Re: Question about Joe Sykes, web blogs and eckankrap resesarch
- --- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "mishmisha9"
> I agree that manipulators do have mental disorders, and it >is#### It's like buying everlasting happiness. This seems to be the
> not surprising to know that HK has dealt with his own mental
> problems. The expert manipulators can be quite captivating and
> people will fall for their bs. The thing about orgs like Eckankar
> that some people search out a belief system in which they think
> will be safe and cared for--they surrender their problems to a
> master. They think that if they practice the teachings, read all
> dogma, become active in the group, that all will be well for them--
> whatever problems they had when joining an org like eckankar will
same thing in any religious group. They become active in the group,
practice the dogma, make donations - and, in the case of Eckists,
think that their karma will vanish. When they have a hard time, then
it's so comforting to say "I'm burning my karma", and when all is
well, it's the mahanta's protection.
> They truly believe that this "new" religion helps them and####About a year or so before I left, I looked at the pictures in
> they feel better, perhaps happier, than ever before. However, the
> truth is they just put their problems aside, they didn't really
> care of them or resolve them. The smiles so many of these people
> wear are really more like grimaces.
the mystic world, and I thought the smiles looked so artificial!
Then my husband said that HK's pictures looked so artificial, too -
but it was too early for me to see and admit that! I didn't dare to!
But did you ever see that tooth - it's longer than the others, and
it looks just awful. It makes the photos even more artificial.
> These individuals want a master####That's another trap - happiness in the afterlife! Sounds quite
> so they don't have to think for themselves or be responsible--they
> basically want to drop out from their worldly problems and life.
like Catholicism HK so fights against!
> Manipulators are always available to meet these needs of#### On top of that, it's the "you can all check out yourselves and
> who prefer being led rather than taking care of business for
prove it to yourselves" is the most perfidious trap of all in
A note to Liz - I enjoy your posts very much, too! A book would be
great - but I understand that you don't want to write one! :-)