Eckankar Continues To Dupe the Trusting & Gullible
- Hello pjr and thanks for the post!
The LINK to CONFESSIONS in your post pulls it
up just fine. I'll have to add it to this site's LINK
page when I get the chance.
Here's a 2003 Five Star Amazon.com Review of
Confessions of a God Seeker:
I find the two 1 star reviews of this book to be rather silly,
and 1 dimensional. Eckists are really frightened of this book
because it shatters the illusion of the world of Eckankar that
was created for them and by them.
The one reviewer complains that the author is too "cerebral"
and yet one must use the mind for discernment. If one wants
to judge on the basis of emotion or using the heart center
then they will not go beyond the Astral Plane. One must use
a conbination of faculties including nudges, common sense,
logic, feelings, and knowingness. Also, I had "personal experiences"
before, during and after Eckankar. I only just now discovered
that the Masters and Mahanta were actually my own Self as
God-soul. Therefore, true spiritual freedom is now experienced
on a level never before attained!
Another reviewer seemed to think that if one finds fault with
Eckankar that something must be wrong with them rather than
Eckankar. To pray, contemplate, or meditate on a daily basis
is a process of dying daily it is said. Everyone has this ability,
but one must have a pure heart and those involved in the Eckankar
cover-up cannot be pure. People who try to use the excuse
of it's only "human errors" are also overlooking the Eckankar
spin that these three eck masters (Twitchell, Gross, and Klemp)
are supposed to be the most spiritually advanced supermen
on the planet or in all universes and Planes! Even to take the
standards down several levels would show these three to be
a pitiful selection! The reviewer goes on to say that if this
(Eckankar) is made up then it's the best story ever and that
he has fallen in love. Well, some people love to be in love,
and need to have something greater to believe in than the
Truth of who they really are (God-soul).
It is easy to put someone on a pedestal as a hero or savior
than to take responsibility for your own Mastership in this
here and now! People don't need priests (clergy) or mahantas
to continue the lies that attach them to dependency rather
than the independency of spiritual freedom. Twitchell Westernized
Radasoami Satsang and used "The Path of the Masters" by
Julian P. Johnson as his guide. Ford Johnson points this out
in his book and I have verified this information for myself.
Take your time reading this book. It's better if you also take
the time to verify the info given and contemplate on these
revelations. I also highly suggest that this book be re-read
after several months for further clarity.