Where do you look for answers? Do you identify as spiritualbut not religious?Have you had puzzling spiritual experiences? Do you want something different than the conventional religions and churches of your childhood?
When I was in my early thirties, I had similar questions and desires. I’d grown up with a traditional religious education. Its beliefs were handed down to me like a quickly spent spiritual inheritance. For three years I’d searched for the right path. I enjoyed Transcendental Meditation; it put me into a soothing state of bliss. But during the stillness of meditating, spiritual longings stirred again. I hadn’t yet found satisfactory explanations for life, death, suffering, and heaven. Read More
If Eckankar can offer people anything, it’s how to get over the fear of death. A woman, who found ECK during Paul Twitchell’s time, disagreed with her former church’s teaching that the dead remained unconscious in a black grave until Judgment Day. In her heart, she simply knew that was untrue. She began a search for books on reincarnation in bookstores and libraries. “Do you know how few books there were on reincarnation twenty years ago?” she asked. But Paul’s message of ECK gave her a hope such as she had never thought to find. He said that Soul is eternal, and that whoever is on “the high path of ECK always dwells in the spiritual planes.”
The consciousness of the public has indeed become broader since then, but death still alarms people. A common belief is that both the good and the evil are in their graves until the Last Day. This means that any of our loved ones who have passed on—father, mother, brother, or sister—are not in heaven at all, but in the ground. Job, the Old Testament figure, must still be there, waiting patiently, thirty-five centuries later. Read More
I and my then fiancée (now wife) had an encounter with an ECK Master. It was in the summer of 1989 in La Jolla, California.
My fiancée and I had parked our car at Torrey Pines State Beach on the coastline. We hiked south along the beach. We passed by a trail which led from the beach up to the cliff tops that looked over the sea. I thought to myself “There’ll be another one up ahead that we can take.”
Well it turned out that there was no other trail up ahead and we wound up walking all the way to Scripps Pier to the south before we could turn inland to make our way back. A distance of several miles. Read More
A woman I’ll call Donna found Eckankar after her son Justin’s death in a motorcycle accident. She was very close to her son. Devastated by her loss, Donna was unable to find comfort at church. She regularly cried through the entire service. If only there was a way to feel closer to God, then maybe He would help her understand why the accident had occurred. More important, where was Justin now? Was he all right? She constantly prayed for help.
Five months later, while at her lowest ebb, she had an experience that changed her life. At first, she thought it was merely a dream, but it was actually Soul Travel. Read More
A: Your question does come up fairly often, so let’s take a look at it.
The confusion arises from something Paul Twitchell once wrote in chapter 6 of The Tiger’s Fang. There, he endorsed the idea. But Paul was then still a Master in training. His understanding was incomplete.
Later he strongly reversed himself in The ECK-Vidya, Ancient Science of Prophecy. You’ll surely want to read chapter 5, “The ECK-Vidya Theory of Time Twins.” He wrote it as a spiritually mature individual. Over the years, too, I have addressed this issue in a number of talks and writings. Read More
2015 marked the fiftieth anniversary of ECKANKAR in the modern era. This video shows highlights from ECKANKAR’s time line, and a glimpse of the ancient lineage of ECK Masters.
Hear from Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master and Paul Twitchell, and learn what ECKANKAR offers seekers of truth today. Enjoy inspiring images of people living the path of ECK around the world.