Sedona Legend (EK 8th Initiate) Helen Frye web link
- Hi Liz and All,
Helen Vanderbilt Frye was an ECK Eighth Initiate!
She became an ECKist in 1969 and became "involved"
with Darwin at some point in time and later (1979)
found out about PT's Plagiarisms.
And yes, the "esoteric group" mentioned in the article
"Circumstances started to take a distinctive and ominous
direction since Helen Vanderbilt Frye first desired to help
the esoteric group financially. Smoke Trail Ranch and the
House of Apache Fires, was offered to this esoteric organization
with the specific stipulation it would be used for a spiritual
retreat, and developed with respect for the natural and pristine
state of the land and most importantly not sold. Helen learned
that a sale was indeed being considered by the leaders of
the group. They claimed insufficient funds in regard to the
project, and indicated an intent to not follow through on their
original agreement. It appears that Helen at this point again
moved to repurchase the property. She was refused however,
and a resolution was not reached.
It is said, the group at this time was undergoing an internal
melt-down at the Sedona location. Documents were submitted
to the organization that indicated many sacred doctrines of
the group were PLAGIARIZED and 'lifted, shall we say. (I have
researched the origins of the group and feel there is validity
to this claim). This caused controversy, and Helen was understandably
alarmed, the Sedona group was said at that time to split off.
At the same time, it is said by some close to Helen, but not
validated, the leadership of the esoteric organization was
trying to discredit and minimize Helen's "official" involvement
with the group. This upset Helen deeply as she had become
the "unofficial" den mother of the group at her ranch. Not to
mention her unprecedented generosity with the group. A major
rift developed at this time between the two parties. At this time
Helen's business manager-companion was rumored to have
split with the group as well. When Helen was in New Orleans
she heard that the group desired to sell Wings of the Wind as
well. Helen immediately notified the leadership of an intent
to buy back her Wings of the Wind estate. She was refused
abruptly and told they had no intention of selling. Per a neighbor,
but undocumented, around this time Helen was thrown out
of her home Wings of the Wind, by the organization, and for
a time lived out in the Village of Oak Creek at her incompleted
new showplace home called Sky Fires, as she had no where
else to go."
> My last email for the day, I promise! :-)
> This one is for those that have not seen the web site of the Sedona Legend
> Helen Frye, one time eckankar member. Scroll down to where it says
> Intrigue and Heartbreak" Broken promises and opportunists.....
> At one time the "esoteric group" referenced throughout, was actually listed
> as Eckankar, but due to legal reasons (I will assume) they had to remove
> the Eckankar reference!