seeker
of Truth even before, during and after ECKankar. Those
EKists who close their eyes, ears, and minds are Religious
Followers who need to believe in Myth! These EKists don't
even realize that if a/the "Master" did "appear" to them in
the "physical" that it would be in an Astral Body! And, isn't
it strange that Rebazar and the other ancient EK Masters,
who still have physical bodies, can't manifest for at least
the H.I. Meeting at an EK Seminar! They can only "appear"
on an individual and private basis. They never have and
never will appear to a group of ECKists because it's all
I think that the reason for most ECKists Not hearing or
seeing the Truth is because their egos are too strong and
protective. And, the fact that most people want to believe.
The problem is that we are taught to be followers. We are
inundated with rules at a very early age and are taught to
comply and obey. There are always those authority figures
and experts who know more than we do, at least until we've
become more "educated" and have matured. One has to learn
that there are no absolutes (except for decay of the physical).
Still, what turns a Follower into a Leader? Normally, and more
often than not, it's a combination of charisma, ego, intelligence
and power. What turns a Seeker into a Follower? It's simply
losing one's way and sleep walking through life! And, what
turns a Follower into a Seeker? Perhaps it's realizing that
one has been a Seeker all along!
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