Twitchell-- Everyone Is God!
- These quotes are from Twitchell's
"The Flute of God" where Twit makes
a case for the True Seeker and Realized
Soul to discover It's own Truth. However,
after softening and disarming the reader,
PT claims to be the middleman needed
to intercede for Soul in order for these
ECK Masters to visit and guide them as
well. Then, of course, PT becomes the
ultimate Master that all of the other
"Masters" report to. It's obvious that
Twitchell is promoting himself and
another manmade religion rather than
what subjective "Truth" he personally
discovered. However, I too, have had
miracles and awakening experiences,
etc. similar to Twitchell's prior to
ECKankar! It's not really uncommon
for seekers of "Divine Truth" to have
or notice mystical experiences.
PT: "Do you believe that God cannot do
wonders for you? In my life, wonders have
happened so often that sometimes I become
complacent and think they are commonplace.
Then something happens and I am again
awakened to what God is doing for me. It
is miraculous in this world and other worlds.
I do not dispute what God Is, and what God
does for me in the present, has done in the
past and will continue to do for me in the
future, throughout eternity.
We do not pray for the Divine to give us
something, as individuals. Instead, we ask
in a positive manner for that which would
benefit all in our receiving."
*ME: Directing a Group HU Chant toward
something positive like World Peace fits
this criteria of Paul's, doesn't it?
"By so doing we are lifting ourselves above
self-involving thought and giving greater
significance to helping ourselves by doing
What does this do for the individual? Praying
in a manner as above keeps the self from
forgetting that it is a part of that greater Self,
we call God. We are Gods of course, but gods
of our own universe, and gods-among-other
gods. EVERY MAN, WOMAN and CHILD is GOD!
No one can dispute this basic fact of cosmic
wisdom! As said before, I am haunted--perhaps
haunted by the fact that beyond my concept
of God there is something else. The secret of
all secrets--and not many know what that
might be. I have had an opportunity to catch
a glimpse of it, and for that very reason I feel
haunted--destined to walk this earth for centuries,
among the crowds of the great cities, over the
majestic plains, through the jungles, by the
rolling seas, and in the mountain heights."
*ME: It just occurred to me--I wonder how
much of this stuff was partially written by Gail?
She was a librarian and PT's proof reader, editor,
and personal secretary in the beginning before
"Not looking for IT, but seeking within myself
that which opens the inner sight again to find
IT, in its wonderful glory!
The closest I can come to IT, which I call the
Truth, is looking into the heart of a morning
glory on some summer morning before the
flower has closed its petals to the rays of sun-
light. Have you ever experienced this?"
*ME: Yes, and more! Is seems Twitchell is saying
that ECKists can find God-Consciousness, IT, or
Truth in nature and through their own Beingness.
"My glimpse of the Divine brings with it a strange
sound of music with its glories, a marvelous melody
sounding like a multitude of flutes. I have called
it the FLUTE OF GOD... So the whole Truth IS.
And nothing more. It is that we must find our
own way to God. THERE IS NO TEACHER, LIVING
OR PAST, WHO CAN GIVE YOU THE ACTUAL
UNDERSTANDING OF TRUTH. A teacher can only
put your feet upon the path and point the way.
THAT IS ALL. It is wholly dependent on the individual
to make his own way to TRUTH.
When he learns, suddenly he finds out THE SECRET
OF THE AGES, the SIMPLEST of all things. That EACH
OF US is TRUTH. We are the Living Truth--the very
embodiment of God. That is, we are each God, ITSELF.
Rather we are a part of the great whole of Truth!"
*ME: Interesting that Twitchell states earlier that
"every man, woman and child is God" and then later
states, "That each of us is Truth... the living Truth
... we are each God, ITSELF" and then PT takes our
Oneness (non-duality) away with an after-thought
by saying "Rather we are a PART of the great whole
of Truth!" This is where Twitchell got his Dualistic
Religion back on track.
BTW- Isn't it strange, here in these spiritual
revelations, that Twitchell never once mentions
the SUGMAD. Instead PT refers to the Divine as
God, IT, or Truth. The "Mahanta consciousness"
(pg. 39) is only mentioned once in this entire book
in what seems to be another after-thought which
was probably inserted just before the book went
to press in 1969.