If Twitchell was just a "master compiler" as Klemp states then he
was Not anything else. PT was just doing research like an
investigative reporter doing a story. However, do reporters ever
make embellishments? Hmmmmmmm? I think so! Gail (33 years younger
and second wife) inspired Twitch to go commercial with The Tiger's
Fang manuscript that was returned to him by Kirpal Singh in 1966.
Kirpal didn't like the manuscript because he recognized it as a
novel with too many embellishments. Some are okay due to one's
individual perception, however, this was just too much!
How does a reporter and fiction writer become the MASTER OF ALL
UNIVERSES! LOL! Eckankar is fiction mixed with myth and mixed with
other religious dogma. It's all really that simple! Except for one
thing! Soul or God-Soul or the Higher Self and SPIRIT will
communicate with us regardless of our beliefs. On the other hand IT
will only do so in ways our minds can accept! Eckankar just takes
credit for the latter! Therefore, Klemp only inherited a fictional
account of Twitchell's "experiences" that are only unique for
Twitchell! How does that make Klemp a "master" of anything? It
doesn't! <smile> The Eckankar con keeps working due to more and more
delusional crap being piled on constantly. Just don't jump from any
bridges! There's a limit to stupidity!
Thank you Ingrid for reposting from A.R.E., Mr. Peabody's
Buddy's "Can You Imagine Paul Twitchell on the Oprah Show?" I have
enjoyed this post as well as Prometheus' comments, both which follow
this reply post!
I checked earlier today, and discovered interesting discussions
taking place on A.R.E. on the thread there. David Lane and Doug
Marmon are having an exchange along with a few others, so if you
haven't read over there recently, you might enjoy this topic.
Hopefully, you can pull it up directly with this link:
Since Paul Twitchell is no longer among us, I guess it is not
plausible for him to be interviewed by Oprah; however, Klemp, as his
rod bearer, could come out of his reclusive hole, and explain it all
to Oprah. LOL! Klemp has been weaving quite a web of tangled tales
in order to keep the eck lies and deceptions covered up and hidden
from the seekers/chelas.
From "Those Wonderful ECK Masters," pages 181-184, in Klemp's own
words, ponder the following,from Chapter 10, "American Cliff Hanger
and Founder of Eckankar Paul Twitchell (Peddar Zaskq)" Klemp writes
(Referring to Twitchell) "A trial of outrageous tales surrounds this
unique Master from Paducah, Kentucky, but every activity and
experience from youth on was drawing him ever closer to the bosom of
the ECK (Holy Spirit) to serve Its cause. In Late 1956 or early 1957
Paul had the experience of God recorded in his book 'The Tiger's
Fang.' Yet, if he had truly touched the face of God as early as
1956, some may wonder why it took till 1965, another nine years, for
him to become the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master. It's quite simple.
One's habits and emotions build up over the years and although
consciousness may take the lead, the individual's emotions can take
awhile to play catch-up. . . . " (pages 181-182)
"Paul's early efforts to present the teachings of ECK began well
before he coined the words ECK and Eckankar to serve that purpose.
He launched his mission at the humble roots, with weekly lectures to
small groups of fifteen to thirty people at the California
Parapsychology Foundation in southern California. In those days,
Paul referred to Soul Travel as bilocation. It was, he said, the
best way to reach the Supreme Oneness. He was trying to express the
grandeur of the Sugmad, the Supreme Being, and taught that the way
to It was through the Voice of God. We call this voice the ECK (Holy
Spirit). . . . " (page 182)
"Paul was learning to be his own best drumbeater as early as the
1930's. Any time he achieved the smallest thing of note, he'd fire
off a flurry of press releases or letters about it. Some would call
him a shameless self-promoter; however, he was picking up the art of
how to catch the public's eye. So without knowing the reason, Paul
was urged to fine-tune his self-promotion. He learned to advertise
himself in every possible way and in general was preparing for the
future when he could turn his talent to promoting the books and
articles on Eckankar and present it to the real God seekers in every
corner of the world. . . . " (page 183)
"The ECK teachings have been here since man's earliest history, but
without the name of Eckankar. They have existed under various names
in different eras because of the danger of presenting the pure
teachings in public. But conditions have changed today. . . . "
"A Master Compiler The high teachings of ECK had been scattered to
the four corners of the earth. Different religions held bits and
pieces of them, but they had attached their own conditions, or
strings . . . Paul's task was to gather the time-tested bits and
pieces of the most accurate parts of what had been given in the
past. In a sense, he became a master compiler. He collected the
golden teachings scattered about the globe and rendered them into a
single body of teachings, that made them readily available to all. "
### So there we have it, Klemp's defense and explanations of how
Twitchell began the eckankar religion! Klemp sure makes a lot of
assumptions, doesn't he? And he expects the Chelas to lap it up! LOL!
Frey, Twitchell and Klemp only express a "truthiness." They are
really just pathological liars! Here's a quote (pg.1) from the
introduction of "The Tiger's Fang" by Paul Twitchell to give some
insight about his distortions of truth: [Thanks Doug]
[PT] "The book came out of personal experience. What is written on
these pages is not as important as the recording of those worlds
that few Souls, other than the saints, have ever visited."
[Me] So Paul is saying that what he embellished isn't as important
as his listing of the God Worlds that only the "saints (versus Eck
Masters) have ever visited."
[PT] "Some will say this book is the wild fantasy of a highly
developed imagination, but one must understand that there is nothing
in the worlds of God without some degree of truth. Even fantasy is
cast out of the material cloth of God, so how can fantasy be a
[Me]"So how can fantasy be a complete untruth?" Well Paul, if only
the Pure and Posttive can exist in the true reality of the God
Worlds then untruth (lies) and fantasy (fiction) could Not! There
are only "degrees of truth" within the lower worlds! Twitch is just
trying to issue a disclaimer of sorts, although, Eckists tend to
overlook his own words which give a heads up. The Tiger's Fang was
probably done as a combination novel and stepping stone to become
the Radhasoami rep for the U.S. until Twitch decided to use it,
years later, for his new religious vocation. Frey's book was first
being presented as fiction until it was suggested that it be
published as nonfiction. Mo money!
[PT] "This statement should stagger the mind of man and shake the
foundation of the teachings of orthodox religions, philosophies, and
metaphysics. However, I am prepared to make my statements based on
pure experience, and one must remember that all experiences are
unique only to the experiencer."
[Me] PT's continues his double-talk that a lie contains partial
truth! Nope sorry not buying it! This is Not a paradox! However,
there may be some facts mixed in with fiction to make a lie more
believeable. Only a pathological liar like Twitch would make that
statement and mix the two in order to confuse the issue! I do agree,
however, that all memories are based on experiences and perception.
We can make and change anything into what we want it to be. If one
wants to use imagination and fantasy for writing fiction then this
is acceptable when the reader is aware of this. It is interesting to
explore such thoughts of fantasy for a reader. Non-fiction is
interesting too although memories, we know, can't always be precise.
However, lies are still lies and fiction is not truth!
It is interesting that PT states, "ONE MUST REMEMBER THAT ALL
EXPERIENCES ARE UNIQUE ONLY TO THE EXPERIENCER." IS THIS PAUL'S
DISCLAIMER TO EVERYTHING HE STATES ABOUT ECKANKAR AND WHAT HE
IMAGINES IS REAL? ARE THE ECK MASTERS JUST "CHARACTERS" AS JAMES
FREY ALSO NOW CLAIMS ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE HE WROTE ABOUT!
It should be noted that Twitchell changed his Master Kirpal Singh's
name to Rebazar Tarzs. And that Eck, Mahanta, and Sugmad were made
up in order for Eckists not to associate these concepts with
preconceived and learned facsimiles. Therefore, these are not
exclusive or unique truths, or ancient! And, these words carry their
own dogmatic misconceptions anyway! Generally, 'a rose is still a
rose by any other name.' Personal experience is still what one makes
of it, and should depend upon truth and not fantasy or delusion.
Also, the creation of Rebazar, and other Eck Masters, is fundamental
to the entire foundation of belief in Eckankar. Even Doug Marman has
said that Twitchell changed Kirpal's name in The Tiger's Fang. [DOUG
ALSO MENTIONED (IN A POST ON TRUTHSEEKER.COM} THAT HE THOUGHT
REBAZAR IS A MYTH] So what Master's name did Twitch use in place of
Kirpal's? Hmmmmmm. It was Rebazar! And, Twitch also used "Sudar" in
place of Kirpal!
Yes, Twitch would be like a deer caught in the headlights on Oprah!
LOL! Actually, he'd lied for so many years that the confrontation
might bring out even more goofyness as with Frey. These are very
imbalanced people! As above so below... HK should know! LOL!
lately on a.r.e. ... :-)
Can You Imagine Paul Twitchell on the Oprah Show? LOL...
by "Mr. Peabody's Buddy"
Oprah Calls Defense of Author 'a Mistake'
TV Talk Host Says James Frey 'Betrayed Millions of People'
By EDWARD WYATT, The New York Times
CHICAGO (Jan. 26) - In an extraordinary reversal of her strident and
angry defense of the author whose book she catapulted to the top of
the best-seller list, Oprah Winfrey said today she believed that the
author James Frey "betrayed millions of people" by making up
elements of his life in his best-selling memoir, "A Million Little
So, in spite of Doug Marmon and his cadre of Paul Twitchell
Apologists, it appears reasonable people have a BIG problem with
authors presenting fiction as fact.
Paul Twitchell betrayed thousands but, unlike Mr. Frey's current
trouble, his lies have gone uncorrected by him or his successors.
The Eckankar religionists are guilty of collusion and coverup when
it comes to the tawdry story of one of the 20th Century's most
notorious liars...Paul Twitchell.
Is it just a matter of time in this age of blogs before somebody like
The Smoking Gun gets wind of the millions Eckankar has made off the
lies of Paul Twitchell? Or is the story so small and unimportant that
the general public could care less? Is this how Eckankar has survived
for 40 years, by being so fringe-of-the-fringe that it flies under
the radar of the truth-loving majority?