One thing to keep in mind is that the spoken word is much different
from the written word where people can edit and use other sources as
their own. "Difficulties" was a transcription of Twitchell's spoken
word. Twitchell talks about his earlier years that one rarely heard
him speak about elsewhere. The reasons why this book will never be
re-released are because of the lies and contradictions that he told
about himself (that can be proven to be false) and the tid-bits of
truth that negatively reflect upon his character. His manipulations,
when he was in the U.S. Navy during W.W.II, are examples that border
upon treason and should have gotten him a dishonorable discharge if
anyone had found out about his antics and the confusion he caused!
Twitch was quite proud about pushing people's buttons and playing
games to out smart the Navy brass (during wartime!). He thought
himself to be quite clever. And, he mentions all of these things in
June of 1971, as the Mahanta, with no remorse or 20/20 hindsight!
This point speaks volumns about the founder of Eckankar and of the
scam itself. Therefore, how can Klemp ever be anything greater than
the phoney that created Eckankar?
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com
> prometheus, i have just finished reading 'difficulties of becoming
> living eck master' by paul twitchell. i wanted to read something
> was entirely in pt's own words, and i believe this is it. the
> syntax, etc are awkward and makes the book somewhat difficult to
> in places - but i believe this is because the book is transcribed
> straight from tapes that paul made. apparantly, there was no
> when tranlating the tapes into this book.
> other than this, it seems pretty typical eck fare. do u have any
> or information as to why it was pulled from the eck line up? they
> print it any longer, and copies are hard to find.
> thanks, jamie....