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originally posted by: JustKoz
Hello , my name is Christian , my whole family is Catholic , and they do belive. But me? I stopped beliving in anything few years ago. And becuase of my current situation with a lot of stress and some depression i want to find a religion that i can look forword to. A religion that i would belive in , it can be any religion , i am open to anything. And ill try anything , even if it can be satanic or whatever. Please help me
I just found a new One that I haven't really looked into called 'Eckankar™ Another to look at in 'The Law of One'
Eckankar is described as "Religion of the Light and Sound of God". Eckankar has also been described as "The Ancient Science of Soul Travel,", "The Path of Total Awareness," and "A Way of Life". The header on the main Eckankar website says "Eckankar, Experience the Light and Sound of God" and the footer reads, "Religion of the Light and Sound of God".
Ek ong kaar, sat naam, karataa purakh, nirbho (neer bho), nirvair (neer vair), Akaal moorat, ajoonee, saibhang, gur prasaad. Jap! Aad such, jugaad such, Hai bhee such, Naanak hosee bhee such.
One Creator. Truth is His name. Doer of everything. Fearless, Revengeless, Undying, Unborn, Self illumined, The Guru's gift, Meditate! True in the beginning. True through all the ages. True even now. Oh Nanak it is forever true.
originally posted by: JimNasium
I just found a new One that I haven't really looked into called 'Eckankar™
The founder of Eckankar, Paul Twitchell, was a close associate of Hubbard and long-time student of the occult. Twitchell plagiarized all of his teachings from a variety of sources, mainly the Radhasoami and Sant Mat paths of Northern India, while repeatedly asserting that they were completely original and that he had been ‘chosen’ to reveal them. One longstanding critic of Eckankar, Professor David Lane, has described Twitchell as a “pathological liar.”
I was raised a Catholic to age 19, and then joined Eckankar, a New Age religion which I followed for the next 33 years. Having studied and taught Eckankar for 33 years, I am very familiar with the philosophy and aims of the New Age movement. Two of my books were published by Eckankar, and two others were accepted for publication before I withdrew them. I served as the official leader of Eckankar in Ireland, a ‘RESA,’ for 22 years and was the invited guest speaker at 14 international Eckankar seminars. At the time I resigned from Eckankar I had the ‘rank’ of 7th initiate.
I saw that Eckankar was a complete spiritual fraud, a cult concocted in its totality by the plagiarist and social misfit, Paul Twitchell, and carried on in a cleverly modified form by his successor, the current ‘master’ and false prophet, Harold Klemp. The people who follow Eckankar are, for the most part, well-meaning and upright individuals – exactly the kind Satan wants to keep from Christianity. The New Age movement as a whole is a great deception, with potentially catastrophic consequences for all who participate in it.
The evidence set out in this paper shows that Eckankar is definitely not what it seems, that it was set up to lure sincere Christians away from Christianity and sincere Jews away from Judaism. In essence, Eckankar is a cleverly disguised form of high-degree Freemasonry and Egyptian magic. Its uninformed followers are being slowly drawn into an occult web from which it may prove extremely difficult to extract oneself. The end result is not spiritual freedom, but spiritual slavery, or worse.
Where Did Eckankar Come From? From Venus! In pulp magazine articles and interviews prior to 1965, Twitchell bragged Eckankar was his own invention - a form of shabda yoga. Also, in prior magazine write-ups, there was no mention of any Vairagi masters, Rebezar Tarzs, etc. There's considerable evidence that he was making it up as he went along, as even he forgot who was supposed to be whom on occasion. On one audio tape made at one of the earliest world wide seminars, an audience member asked Twitchell to please tell them more about Rebezar Tarzs. There was a long, embarrassing pause and some nervous throat clearing until, apparently, someone quietly reminded Twitchell of who Rebezar was supposed to be. Even in his own copious writings, he never got it straight, in that different books would give different origins. There exists quite a mountain of evidence, though, that Eckankar never existed before Twitchell invented it in 1965.