Eckankar professes to be a religion of Sound and Light.
Originally it was pure and true, just like Christianity and the other religions. It was brought to the human world by lofty adepts who were well beyond the ordinary evolutionary stream of mankind on Earth.
These adepts are not the only beings to introduce this particular way to earth. Although they enjoy a unity of Spirit and Purpose with all others who have practised and taught this way.
Long ago, in the beginning, the inner mysteries of the religion of Light and Sound (which was not called Eckankar) was afforded only to the initiated who were able to understand and utilise certain esoteric knowledge and power for the good of mankind.
Certain sacred 'secrets' were naturally withheld from impure and unprepared souls in order to protect themselves and also those whom they would have used such power and knowledge to dominate.
This is how it all genuine Mystery Schools operate, for if fire is given to young children, dire consequences may result.
Now, over time the knowledge of Eck leaked out from its safe-keeping by the initiates and hierophants, and found its way into the arena of the common man.
There is a saying: "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing." This means that if privileged esoteric information finds its way into the hands of the selfish who do not possess the key (purity of heart and maturity of soul) to use it wisely and selflessly, then that knowledge becomes a dead thing, lacking as it must the original Spiritual Impulse and Light that gave birth to it.
This is how Christianity becomes churchianity; how divine Islam becomes fanatical religious extremism; how Judaism becomes a selfish ritualistic practice and superstition that seeks to benefit only the Jews, etc., etc.
Essentially what happens is that the original divine Impulse behind the religion is lost and forgotten, the religion darkens over time as the knowledge and principles are used for selfish ends and not for the intention of the original purpose: to serve the soul of mankind.
The ultimate result of this repeating pattern was demonstrated by the destruction of Atlantis (to name but one ruined civilization), which was brought about due to dark priesthoods utilising knowledge and power for selfish ends.
We can clearly observe in the world today how all the religions have become but a shade of their original glory due to the fact that selfish people have become involved in them, indeed, who have attained the highest seats of power and authority within them.
And Eckankar, as it exists in this time of Earth's nadir of manifestation, is no exception.
So while there is indeed a holy path of Light and Sound, there is also the very compromised and today turned evil reflected shadow of that once august religion which uses the sound and light of the luciferic kind.
The greater the number of compromised people who practise a religion, the darker it will become and the less it will resemble its original state.
If sacred religious knowledge is made public in a world of fearful and self-seeking human beings, then that religious dispensation will be changed, sullied, ruined and corrupted. There is no avoiding this.
The following passage from the Gospel according to Matthew, chapter 13, verses 10-17, substantiates all the above:
And the disciples came and said unto Him: "Why speakest Thou unto them in parables?" He answered and said unto them, "Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven, but unto them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more in abundance; but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables, because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith: By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." - [Isaiah: 6:9-10]. "But blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you: many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them: and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them." See also Luke, 10:23-24.
While the Eckankar religion was still pure, practised by a genuine holy Priesthood who possessed purity of heart and clarity of mind and which was consecrated to the service and liberation of all humanity, divine Forces continued to be evoked for the helping of the race.
However, when the Priesthood became slowly, over time, infiltrated by compromised people, the capstone of the pyramidal Temple through which beneficent divine Energies once flowed, was lost, withdrew, as did the original adepts and the living, truly Spiritual inspiration and Light that once was given by them.
However, the structure of the religion, its knowledge and its practises, still exist, and since the fallen priesthood who replaced the original Priesthood have become most attached to the FORM of that religion, for the power over the people that the leaders derive from such a position, the shadow of the religion continues in the world today, professing to be the real thing.
When the divine Capstone is removed from such a religion, unholy imposter incorporeal entities and forces rush to fill the demand of the selfish priests and deluded congregations, and dark religion becomes established, nonetheless utilising much of the original knowledge and forms.
There is much that may be revealed about the very sinister occult activity that then thrives in such a shadow religion, but I will not go into detail at this time. Suffice to say that the unholy impersonator incorporeals feed from the blind desire and selfishness of their congregations, and in return provide metaphysical power and psychic stimulation.
Over time this unholy symbiotic relationship between men and their false gods creates a very complex and deeply entrenched karmic binding that is very difficult to extricate oneself from, and it is in this way that the false priests become occultly possessed and very dependent upon the cold light and power that is provided them by their gods.
The greater number of unsuspecting human beings who can be persuaded to follow these priests and so to contribute psychic food to their religion, the greater the power of the group. This explains the recruitment programs of conversions in many different religions and sects today, including the Mormons, Scientology and the Jehovah's Witnesses.
So it may said that there is a pure form of Eckankar (which is practised mostly in secret, away from exposure to the elements of selfishness and pride) and there is also a fallen, darkened eck, which unfortunately is the eck that is practised publicly in these times and which has produced numerous sorcerers and dark teachers posing as masters and priests of light, even though for the most part they do not know what they serve. And this is a grave problem because the person who serves a false god but sincerely believes it to be the true God - Divinity itself - proceeds with great conviction, and so blindly continues to help swell the ranks of the fallen religion and so feed the unholy hosts.
I was having a public meeting once with some senior members of a public eck group. They were, as usual, imploring the newcomers there to use the mantra HU to invoke the Sound and Light for personal benefit.
I surveyed the auras of these senior people and immediately beheld some rather evil beings and energies therein.
I asked a simple question of them: "What if I use this HU mantra but am selfish in my motivations? Will it still work to invoke divine Light for me, or will it attract something lesser?"
The priests immediately became very uncomfortable indeed as they impulsively struggled to drown out the significance of my earnest query with a deluge of philosophical information, defensiveness and self-serving reactions!
For those who are unable to read the auric fields of others, just look into the eyes of any long-standing member of eck and you will almost certainly observe a glazed expression, behind which dwell hungry and sinister beings, betraying the fact that these people are occultly possessed.
The same cunning energy and intelligence of the eck god can be sensed in the words of many prominent eck teachers, reaching out its tendrilled self by using impressive words and true knowledge that nonetheless appeal to the ego. The format of the writings of these teachers betrays how these false doctors of divinity use many words, interwoven with many truths, professed devotions and subtle mystifications, to allure the interest and besot and infatuate the mind of the reader. And you will often find that when challenged, these teachers demonstrate a need to defend themselves. This, of course, speaks volumes of their own inner doubt and their long-cultivated desire to be seen as exulted teachers of men in order to lead people into the lair of the false eck god.
In these climactic times of a world cycle such people will see revealed in graphic detail just what in fact they have been serving for their many years in the eck religion. Yet if they possess the courage right now today and the quality of heart needed to extricate themselves from the insidious control of the dark eck religion, they may begin the necessary process of self- exorcism before it is too late in these last days of spiritual opportunity.
Anyone who is attached or invested for self in any way to any religion is dependent upon a collective consciousness of unenlightened people, priests and invisible hosts, and as long as they remain in such a state they can never access their own divine Christ within.
Therefore I say again, if you would see into your brother's heart and know his motivations, then first purify your own.
Do not seek advanced knowledge before you are ready to use it wisely in the selfless service of God's lambs. Do not become infatuated by fair words or enamoured by lofty information because it seems more impressive and authoritative than your own. Seek first contact with your own soul and then follow always its loving guidance.
You can find many personal horror stories about the eck cult on the Net.
There are many groups on and off the Internet of recovering ex- members.
Here is just one site dedicated to revealing the sham that the popular eck religion has become:
DOCTOR STEPHEN BROWN is a long-standing cult recruiter for eck. For years he has been joining numerous new Internet forums where he inundates members with his long-winded spiritual treatises spoken with a silver tongue. Yet his underlying motives to entice people into joining him as a disciple under the shadow of eckankar are patent to anyone with discernment.
Doctor Stephen Brown seeks to create a resonance mostly by way of speaking about love and God, etc. and in repeatedly alluding to his own spiritual attainments and status, thus drawing attention to himself. He will use outwardly impressive words, backed up by esoteric fact, that are specifically designed to flatter the ego in a seemingly spiritually satisfying way and to thus mesmerize people into trusting AND SO OPENING to him. The end result is the vamping of psychic energy by way of co- resonance.
Therefore anyone who responds to the words and energy of such people, either positively (eg. By being 'kind' or polite or supportive) or negatively (eg. By projecting aversions or hatred) will be opening up their energy fields to them for infection.
BEWARE OF DOCTOR STEPHEN BROWN!