Re: Some history
- View SourceHi freeto,
Welcome to the site and thanks for the post. It would be even more
interesting to see which books Twitch kept for a week or two! I
think P.T. was just trying to make a name for himself (a P.R. stunt)
and impress Gail at the same time. Twitch admits that he basically
skimmed these books.
Here's a quote by Twitchell, "... when I was in Seattle I read about
35,000 books, or I don't say that I particularly read them word for
word. I went through 35,000 books of every subject you can know
which built me a background for a certain bit of the work that I
have today." [Difficulties of Becoming the Living ECK Master, pg 98]
See where he admits he didn't "particularly read them word for word.
I went through 35,000 books." Maybe he didn't even skim them and
slept on them instead! [He absorbed them via the Eck-Vidya] <smile>
Perhaps that's why Twitch needed twenty or so books per day in order
to make a nice flat bed for himself! LOL!
Twitch also mentions the research needed on various subjects in
order to create a "background for a certain bit of the work that I
have today" (his new vocation). It's interesting how the truth
sometimes just slips out, and is usually just overlooked!
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "freetoseektruth"
Paul Twitchell met Gail in 1963 at the Seattle Public Library. She
(Gail) had a part-time job there while she attended the University
of Washington as a full-time student.
Paul was reading a tremendous amount of books at the time. He would
take out twenty books each evening and he would trade them in for a
fresh batch on the next night.
Gail had been puzzling about this unusual fellow who left his crazy
bookmarks in the returned books, and she had been wanting to know
more about him.
After Paul and Gail were married, the first year for them
was "rough", but they made it. She worked as he wrote eckankar
discourses. Funny how Gail always seemed to find work in small town
Just how intrumental was Gail in assisting Paul in his lifting
entire paragraphs from other authors books? Could be if a person
were to go back to some of these libraries where she and Paul
frequented, we might find the books he checked out (20 per night)
and compare his great work to those he was reading back in the day.
I know in our small town library, most books are still on the
shelves even as far back as the 40s, with peoples signatures listed
on the check out label within the book. Records of checked out
books are now kept in a computer program.
Yet I wonder how hard it would be to research and find all those
books he most likely lifted the teachings from, with Gails help of
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