4914The EK Initiation Quagmire
- Sep 11, 2009In Eckankar the First initiation is said
to, usually, come in The Dream State
by the end of the first year and the
Second initiation is a year later or after
two years of study. An Eckist has to ask
for the Second Initiation, but is forbidden
to ask for any others!
When do the other initiations come ?
How many are there ? These are just
two questions Eckankar avoids answering.
Here's what Klemp's EK Lexicon took
from Twitchell's Eckankar Dictionary:
"INITIATION. The Basic sacrament in ECK;
the First Step on the Path of God via the
ECK; the structure upon the Whole Foundation
of the Spiritual Works are built; the Means
by which the Sacred Forces within the Individual
are Reactivated to Increase and Confer within
Soul the Awareness of the Supernatural state
of Life." [pg. 95]
It's interesting that PT mentions the "ECK"
and "Sacred Forces" and the "Individual" and
"Soul" while Not mentioning anything about
the Inner Master or the Mahanta!
"INNER INITIATION. Serves the function
of Raising the Vibrations of the individual
to those of the Nearest Higher Plane. THE
INNER INITIATION MAY COME YEARS BEFORE
THE OUTER INITIATION..."
It's wishful thinking that many 7ths see
themselves as 8ths (on the inner). What
else do they have? You can't blame them
for pretending "as if" they actually were
8th initiates after 35-40 years!
"...The FIRST Initiation is an Inner Initiation
given in the Dream State by the Dream Master.
Sometimes a Chela is Fully Conscious and
can remember everything about it; it prepares
the Chela for the Linkup with the ECK Sound
Current, the Audible Life Stream. ALL INITIATIONS
ABOVE THE EIGHTH ARE INNER INITIATIONS."
BTW, this last statement (above) was added
to PT's definition by Klemp (compare it for
yourself). This is very strange since this EK
Lexicon was written in 1998 and The Masters
4 Discourses, Lesson 2 was written in 1995.
In Lesson 2 Klemp states that the 9th initiation
has 3 Stages and the Third and Last Stage
is The OUTER Confirmation!
Thus, Klemp has contradicted himself by
saying that, "All initiations above the eighth
are inner initiations" when the Third and Final
Stage, of the 9th initiation, requires an "outer
However, there's even more confusion and
secrecy concerning initiations within Eckankar
as there is with other religions and groups.
The secrecy is meant to silence people (chelas)
from scrutinizing this phenomena and these
definitions and criteria more so. Actually,
Eckankar gives NO criteria for obtaining
initiations. Except, a chela must maintain
a current annual membership donation
Thus, a Requested annual donation amount
is Required for more EK initiations, and to
hold onto positions within the RESA Hierarchy.
What's interesting is that the 12th Initiation
is actually both Outer and Inner because
the LEM must physically approach and ask
a candidate if they would like to have the
initiation because it, too, requires outer
However, the 10th and the 11th Initiations
don't require any outer confirmations and
are (both) shorter in time that the First Initiation!
Why's that... convenience?
Then, of course, it requires an initiator who
has a Higher Initiation Number than the one
being given! Thus, Darwin had to be a 13th
or 14th to have given Klemp his 12th!
And, what level of initiation is Klemp claiming
to have at this time? The 14th is required
to be a Mahanta (as PT claims), but there
are, supposedly, more and more initiations.
So, what Initiation is Klemp holding onto
now (with a death grip)? Why is this such
a secret? Could it be that HK's a 666th Initiate
while most of his longtime H.I.s are 7ths!
BTW- Who was the 666th LEM? HK doesn't
even know how Shams died or who that
"Unknown" EK Master was! Why's that?
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