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4842Re: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] EK 8th Initiate Dr. Bluth and the Mahanta - Paul Twitchell

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  • etznab@aol.com
    Aug 5, 2009
      That was the source I was thinking of.
      Thanks for posting it.

      The only problem I have with all of the
      copying and not giving credit is that the
      credit (it seems to me) was given - or is
      implied to be given - to Eck Masters and
      Eckankar (but is that where it all actually
      came from?)..

      There is some "divide" it seems to me
      between the sources of information and
      the history of where it "comes from" acc-
      ording to "Eckankar".

      Although I can kinda see where such
      practices are common to organized re-
      ligion - and some New Age groups which
      desire to promote "Masters" unique to
      each their own path - sometimes I think
      that "fabricated" and "fictional" history
      (mythology and legend, etc.) can often
      detract from the actual truth. Even to the
      point of preventing people from learning
      the history and origin of certain teachings.

      It doesn't always matter, perhaps, the
      place where information comes from, but
      taken to the extreme pseudo "man-made"
      history can make a real mess of people's
      lives! Especially when they see the myth
      and the truth side by side and organized
      religion appears to want "myth" to replace
      the literal truth.

      What does a person do? Search history
      for the truth? or forget about that and just
      swallow the ____ pill?


      -----Original Message-----
      From: prometheus_973 <prometheus_973@...>
      To: EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
      nt: Wed, Aug 5, 2009 2:21 pm
      Subject: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] EK 8th Initiate Dr. Bluth and the
      Mahanta - Paul Twitchell


      Hello Etznab and All,


      and found a lot of information. The following

      is one source that showed up on this search:

      Excerpted from a letter by Dr. Louis Bluth,

      former President of Eckankar, one-time

      follower of Sawan Singh, and Paul Twitchell's

      personal doctor when the Eck leader died

      in 1971:

      Date: June 19, 1980

      My wife and I opened the first Eck class

      in Sun City, Cal. I personally treated Paul

      [Twitchell] many times and was the main

      speaker in Cincinnati when he passed away.

      Paul was a sincere student in the beginning

      and I considered him honest.

      Problems between him and his wife Gail led

      him to believe she was going to leave him

      and he desperately wanted to keep her.

      So when she demanded more money and

      better living, he started to write things and

      copy from other books. He [Paul Twitchell]

      borrowed my books on Radha Soami and

      copied a large share from them.

      I helped him write the Herb book and went

      to Riverside University and took Sanskrit,

      so basically much of the material is good

      because it is copied.

      I confronted him [Paul Twitch
      ell] with what

      he had done and his answer was "since the

      author the book said it better than I could

      I copied it." The trouble is that he never gave

      anyone credit as to where he got it.

      As far as Darwin {Gross} is concerned,

      my opinion is that he is a fake as a Master.

      I don't think that a Master would divorce

      his wife and seek many other female companions.

      Signed: Louis Bluth, M.D.

      etznab@... wrote:



      > I doubt that Paul wanted to hand Eckankar

      > over to anybody. I suspect he didn't trust it in

      > the hands of anybody else (didn't know what

      > they would do with it).


      > Dr. Louis Bluth had a previous connection

      > to Radha Soami (or something), didn't he?

      > And isn't he on record saying that Paul read

      > some of his books? Mr Bluth, more than any-

      > body else should have known whether plagiar-

      > isms existed in Eckankar writings. Whether

      > Paul "borrowed" (and copied from) works of

      > other authors. What was Bluth's position in

      > Eckankar anyway? Besides being Paul T.s

      > personal doctor, wasn't Dr. Bluth the first

      > president of Eckankar?


      > I wonder if they weren't "in on it" together

      > and that is why one was the Master and the

      > other the President. W
      hat I mean is, the two

      > must have known about "Eckankar's" origins.


      > Etznab
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