5243Re: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: Ford's Second Open Letter to Klemp
- Feb 27 9:57 AMThat was interesting what you said about
Just the other day I was trying to remember
exactly where Paul Twitchell describes HIS
experience receiving the "Rod of Eck Power"
and becoming the Mahanta, the Living Eck
Master October 22nd, 1965. (was it?)
Was that the date?
I assumed the writing about it would have to
be subsequent to October 1965. So I looked
for books after that date.
The Flute of God came out in installments
in the Orion magazine in 1966 - and Intro.
to Eckankar seems to be 1966, too (I don't
have that last book.) The Tiger's Fang came
out in 1967, but was reportedly written about
1957 according to Doug and 1956 according
to Darwin Gross, I think.
1968 is when the Wisdom Notes come out
(January). MSIA developed (The first seminar
took place on May 4, 1968). The July W.N.
mentions "ECK Master", I believe, and then
various other forms of "Master".
All About ECK, The Key to Eckankar and
In My Soul I Am Free came out in 1968.
It was the January 1969 W.N. that mentioned
"Mahanta", if I remember correctly. Stranger
By The River, The Flute of God and Eckankar,
The Key to Secret Worlds came out in 1969,
I believe. (That would be the edited version of
The Flute of God).
The Shariyats came out (or being "translated")
from the 1970s and I believe Paul suggested
he was going to explain the "Mahanta" there in
one of them, at least. Or talk more about the
"Mahanta, the Living Eck Master".
The February 1970 Wisdom Note mentions
"MAHANTA - the living ECK Master" I believe.
OK. So where in all these books since 1965
does Paul Twitchell write about his receiving
of the "R.O.E.P." from Rebazar Tarzs? Does
anybody remember? Maybe he talked about
it at a seminar and it's on tape?
I'd like to find out when that experience was
mentioned and what was said about it to get
an idea about what "history" might exist.
Don't mean to change the thread subject, but
I thought this query could be relevant to the
From: prometheus_973 <prometheus_973@...>
Sent: Fri, Feb 26, 2010 12:49 am
Subject: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: Ford's Second Open Letter to
I just thought I'd point out a few thing that
Ford overlooked. Here's what Ford said:
Ford: "How the Myth of the Mahanta was Fabricated
In spite of what is now known about Twitchell's
condition of mythomania, Klemp continues to
delude himself into believing that Twitchell's
1965 creation of the Mahanta myth is actually
ME: Actually, Twitchell created the Mahanta
Myth around January 1969 and not in 1965.
In "Paul Twitchell Presents, The Wisdom Notes,
January 1968-October 1971" one can clearly
see that Twitchell mentions the "Mahanta" for
the very first time in this Jan. 1, 1969 Monthly
"The Wisdom Notes."
Ford: "Klemp seems oblivious to the fact that
Twitchell stole even the name from another
spiritual path. When it made its early appearance
in his book The Flute of God (pp. 46, 55), it
was merely a synonym for spirit and a state
of consciousness like "love" or any other thought
form This was easy to accept, for most people
believe in some universal force whether called
"spirit" or by some other name. Twitchell later
associated the word "Mahanta" with the "man"
and added it to his exalted title. With this verbalfusion
of two words, he was able to transform himself
into spirit itself ¾since spirit and Mahanta now
meant the same thing. He then diffused the word
"Mahanta" throughout the Eckankar teachings,
and reinforced the Mahanta/Spirit connection
by making it part of "every word, thought and
action" of his followers."
ME: The "Mahanta" (Consciousness) can, also,
be found on page 39, as well as, pages 46 & 55
in Twitchell's 1969 "The Flute of God." The term
Mahanta was used only three times in this 1969
Copyright. And, the 1st printing of this book was
in 1970. This is more proof that Twitchell didn't
create this term/position for himself until 1969.
BTW-In mid to late 1968 Twitchell felt threatened
by two internal conflicts. One was when 2nd
Initiate John-Rogers (Hinkle) left Eckankar and
used PT's discourses to start his own religion/path
(MSIA). Also, after this, Twitchell added the caution
that sharing one's discourses was not permitted and
was a violation of spiritual law among other threats.
The second thing was that Paul began to renege
on his 5 year plan to step down as LEM since
Eckankar, now, began to do well and make money.
This caused many of his H.I.s (in-line to take over)
to become very upset. Thus, Paul had to come
up with a plan and a title to make himself beyond
reproach and regain control as the highest of
all Masters. Therefore, Twit created the Mahanta
title and definition.
Plus, PT added two more initiations levels (14)
for himself. However, the "Worlds of ECK" Chart,
on page 232, of Klemp's 1998 ECK Lexicon shows
12 Planes and Initiation Levels. The highest (12th)
states: "SUGMAD (God) Ocean of Love and Mercy."
Apparently neither Twitchell or Klemp felt the
need to "correct" the chart. Interesting, too, that
on page 9 of Klemp's 1998 ECK Lexicon the definition
for "ANAMI LOK" states that this is "the world
of the Supreme Being, the Sugmad... the word
is HU; the TENTH Plane; the Nameless Plane."
Twitchell always had trouble keeping his lies
Originally, the term Mahanta meant "Monastery
Head." This term can be found in "The Holy Science"
by Swami Sri Yukteswar (1855-1936), Seventh
Edition 1972, Third Printing 1977, in the Introduction,
page vi, footnoted at the bottom. Sri Yukteswar
was Sri Yogananda's master. BTW- This is an
interesting book and I'm fairly certain that Twitchell
had speed read and "compiled" it too! Sri Yukteswar
talks about Allahabad, the Kumbha Mela, the
Yugas, etc., and this is a location (Allahabad)
that Twitchell claims that Sudar (Kirpal) Singh,
970th LEM, was from.
I do agree with what Ford has stated. I just
wanted to present more details than what
were first gathered. It's a big job digging
for and sorting out facts (the Truth) when
Twit was such a liar and Klemp is covering
up for him, as well as, creating his own
newer version of Eckankar with more lies
There's one more thing that I wanted to
mention. Isn't it interesting about Beliefs.
Christians believe that Jesus will come
again in their/this lifetime, and ECKists
believe that they will achieve Spiritual
Freedom via God-Realization in this
lifetime. Religion is all about mass delusion!
Okay, one more thing. Most ECKists
will deny this, but they share the same
Garden of Eden Myth with Christians!
Twitchell just did his usual letter/word
switch and made Adam into Adom and
Eve into Ede. Just look at the definition
for "Polarians" in Klemp's 1998 ECK
Lexicon. Yet, I've seen on HU Chat
where ECKists have made fun of the
Christian Garden of Eden Myth! It
would seem that they are laughing
at themselves and don't realize it!
How clueless! Then again, an inability
to do critical thinking and Not being
able to connect-the-dots is why they're
Ford makes some good points, especially,
about Klemp claiming to be "The Son of God."
BTW- It states in the Shariyat "Birth of the
Mahanta" that this is a Virgin Birth, however,
Klemp was the second son!
Spiritual Leader of Eckankar
P. O. Box 27300
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55427
Re: Open Letter 2
From: Ford Johnson
April 2, 2004
It has now been about eight months since my original open letter to you
time I outlined my reasons for writing Confessions of a God Seeker and
developing the New Spiritual Paradigm, which emerged from the
chronicled in that book. Since that time, we have heard from numerous
and former-Eckists hopeful that Eckankar would either acknowledge the
and remove it from the Eckankar works or correct the record and reveal
fallacy in the facts presented in Confessions. It is now clear that you
leadership of Eckankar have no intention of truthfully removing or even
acknowledging the historical fabrication, spiritual deception and
curses that are rampant throughout the Eckankar works. This is
in the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, which you tout as the quintessential book
Eckists should read and follow. But what you do not tell them is that
more than all the others, infuses the consciousness of the reader with
avalanche of thought forms, which trap the seeker in an illusory and
paradigm that is ringed with a battery of curses, and psychic control
They activate whenever an Eckist questions too much or openly doubts
of the teaching. In other words, complete loyalty and the suspension of
thought and discernment is the price one must pay to remain a loyal
unlike your earlier rhetoric, which reflected a tolerance for those who
question, such seekers are now regarded as miscreants, and in your
"weeds." This is a remarkable reversal of opinion for one who regards
"God made flesh."
Most recently, your comments in the March, 2004 Mystic World and in the
renewal letters to Eckists and Peter Skelsky's response in the
Villager (November 12, 2003) and, using the name of the local RESA, in
Ghanaian Times (February 26, 2004) reveals Eckankar's true position on
revelations in Confessions of a God Seeker. While I understand the
inherent in admitting to some of the excesses of Paul Twitchell and his
to exaggerate and prevaricate, Eckankar's continued failure to
obvious deception and fabrication, engaging instead in character
and disingenuous platitudes, only undermines the good that Eckankar
represented. Further, it erodes your credibility and that of Eckankar
encourages the open exposure of this deception, which recently occurred
series of public exchanges in Ghana, West Africa.
Outlined below are excerpts from an article that appeared in the
newspaper in response to a rebuttal placed by Eckankar in that paper.
Eckankar's Ghanaian Times response is a restatement of the stance
Peter Skelsky and by you in several recent publications. This article,
responded to those statements, reveals some of the hidden truth about
These revelations represent but a fraction of the story exposed in
As difficult as it may be for Eckists to confront or believe, the facts
presented below speak for themselves for they are taken from the
of Eckankar and as such have never been denied by or redacted by you or
· · · · ·
(Excerpted, with modifications, from a March 15th, 2004 Ghanaian Times
"Spiritual Leader of Eckankarä Claims Title Of `Son of God' "
Contradicting the central tenet of Christianity that Jesus is "The Son
the Religion of Eckankar claims that its spiritual leader, Harold Klemp,
actually holds that distinction. The written works of Eckankar claim
Klemp the Mahanta the Living Eck Master is:
"[T]he Son of God. This same expression was used to describe Christ
stay on earth." (Twitchell, The Spiritual Notebook, 2nd Ed. 1990, p.18)
Born of a Virgin: "The Eck enters into the womb of a virgin, the queen
heaven…. [A] man child is born…then the chosen one learns that he is
Eck Master." (Twitchell, Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad Book I, 2nd Ed. 1987, pp.
"God made flesh on earth…the representative of Sugmad [God] in our
(Twitchell, The Spiritual Notebook, 2nd Ed. 1990, p.223)
These are just a few of the hundreds of startling claims that make up
doctrine and dogma of Eckankar. These claims are blindly accepted by
because they cannot conceive that their spiritual leaders would ever
deceive them. Yet, the spuriousness of these claims is obvious to all
deceived. These are not the words of "critics that come and go" as
would have its followers believe, but words taken from the "holy" books
Eckankar, which form the very foundation of this religion.
Is Eckankar Anti-religion and Anti-Christian?
In a recent article in the Ghanaian Times, Eckankar portrayed the
author of the
new book Confessions of a God Seeker, as anti-religion and
truth, Confessions consistently portrays an anti-deception,
religion), anti-lie perspective while recognizing the need for and the
religions have played in the world. Eckankar, on the other hand,
itself as a supporter of religions when it wrote, "Eckankar respects all
religions. Each of us must decide our own path home to God…." This is
face of Eckankar that is shown to the world and those new to its
the hidden face of Eckankar, which often remains hidden from the
after they have been indoctrinated, is quite different. These passages
references ¾ are taken directly from Eckankar's "Bible" called the
"[T]he mission of the Mahanta [Harold Klemp the Spiritual Leader of
this earth is to stir the millions of non-initiated [followers of other
religions] into revolt against all orthodox religions." (Twitchell,
Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad Book I, 1st Ed. 1982, p. 181)
"Those who listen to Niranjan [Satan] are listening to the false
sweet whispers of this negative genius [the Devil] are heard in the
voices of …
the preachers, clergy and priests who represent the old orthodox
Christianity]." (Twitchell, Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad Book I, 1st Ed., 1982,
"[P]riests and clergy have … joined religious orders for the sake of
livelihood. A true seeker of the Eck cannot have much regard for such
persons.... Such persons do not belong on the same level as the chelas
[followers] of Eckankar." (Twitchell, Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad Book II, 2nd
Here is the real Eckankar doctrine, taken from their own "Bible." The
about Eckankar and its religious tolerance could not be more opposite
Are There Many Paths To God?
Another misrepresentation presented by Eckankar in its Ghanaian Times
is: "There are many paths that lead you to God. As children of God, we
the spiritual freedom to choose the path that works for us. This
given us by God." This is the public face of Eckankar. Here is the
the one found in its written works. These quotes, (with references) are
taken from the Eckankar "Bible" and other books by Eckankar's founder,
"It is not possible to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven except through
teachings of Eckankar" (Twitchell, Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad Book I, 2nd Ed.
"All these things can be learned through the medium of ECKANKAR, the
universal path to God" (Twitchell, The Spiritual Notebook, 2nd Ed.
1990, p. 15)
"Again and again I have pointed out that there is no other path than
ECK[ANKAR]…. [A]nyone who tries another path is trying to start on a
It seems so foolish for anyone…to select a spiritual path…when it is
for him to move on to the original and only path to God." (Twitchell,
Spiritual Notebook, 2nd Ed. 1990, p. 221]
This is the real Eckankar with its masks removed. Eckankar's disdain for
Christianity and all other religions could not be clearer or more
Eckankar "Invented" In 1965 By Paul Twitchell
It is now reasonably apparent that Paul Twitchell, the founder of
suffered from a condition known as mythomania (pathological lying). This
condition explains how a novelist turned spiritual leader could claim
new religion, created in 1965, was the oldest religion in the world.
Twitchell, according to his wife and co-founder, "made up the whole
Perhaps that is why she has had nothing to do with this teaching since.
Twitchell magically transformed a 1965 for-profit company into a
bestowed upon himself the exalted title of Mahanta the Living Eck
even invented an absurd story for how this all happened. According to
Twitchell, he received his title and a mystical Rod of Power — another
Twitchellian fiction — from a 400-year-old master named Rebazar Tarzs,
supposedly is still living in the flesh, in the Hindu Kush Mountains of
Tibet. But this fictionalized master, as well as all the others created
Twitchell, was part of an invented ancient spiritual sect known as the
Order (a name that he stole from an order in India). These invented
first appeared in print around 1965 as he substituted their names for
real spiritual teachers he had included in earlier versions of the same
But in the early years, before Twitchell claimed that his new religion
oldest world religion", he was more candid about its true origins. He
"Eckankar, which I formed out of my own experience… is the term used
philosophy I have developed for the Cliff hanger. It is based on
way out form of Yoga" (Twitchell, "The Bilocation Philosophy," p. 52;
Confessions of a God Seeker, p.132, 142)
Even the current leader of Eckankar, Harold Klemp had to acknowledge
beginnings of Eckankar, and therefore of the fiction of the Mahanta,
Eck Master, when he admitted:
"[Eckankar] was not used to describe any religious doctrines [the
necessary inclusion] until the mid-1960's when it was coined, adopted
used by Paul Twitchell " (From Court Records in Darwin Gross v.
In spite of conclusive evidence to the contrary and written admissions
Paul Twitchell and Harold Klemp, Eckankar history and doctrine carry the
staggeringly false claims that:
"ECK[ANKAR] created and comprises all the religious ideas of the lower
Art, writing, and sculpture are only developments of the higher ideals
ECKANKAR…. The major religions of the world have sprung out of
(Twitchell, The Spiritual Notebook, 2nd Ed. 1990, pp. 11)
"Practically every man who has contributed to civilization has
been a … student...of ECK[ANKAR]." (Twitchell, The Spiritual Notebook,
1990, p. 1)
With such obviously deceitful and fabricated pronouncements still a
Eckankar doctrine, it is little wonder that Eckankar tries to minimize
effects of its exposure to the world. But Eckankar's deception does not
with its history and the claims that its leader is "God made flesh." It
every part of the teaching. Here are but a few of hundreds of examples
deception and lying —not to mention plagiarism—that find few parallels
How the Myth of the Mahanta was Fabricated
In spite of what is now known about Twitchell's condition of
continues to delude himself into believing that Twitchell's 1965
creation of the
Mahanta myth is actually true. Klemp seems oblivious to the fact that
stole even the name from another spiritual path. When it made its early
appearance in his book The Flute of God(pp. 46, 55), it was merely a
spirit and a state of consciousness like "love" or any other thought
was easy to accept, for most people believe in some universal force
called "spirit" or by some other name. Twitchell later associated the
"Mahanta" with the "man" and added it to his exalted title. With this
verbalfusion of two words, he was able to transform himself into spirit
¾since spirit and Mahanta now meant the same thing. He then diffused
"Mahanta" throughout the Eckankar teachings, and reinforced the
connection by making it part of "every word, thought and action" of his
Therefore, it is not difficult to see how Eckists came to associate
Gross and Klemp with spirit and God itself. This verbal alchemy is
a single word ¾ Mahanta ¾ first used, according to Klemp, in 1965,
mortal man into "God made flesh." As if this were not enough, Eckankar's
history is further clouded by documented evidence (see:
that one Mahanta (Darwin Gross) misappropriated $2.5 million (he also
Lear jet) of Eckankar funds. Not only that but one Mahanta (Harold
claimed that the other Mahanta (Gross, also a purported "Son of God")
actually a Black Magician. This is part of the sordid if not farcical
Eckankar revealed in Confessions of a God Seeker. Though it is
important to see
this history, it is hidden from the Eckankar community, because it
how shallow and contrived Eckankar's "house of cards" actually is.
Realizing that the Mahanta construct was fabricated but legitimized
verbal trickery and indoctrination, James Davis, author of a book about
Mahanta, The Rosetta Stone of God, disavowed his own book and the
concept. Davis independently reached his decision, based on his own
outer experiences. They confirmed what the author of Confessions, Ford
and thousands of others have come to realize: Spirit is the
of God and works in the lives of everyone. But, when a single "man"
claims he is
the exclusive channel for that force in the universe, indeed, God
he and those who follow him are deluded. The Mahanta is a false [and
paradigm. It works only because of the "power of belief." But belief in
paradigm ultimately limits the spiritual unfoldment of that person
until it is
replaced with an awareness of God-soul that lies within each person.
the real source of love, guidance and protection.
By repeating the expression: "I am one with ALL THAT IS", "I surrender
higher self", "God-soul that is me", a person is able to take the next
spiritual unfoldment. The power of this concept replaces a false
paradigm with the truth about their existence. This is the lesson that
journey through countless religions and spiritual paths has been
teach. We are a spark ¾ a replica ¾ of God Itself, no greater or less
other being that ever inhabited this earth. We have learned, through
times, the lessons needed to expand our awareness to encompass this
is summed up in the axiom, I AM, GOD IS, WE ARE ONE. Teachings like
will move heaven and hell to prevent us from reaching this awareness.
that it will deprive them of control and thus a central role in our
Fraud and Deception In Eckankar Initiations
Even in the sacred arena of initiations (stages of spiritual
find that there is no intrinsic truth or validity. Like everything else
Eckankar, they are part of Paul Twitchell's invention. They serve as a
of control and to insure the steady flow of revenues. The "Mahanta"
determine through some "mystical spiritual process" to whom or when
are granted, for we have already seen just how "earthly" this invented
is. Instead, a very mundane computer accomplishes this feat.
based on the number of years of continuous paid-in membership plus
recommendations from local leaders. Harold Klemp admitted as much to a
"[M]any of the initiation records we had were destroyed,…were erased.
reconstructed much of this. We don't have very good records right now
initiation levels I'm afraid to say. Another thing that was done and I
be honest, that people were given 5th initiations by date…anybody that
years, they were sent a pink slip. There are 5th initiates who aren't
initiates…." (An exhibit from the Case Darwin Gross vs. Eckankar, 1985.
original at www.thetruth-seeker.com)
Harold Klemp and The Cover-up
In spite of the mountain of lies and fabrication, which Klemp found
when he took
over Eckankar, he was not prepared to see the truth and act on it.
fabricated incredible tales to explain to himself and others what
done. To explain Twitchell's plagiarism, for example, Klemp
Twitchell had copied the thousands of stolen and plagiarized passages
astral library that he visited during his dreams. In other statements
that Twitchell's habit of lying about his accomplishments was "without
it, just practicing [to eventually become the Mahanta]." Eckists and Eck
leaders in the field are not aware of the thousands of lies that riddle
teaching. But worst, many appear afraid or unwilling to learn the
only delays spiritual unfoldment. Instead, they follow a teaching that
on a carefully interwoven set of lies.
Eckankar Techniques of Spiritual Entrapment ¾The Use of Fear To Control
Another example of the intentional and knowing deception fostered by
and Klemp and covered up by the current leadership is found in a series
warnings about how spiritual students are trapped and deceived.
these warnings for the enlightenment and protection of his followers.
used the same techniques of entrapment on his own students. Twitchell
"The oldest technique of keeping the loyalty of the chela by many
with fear…. Because they grow afraid of losing their chelas to a Master
higher level, the old fear tactics will be drummed into those who
desire to move
away…. These threats are very common. They usually go like this: "If
leave me, you will get caught in the astral and won't get out." Another
is:  "I've got the only path and if you leave it, you're in deep
Another one is:  "I'm the true Master, and having initiated you,
will be with
you until the end of eternity. I'm your Master always." These are a few
techniques of fear used by most teachers of the psychic worlds. We can
recognize them. " (Twitchell, Eckankar, Illuminated Way Letters
Having warned his students of the spiritual traps to look out for,
proceeded to utilize these same entrapping techniques on his own
harming thousands of seekers who believed and trusted him.
There is no intrinsic truth or power to any of the curses and fear
in Eckankar. Twitchell has already admitted that they are simply
control. They work only if the individual accepts them as true. Here
are just a
few of the many curses that Twitchell and Klemp have placed in front of
to keep them in line. They wrote:
"The wrath of the ECK crashes down upon anyone who …deserts the
once will he see the connection between his betrayal …and the horrendous
troubles that strike him down like a plague on every hand. And thus he
downward…until he leaves his body in hopeless despair…. " (Klemp, The
Satsang Discourses, Third Series, Letter 8)
"Whosoever…shall divulge the secrets of his initiation… shall be
deprived of his
sight and tongue in order to never again be able to say anything about
degrees of initiation in ECKANKAR" (Twitchell, Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad Book
Ed. 1977, p.150)
"To ridicule, to scorn, to speak mockingly of the words of the Mahanta,
to have faith in him and the cause of ECK is to bring woes on the
doubt." (Twitchell, Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad Book I, 2nd Ed. 1987, p.107)
For a teaching that professes to be about love and spiritual
curses are nothing more than a not-so-sophisticated form of black
and Eckankar use "curses" to frighten their followers into remaining
obedient and entrapped. While it is despicable to subject loving and
followers to the threats of eternal wrath, that is precisely what
doing. On this point, Ford Johnson explains:
"A `curse' is `a prayer or invocation for harm or injury to come upon
It is a denunciation that conveys a wish or threat of evil.' What
Klemp have working here are the same techniques employed by the local
Juju man —
the witch doctor — who knows the power of planting a seed-idea of harm
self-destruction in the mind of a victim or group. It is unmistakably a
black magic or psychic attack widely practiced throughout the world.
believed, a curse can have a disastrous effect on an individual. We
numerous e-mails from ex-Eckists who believed Eckankar's curses and
a consequence. We show them that it is only fear or anger that allows
negative psychic thought forms to have an impact on their lives.
reacting with humor (after all, they are hardly pronouncements from
reflecting (mirroring) the curse back to the sender nullifies its
this also sends the consequence back to the perpetrator. All of these
and more are spelled out in Part IV of Confessions of a God Seeker,
with the actual Journey to Higher Consciousness. We have helped many
harmed by Eckankar's curses, to take back control of their lives.
already stood up to Eckankar's many deceptions and have emerged
happier and more enlightened."
The use of psychic attacks, exposes Eckankar as a harmful, even
because of the blind obedience of its followers to a person they
consider "God made flesh." Eckists have surrendered their will and
and content so long as they are obedient and never question. However,
pulled back the curtain and revealed the sorcerer's tricks, Eckankar is
with only the devices of fear, name-calling, denial, misrepresentation
lies to defend itself. The evidence of this can be seen in recent
from the leadership of Eckankar to its members, which stated in part:
"He (Paul Twitchell) was quite frank about the effects that hit a Judas
Any overt act against the Mahanta, the Living Eck Master evokes the
full fury of
the divine power. It stops acting in the troublemaker's behalf, and
the outcome." (Excerpt from membership renewal letter from Eckankar,
"These betrayers of ECK will pick up all their old karma once more.
karma of all those whom they've fooled is inscribed into their karmic
Hard times lie in store for them." (Mystic World, Ask The Master by
Klemp, March 2004)
Aside from being just another fear tactic about which Twitchell has
warned us, it is false and has no spiritual validity. Karma (cause and
is to teach not to punish. Once one has learned the lessons that the
experiences were designed to teach, how can he lose the expanded
has gained? The Twitchell/Klemp curses are absurd on their face. To the
contrary, when one exposes truth or learns from it, he experiences
growth, for he has escaped the entrapment of the lie. Once free, his
filled with love and light for he is empowered with the realization
that he is a
part of God itself and can tap the power of the universe.
The Law of Cause and Effect Is Still At Work
Tragically, the Leadership of Eckankar seems to have forgotten the law
and effect. It is still at work and applies equally to everyone, even
Mahanta the Living Eck Master. When anyone engages in black magic,
threats of evil, and hardship, they are setting forces in motion that
boomerang to them. It is little wonder that the Living Eck Master
continues to suffer a string of personal hardships and set backs
perpetual sickness and weakness, which prevent him from even traveling.
Klemp attributes these calamities to taking on the karma (sins) of his
and because he has chosen his affliction, one might well ask, "then why
physician visits?" "If one chooses to suffer, then why seek a cure?" In
Klemp is only reaping the consequences of his own states of
the curses he has set in motion to control others. For, as Paul
one of his most truthful and enlightened statements during his
"Whatever anyone is receiving or lacking in the out picturing and
his consciousness is each ones own responsibility." "Until you can
that nothing can happen to you, nothing can ever come to you or be kept
from you except in accordance with the state of your consciousness, you
have the key to life."
So much for the curses! While this drama unfolds in full view of the
information is now available for all to see and to make their own
Does Eckankar Still Work For The Eckist? How Spiritual Deceptions Work
Most Eckists have grown and learned while in Eckankar for it does
but it is important to remember that all deception is performed by a
interweaving of the truth with lies. The question and the dilemma for
is, which is which? In its article for the Ghanaian Times, Eckankar
a test for whether a religion or path was still working for the
test included whether the religion or teaching: "brings you closer to
Love"; "brings more charity and good will into your life,"; "brings
growth in spiritual awareness"; and "leaves you happy in your faith. "
are important and fair questions. However, this test fails to ask one
question, the answer to which can render all other answers meaningless.
question is: Do you know the truth about that religion or path? If you
taken the time to learn what lies behind the curtain, the façade that is
presented for public consumption, then you have answered this
question. If after being exposed to the truth — e.g. reading
Confessions of a
God Seeker — you can still answer the initial questions in the
you are indeed where you should be and you should remain. But, to
questions in the affirmative while still ignorant of the truth behind
is to knowingly engage in self-deception, for eventually you will have
confront the truth. Eckankar has worked for the Eckist for the same
all other religions and teachings have worked for their followers.
strong love bond is created along with a fear of separation. Added to
the power of belief that resides in the believer not the object of that
Belief in anything produces results. But the goal is ultimately to
belief in the divinity that lies within the individual not in an
Paul Twitchell was quite eloquent on the question of how the attachment
seeker is gained and the dangers associated therewith:
"We are concerned with the two ways that anyone [or any religion] can
another; first is by the loyalty of Fear, and secondly is by the
Love. These are the basic ways by which one is attached….When one is
loyal…because he is afraid…then the whole foundation of spiritual
growth is nil…
In the loyalty of love…he who intensely loves another is somewhat
trapped by the
negative power….What I am getting at here is that we cannot live with
at the same time we cannot live with an over-abundance of sentimental
love…either will pull us down in the depths of despair sooner or later."
(Twitchell, Eckankar, The Illuminated Way Letters, 1966-1971, p. 93)
Twitchell's statement speaks directly to the dilemma now facing Eckists
worldwide. These challenges to Eckankar's veracity will not go away,
only intensify. For, a teaching based on lies will eventually fall by
of its own deception when exposed to the light of truth.
How The Local Leadership Has Been Misled
In responding to the role of local leadership Johnson commented:
One of the unhappiest aspects of exposing Eckankar is that many local
have been close and dear friends of mine for many years. But because
them have apparently refused to read Confessions of a God Seeker , they
being misled and don't realize it. How can anyone lead when they don't
facts and refuse to enlighten themselves to the deceit and hypocrisy
infects this teaching, no matter how painful the truth may be? Whether
leadership of Eckankar points the Eckists further into the trap or
dialogue where questions can be asked and truth discovered, remains to
But without discovering truth and then moving to where it leads, it is
blind leading the blind.' Whatever anyone ultimately decides to do is
But, the reason we have gone to the expense and effort of presenting
information is that the wall of silence and fear is so high that even
wanted to know the truth could not find it or were afraid to look. So
revealed some of the findings in Confessions to let everyone see for
herself, a small fraction of this truth. Perhaps it will be enough to
truth seekers to look more deeply."
The Higher Consciousness Society and The New Spiritual Paradigm
The Higher Consciousness Society (HCS), a non-profit spiritual education
society, is the outgrowth of Confessions of a God Seeker. It is based
on The New
Spiritual Paradigm, presented in Part IV of Confessions of a God
embodies the principle that every soul is a reflection of GOD,
attributes and characteristics of ALL THAT IS. Our journey through life
dimensions of reality is to come to the full awareness of this truth.
recognizes that true inner guidance comes from the higher self,
lies within each person. It accepts the guidance of others as teachers
as masters, saviors, messengers, or any other title suggesting spiritual
superiority. Instead, it views every person as both teacher and student
differing only in the degree to which they understand, accept, and live
heart of all spiritual truths: I AM, GOD IS, WE ARE ONE.
HCS rejects doctrine, dogma, and spiritual hierarchical paradigms.
teaches that all sentient beings are an equal part of the whole. It
insight, instruction, guidance and support that lead to souls
religious entrapments. Through continued instruction and support, the
as God-soul learns their innate power as soul and how to use it for
happiness and to assist in the enlightenment, liberation and
empowerment of all
souls. HCS teaches the Master Principle and the Master Techniques,
first presented by the HCS founder and author of Confessions, Ford
These techniques teach each individual how to use the power of spirit
into their life the abundance and happiness that is their birthright as
Classes and an active bulletin board with contributions from seekers
world can be found at www.higherconsciousnesssociety.org. Everyone is
visit this interactive web site, ask questions, seek spiritual help and
· · · · ·
These revelations will continue to be presented in newspapers across
and the world so long as Eckankar persists in the use of entrapping and
tactics, which do incalculable harm to innocent and loving God Seekers.
come to Eckankar's doors with an open heart. But when they ask too many
questions or discover the trail of inconsistencies and deception, they
with a wall of silence and rejection, which leaves them baffled,
scarred. We deal with such people every day and collectively work to
harm that Eckankar's treatment of them has caused. Certainly you must
facts for we see many of the letters that Eckists send to you. We also
the silence with which they are greeted.
The impact of fear tactics and curses employed by Eckankar will
diminish as more
become aware of the manipulative nature of these control devices. To
use them, as you recently did in your March 2004 Mystic World Q&A
exposes Eckankar as a truly dangerous cult willing to infect the
consciousness of its followers with threats and curses that rival the
the "hell and damnation" proclamations that many thought they were
Eckankar is not blessed with the thousands of years of historical dust
allowed other religions to escape the truth of their origins and
much is known. Too much has been revealed. Far better to clean it up
the truth and integrity that it still can. Otherwise these challenges to
Eckankar's veracity and integrity will never end.
Like thousands of other truth seekers before me, I have transcended
fear tactics and curses, which your words and pubic declarations
suggest is what
Eckankar regards as its last line of defense. More and more will follow
see the truth and the deception that you and the leadership of Eckankar
To say that Eckankar is "between a rock and a hard place" is not an
exaggeration. But truth is always the best course. It is what you
stand for. Can Eckankar afford to do less?
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