Re: Katherine (Kay-Dee, Kata Daki) Twitchell's D.O.D.
- Hello Etznab,
Remember, Twit mentioned that he visited
Kay-Dee in Paris and even Marman points
out that this was Paris, Kentucky and Not
Paris, France as Twit was leading us to believe.
Plus, let's not forget when Twit was trying to
get into Who's Who in Kentucky and lied about
traveling to India when he was 27 years old
(1935). Or, that on Twit claimed on his "second"
trip to India that he met Rebazar (1951)!
BTW- Even Marman once stated (on Ford's The
Truth-Seeker site) that Rebazar was probably a Myth!
Therefore, I can see where Twitchell was more than
likely lying about the details surrounding his visit
to his sister in her last days. And, isn't he, also,
recounting these details years afterwards? As I
said before, it's much more difficult to remember
lies than to remember the truth. With Twit, the two
(lies and truth) became intertwined with fantasy
and subjective perception which was influenced
by his desires and ego.
Thanks for sharing that.
I've come across a number of different dates
for similar events when reviewing written history
found in Eckankar writings. Not just this one in-
stance. Why this is I am not completely certain.
When compiling data on a timeline, however, it
seems that the placement is, in itself, a form of
statement. Opinion at least.
Well, I'd rather not give false statements and
opinions if I can help it. In this one case, for the
passing of Paul's sister, I thought I could help it
because it seemed that somebody had already
uncovered the accurate information. Yourself.
Here is some of the other trivia I encountered
for the year 1959 and thereabouts.
" 'Well, I've always been a Cliff-Hanger, I guess; but
yes, this was before I took roots on the West Coast
in the late 1950's' "
[Based on: IN MY SOUL I AM FREE, by Brad Steiger
(Copyright 1968?), p. 62]
It isn't clear to me whether this date is an accurate
recollection by Paul, but it could be (IMO) if the date
he was referring to was 1959. Perhaps late 1959?
I am curious about why it appears that Harold and
Doug's reports seem to suggest later in 1959 for the
time when Paul came home to visit his dying sister
if, in fact, she died in the earlier part of the year. And
I'm curious about where was Paul Twitchell after the
death of his sister? Did he stay in Kentucky or20leave
for someplace else?
In Harold's recollection
"[....] In about 1959, Paul left Washington, D.C., and
moved to England. Six months later he found out that
his sister Kay-Dee (Kate) was dying of an incurable ill-
ness. He immediately returned home to Paducah,
Kentucky, and stayed with her for the final two months
of her life. [....]"
it seems to suggest that Paul was with his sister for the
final two months of her life. If she died on 03/11/59 that
would indicate Paul was home by at least January 11th
of that year (1959), which could hardly qualify for "late
1959" in the other example I gave:
"[....] Well, here is what I found: I have seen a number of
letters that show he moved out from DC in early 1959. By
early 1959 he was living in Europe. He came back to the
states when his sister was on her deathbed in late 1959.
From there he went to Davenport, Iowa, and then on to
Seattle. He was living in Seattle by 1961."
[Based on: A.R.E. Post by Doug Marman (Conversation with
Roy Eugene Davis, September 14, 2007.) Sept. 22nd, 7:54
I've noticed how a lot of Harold and Doug's writings are
similar when it comes to recorded history for Paul's life. I
am now starting to wonder who got their information from
who? When Harold did research on Paul's life did he do it
himself? or did he have others helping and giving him the
information too? I wonder about the same for Doug? Like,
how much of what he discovered was based on others &
what they told him? I seem to remember that Doug had
access to a number of materials, & in that case it would
seem to be Doug doing reseach for himself and not nec-
essarily depending on what other people thought, or said.
In a way, I find this reasearch somewhat like working a
Rubic's Cube. Change one thing and a lot of other things
change with it. Also, it takes a long time to get everything
On the trivia timeline for 1960, in the *Trivia section for
the first article, I've compiled an excerpt from an article:
(The Cliff-Hanger Period) @
[Sorry, I haven't uploaded this section yet.]
In that section it appears to suggest that, after his sister
died, "He returned to Washington, D.C., long enough to sell
off some things he had left in storage and then headed for
San Francisco." Later on it recounts how Paul stopped, on
his way to the west coast in Des Moines Iowa on his way
to Seattle. Now, I'm not sure if this is accurate or not, but it
looked, to me, like after about a year ... "First he went down
to Acapulco, back up through San Francisco, then on to
Canada to visit a few Scientology friends who were staying
at a ranch, followed by a swing across the southern part of
the United States. After stops in Housto
n and Dallas, he
went back to Washington, D.C., and even made a return
trip to England."
Even made a return trip to England? I'm not sure what the
actual date would have been then. However, perhaps this is
other section is helpful:
"In about 1961, Paul's father translated. Paul had just moved
from Washington, D.C., to the West Coast. At the time of his
father's passing in Kentucky, he was not able to be there."
[Based on Article (Struggle for Mastership) @
[T.D. (transcription date) - 06/21/07]
I'm not sure exactly when Paul's father translated.
So, it seems, to me, that somewhere between late 1959
and 1961 Paul Twitchell traveled quite a bit - after about a
year stay in Seattle. I think there was some mention about
a Catholic woman, that Paul was wanting to marry, as late
as 1961. Also, in 1961 (July), I saw it recorded that L. Ron
Hubbard left England for about ten days to purchase a ship
in Spain. Cape Finisterre, Spain.
I mentioned this last bit of trivia because I'm curious, in
part, about Paul Twitchell and his relationship with Hubbard
in 1959 and 1961. Whether his trips to England had anything
to do with Scientology.