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  • mishmisha9
    ... Hello, Amanda! Could you explain a bit about yourself and why you selected eckankar for your Religions of the World class? How did you come to find
    Message 1 of 3 , May 4, 2009
      --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "Amanda" <anankivel@...> wrote:
      >
      > I am currently working on a paper on Eckankar for Religions of the World class. While I plan on trying to interview someone that is currently practicing, I would also like to interview someone that used to practice the religion. I know there is controversy surrounding the religion and that some consider it a cult. If the person did not want to meet or talk face to face I could supply the interview questions to them and be emailed back the responses.
      >
      > Any assistance you could provide would be great. I do not want to do a paper with just the one side and would like a former member's insight to the religion as well. I would also site that the person is anonymous in my work.
      >
      > Thank you,
      > Amanda Nankivel
      >

      Hello, Amanda!

      Could you explain a bit about yourself and why you
      selected eckankar for your Religions of the World
      class? How did you come to find eckankar? I hope
      you are reading the posts on this site--they should
      give you a very good look at former members'
      perspectives and experiences--many have posted
      why they dropped out of the cult! I also recommend
      that you check out Ford Johnson's book "Confessions
      of a God Seeker" and James Davis's posts on why he
      left eckankar. Both Johnson and Davis were long time
      followers of eckankar and quite active in the upper
      levels of the org.

      BTW, if you are a member of this site, you can go to
      the Files and read chapters 6-10 of Confessions of a
      God Seeker. The message board and archives are
      available for reading without joining. However, there is a lot
      of good info in the Files but they can only be read by
      members.

      Good luck,
      Mish
    • prometheus_973
      Hello Amanda, I hope we hear more from you and that you list your questions for us to answer. I doubt if there could be a face to face meeting since the odds
      Message 2 of 3 , May 5, 2009
        Hello Amanda,
        I hope we hear more from you and
        that you list your questions for
        us to answer.

        I doubt if there could be a face to
        face meeting since the odds of one
        of us living near you isn't very good.

        Yes, ECKankar is both a cult and
        a religion!

        Anyway, please feel free to contact
        us with your questions. And, as Mish
        suggested, please review the topics
        and our comments in the archives,
        links, and files in order to have a
        broader understanding of ECKankar's
        background.

        Prometheus

        Amanda wrote:

        I am currently working on a paper
        on Eckankar for Religions of the World
        class.

        While I plan on trying to interview someone
        that is currently practicing, I would also like
        to interview someone that used to practice
        the religion.

        I know there is controversy surrounding the
        religion and that some consider it a cult.

        If the person did not want to meet or talk face
        to face I could supply the interview questions
        to them and be emailed back the responses.

        Any assistance you could provide would be great.
        I do not want to do a paper with just the one side
        and would like a former member's insight to the
        religion as well. I would also site that the person
        is anonymous in my work.

        Thank you,
        Amanda Nankivel

        Mish wrote:

        Hello, Amanda!

        Could you explain a bit about yourself and why you
        selected eckankar for your Religions of the World
        class? How did you come to find eckankar?

        I hope you are reading the posts on this site--they
        should give you a very good look at former members'
        perspectives and experiences--many have posted
        why they dropped out of the cult!

        I also recommend that you check out Ford Johnson's
        book "Confessions of a God Seeker" and James Davis's
        posts on why he left eckankar. Both Johnson and Davis
        were long time followers of eckankar and quite active
        in the upper levels of the org.

        BTW, if you are a member of this site, you can go to
        the Files and read chapters 6-10 of Confessions of
        a God Seeker. The message board and archives are
        available for reading without joining. However, there
        is a lot of good info in the Files but they can only be
        read by members.

        Good luck,
        Mish
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