Re: Interview of former EKists
- 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
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
I am currently working on a paper
on Eckankar for Religions of the World
While I plan on trying to interview someone
that is currently practicing, I would also like
to interview someone that used to practice
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.
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.