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922Re: ZOHAR AND SEPHER more Eck fiction by Twitchell

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  • l2eigh
    Dec 2 1:55 PM
      Hi Prometheus:
      That's a good piece of detective work. The Sepher/Zohar
      People, Sephiroth/Zohar (Spendor) one. But we're also looking at a
      couple of individual trees and missing the forest, here. Sepher,
      Sephiroth, are cognates from the same root - sep, or sept - where our
      word "seven" comes from also. Thr larger issue is that this is all
      astral plane b.s. from the classical formula. That is, the astral
      plane has seven levels, planes, or divisions in it. This goes WAY
      back (originally) to sun worship (sunlight, when it's broken down in
      the atmosphere by water (rain in the distance) or through the
      convention of a prism, breaks down into the seven wavelengths that
      compose it. Red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, blue, violet). The
      cabala is pure astral plane b.s. used in the conventional way to try
      to make of something of "God" or explain flux. This gets even more
      involved when you go beyond the conventional delusion of "jivatma"
      to "atma", "paramatma", and "adiatma". The "golden wisdom" Eckankar
      uses and is keyed into is pure imagination. The "gold" color always
      indicates imagination.
      The thing is, it's all nonsense. All of this kind of
      stuff but has been used over time by mankind to give itself a
      collective purpose, develop cultures, and so on.


      - In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "prometheus_973"
      <prometheus_973@y...> wrote:
      > Hi L2eigh,
      > I have to agree that this could be a factor at times. On these
      > and Sepher examples, however, I'm thinking that Twitch was in a
      > to create new material for his scam and used the same source
      > material for both. This is why we can see a relationship to the two
      > fabrications.
      > On the other hand, Twitch could have been playing with us and did
      > this as a game of sorts. Twitch was clever and egotistical, and
      > might have been his way of having the last laugh on those followers
      > and critics who were more educated (Ph.Ds).
      > Also, Twitch might have assumed that no one else would have done
      > research that he had done and would never find his source material
      > or see the correlation.
      > Another factor is, Why would anyone Not beleive him? Why would
      > Twitch lie about Rebazar Tarzs or the rest of it? Hmmmmmm. So,
      > Twitch did consciously use obscure parts of anything and everything
      > and redefined it to suit his purpose at the time.
      > And, it does seem like Twitch was a compulsive liar as well! After
      > awhile his mind became so deluded that he probably couldn't even
      > decipher any real truth for himself. It seems like the double dupe
      > was doubled with delusion! It's no wonder that Eckists find most of
      > this confusing and complex and decide to just surrender their minds
      > and wills to the Klempster.
      > Prometheus
      > "l2eigh" lgrif wrote:
      > Hi Prometheus:
      > In your post to Mish you indicate how the mind produces views for
      > out of stuff we've crammed into it. Don't you think J.P.T. was
      > falling for this as well? This Zohar/Sephiroth, Zohar/Sepher thing
      > seems to be a perfect example. So often in the past six years I've
      > seen people expressing the view that a lot of the junk was
      > consciously engineered. I think this gives the people we're talking
      > about WAY too much credit for being clever. I think far more often
      > (particularly when you look at the volume of stuff) it's a case of
      > someone spitting out something their mind had thrown up at them to
      > experience. This makes them a double dupe, really. First they cram
      > their mind full of stuff, then it kicks it back to them as best it
      > can, and THEN they believe it, as is, without any critical review !
      > Leigh
      > Prometheus wrote:
      > The Eckankar Lexicon has proof of Twitchell's scam. . . if only
      > Eckists would really read it and do the research! In "The Path of
      > the Masters" (Twitchell's primary resource book) on pages 161-168
      > a very interesting discussion of the Kabbalah. "The En Soph,
      > therefore, was compelled to create the world in an indirect manner
      > by ten emanations from the infinite light which he was, and in
      > he dwelt. These ten emanations are the ten Sephiroth, or Splendors
      > of the Infinite One... each of these Sephiroth was represented by a
      > Divine name and by an Angelic name... During the middle ages exiled
      > Jewry kept itself alive by various mystical interpretations of its
      > mission and destiny as expressed in a vast Kabbalistic literature,
      > which ultimately found its most unified, most perfect expression in
      > the Zohar, called the 'Book of Splendor.' This book did something
      > which even the Bible and Talmud had ignored. It discovered for the
      > materialistic Jew a new and hitherto unknown Kingdom: the Kingdom
      > the soul."
      > Notice the words "Zohar" and "Sephiroth." Now let's look at the
      > Eckankar Lexicon.
      > "Zohar, the. ZOH-hahr A future ROOT RACE who will come from a far
      > distant planet to colonize the world after the destruction in the
      > twenty-first and twenty-second centuries, but they will fail and
      > after several centuries will withdraw. See also Sepher."[pg. 243]
      > "Sepher. SEHP-hehr The ECK Master who will be responsible for the
      > spiritual welfare of the Zohar, the ROOT RACE who will colonize ..."
      > [pg. 187]
      > So, I think that we can all see how Twitch created another "Eck
      > Master" Seph(er) and a new root race (Zohar) to go with him.
      > Prometheus
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