More Proof--Black Magician Klemp Tricked Gross
- In Klemp's 1987 book "Soul Travelers
of the Far Country" [STFC], Chapter 7,
Klemp tells the reader about his two
meetings with Sri Darwin Gross (M/LEM)
in a "Sound Proof Dark Room" where
Klemp worked, in the photo department,
at the ECKankar Sipritual Center (ESC)
in Menlo Park, CA.
In Klemp's Autobiography there's a
different version of who said what to
whom. Also, note that in 2000 HK still
harboured ill feelings toward Darwin
since Klemp doesn't mention Darwin
by name on many occasions. Instead,
HK gives the impression that he might
be speaking of Rebazar rather than
Dap Ren (Gross) but this is not the
"`How would you like a new job?'
he [DG] asked. `Sure,' I said, without
hesitation...Upon reflection [to sound
humble and not too eager], I added,
`If you see that it is best.` The LEM
sat huddled on the stool, his brows
knit in thought. `We really shouldn't
talk about it here.' He shot a glance
at the open door, where anyone might
have walked in at any moment.
`WE COULD GO INTO THE DARKROOM,`
I suggested. He HESITATED, then said,
`All right.' Quickly we walked into the
most secure of the Darkrooms, the
Second one, then shut the door and
turned on the light. [Still, it's a "darkroom!"]
This Darkroom was the perfect place
for a private meeting: It was SOUNDPROOF.
The walls of the room were a flat off-
white to Cut Down On stray reflections
of Light for camera work." [pgs. 408-409]
More excerpts from "Soul Travelers
of the Far Country" 1987 Copyright:
"A year earlier, the first week of March
1980, my predecessor as the spiritual
leader of ECKankar, Darwin Gross,
had paid me a visit in the camera
department at the ECKankar Office
in Menlo Park, California... GROSS
leaned against the other table, made
a few pleasant remarks, THEN ASKED
ME TO ACCOMPANY HIM TO THE
DARKROOM WHICH WAS SOUND
PROOF." [pg. 129]
"I wondered what was so important
that he had us in such a SOUNDPROOF,
private room." [pg. 130]
Thus, Klemp is trying to make it seem
as though Darwin knew that Klemp's
darkroom was soundproof! However,
with a 20/20 hindsight view Klemp
realized that it didn't matter whether
he tried to place Darwin in a bad light
since his credentials, also, could come
into question too. Thus HK mentions,
only once, in his Autobiography that
the darkroom was "soundproofed,"
but mentions it several times in Soul
Travelers of the Far Country (Ch. 7).
It could be that Klemp still held a
passive/aggressive grudge against
Darwin for Not making him the LEM
in 1980. And, since their "deal" had
been made in a Sound Proof Dark
Room (NO LIGHT & SOUND or ECK)
Klemp didn't feel that he should be
held to the promises that he had made
with Darwin. DG was to have remained
on as the "full" Mahanta, but nasty little
Harry didn't want to share the Throne.
FIRST, there is the symbolism behind
the absence of Light and Sound, the
ECK, where HK worked on a daily basis.
This is not a "coincidence" because in
ECKankar there is No Such Thing as
"accidents" or "coincidences!" It's all
Fate, Karma, Tests, Destiny, and "Signs"
or Symbolism and whispers of Golden-
Tongued Wisdom or insights into Waking
Dreams. All are given to Soul by the ECK.
Thus, this "sign" or revelation is being
imparted to ECKists by the Holy Spirit
(ECK) in 1987, and again in 2000 via
a Freudian mistake, oversight, or a
lack of higher consciousness on Klemp's
SECOND, in HK's 2000 "Autobiography
of a Modern Prophet" Klemp mentions
that the Darkroom was "Sound Proof"
only "once" this time around. In HK's
1987 STFC book (CH.7) Klemp was
more adamant at pointing this detail
out in order in an attempt to discredit
Gross and to make it seem that it
was DG's idea to meet there in the
first place, thus, making him appear
to be a "Black Magician."
Later, in 2000 edit and retell of these
events Klemp was either more honest
or more careless when he admitted that
he was the one who invited Darwin to
go into the Soundproof Darkroom versus
Darwin inviting him. Or, perhaps Klemp
no longer cared that ECKists knew the
truth. What could/would they do? Nothing
it seems! They're too brain-washed and
passive or kept too busy planning the EWS,
Regionals, Intros, etc., etc. to notice.
Klemp's original motives for becoming
the LEM/M were impure to begin with
since it was based upon selfish desires
and attachments. There's proof in Klemp's
own words that he was not "detachment"
from the outcome. HK fantasized upon
becoming the LEM more than anything
The latter is proven with what Marge
(Harry's first wife) had to say to
him on their drive home from the
1980 EWWS. Klemp was frustrated
and angry after hearing an announcement
by Gross that one of the candidates
for the LEM position had failed his
tests. Therefore, the "change" to a
new LEM would be delayed for yet
Anyway, Marge told Harold after the
1980 EWWS, "Don't worry. You can
always be an ECK Master, even if you
can't be the Living ECK Master." [Soul
Travelers of the Far Country, Ch 7, pg.
Klemp states, "MORE THAN ONCE
my wife TRIED IN VAIN to cheer me
up by saying that it is a BLESSING
to become an ECK Master; why not
set my sights on that?" [pg. 143]
BTW- It's too bad that Gross didn't
know about HK's 1970 bridge jump,
strip tease, arrest, and three week stay
in a Mental institution (where he learned
how to `play the game' in order to be
released early). Or else, Klemp would
have been eliminated from the LEM
candidates too! Thus, Black Magician
Klemp tricked Darwin, again, by omitting
this information about himself. Later,
after the fact, Klemp did some damage
control by confessing to his antics (it
was public record), but put a "God-
Realization" spin upon it in order to
save face and give credence to PT's
con and his inherited vocation as LEM.
It's, also, interesting that Klemp claims
to have gotten his "Golden-tongued
prophecy" [delusion] from Twitchell
(a few months after HK's early release
from the Mental Institution). Thus,
Klemp wasn't surprised when Darwin
asked him if he would be interested
in a new job. After all, HK had positioned
himself at the ESC as he played the
game, wrote brochures, and hide in
"His [DG's] statement, however historic,
was not really a surprise to me. Paul
Twitchell, by means of the Golden-tongued
Wisdom of the ECK-Vidya (the Ancient
Science of Prophecy), had already said
that I was to be the Mahanta after the
next Living ECK Master had served his
term. This was back in October of 1970,
at the World Wide in Las Vegas." [STFC,
Actually, Paul had said nothing to Klemp!
Klemp was standing on the fringe of
a group of people and eavesdropping
on what Tom Flamma was saying to
them... that one of them would be the
next LEM. Klemp distorts the truth as
much as Twitchell did!
Later, in this same book, Klemp
overlooks his own ego driven
attachments and desires by judging
Gross and Second Guesses SUGMAD's
"WILL" by saying:
"Gross's failure to understand attachment
versus SUGMAD's will precipitated
the spiritual crisis that led to his dismissal
from the Vairagi Order in late 1983."
What Klemp doesn't understand,
once again, is that he was being
"tested" on how he was to treat
Darwin. Instead, Klemp failed to
have love, empathy, and compassion.
Thus, HK is incapable of forgiving
Darwin even to this very day! What's
strange, however, is that Darwin forgave
Klemp's attachments, vanity, and trickery
got him the Rod of ECK Power (and
into the Vairagi Order), and got DG
kicked out of Eckankar and (supposedly)
kicked out the Vairagi Order! Klemp's
slight of hand and misdirection is
typical S.O.P. for a Black Magician.
He would do anything and by any
means necessary to have what he
desired... becoming the LEM. HK's
even sold his Soul to the Devil (KAL)!
FYI- Darwin had given HK the (inner)
8th initiation on June 14, 1980 and
the outer one on Jan. 27, 1981(pg.140).
And, Klemp states that he was given
the 9th initiation (by Darwin, the Inner
Master) on July 22, 1981. [pg. 186]
Next, I'd like to share this quote
of Klemp's from page 140 of "Soul
Travelers of the Far Country:"
"After Paul's journey with Rebazar
Tarzs to the Anami (God), SHAMUS
said of Paul in The Tiger's Fang:
`Then he should know all things,
BUT I see by the light around him
there are many things yet that he
needs to know before being accepted
into the ancient order of the BOURCHA-
KOUN!' BUT Shamus answered
his own question in the next breath:
`No man, nor Soul, ever reaches
the fulfillment of the quest for God.
One goes on and on throughout
all eternity, deeper into perfection
and deeper into God.'` [pg. 140]
Thus, it seems as though the ATOM
chelas, who have "Borchakoun" Masters,
have some validity coming from Klemp
and Shamus. However, upon closer
inspection, we can see that Shamus
never asked a question, or that Klemp
is keeping us in the dark as to what the
actual question was! Therefore, Klemp
is either mistaken and/or is misinterpreting
the words of a former but "real" Master.
Then again, look at what HK says here:
"He [DG] was my spiritual Master
and held the Rod of ECK Power. I had
complete faith in him because, as the
agent for SUGMAD, he often appeared
to me in my dreams and in Soul Travel."
[STFC, pg. 129]
"Besides this, and most importantly,
both Peddar Zaskq (Paul Twitchell)
and Dap Ren (Gross's spiritual name)
had been coming to me in the Soul
body for many months now, testing
me in one fashion or another..."
[STFC, pg. 130]
Yet, Klemp, the LEM/Mahanta of
ECKankar, disrespected his former
Master by never mentioning his death
to the EK Membership. Darwin did so
much for little Harry and, yet, he's still
spiteful. Why couldn't Klemp say anything
nice about his/our former Master!
What's sad is that in 1987, 2000, and
in 2008, when Darwin died, and still,
now, in 2009 that Klemp has held onto
his anger and resentment towards Darwin!
And, even today, by Not mentioning
Darwin's death it shows that Klemp
has failed to let go of his Anger, and
cast it into the ECK Stream. Therefore,
HK (the Mahanta) has failed another
test that many chelas have passed!
Can HK still claim to be a "Master"
or the Mahanta? IMO- HK was kicked
out of the Vairagi Order long ago
and has kept this a secret from his
followers. It could be that Rebazar
has translated, as well, and Klemp
has been keeping this a secret too!
However, more proof of Klemp's
continued anger towards Dawin
is found in his 2000 "Autobiography"
when HK avoids saying Darwin's
name, or his spiritual name, and
refers to him as only the Inner Master.
However, we know that this is Darwin
(Dap Ren) and Not Rebazar when
"The Inner Master kept up his regular
visits. At night he helped me to shape
the right feelings and attitudes to be
an ECK Master. On May 25, 1981
he called together a group of Higher
Initiates on the inner planes... The
Inner Master took the floor. First, he
introduced me to the others in a
quiet, conversational tone. `Here's
SRI Harold Klemp,' he said... that title
of spiritual respect, in ECK, is reserved
for the Mahanta, The Living ECK Master."
Thus, "SRI" Darwin Gross (Klemp's
Inner Master) was also the MAHANTA,
the Living ECK Master! Of course,
later in the book, HK clarifies that
Darwin wasn't a "full" 14th Mahanta.
this is a Catch-22 that Klemp dreamed
up in order to control his followers and
to show that he's the Top Dog and King
of the Hill.