Re: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: Promotion of Eckankar Part 1 of 3- Dummying-Down of Eckankar
- "A worship service? On Sunday morning? It
certainly sounds exactly like Christianity to me.
Shouldn't all of that raise some red flags to the
mebership of Eckankar?"
My question is: "Worship of what?" Since
the "Living Eck Master" is supposedly not to
be worshipped as "God". However, I thought
that was what people worshipped at church.
God, or Sugmad, is what Paul Twitchell (&
Rebazar Tarzs) appeared to worship in Brad
Steiger's book but, judging by the amount of
pictures in Eckankar Centers depicting Eck
Masters and the leader of Eckankar, it does
seem that the emphasis is on Eck Masters &
the Mahanta, the Living Eck Master when one
combines these with the "worship" of them by
Granted, I can't speak for all Eck Centers
but, in my opinion, the books and promotional
materials do seem to put a lot of emphasis on
"Eck Masters". In fact, this is what appears to
be a major "selling point" of Eckankar dogma
and what even (in some instances) is claimed
to be "unique" about Eckankar when compared
with other paths.
I wonder if true these are not worshipped?
I wonder, too, about the emphasis they are
not to be worshipped.
Does the word "worshipped" mean not to be
worshipped as God(s)? Because, maybe this is
why peoope leave Eckankar? I mean, when they
feel forced to "worship" Eck Masters as "God"?
Once, at a table for the public, a person came
up to find out about what Eckankar believed. As
soon as they heard about the Living Eck Master
being like a guru and representative of God they
said something like: "See, I don't believe in that"
and they turned and walked away. It was fine up
until that point. They were curious and interested
From: jonathanjohns96 <jonathanjohns96@...>
Sent: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 2:21 pm
Subject: [EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous] Re: Promotion of Eckankar Part 1
of 3- Dummying-Down of Eckankar
When you said "I've stated before, HK is changing ECKankar to look
more and more like his former Lutheran Church and Christianity in
general!" you obviously were saying the same thing as me. I rmember
you making comparisons to Klemp's Lutheran Church, but I though you
were speaking in vague terms about Klemp turning Eckankar into a
social club. I didn't know that you meant he was patterning Eckankar
Interesting how we both noticed this independantly, but the
membership of Eckankar can't see any of this, or if they do, they
don't have a problem with it. It just shows me once more how much
these people literally worship Harold Klemp. It doesn't matter what
hair-brained scheme Klemp comes up with, the membership goes right
along with it.
A worship service? On Sunday morning? It certainly sounds exactly
like Christianity to me. Shouldn't all of that raise some red flags
to the mebership of Eckankar?
I've been questioning why Eckankar has a worship service for many
years. Probably since it was first instituted which I believe was
before 1999 even.
It's amazing how I independantly figured out many of the same things
that you did about Eckankar, yet we have never even met or
communicated until a few short weeks ago.