Legacy of Lineage - A Timecapsule  Timeline of *Eckankar "Trivia" & More

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   The following information does not necessarily represent the official view(s) of Eckankar*

"Paul Twitchell showed himself to be the master compiler of the scattered wisdom that he brought together in the path we know as ECKANKAR.

"When the ancient mysteries have gone so far afield that only distorted fragments remain in the public mind, then the Order of Vairagi Adepts sends forth a chosen one from among its band to restore truth, such as it is, in the material domain.

"Paul had an uncanny knack for depicting the human condition through the writings left by other authors. But he took their efforts a step further. He recast the seed ideas so they fit into a grander, more compelling spiritual framework. He artfully presented the subject of the power of imagination as Soul’s peculiar talent for survival in every universe of creation. [....]"

[Based on: Article (Behind the Scenes with Paul Twitchell) by Harold Klemp - 1984]

http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/behindscenes.html

   "The ECK teachings have been here from the earliest times, but they haven't carried the name of ECKANKAR. They have been brought out under different names at different times because they could not be presented openly, but at this point in history they can. So Paul was advertising himself in any way he could, and in general preparing for the future when he would use his talents to promote his books and articles on ECKANKAR."

[Based on: Harold Klemp, The Secret Teachings, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 3, Copyright 1989, p. 144]

1982

1982 - Resigned as President? / Darwin Gross - January 1982: See: Page 0067, line 15.

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=2

1982 - President of Eckankar / Darwin Gross? - April 1982: See: Deposition of Don Ginn, May 18, 1984 page 0005 & 0006

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=8

1982 - Contract of Purchase / Darwin Gross - July 15th, 1982: [....]

Few members today know that on July 25 [< Typo? Should read July 15?], 1982, I [Darwin Gross] entered into a contract of purchase with Gail Twitchell Anderson for her rights, titles and interests to all published and unpublished written works and sound recordings of Paul Twitchell, as attached. By the terms of that contract, Gail "assicned to the Corporation in the Care Of Darwin Gross the certified copyrights and any and all unpublished works of Paul Twitchell." Gail imposed a vital condition to her transfer of this valuable property ownership on the Corporation.

The Corporation received custody of the works only by agreeing without reservation to a binding protection clause: "the Corporation AGREES TO PLACE THE WORKS UNDER THE DIRECTION AND CONTROL OF DARWIN GROSS TO ASSURE THEIR ORIGINALITY AND PROPER PRESENTATION AS PROVIDED BY PAUL TWITCHELL AND SUBSEQUENTLY BY GAIL A. ANDERSON." The "Sri" inserted before my name established my acceptance both as an individual and spiritual leader, denoting it to be more than a mere business transaction. When I signed on, I accepted personal and spiritual responsibility for both originality and presentation of my predecessor's works.

The Board of Trustees approved the purchase amount of $500,000. The completed works of Paulji possess a literary and spiritual significance similar to those of Psalms of David, the writings of Plato, the letters of the Apostle Paul, the meditations of St. John of the Cross, the plays of Shakespeare and the essays of Emerson. They are a treasure deserving to be preserved in the integrity of their original expression for this and for all generations to come. The protection clause speaks to a greater value than commercial rights alone.

The July 15, 1982 Agreement charges me with protecting the originality and proper presentation of Paul's works. That charge is my greatest responsibility and compels of me everything in my power to fulfill. Only when I die will my successor in Paul's works and the path of the Corporation be chosen. This decision is not my responsibility. Mine is only to train and to show the way. When I designated you [Harold Klemp] as a Living Master in October 1981, I hoped you would develop a spiritual understanding of Paul's works, both as to their originality and proper presentation. It was the goal established for you at the time of your appointment; a promotion which depended upon your agreement to assist me spiritually.

[....]   [Reportedly, based on: Darwin Gross. See link:]

http://www.darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem1.html -

*Trivia:

   Before Darwin's behavior reached its acme, he and Gail divorced. This was closely followed by her shocking disavowal of Eckankar. Gail was quoted in two separate reports acknowledging that Eckankar was a fraud, that Paul had simply created it. Both reports have been in book and Internet form for many years, without, to my knowledge, Gail ever repudiating them. After selling her rights to Paul's writings to Eckankar for $500,000, she has had nothing to do with the teachings since then.

   The first account of Gail's repudiation of Eckankar comes from one of her acquaintences, who heard a taped account of Gail's conversation with a friend who had doubts about Eckankar's legitimacy.

I was in his [Charlie Wallace's] kitchen when he telephoned Gail about 1981 or 1982. At the time he had a ranch in California. He and Gail had been friends in the past. Charlie was one of the few guests invited to she [sic] and Darwin's wedding in Sedona. I taped the conversation.... Gail was helping her friend Charlie, to come to terms with Eckankar. She told him Paul made up the whole Eckankar thing. I was there during the telephone conversation ... find Charlie and ask for the tape and hear it yourself. (9)

* (9) See Message 386 at http://www.angelfire.com/sys/popup_source.shtml?search_string=tuzahu.

[Based on: Confessions of a God Seeker, A Journey to Higher Consciousness, by Ford Johnson, p. 226] 

1982 - Trivia / East of Danger Books? - October, 1982: "[....] Why did Peter Skelskey buy 25-30 thousand copies of Paulji's spiritual adventure story 'East Of Danger' at the October 1982 Board meeting, in Honolulu? What became of these books? Where did Peter Skelskey get the 25-30 thousand dollars to purchase the 'East Of Danger' books? [....]"

[Based on: http://darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/dgtfitem1.html]

1983

1983 - Trivia / Paul's unpublished works - See: Deposition of Alan Nichols, Sept 19, 1984 page 0098

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=2

1983 - Shredded? / Original LTG 3 - "[....] Sixteen thousand copies of the original 'Letters To Gail III' were printed in 1983. You had these shredded, to make way for the black magician version. It was a great waste and a spiritual crime. [....]" [Based on: http://darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/dgtfitem1.html]

January 1st, 1983: - Pluto 29 / 14 Libra -

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1983.pdf?xrn=12227333630.343237238078476

1983 - Harold asked for Darwin's resignation as president? - See: Deposition of Darwin Gross, Oct 9, 1984 page 0008

*Link: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=5

1983 - Darwin Gross & Harold Klemp / Holland? - July 22nd, 1983: See: Deposition of Darwin Gross, Oct 9, 1984 page 0010

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=5

1983 - Darwin Gross states he is president - July 24th? - See: Deposition of Darwin Gross, Oct 9, 1984 page 0012

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=5

1983 - Trivia / Before August meeting - See: Deposition of Harold Klemp Vol 1, May 30, 1984 page 0011-0013

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=9

1983 - Removal & Termination / Darwin Gross - August 7-8, 1983: "... Board of Trustees meeting held August 7, 1983 in Menlo Park, California, without the presence of Darwin [Darwin Gross] or the Eckankar attorney, Alan Nichols. The Board, by resolution, agreed:

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of Eckankar to make certain changes regarding officers of the corporation, it is hereby:

RESOLVED: That Darwin Gross is hereby removed as President of Eckankar and his services as an officer and employee of Eckankar are hereby terminated, both such removal and termination being effective immediately; and

RESOLVED FURTHER: That Harold Klemp is hereby appointed as President of Eckankar, effective immediately, to serve the unexpired portion of the current term of President. [....]

[See: Ford Johnson, Confessions of a God Seeker, A Journey to Higher Consciousness, p. 233]  

- Pluto 26 Libra -

http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1983.pdf?xrn=12227333630.343237238078476

*Trivia: "A short time before this meeting, Darwin backed a truck up to the Eckankar office and removed papers, books, and the entire collection of Paul's unpublished works and personal effects then in Eckankar's possession. This was the material that Gail Twitchell Gross sold to Eckankar, releasing all of her rights. The sales contract had named Darwin as custodian and protector, which gave him some claim to the documents, even though Eckankar paid for them. The Board took immediate legal action to secure their return. The materials were spirited to Oregon, but a court order resulted in their eventual return to Eckankar." [Based on: Ford Johnson, Confessions of a God Seeker, A Journey to Higher Consciousness, p. 234] 

*Trivia:

[....]

b. Dharma corporation was a subsidiary of the corporation, operated by the President, a position subject to control by the Board of Directors. It was organized by the Board of Directors. When the takeover board members fired me, out of sympathy for Harold and whatever other motivations they may have had, that act was proof I was subject to the Trustees. Subsequently Harold made himself sole voting member of the corporations in Nevada, California and Minnesota. As in a police state takeover, Klemp immediately moved to concentrate all voting power in himself. (13)

The board now serves at Klemp's pleasure. They can't vote Harold out in the manner they voted me out. Harold has placed himself beyond censure, making himself immune to removal, regardless of cause. If the directors want to stay on the board they must keep Harold happy, the opposite of the way was set up by Sri Twitchell and maintained by me. The.facts are opposite to what Harold is telling the audience but he knows they have no way to know what he is really doing or planning to do. He blind-sides them relentlessly, all through the session. (14)

[....]

[Reportedly based on: Darwin Gross.
See link: http://www.darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem3.html]

*Trivia: "Another interesting development in the August 7 meeting was the appointment, by resolution, of Patricia Simpson Rivinus [married in 1983], Paul Twitchell's secretary, as the new secretary of Eckankar. Only one day later, she was, by resolution, summarily removed from this position and told that

... her services as an officer are hereby terminated, both such removal and termination being effective immediately. [....]

Joan Cross (later Harold's wife) was

... appointed as Secretary of Eckankar, effective immediately, to serve the unexpired portion of the current term of Secretary."

[See: Ford Johnson, Confessions of a God Seeker, A Journey to Higher Consciousness, p. 233-234] 

*Trivia: "(7) Four "eighth initiates" demanded Harold takeover the Eckankar Corporation in a letter to certain Trustees (concealed from myself [Darwin Gross], Alan Nichols and Bob Brant). The letter was signed by four women, most or all of whom were grandmothers. It was used by the conspirators to cover-up the takeover power grab.

http://web.archive.org/web/20091130045925/http://darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem3.html

1983 - Documents Returned? - August 10th, 1983: See: Meeting minutes of Board of Eckankar August 7, 1983 - p08

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=31

1983 - Eckankar vs. Darwin Gross - August 20th, 1983: "ECKANKAR has initiated legal action against me [Darwin Gross], dated August 20, 1983, and I was forced to go out and find a lawyer in Portland. This is not the way of honorable and ethical human beings. . ."

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm9.html] 

1983 - H.I. Meeting - October 22nd, 1983

*Link: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=27

1983 - The Mahanta, The Living ECK Master, Sri Harold Klemp - 1983:

Klemp became the ECK master in 1981, but struggled for supremacy within the Church with Twitchell's immediate successor Darwin Gross, who maintained the title of Mahanta and as such was still Klemp's superior. In 1983, amid numerous court challenges and other conflicts, Klemp achieved both titles.

[Based on: Biography section (2nd paragraph) @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Klemp] - [as of 05/14/06]

1983 - Darwin Removed? - October 31st, 1983: See: Process of picking LEM explained; Gross accused of Heresy - p07

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubtitleAcss.aspx?SubtitleNo=29

1983 - Volcanic Activity / Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala - "Eruptive History: 1565; 1651 powerful ash eruption; 1664 3-day eruption; 1668; 1690 active; 1775; 1961; 1965 start of almost continuous eruption to the present; 1968 ash & small lava bombs; Oct-Nov 1983 explosions and Strombolian eruption; 1984-86 eruption producing ash columns to 8 km in height, 1988-1990 Strombolian eruption, 1998 eruption with ash fall in Guatemala City."

[Based on: http://www.mayaparadise.com/volcanos/volguatee.htm]

1983 - The Three Masks of Gaba - Copyright 1983: The Three Masks of Gaba, by Paul Twitchell.

1983 - "Methods of the Black Magician" / Harold Klemp - Winter, 1983: Reportedly, Harold Klemp published an article entitled, 'Methods of the Black Magician,' in the Winter 1983 issue of The Mystic World.

*Trivia: "[....] Harold wrote his article in response to ECKists who were asking him for guidance. His point was that no matter how fearful or how powerful another person might seem, we have ultimate control over who we allow into our heart. It is our choice who we hold in our attention and imagination. Harold makes this most clear when he writes, 'Nothing can hurt us unless we ourselves allow it.' (For some reason David chose to delete this line, and not include it in his book with the rest of Harold's quote.) [....]" [Based on: Doug Marman: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 10]   

1983 - Pluto / Scorpio - November 6th, 1983: Pluto at 0 degrees Scorpio

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1983.pdf

1983 - The Making of a Spiritual Movement - "19. In 1982 I [David Lane] moved to Del Mar, California. Brian Walsh moved there shortly after me. In 1983 he wanted to publish a legitimate paperback version of the book. He put up 3000 dollars and started 'Del Mar Press' - we both agreed to share the work and eventually start a journal (which we did), called 'Understanding Cults.' 20. 1000 copies of the Making of a Spiritual Movement were published and the book sold steadily for two years, eventually exhausting its initial print run. (By the way, Brian gave 100+ copies for free to an interested Eckist in Lagos, Nigeria)." [Based on: http://www.beyond-the-illusion.com/files/Occult/Misc/eckankar.txt]

1984

1984 - Ching Hai - 1984: [....] According to an account by Patricia Thornton, Ching Hai's recognition as a spiritual leader began in 1982, when she tried to buy a copy of the Hindu sacred work the Bhagavad-Gita from a small shop beside the Ganges. The shopkeepers denied having a copy, but she insisted she had seen it there. An extensive search uncovered a copy hidden in a sealed box; word quickly spread that Ching Hai had an 'unusually well-developed third eye.'[10] [NP] In 1983, she followed a Vietnamese Buddhist monk in Taiwan named Jing-Xing. Unaware of her prior connection to Thakar Singh, Jing-Xing ordained her in 1984 as 'Thanh Hai'. In Mandarin this is Ching Hai, which means 'pure ocean'.[8] [NP] According to her official biography, Ching Hai was born to a well-off naturopath's family in Âu La.c (old name for the region north of Hanoi) in Vietnam. Though raised as a Roman Catholic, she learned the basics of Buddhism from her grandmother. After being given a divine transmission of the Inner Light and Sound by a true Master in the Himalayas, she renamed the technique the Quan Yin Method.[11] [... .]

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suma_Ching_Hai]

*Trivia: "Finally, in the deepest reaches of the Himalayas in India, She found an enlightened Master who imparted to Her the Quan Yin Method, a meditation technique that contemplates on the inner light and sound. After a period of practice, She became fully enlightened."

[Based on: http://www.godsdirectcontact.org.tw/eng1/index.htm] - [T.D. - 01/13/12]

1984 - Open Letter / Harold Klemp to Darwin Gross - January 4th, 1984:

Dear Darwin:

The Order of the Vairagi ECK Masters no longer recognizes you as an ECK Master. As the agent of the ECK, I have removed all of your initiations in ECK as well as terminated your membership in Eckankar. You are not capable or authorized to act or speak for or about the Vairagi ECK Masters, Eckankar or the ECK Teachings, nor are you to hold yourself out as an ECK Master or ECK member."

[See: Confessions of a God Seeker, A Journey to Higher Consciousness, p. 239] 

*Trivia: The previous entry illustrates one paragraph only - from the January 4th letter.

*Reference Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexAcss.aspx
                              http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm9.html

1984 - Trivia / The Living ECK Master? - January 1984: "According to testimony taken on May 31st, 1984, the former Living ECK Master, Darwin Gross, apparently claimed that in January his successor, Harold Klemp, was asked to step aside. Reportedly, it was Rebazar Tarz and Yaubl Sacabi who asked Harold Klemp to step aside." [Based on: Confessions of a God Seeker, A Journey to Higher Consciousness, p. 239] 

*Related Links [see 4th-last paragraph on page]:

http://web.archive.org/web/20091130045935/http://darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem5.html

1984 - Letter / Darwin Gross - February: "Naturally, Darwin Gross did not accept Klemp's excommunication, since it was Gross himself who appointed Klemp as the Living Eck Master. In a letter, dated February 1984, and widely distributed amongst interested Eck chelas, Darwin Gross presented his own version of the breach between Klemp and himself. [....]

[....] These excerpts (sic) from letters come from Eckists around the world:

Very quietly, this was what was spoken from the Eck. "Harold has been removed." I asked by whom? "Yaubl Sacabi." Who is the replacement, I asked? "Darwin Gross."

With love and blessing in Spirit,

Sri Darwin Gross

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm9.html]

1984 - Behind the Scenes with Paul Twitchell / Harold Klemp - (Month?) 1984:

"[...] Paul gathered and compressed old esoteric concepts into a single body of writings for later distribution to devotees of God like you. The ECK teachings are hardly encompassed by any earthly manuscript, however, for truth outshines all human understanding. Our measured experience is the final voucher of truth. [... .]"

*Link: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/behindscenes.html

*Trivia: "In 1984 and 1985, Sri Harold Klemp, the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master gave several talks about Paul Twitchell—his life and his writings—at international Eckankar seminars attended by the public and members of Eckankar. [NP] The talks were soon released on audiotape, and later published in Sri Harold's Mahanta Transcripts book series available from Eckankar. [....]" [Based on: article (Paul Twitchell Archive / A Spiritual and Personal History of the Modern-day Founder of Eckankar ) - see link]

*Link: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/

*Trivia: "[....] A few years after Harold became the Master, he began researching and going through Paul's old files. That was after Darwin turned Paul's library over to Harold. It certainly would be true to say that Harold saw a side of Paul he had not seen before, as did I [Doug Marman] when Harold gave me permission to look through the records. Paul's files gave some interesting insights into Paul's past, which Paul never spoke about. So Harold began to make a more thorough study.
   "About this same time, Harold began hearing from a number of ECKists about passages in other books that sounded similar to Paul's, and further stories about how Paul had studied with Kirpal Singh and worked for L. Ron Hubbard, which had circulated around since the early days. So, with Paul's files handy, Harold started digging. [....] A few months later, after researching Paul's files more thoroughly, Harold began giving a series of talks and writing a series of articles to share the information he found. Although Harold never tried to force anyone to change their perceptions of Paul, he was clearly working to unfreeze the ideas that had developed over time so that we could all see Paul from a fresh viewpoint. [....]" [Based on: Doug Marman: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 10]   

1984 - The Story of Paul Twitchell / Harold Klemp - April 20th, 1984:

*Link: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/hisStory.html

1984 - The Writing of Paul Twitchell / Harold Klemp - April 21st, 1984:

*Link: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/writings.html

*Trivia: "[....] If Harold was trying to convince ECKists, as David suggests, that Paul's words never came from the writings of others, then why would Harold have talked about the five stages following the death of an ideal? Why would he have spoken about the need to accept that Paul was not a god? Why would he have called Paul a master compiler? Why would Harold say that he would have to do something about the sources of Paul's writings someday? [....] While David accuses Harold of recoiling from telling the truth, in fact I saw the exact opposite. Harold forthrightly researched and shared the information he found as soon as he became aware of it. Harold explained it in his own way, from his own viewpoint, and perhaps it was not as critical as David would like, yet Harold continued on with a series of talks and articles over the next few years. So, once again, the idea of a cover-up disappears like sand through our fingers after we see the facts. [....]" [Based on: Doug Marman: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 10]   

*Reference Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/dispBB.aspx?st=81&page=185

*Trivia: "[...] As for the Astral library dream, this is unfortunate that it has become misunderstood in this way. I [Doug Marman] cover this in my book as well. I know that some could say that I am just offering another interpretation, but how do I know my interpretation is the correct one? The reason I feel confident is because Harold talked with me about the whole issue of Paul's plagiarism shortly before he had that dream and gave those talks or started writing about it. He was quite straightforward and told me that even though it might be hard to swallow he was discovering a growing list. I know Harold was not happy with what he had learned and felt that Paul had left him a mess to clean up. This is exactly what he says at the end of his Astral Library dream as well. [... .]" [Based on: January 2004 Doug Marman T.S. post - Response to Usually Skeptical: More Questions to Doug Marman]

*Link: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/dispBB.aspx?st=152&page=179#m144

1984 - Pluto / Scorpio - May 18th, 1984: Pluto at 0 degrees Scorpio, R.; August 28th, D. ...

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1984.pdf

1984 - Personally Robbed / David Lane - October 5th, 1984: "22. In 1983 I [David Lane] was contacted by defectors of John-Roger Hinkins' movement; Brian and I started Understanding Cults; the first issue was devoted to J.R. 23. As is pretty well known, I was robbed by John-Roger personally on October 5, 1984; my home/office was completely ransacked and all of my research work (plus names and addresses to our mailing list) were stolen. 24. During the next year Eckankar's international headquarters received a package of stolen goods (items which were taken from my home); Eckankar very swiftly and very professionally sent the materials back to me, knowing that they were being used as a middle-man (J.R. wrongly assumed that I would blame Eckankar for the robbery if they somehow used the stolen material; Eckankar was wiser than that and immediately handed over the materials, which had--by the way--J.R.'s handwriting all over the papers.)."

[Based on: http://www.beyond-the-illusion.com/files/Occult/Misc/eckankar.txt]

1984 - World Wide of ECK / Washington, D.C. - October 1984: At the 1984 World Wide of ECK, Harold Klemp was introduced as the Mahanta, the Living ECK Master

[Based on: ECKANKAR 1984 World Wide of ECK audiocassette (# 4314) recording ("The Jewel of God"), copyright 1985, beginning of side one]

1984 - Paul Twitchell, the Man, Part 1 / Harold Klemp - October 27th, 1984:

*Link: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/man.html

1985

1985 - Ammended / California Corporation Articles? - June 20th, 1985:

[....]

d. The California corporation articles, filed April 14, 1975, were amended on June 20, 1985.
(California was the first corporation in which trustee voting control was destroyed.) "Membership" is an empty word. Seizure of control from me was a prelude to seizure of control from the trustees. Trustee control was denied or destroyed in the following sequence:

(1) California 06-20-85

(2) Minnesota 01-30-87.

(3) Nevada 12-21-87.

[....]

[Based on Darwin Gross. See link: http://www.darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem3.html]

1985 - Signed / Minnesota Corporation Papers? - October 9th, 1985:

[....]

b. The enunciated takeover policy was subsequently written into law. Two years after the subject meeting of higher initiates [1983?], Minnesota corporation corporation papers were signed by Klemp and notarized October 9, 1985, (shortly after the Settlement Agreement with Sri Darwin Gross). The papers were actually filed January 30, 1987. (Minnesota was the third corporation to be denied trustee voting control. It was formed as a corporation sole, unlike Nevada and California, both of which were governed by majority vote of trustees, prior to being amended by Klemp.)

[....]

[Based on Darwin Gross. See link: http://www.darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem3.html]

1984 - Paul Twitchell's Spiritual Search / Harold Klemp - October 26th, 1985:

*Link: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/hisSearch.html

1984 - Paul Twitchell, the Man, Part 2 / Harold Klemp - October 27th, 1985:

*Link: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/man2.html

1985 - RESA Structure / U.S.A. - See: T.S. post by Usually Skeptical, 12/13/2004, U.S.-RESA structure

Dear Journey,

To my knowledge you are correct that the RESA structure was created by Harold Klemp in 1985. I believe that the first RESA of California was Don Ginn. [... .]"

http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/dispBBprn.asp?st=1027&page=100#m1023

1985 - Paulji A Memoir - Copyright 1985: Paulji A Memoir, by Patti Simpson. 2nd Printing: 1986.

   It has been said that a history, to be properly written, should not be attempted until at least ten years have separated the writer from the event.
   In the early 1970s I was not acquainted with that piece of wisdom, so I went about trying to write this story. I tried and tried and tried. It was like an amorphous article of clothing I couldn't figure out how to wear, despite trying it on every possible way - backwards, forwards, upside down, and inside out. It simply wouldn't work. What was solidly mine, however, was the knowledge that the story had to be written and that I was the one who had to do it..
[....]
   It has been fourteen years since Paul Twitchell, whom I call Paulji, died, or translated, from this plane of action. I do not know exactly why I couldn't write this story before, nor do I know why I am able to do it now, unless it is that old bugaboo, timing. One thing I do know: as it began to wend its way from my memory onto these pages, I could see the value of time's cushion. I saw something else too. While I am not always certain anymore of the exact sequence of some of my experiences with Paulji, the experiences themselves are crystal clear in every detail. No matter how many years have gone by, they still come out exactly the same. Often the phrases are used in the same wording I used fourteen years ago.
[....]

[Based on: Paulji A Memoir, by Patti Simpson, 2nd Printing: 1986, Preface. pp. 1&2, original copyright, 1985]

1986

1986 - Died / L. Ron Hubbard - January 24th, 1986: "[....] Having fully completed his research and seen its broad application expand to five continents and over 60 countries, improving the lives of millions of people, L. Ron Hubbard departed this life on January 24, 1986. Instead of an end, however, it marked the beginning of an unprecedented expansion of the religion of Scientology around the world, as more and more people benefit from his technologies. [....]"

[Based on: http://lron.hubbard.org/pg012.html] - [T.D. 09/13/08]

1986 - 973rd SRAOSHA Master / Timothy Arnold - 1986: [....] The AKATHA introductory book pictured [see link] was written in 1986 by Sri Timothy Arnold, the Mahaji and 973rd Living SRAOSHA Master. [....] The co-founders of AKATHA are Sri Paul Twitchell (of Eckankar between 1965 and 1971 [deceased]), Sri Fubbi Quantz (presented the name "AKATHA" in 1986 and Sri Timothy's immediate predecessor), and Sri Timothy Martin, Arnold, the present Mahaji, the 973rd Living SRAOSHA Master. These three spiritual masters are of the only unbroken line of masters stretching into eternity and the highest evolved Souls of their time. The eternal unbroken line takes place in a fluctuation of time called "supralaya" not known by other teachings (time comes and goes). Eckankar was the high path (presently AKATHA) from 1965 to 1971 until Paulji passed away and now he is the Guardian of the Temple of Golden Wisdom on the Ninth Plane (see the book "Tiger's Fang" by Paul Twitchell - 1965). [....]

[Based on: http://www.webspawner.com/users/timarnold/]

1987

1987 - Ammended / Minnesota Corporation Articles? - January 30th, 1987:

[....]

b. The enunciated takeover policy was subsequently written into law. Two years after the subject meeting of higher initiates [1983?], Minnesota corporation corporation papers were signed by Klemp and notarized October 9, 1985, (shortly after the Settlement Agreement with Sri Darwin Gross). The papers were actually filed January 30, 1987. (Minnesota was the third corporation to be denied trustee voting control. It was formed as a corporation sole, unlike Nevada and California, both of which were governed by majority vote of trustees, prior to being amended by Klemp.)

[....]

This corporation shall have one member and that is the Living Master Member. The Living Master Member will be the only member having voting rights. The Living Master Member shall be the Living Master member and His Successors, a Corporation Sole organized under the laws of the State of Nevada ... or its successor or assignee.

[....]

ARTICLE VIII determines successorship to be a Nevada corporation. Klemp can at any time dissolve the Minnesota corporation and transfer its assets to a corporation in Nevada "or its successor or assignee". This means for practical purposes that the corporation substantial cash assets can be transferred anywhere in the world, at Klemp's discretion. LR.S. policies governing non-profits declare they cannot inure to individual benefit but enforcement policy does not extend to many countries for lack of reciprocal treaties. Any transfer to an off-shore bank would remove whatever tenuous governmental controls remain. Personal Klemp/Skelskey control can be converted to personal Klemp/Skelskey ownership very rapidly under the Minnesota articles.

[....]

ARTICLE X makes the total control over assets referred to in ARTICLE VIII more explicit. Klemp can do with the organization's assets what he sees fit. He is the dictator, subject only to Skelskey's influence. No outsider can know what degree of influence that may be but Skelskey is the President of all three state corporations.This means he and Klemp are in a position to control everything that happens in the organization. No one can criticize them and remain a member.

[....]

[Based on Darwin Gross. See link: http://www.darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem3.html]

1987 - "Celebrity Name" / Paul Twitchell - "On February 23, 1987 PETER SKELSKY filed a claim in San Francisco as SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST' for the 'celebrity' name PAUL TWITCHELL.
   "This is absurd! Sri Paul Twitchell is not a celebrity but an authentic spiritual leader. No one has ever owned him...."
[Reportedly Based on: Sri Darwin Gross, the former Eck Master and Mahanta - See source

*Link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eckankarhistory/message/1172]

1987 - Ammended / Nevada Corporation Articles? - December 21st, 1987:

[....]

d. The California corporation articles, filed April 14, 1975, were amended on June 20, 1985.
(California was the first corporation in which trustee voting control was destroyed.) "Membership" is an empty word. Seizure of control from me was a prelude to seizure of control from the trustees. Trustee control was denied or destroyed in the following sequence:

(1) California 06-20-85

(2) Minnesota 01-30-87.

(3) Nevada 12-21-87.

[....]
[Based on Darwin Gross. See link: http://www.darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem3.html]

1987 - Soul Travelers Of The Far Country - "[....] Right in the middle of the maelstrom surrounding the final stages of training for ECK Mastership came the publishing of my first book, The Wind of Change. It had been almost two years in the writing, and every possible obstacle that one could imagine had come up to prevent its publication. But now it was finally printed." [Based on: Soul Travelers Of The Far Country, by Harold Klemp, copyright 1987, pp. 135-136]

1987 - ECKANKAR PRESENTS: Letters to a Chela - Copyright 1980. Second Edition 1987.

1988

1989

1989 - Volcanic Activity / Guatemala  - March 1989: "Pacaya is a complex volcano constructed on the S rim of the 14 x 16 km Pleistocene Amatitlan Caldera. In 1565, the first recorded historical eruption from Pacaya caused ashfall for three days in Guatemala City. Following explosions in July and October 1965, Strombolian activity was generally continuous until March 1989 when explosive activity removed ~75 m of the MacKenney cone summit and enlarged the crater. Strombolian activity began again in January 1990 and has continued intermittently since then. This latest episode of activity, although smaller in terms of area impacted by tephra, is similar to the activity during July-August 1991, which again destroyed part of the cone and damaged towns W of the volcano. [....]

[Based on: http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcanoes/region14/guatemal/pacaya/var_02.htm]

1989 - Ground Broken / Temple of ECK, MN - September 11th, 1989: Ground is broken for the Temple of ECK in Chanhassen Minnesota.   [See: http://www.eckankar.org/Temple/]

*Trivia: "The Temple of ECK is a center from which the message of the Light and Sound of God will reach many seekers. Behind the stone, mortar, wood, and glass of the ECK Temple is one purpose: to give the ECK teachings to all who want them." [Based on: Sri Harold Klemp]

1989 - Letter / Darwin Gross to Harold Klemp - October 14th, 1989:

Dear Mr. Klemp:

Harold, recall the verbal agreement we made together. You would help me with my spiritual work and I would work with the Board of Trustees and the Corporation International Office to keep the physical workload from interfering with your spiritual duties. Your task was to give out the message of the Masters as received through Paul Twitchell and myself. You had time to think it over. Your duties were discussed in my office several times, and again over dinner with yourself and your former wife, which you agreed upon wholly and without reservation. [....]

[Reportedly, based on: Darwin Gross. See link:
http://www.darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem1.html]

1989 - Earthquake / San Francisco - October 17th, 1989: "The 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake [Watsonville] hit the San Francisco area minutes before the start of a World Series game there and 67 people died and 3,000 were injured. It caused $7 [$10] billion worth of damage. The Spreckel's Temple of Music in Golden Gate Park was damaged and later restored. 28,000 structures were damaged and several freeways ruined. 42 people died on the Cypress Freeway. At the train station in SF Dr. Margaret McChesney commandeered a tour bus to take frightened passengers home and navigated the driver safely through barricades of cars and gangs of marauding youths on 3rd St."

1989 - Child in the Wilderness - 1989: Child in the Wilderness, by Harold Klemp, Copyright 1989

1989 - Pluto 17 Scorpio - December 29th, 1989: Pluto at 17 degrees Scorpio

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1989.pdf

1990

1990 - MSAC Philosophy Group - "The MSAC Philosophy Group was founded in 1990 at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California." [Based on: http://magcloud.com/user/neuralsurfer]

1990 - Strombolian Activity / Guatemala  - January 1990: "Pacaya is a complex volcano constructed on the S rim of the 14 x 16 km Pleistocene Amatitlan Caldera. In 1565, the first recorded historical eruption from Pacaya caused ashfall for three days in Guatemala City. Following explosions in July and October 1965, Strombolian activity was generally continuous until March 1989 when explosive activity removed ~75 m of the MacKenney cone summit and enlarged the crater. Strombolian activity began again in January 1990 and has continued intermittently since then. This latest episode of activity, although smaller in terms of area impacted by tephra, is similar to the activity during July-August 1991, which again destroyed part of the cone and damaged towns W of the volcano. [....]

[Based on: http://www.volcano.si.edu/volcanoes/region14/guatemal/pacaya/var_02.htm]

1990 - Pluto 17 Scorpio - April 15th, 1990: Pluto at 17 degrees Scorpio, R.; October 24th, D. ...

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1990.pdf

1990 - Official Opening / Temple of ECK, MN - October 22nd, 1990: Official 'opening' of the Temple of ECK in Chanhassen Minnesota. [See: http://www.eckankar.org/Temple/]

1990 - Letters to Gail, Volume III - Copyright 1990: Letters to Gail, Volume III, by Paul Twitchell [d. 1971].

1991

1991 - Radhasoami Reality / Mark Juergensmeyer - Radhasoami Reality, THE LOGIC OF A MODERN FAITH, by Mark Juergensmeyer, Copyright 1991

*Link: http://tinyurl.com/3ubuc3x

1992

1992 - Letter / Darwin Gross to Harold Klemp - April 15th, 1992:

To Whom It May Concern:

This is to recommend a means for making Sri Paul Twitchell's original writings available to the public when the Eckankar Corporation is dissolved. I have proposed a non-profit trust whose task it would be to distribute the writings in their original form, letting Paul's writings speak for themselves. I came to appreciate their importance first hand, even before Paul designated me his successor; guardian of the teachings he sol eloquently described. [....]

[Reportedly based on: Darwin Gross. See link:
http://www.darwingrosstruthfile.homestead.com/DGTFitem2.html-

1992 - Earthquake / S. California - "June 28th, 1992: Earthquake location: S. California. Earthquake magnitude: 7.5 & 6.6. Number of recorded fatalities: 1."  [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 208]

1992 - Hurricane Andrew / Florida - August 24th, 1992: "Hurricane Andrew was the most destructive United States hurricane of record. It blasted its way across south Florida on August 24, 1992. NOAA's National Hurricane Center had a peak gust of 164 mph—measured 130 feet above the ground—while a 177 mph gust was measured at a private home. Andrew caused 23 deaths in the United States and three more in the Bahamas. The hurricane caused $26.5 billion in damage in the United States, of which $1 billion occurred in Louisiana and the rest in south Florida. The vast majority of the damage in Florida was due to the winds."  

*Trivia: "Hurricane date(s): August 24th-26th, 1992. Hurricane location: Southern Florida & Louisianna. Number of recorded deaths: 58." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 206]

1993

1993 -alt.religion.eckankar - July 1993

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.eckankar/about?hl=en

1993 - Grunnar Message @ A.R.E. - "WARNING...

"...to those that are into this newsgroup solely for feeling at home in Eck, please do not read any further as it ill probably upset you which is not my intention.

****************************

"Nov. 5, 1993

"Third Update: Dec. 27, 1993 [... .]"

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.eckankar/browse_thread/thread/5a251c1d5e3dcfa3/d7157b42517cbf27?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=mcDonalds+version+of+Shabda+Yoga#d7157b42517cbf27

1993 - Sri Michael Turner? - "I'm not much into labels these days. Sri Darwin established me in the Pure Positive God Worlds in mid-1993. I began teaching, giving initiation and offering satsangs near the end of that year." [M.T. response to TianYue at A.R.E. on 02/27/10 - SBTR thread]

1993 - The Dream Weaver Chronicles - Copyright 1993?, by James Paul Davis.

1993 - Published / The Making of a Spiritual Movement - Published in 1993: The Making of a Spiritual Movement: The Untold Story of Paul Twitchell and Eckankar (Del Mar Press, 1993), by David C. Lane.

1993 - Darwin vs. David Lane - December, 1993: "In December of 1993, Darwin Gross (former "Eck Master") sent out a communication trying to refute several of Lane's documented allegations. The following is Lane's point by point rebuttal: [....]"

*Link: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/lane2.html - T.D. - 03/07/10

1994

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