No faith in Eckankar
- Eckankar tries to dispel faith. It purports rather to give you concrete and tangible evidence that there is more than meets the eye and you no longer need faith when you can "ecksperience IT".
For example, there is some blurb on one of the eck book covers that proclaims "Touch the hem of God". This is the cornerstone of eck and why eckankar is popular to a certain mindset of people. You no longer have to sit on a fence and wait for a miracle. You can have visitations from Rebazar or the Mahanta right in the comfort of your own home. There is no real work involved. All you have to do is attribute your dreams to the eck and you are CONVINCED that God exists.
According to the teachings, you can tell the future. Twitchell once said that his "gift" of prophecy was not to be used for selfish reasons. In other words, he implied that he could know the lottery numbers for the next drawing or know which stock to buy but the knowledge of the light and sound were priceless and far more important. This was basically a way of him not having to perform a miracle.