To add just a few more thoughts to my earlier post here,
many of us have expressed an interest in hearing what
Gail Twitchell would share about the beginnings of
the eckankar teachings, but it's likely she will not bother
or perhaps not be entirely upfront or honest. But certainly
she does hold the key to truth to the history of eckankar.
However, I am thinking about Klemp's daughter as well.
It would seem that her perspectives and experiences
growing up as the child of the greatest consciousness known
to mankind would also be very enlightening. Of course, it
would not be expected that she do this now, but in the future
she might decide to write her own book--as an eckankar
insider and what it is/was like to be the child of a mahanta! : )
So, maybe, truth will come from yet another source at a later
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
"mishmisha9" <mishmisha9@...> wrote:
> Hi, Prometheus and All!
> It would be interesting to know the stats on how many
> children of eckists left the org, wouldn't it? It never seemed
> that there were many children in the eck groups I participated
> with, and I don't recall any adult children, beyond the teenage
> years. Perhaps, this difficulty (?) of keeping the offspring of
> eckists in the org is one reason that Harold groups them as
> youth until age 25. His method of keeping their development
> arrested and beyond the rebellious years might be Harold's
> attempt at holding them into the org and preventing the
> potential damage to the membership numbers, as many of these
> youngsters choose not to remain members, including his
> I find it so contradictory that eckist parents whose children have
> dropped out of the org will claim that they have learned so much
> from their children--yet, they don't seem to recognize or
> understand why their children rejected eckankar. A little child
> shall lead them, some say, but not obviously in many of these
> Another thought I have wondered about is, if you were very
> young when joining eckankar and stayed a member for several
> years, how has the org affected these individuals in the long run?
> Just how damaging is such a cult like eckankar to impressionable
> developing young adults. It would seem the concept of being
> the chosen ones, the elite in spiritual matters, could create life
> long damage to the psyche--in that even when one finally learns
> how fraudulent eckankar is from its inception and that the
> initiations are bogus, that some former members might struggle
> for years in letting go of the damaging ego inflation that eckankar
> creates in the minds of its chelas.
> In or out of eckankar, individuals still have to deal with the personal
> feelings and beliefs, some of which is arrogance in believing that
> one is "more knowing" than others--hard to let go of that it seems.
> Former eckists might drop out of eckankar but still want to stay
> up on some sort of pedestal--the appetite for adulation is still
> there. Maybe there should be a weight watchers for inflated fat
> egos??? IMO, until one lets go of the idea that one is better than
> another, one cannot walk humbly among men or have the true
> compassion that is needed in getting along with others.
> It would be interesting to learn what these young people saw
> in eckankar that woke them up and got them out--not an easy
> task to go a separate way from the teachings their parents brought
> them into. It is truly remarkable that Harold's own daughter was
> among those children who rejected eckankar. She must be a very
> strong individual to do that.
> --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com,
> "prometheus_973" <prometheus_973@> wrote:
> > "You learn through your children" HU-Chatters
> > claim. They even discuss those children who
> > left the EK teachings, maybe, due to observations
> > of hypocrisy. However, ECK H.I. parents can learn
> > even more spiritual lessons from their children
> > who reject Eckankar... if they still have somewhat
> > of an open mind! This rejection of Eckankar from
> > these children is truly Golden-Tongued Wisdom
> > and a "Waking Dream!" There are Higher Truths
> > behind their motivations to leave!
> > Klemp's mind is closed and his light is out! Therefore,
> > HK wasn't/isn't able to learn anything from his daughter's
> > rejection of EK. Klemp was/is too focused on his ego
> > driven narcissistic goal of power via becoming the Mahanta
> > (for life?) as stated in Ch.7 of "Soul Travelers of the
> > Far Country." Isn't it interesting that her middle name
> > is Gail. It seems her birth (Oct. 1973) was during the
> > time when HK was beginning to position himself within
> > the ECK hierarchy with Darwin and Gail.
> > Prometheus