Klemp Changes Eckankar To Look More Christian
- I'm revisiting this because I've noticed more
revisions that HK has made to the Original
foundation (works/message) that Twitchell
based Eckankar upon.
Just compare the definitions from PT's Eckankar
Dictionary to Klemp's LexiCon.
FYI-My copy of PT's Eckankar Dictionary was
printed in 1986... Five Years AFTER Klemp took
PT: "VAHANA (vah-hah'-nah) Vehicle; the CHANNEL
for the God power, the Mahanta, Christ, Buddha."
HK: "VAHANA. (vah-HAH-nah) Vehicle; CARRIER of
ECK or the message of ECK; the ECK missionary."
What happened to "the CHANNEL for the MAHANTA"
in Klemp's version? Neither "Channel" or "Mahanta"
is listed by Klemp! And, notice the reference to
"Missionary" in Klemp's version!
Also, look on page 199 of Klemp's LexiCon. There
is NO ECK SPIRITUAL YEAR of the VAHANA! These
"12 EK Spiritual Years" are just "themes" for public
use and have No real value or else "Vahana" would
Not have been eliminated or switched out!
Okay! Next, let's look at PT's version vs. HK's version
PT: "ARAHATA (ah-rah-hah'-tah) An initiate of the Second
Circle in ECKANKAR; a teacher of ECK Satsang groups
HK: "ARAHATA. (ah-rah-HAH-tah) An initiate of the Second
Circle in ECKANKAR; a teacher of ECK Satsang classes."
I wonder why Klemp left out "groups?"
Why, then, does Klemp Not List Year of the "ARAHATA?"
Instead, Klemp uses "Year of the Teacher."
Let's Not forget that the EK Arahata is, also, a 2nd
Initiate! And, isn't the 2nd Initiation, the first, of the
most "important" EK initiations?! Sure! That's what
So, Why is the second definition of "teacher" used
to celebrate a "Spiritual New Year?"
This is the tip-of-the-iceberg as to how Klemp
is putting a Christian/Mormon like twist upon the
Original ECK Teachings.
So, let's have another look at what was created,
recreated and then eliminated by Klemp's own hand.
NOTE: The "X" shows what Klemp took out of or altered
from his own "Theme Wheel" on page 199 versus what
was listed, here, from page 62.
Too bad that Klemp didn't attempt to write 10 more
Shariyats. There could have been a year for each (12)!
Maybe that's Why HK reconsidered and took out "the
First and Second Year of the Shariyat."
"ECK spiritual year. The year of ECK which begins
on October 22 at midnight in the Valley of Timer.
X... Arahata, Year of the;
Blessing, A Year of;
Consecration, A Year of;
Creativity, A Year of;
ECK Missionary, Year of the;
ECK Teacher, Year of the;
Giving, The Year of;
Graceful Living, The Year of;
X... HU, A Year of;
HU, Year of;
Light and Sound, The Year of;
X... Shariyat, The First Year of the;
X... Shariyat, The Second Year of the;
Shariyat, The Year of the;
Spiritual Healing, A Year of;
X... Spiritual Healing, The Year of;
Thanksgiving, The Year of;
X... 12 Years of ECK;
X... Vahana, Year of the."
It looks like ECKists got "X" and didn't even realize it!
Klemp should make "Catch-22!" into "A Spiritual Year."