A Chela's "Dream" Interview with the Mahanta!
- From "Those Wonderful ECK Masters," pages 235-236, Harold Klemp, the
Mahanta/L.E.M. of Eckankar had the following dialogue with one of
his chelas while in the dream state (LOL):
"Joy was a flight attendant for Austrian Airlines. One night the
Mahanta appeared to her in a dream.
They were relaxing on a couch before a camera, as if in a broadcast
studio to do a TV talk show. Joy played the part of an interviewer.
She and the Master chatted casually over a cup of tea, the Master
clarifying a few spiritual matters that'd troubled her. The
atmosphere in the studio was like a day in spring, but soon she
turned the discussion to an issue of real concern to her. Joy asked
him about the length of his service as the Living ECK Master. How
long would he serve in that position? Were there others in training?
The Master assured her that a few initiates were indeed training for
leadership in ECK, but no one was ready yet to assume the
responsibility. It might take several years or many more for the
first one to complete all the tests. Accordingly, the Master would
continue for another cycle as the Mahanta, the Living ECK
Master. . . .
Even the small circle of candidates for the ECK Mastership had to
earn their golden spurs."
So Klemp is saying here that no one is ready to take over the
Mastership--it "might take several years and many more" before there
is a new Master! In fact, Klemp says he will be in his position for
another cycle. The cycles are 3, 12, and 60 years in length. Since
Klemp says several years, I guess 12 years is the one he is
referring to in this dream story. He surely would not be planning to
hang around for 60 more years--LOL--or maybe he is that delusional!
Anyway, it seems that in this part of Klemp's book, he wants to tell
the chelas that he has no plans to step down anytime soon, and he is
also telling those mahanta wannabees like Peter, Doug, and who knows
who else that they still have a lot of "training" to go through--
they are a long way from being ready to take over the reins of eck!
That has to be discouraging for those waiting in the wings, thinking
they are ready to take flight!
With this in mind, that Klemp wants to hold on to his position for
still another cycle, it seems logical that he would want someone
trusted to assist him in his final years. Who better than Joan? So I
am invisioning that she will become the L.E.M. while Klemp remains
the Mahanta. Klemp and his wife really can't trust anyone else in
the org, can they? Because Klemp would be just as vulnerable and
disposable as Gross! That is one lesson that those who were around
for that shake-up have well remembered! Klemp has to protect himself
now from his leadership group--some of who must be drooling in
anticipation of taking over his highly exulted position, but Klemp
vows it will not happen anytime too soon. : )
However, when HK validates a chela's dream experience (in writing)
as he has in this inner-communication with the mahanta, he is also
opening the door to one of these same chelas claiming that they had
a dream where the mahanta handed them a higher initiation or even
the Rod of ECK Power! How could HK then say that this dream was not
correct when he has validated their past inner-communications? : )
In my next post I will discuss how important those wonderful female
eck masters are, and why it appears that Joan is being eased into
becoming an honored member of that group. It is in this book--very
subtle--but Klemp is easing her into the minds of the chelas as
being special, just like him! While his writing style is dumbed down
(to both the public and to the chelas), it is obvious how he tries
to manipulate in order to maintain his authority! Klemp must think
he is really a clever boy! LOL!
p.s. As Prometheus has suggested, I will eventually list the absurd
comments that Klemp has written as soon as I finish my read of this