I hope I'm being clear enough here that there is a network of fully
sanctioned Ecakankar leaders who use an established but informal
grapevine of rumor, gossip and hearsay, combined with information
culled from various initiates reports, as leverage in maintaining
what they perceive to be the integrity of the eck teachings and the
organization of eckankar.
I finally left because I could not condone these methods nor endure
the invasive and outrageous presumption that fuels them. In the end
all you have is my word that this was my experience and observation
for many, many years. A person who reads what I describe has to
decide what's true for themselves, right?
I live my life by my own lights. I am by nature an unconventional,
creative, and inquisitive person. I'm an iconoclast. I've always been
vocal and experimental in my approach to life, and to my practice and
teaching of eck. This frequently disturbed the more ignorant and
sheltered among those I crossed paths with. I drew a great deal of
fire on the rumor mill in eckankar, but at the same time was
recognized as a dedicated, enthusiastic leader with some ability to
Eventually though, my spirit was about crushed by the weight of the
censure and hypocracy I found myself subjected to almost constantly.
The only reason I continued was because I do indeed love life, and I
held an unreasonable belief that if I did, the consciousness of
eckankar would right itself and eventually the teachings of the
indvidual path to God would be reflected in the policies and
structure of the organization. Sadly I was wrong.
What I will not do though, is slander others, regardless of my
perception of them. My experience itself should serve as a warning
for people to seek life elsewhere. That should be enough input from
me for any thinking adult, who isn't a complete fool, to make up
their own mind about these matters.
About the "methods" of psychological control: I think I've been
explicit about that so far.
Of course there's a lot more. But I haven't decided how or whether
to approach it in this forum--not being certain even how useful it
would be for me to do so.
You see, I'm trying to heal--not go on a warpath.
> Wouldn't an identification of this person as a warning to othersstill
> involved in the cult be helpful? Could you outline the methods of
> psychological control?
- --- In eckankartruth@y..., "Bob Jones (yeah right)" <Pharmakon11@e...>
> Of course there's a lot more. But I haven't decided how or whetherGood luck on your healing.
> to approach it in this forum--not being certain even how useful it
> would be for me to do so.
> You see, I'm trying to heal--not go on a warpath.
I know a fellow with a similar background to yours -- ex-RESA, Sixth
Initiate, that left Eckankar around 1990. He never mentioned this
network, but he was always ranting about having to go through the EIO
to get to Harold.