One reason that many of us rejected orthodox religion
for ECK was due to religious myth! We knew it was a
big lie and was just an unscientific explanation for human
history. It didn't really make sense back then so why does
it make sense today for ECKists?! Let's face it... one lie
breeds other lies and then blends into scripture as "fact."
Christianity has the Adam and Eve Myth and Twitchell and
Klemp have copied/imitated this same myth for an ECKANKAR
version with the ADOM and EDE MYTH!
The Shariyat Book 1 was revised in 1987 (Book 2, 1988)
they were combined in 2000. My source is the combined
The ECKANKAR Lexicon was copyrighted in 1998.
"... Polara, the Garden of Eden.. at the western extremity
of the continent of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Polarian,
or the Adamic, race of pale copper-skinned people dwelled...
The first Polarian man was ADOM the RABI, and he stood on
the summit of a hill. His female companion, EDE, stood back
and bowed her head as he addressed his Sungod."
[ME] Wasn't this Sungod their's and not just "his?"
"He prayed for food, protection from pain and enemies, and
well-being for his woman."
[ME] What "enemies" did ADOM have?
"He was granted everything BUT freedom from pain and emotion.
He knew when the danger came, for out of the forests came another
creature walking upright LIKE HIMSELF, who wanted the female.
The battle was bitter but ADOM won and drove off his foe. He
produced a manchild and another; [Cain and Able?] and human
MALATI, THE FIRST ECK Master OF RECORD, was sent by the SUGMAD
into this world to give man his first spiritual knowledge of God."
[Shariyat 1&2, CH. 3, pgs. 54-55]
Note: HK's ECKANKAR Lexicon also mentions ADOM and EDE.
"Living ECK Master... All Living ECK Masters have decended from
THE FIRST ECK MASTER GAKKO, WHO CAME TO THIS WORLD ABOUT
SIX MILLION YEARS AGO." [pg. 125, ECKANKAR Lexicon]
Now what's really interesting, other that the Adom and Ede Myth
or the first ECK Master Gakko vs. Malati thing, is the TIMELINE
for all of this!
Now in Chapter 6, of the Shariyat 2, on page 340 is the information
on the Yugas or Ages.
Satya Yuga, Golden Age-1,728,000 years
Tretya Yuga, Silver Age-1,296,000 years
Dwapara Yuga, Copper, or Brass Age-864,000 years
Kali Yuga, Iron Age-started 3,000 years ago
Therefore, if we add up the first three Yugas (plus 3,000 years on
this one) we get what ECKANKAR claims to be the beginning of the
Golden Age when mankind was more advanced... or 3,891,000 years
"The first era was called the Satya Yuga, the Golden Age. It was the
era in which truth and righteousness reigned. There was not any social
law nor courts to punish or threaten the individual, because everybody
acted right and believed in truth." [CH. 6, Shariyat 2, pg. 340]
So, when was the Garden of Eden? It must have been before the Satya
Yuga! BUT, how could it exist before this Yuga, unless, it was at the
end of another Kali Yuga! Hmmmm! I wonder why PT and HK didn't
give that a thought!
Still, scientists think that the "old" Stone Age or the "Lower"
Paleolithic period did not begin before 3,000,000 years ago.
Many think that it was later or 2,500,000 years ago and that
the earliest hominids were the Australopithecines who emerged
from South Africa. BTW- The Ice Age began 70,000 years ago
and ended 9,500 years ago, and Paleolithic Cave paintings are
15,000 years old!
What's it all mean? For one thing ECKANKAR scripture uses MYTH
and the current Living ECK Master supports the MYTH! And, if
one thing is a LIE then other things are as well. Why do ECKists
want to believe in their "new" religion that imitates their old