I have had association with Eckankar since the middle 1960s to current times. I have witnessed all of its phases trials and tribulations as a religious spiritual group. There was some integrity in the early years despite claims and proof of use of other religious groups written materials. Now let me focus on the here and the now as this is important. Have no doubt that the current Eckankar Business is just that, a business and nothing more. It is geared to make money and keep people spending their money for eckankar products.
If you look at the box it looks pretty much the same as the 1960s. However if you examine the contents it is not the same as the 1960s. Individual spiritual achievement was propagated then. Now the propagation is in putting all the power in a singular man known as the mahanta. Self empowerment and individuality is frowned upon and discouraged.
Complaints are made against members who do not donate enough money for products and they are put on a list so they do not receive further initiations. In the field in all parts of the world members are sited for unacceptable behavior and put on computer so they are singled out to be watched and passed up for advancement in the organization.
Unacceptable behavior is noted as not following the party line and not joining in in personal attacks against those the local eckankar centers deem as being a threat to the current eckankar doctrine. In one written book their current mahanta was really proud about writing how an old woman died for kicking his seat from the back in an aircraft. In another supressed and censored book that was altered before publication there was a chapter on how to kill a person. Paranoia and feelings of being prosecution is widespread in the eckankar group aimed at dissidents who appear to not agree to doctrine and behavior.
Members are routinely called by telephone or met in public to feel them out as being potential threats to their organization. It is not uncommon for RESAs and HIs to drive hundreds of miles to check out threatening members and reduce them to feeble participants in the party line or suffer excommunication. Members who are of various professions are put under the microscope as to whether their respective profession is a threat to the organization. The most singled out are public servants, politicians, lawyers and doctors; those who have access to resources to put Eckankar under the scrutinizing microscope for the general public to view with clarity.
The reason the public has never read in detail any of the major court cases placed in motion in relation to Eckankar is evidence has been cleverly supressed either through legal motion or grey area loop holes to cover critical glaring evidence. Witnesses have been threatened and attacked with voracity to wear them down and make them terrified to provide substantial evidence of illegalities and attack against the reputations and credibility of evidence. Numerous Gag orders have been filed to shut up witnesses.
Eckankar has a very skilled legal counsel yet if they are correctly and legally cornered it will be found by the courts and the legal system that their curruption is apparent and of interest to the authorities. Eckankar is on numerous cult watch lists in various countries worldwide who consider their conniving cleverness to supress evidence and its members to be of concern and worthy of investigation. Eckankar has been banned in countries due to bad reports filed by former members and the public in general. Now you may ask IF all of what has been written in this report is true why has this not been reported in the major news services?
Instead of just asking this question why not try the following as an experiment. If you have some reasonable complaint against Eckankar go and file a motion of complaint for review at your local court. Let their counsel take the bite and see what happens. That will reveal some very interesting details to you. Eckankar is a business that should have been investigated ages ago but was not. The amount of supression of evidence and scaring witnesses has been so pronounced that it would dwarf any of the so called CULTS known traditionally in the American society. NO ONE really ever gets the goods in Eckankar.
It is definite that many did many years ago before the Eckankar Thought Police arrived on the scene and edged into the personal thoughts of its members. Go and dig up the old fossil eckist high initiates of maybe 40 years ago and be surprised that they have a mystic about them that current main players do not have now. Why? Because Eckankar is running a business and not a spiritual path. To all lawyers, solicitors, judges, IRS agents, repected government authorities ask yourselves what is hidden about Eckankar beyond supposed transparency?
What are you not seeing that is distressing so many people who are too affraid to come out and tell you about their personal experiences interacting with this group. I do not think money laundering internationally through the facade of a religious organization is what is classified as a bona fide spiritual movement. If you were to check out where the thread ends it would make your head spin and on every continent. Do Not Take My Word For It. Authorities do your own secret intel investigations and You Will Hit The Jack Pot.
I gave up a very long time ago trying to make heads or tails of why this group touts itself as a religious order. It is beyond me. Quite frankly the public would get more joy joining a common church. These people are as guilty as sin and it is high time the public tears down the walls of their secrecy which they are not entitled to use. ALL persons who made a public expose of this group have been punished; legally, materially, mentally and emotionally.
The Eckankar organization sees this as the wrath of God striking the wicked yet IF YOU force them to release secret files you will see techniques used to harm and injure in malicious and cunning ways. Am I just venting frustration? No, beyond the social good I am submitting this factual report so all of those I lead to this teaching are informed. Authorities believe me you will have to spar like hell with these people before they give over their s**t and they will only do it by force. They are capable of hiding evidence all over the world and quickly.