I guess we'll never know
since ECKankar doesn't
have an open book policy!
Why is that? Shouldn't any
H.I. have the right to know?
Anyway, let's assume that
HK's paid $65,000 per year
but also has dental, health
care, retirement, paid housing
and utilities, a car, secretary,
handy man, security/chauffeur,
travel expenses and an expense
account for clothing, etc., etc.
BTW- I wonder what Joan's
income is as well?
Anyhow, back to Harold Klemp.
Now, since EK authors and
musicians are paid 50% in
royalties for the work that
is done for ECKankar I'm
assuming that Klemp, also,
gets 50% in royalties for
everything with his name
Therefore, this latest and eighth
book of the series "The Spiritual
Life" is one more source of income
for Klemp. But, how many books
does ECKankar print in a first run?
1,000, 5,000, or 10,000?
How many ECKankar Centers are
there worldwide? 300? The Satsang
Societies would have several copies
of this book at each ECK Center.
Of course, this book would probably
be in English only for now.
And, there are also Internet sales,
as well as, Seminar sales.
Then there are book sales at
Spiritual/New Age/Body, Mind,
There's always a retirement of
the old covers and titles and a
"new" series/cycle of books with
new titles and covers taking their
place. New versions of old fabricated
and embellished stories are told
as examples to strive for or to
dream of happening (to you) on
another plane of consciousness.
More promises of enlightenment
and spiritual growth are given,
but with hidden strings attached...
the outer initiations that are capped
at 7 for almost all ECKists. But
not to worry, there're always the
"inner initiations" and one's
imagination will fill-in the blanks
with worthless dribble from this
The purpose for Klemp's "new"
To keep hope and delusion alive;
keep up the appearance that Eckankar
isn't stagnant and passé; to feed
Klemp's hugeeee elephant sized
ego of being "intelligent" and an
"author;" to bring in more money
for the org and for Klemp. Isn't he
Really, how much money has
Klemp made with just royalties
alone? Millions I'm sure! More
Snake Oil anyone?