Re: Elaborately Ornate Is Putting It Mildly!
- Hi Mish,
When I was an Eckist I appreciated it that Klemp and company were
building things to last and for it to look nice. An Eckist doesn't
want it to be over-the-top, but where is the point of balance?
However, it seems that Klemp did go over-the-top with the spiral
staircase and the other ornate features of the new ESC (Eckankar
Spiritual Center). And, for Peter Skelskey to have that high end
French Provincal furniture in his new office is definitely over-the-
top! I would really like to see a detailed financial statement from
Eckankar. What do people at the ESC get paid, how about health care
and retirement? What other kinds of property does Eckankar own...
how about investments? If Eckankar owns stocks and bonds are these
environmentally friendly companies and responsible in other ways, or
do these companies create a negative impact on both people and
nature? Why don't Eckists care to know these details? Because
Eckists are taught to be passive and to trust that Klemp (the
Mahanta) is making all of these decisions... or is he?
> I wonder if Harold has bothered to thank each and every chela whodonated so generously for the construction of that very elaborate
ornate great hall at the Eckankar Spiritual Center. I have seen some
of the photos, and believe me the railing itself is the most
detailed I can remember ever seeing. It certainly cost a pretty dime
for sure. It is gold in color but not sure what the actual finish
is. Doesn't matter as it looks quite expensive and over the top! I
think, personally, that Harold should change his suit color from
blue to gold! : )
***Yes, a god suit... (I meant gold) for Klemp would look nice and
be more appropos! Since Klemp was almost a farmer and almost a
Luthern preacher... maybe a combination could be done. Maybe gold
bib overalls... with navy blue pin stripes! Or, maybe a white
suit... with wide navy blue stripes! Oops! That might look too
realistic of the truth!
> After seeing these photos, it makes me wonder more what kind ofvacations Harold and Joan indulge in--or is it possible they have a
second home someplace nice, like in a more beautiful and sunny
clime? Well, probably not, they both look too pastey for that! : )
***Yes, Liz had some interesting thoughts on this. Yachts! That's
why it would be nice to see where the all the money is. Didn't
Eckists learn anything from the Darwin Gross eckperience (2nd not
972nd LEM)! If Klemp wants to be truthful and honest, where Gross
wasn't, then why not make the financial information and the records
open to the membership (if not the general public), or does Klemp
have these locked up in a "sound proof dark room." Eckists, though,
are too brainwashed to even care and only have backbone when posting
on the Internet! Question authority!
> But do you ever wonder what Harold does for fun beyond competingwith kids playing Ms Pacman at some arcade near home? Oh, the life
of being the L.E.M. of the greatest religion on earth! It must be
***I'm thinking that he spends a lot of time on the Internet gaming.
Oh, by the way... I'm now thinking that Klemp is around 61 years of
age (1944). Too bad he's not forth coming with this and other minor
details even in his autobiography.