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

Pre-1900 / 1900-1949  / 1950-1964  /  1965-1971 / 1972-1981 / 1982-1993 / 1994-2003 / 2004-2010

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1950s

1950 - Pluto 17 Degrees Leo - February 6th, 1950: Pluto at 17 degrees Leo, R.; July 15th, D.  ...

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1950.pdf

1950 - Dianetics / L. Ron Hubbard - May 9th, 1950: "The book Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard is released. It decries hypnosis, and describes techniques for safely accessing in the mind the contents of incidents involving unconsciousness, hypnosis, drugs, and pain. It becomes a bestseller."

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

*Trivia: "[....] 'There is something new coming up in April called Dianetics,' wrote national newspaper and magazine columnist Walter Winchell on January 31, 1950. 'A new science which works with the invariability of physical science in the field of the human mind. From all indications, it will prove to be as revolutionary for humanity as the first caveman’s discovery and utilisation of fire.' [NP] Winchell’s prediction proved correct. [NP] Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health was published on May 9, 1950. The response was instantaneous and overwhelming. Almost overnight the book became a bestseller, with 25,000 letters and telegrams of congratulation that would pour in to the publisher from not only the United States, but then also Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. The book hit The New York Times bestseller list, where it remained week after week, month after month. Dianetics was then published abroad — first in the United Kingdom and Italy — forever changing L. Ron Hubbard’s life and, as we shall see, the lives of millions. [....]" [http://lron.hubbard.org/pg009.html] - [T.D. - 09/13/08]

*Trivia: "[....] Sensing where this world was headed as early as 1950, L. Ron Hubbard began to search out a means by which, as he wrote, 'man can recover to himself some of the happiness, some of the sincerity, some of the love and kindness with which he was created.' "

[Based on: http://www.lronhubbard.org/profile/human.htm] - [T.D. - 09/13/08]

*Trivia: "[....] L. Ron Hubbard had found the source of human aberration and had developed a technique of the mind that worked. Dianetics was born. [....] Shortly thereafter, he found himself literally deluged with letters requesting more information on the application of his breakthroughs. Hoping to make his discoveries available to the broad public, and at the insistence of those working with him at the time, he offered his findings to the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. The response was most enlightening. Not only did the health care establishment claim no interest in his work, they declined to even examine his results. [....]"

[Based on: http://lron.hubbard.org/pg008.html] - [T.D. - 09/13/08]

*Links: http://www.strippingthegurus.com/stgsamplechapters/scientology.asp

1950 - Navy Resignation / L. Ron Hubbard - May 27th, 1950: "The Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C. sends an officer to put L. Ron Hubbard into civilian service in the government to continue his researches on the mind. Hubbard says no. The officer says that if he refuses, Hubbard will be ordered back to active duty, since his Naval commission has not been terminated. Hubbard quickly takes advantage of a letter of permission he has from the Secretary of the Navy to resign his commission, thereby putting Dianetics and Scientology out of the reach and control of the U.S. government."

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

1950 - Paul Twitchell / Self-Revelation Church of Absolute Monism - "[....] In 1950, Paul Twitchell and his wife, Camille Ballowe, joined the Self-Revelation Church of Absolute Monism in Washington, D.C. [....]" [Based on: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 2]  

*Trivia: "[....] What I found was that Paul lived on Self-Revelation Church grounds from 1950 to 1955," I said to Roy. "Both David Lane and I have found facts to verify this. He was living there with his wife at the time, but he was kicked out in 1955 after he got into a fight with another disciple of Premananda's. I describe this in my book. Paul claimed that the other fellow started it, but he punched Paul through a screen door and damaged Paul's eye. Paul was kicked out at the time, but his wife stayed behind. This was when Paul and his first wife separated. [....]"

[Based on: A.R.E. Post by Doug Marman (Conversation with Roy Eugene Davis, September 14, 2007.) Sept. 22nd, 7:54 p.m.]

*Trivia: "Paul studied a tremendous number of teachings. Anyone can read his Letters To Gail to get an indication of this. It includes hundreds of books and spiritual groups. He took up with Swami Premananda's group not only as a student, but also to write and help, since he had already studied the spiritual field extensively by this time. He went on to work for L. Ron Hubbard's group as a staff writer about the same time he met with Kirpal Singh on Kirpal's first American tour, and Paul began writing while he studied with Kirpal, right from the beginning."

[Based on: Doug Marman, Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 5]  

*Reference Links: *Link: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=63

1951

1951 - Radasoami Master / Charan Singh - "Maharaj Charan Singh Ji (1916–1990) was a Sant Satguru from India. He became the fourth Satguru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) in 1951 following the death of Sardar Bahadur Jagat Singh, and served until his death at the age of 74."

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baba_Charan_Singh] - [T.D. - 03/07/10]

1951 - Paul Twitchell & Swami Premananda -

   Today, in Eckankar's extensive literature, there is no mention whatsoever of Swami Premananda or Kirpal Singh. Most Eckists have never even heard of either of these two gurus. The reason why is because from 1964 to 1971, in a slow but finally accelerated process, Twitchell had both names, which appeared throughout his original writings, The Tiger's Fang, The Flute of God, and other assorted articles, edited out. He replaced the names of his actual teachers, Swami Premananda and Kirpal Singh, with the names "Sudar Singh" and "Rebazar Tarzs." And, although Twitchell spent a total of eight years studying under Kirpal Singh, he denied in 1971 that he was ever initiated by him.

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm5.html]

1951 - Awakened Imagination / Neville Goddard - 1951:

http://ia700308.us.archive.org/33/items/AwakenedImagination/Neville_awakenedImagination.pdf

http://www.archive.org/stream/AwakenedImagination/Neville_awakenedImagination#page/n3/mode/2up

1951 - "Theta-MEST Theory" / L. Ron Hubbard - January 1951: "L. Ron Hubbard introduces the "Theta-MEST Theory" stating that thought (Theta) is separate from the physical universe (Matter, Energy, Space and Time—MEST): that Theta can operate in and with MEST, that Theta can consider itself integrated with MEST, and that Theta can consider itself to be MEST, but that creative thought and perception reside in Theta, not MEST."

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

1951 - Paul Twitchell / Sidney, Australia? - February, 1951: Dialogues in Sidney, Australia. [Based on: ECKANKAR Compiled Writings, Volume I, p. 182, Copyright 1975, Gail T. Gross]

1951 - Paul Twitchell / Bangkok Thailand? - April, 1951: Dialogue in Bangkok. [Based on: ECKANKAR Compiled Writings, Volume I, p. 184, Copyright 1975, Gail T. Gross]

1951 - Science of Survival / L. Ron Hubbard - June 25th 1951: "L. Ron Hubbard exposes 'a carefully guarded secret of certain military and intelligence organizations.' In a new book, Science of Survival, Hubbard says: 'It required Dianetic processing to uncover pain-drug-hypnosis. Otherwise, pain-drug-hypnosis was out of sight, unsuspected, and unknown.' Hubbard denounces its use as a 'vicious war weapon' that may be 'of considerably more use in conquering a society than the atom bomb.' [NOTE: It's not until decades later that CIA's pain-drug-hypnosis experimentation during this period begins to be investigated and reported by Congress. By that time, CIA's Richard Helms, Sidney Gottlieb, and others will have destroyed many of CIA's records of such activities. See January 1973.]"

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

*Trivia: "[....] L Ron Hubbard’s research continued, and in March 1951 he completed his next book, Science of Survival. In this 500-page work, he further explored the nature of thought and life, offering readers an understanding of, and a new means to predict, human behaviour. The book is oriented around the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation, which exactly delineates the emotional scales of individuals, and provides precise procedures to bring anyone to the highest level and thus ultimate survival. [NP] In 1951 he wrote a total of six books, continuing to research and perfect the technologies of Dianetics with which he had resolved the problems of the human mind. [....]" [Based on: http://lron.hubbard.org/pg010.html] - [T.D. - 09/13/08]

1951 - Paul Twitchell & Rebazar Tarzs? - Summer 1951: "[....] My sole purpose was to find the elusive Tibetan lama, known as Rebazar Tarzs, of whom I had heard much from the late Sudar Singh at Allahabad. [....] It was a hot summer afternoon in 1951. [....]" [Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings Volume 1, Paul Twitchell (Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross), p. 32 - Compiled from Introduction to Eckankar, Copyright 1966]

*Trivia: http://dlane5.tripod.com/reba1.html

*Trivia: "[....] I passed through a series of teachers at Rebazar Tarzs' request, to learn something under each, as each was a specialist in his own right, but came back to the ancient teachings of ECKANKAR. [....]" [Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings Volume 1, Paul Twitchell (Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross), pp. 23 - 24 - Compiled from Introduction to Eckankar, Copyright 1966]

*Trivia: "[....] Rebazar Tarzs brought to my attention the mysterious facet of philosophy known as the ancient art of ECKANKAR - the science of Soul Travel. [NP] ECKANKAR is the philosophy of the phardar pax latehue walae, or what we know as the Cliffhangers, the sociological hero of the present times. My development of it in the latter phase for modern life in opposition to Existentialism, which has become the materialistic philosophy that engulf's youth today, grew out of my visits to Agam Des, the city of the God-Eaters. The basic axiom of this philosophy is: Man is a spiritual co-worker of God, and has access to freedom, charity and wisdom. He always exists through eternity as the ECK. [....]" [Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings Volume 1, Paul Twitchell (Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross), p. 37 - Compiled from Introduction to Eckankar, Copyright 1966]

*Trivia: "[....] The ancient creed of ECKANKAR was first brought to my attention by Rebazar Tarzs, and further expounded upon by that inner circle of highly spiritual travelers known as the God-Eaters who live in the spiritual city of Agam Des. [....]" [Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings Volume 1, Paul Twitchell (Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross), p. 39 - Compiled from Introduction to Eckankar, Copyright 1966]

*Trivia: "Rebazar Tarzs told him that his mission in his present life was to serve as the Living ECK Master for the modern world, to bring to a confused and materialistic era an ages-old message, the message of ECK." [Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings Volume 1, Paul Twitchell (Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross), p. 176]

*Trivia: " 'I suppose this protest period grew out of the fact that, shortly after the war, I had returned to see Sudar Singh in Allahabad. It was while renewing my physical bonds with Sudar Singh that I met the ancient Tibetan master, Rebazar Tarzs, who is said to be several hundred years old. It was under this holy man that I truly began to perfect my study of Eckankar and to master the techniques of soul travel, the ancient path to God-consciousness.' " [Based on: IN MY SOUL I AM FREE (ISBN 0-914766-11-2), by Brad Steiger (Copyright 1968?), pp. 59-60]

*Trivia:

Paul Twitchell, the founder of Eckankar, brought out the ECK teachings in 1965. We look at different aspects of the task he faced in bringing Eckankar to the modern-day public. Digging into the past becomes old and tiresome, yet sometimes tying the past in with the present can illustrate a spiritual purpose.

Paul first met Rebazar Tarzs in 1951 in the foothills of the Himalayas near Darjeeling. Before that on his first trip to India in 1935, he met Sudar Singh. We are still looking for information on Sudar Singh. We have gotten a lot of reports about an individual named Sundar Singh, who is not the same person at all.

Somebody asked Paul why he didn't simply look into the ECK-Vidya whenever he needed to know something. He said he didn't want to take all the surprise and adventure out of life. I feel the same way. It's more fun to find out yourself rather than be told. This is why the ECK initiates go out and find material about Sudar Singh themselves.

Some people wonder if Rebazar Tarzs really exists. They ask if Paul just borrowed a name from the Far East and made him up. Yet people report having met the ECK Masters even before they ever heard of Eckankar. The ECK Masters are real.

[Based on: Article (Looking at the Past for Spiritual Lessons) by Harold Klemp - see link]

*Link: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/man.html#training [T.D. - November 2006]

1952

1952 - Paul Twitchell  / Scientology? - "[....] Therefore, when Scientology started, in 1952, Paul was already proficient at out-of-body projection and was trying to help others learn these techniques. This is completely contrary to David's [David Lane's] story. David's perspective started from the assumption that Paul's teaching was merely a rip-off of Sant Mat, which Paul did not run across until 1955, along with a splattering of what Paul learned from Swami Premananda in the early 50's. [....]" [Based on: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 11]   

*Trivia: "[....] He [Paul Twitchell] said he was 23,000 years old. And he was a Thetan. And he said that he had come from outside of our solar system, but in the physical universe. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch._One.htm]

*Reference Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=63

*Links: http://www.uri-geller.com/books/maverick/maver5.htm

1952 - "The Nine principles" - December 1952: [....] In December 1952, Puharich brought into his laboratory an Indian mystic named Dr. D G Vinod, who began to channel The Nine or 'the Nine Principles'. In the months before Vinod returned to India, a group met regularly to hear The Nine's channeled wisdom. Never known for their modesty, The Nine proclaimed themselves to be God, stating "God is nobody else than we together, the Nine Principles of God."

http://www.world-enlightenment.com/The-Order-of-Things/CIA-Andrija-Puharich-Council-of-Nine.htm

*Reference Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_Unknown
                              http://www.indohistory.com/nine_unknown_men.html

1952 - "Operating Thetan" / L. Ron Hubbard - December 1952: "L. Ron Hubbard delivers a series of over 50 lectures in Philadelphia on processes for attaining a state he calls 'Operating Thetan' (OT), described as a being stably exterior from the body and able to perceive, communicate, and operate in the physical universe without reliance on the sense channels or mechanics of a body. [21]  [....]"

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 10/25/08]

1952 - The Power of Awareness / Neville Goddard - 1952: All things when they are admitted are made manifest by the light: for everything that is made manifest is light. Eph.5:13

The "LIGHT" is consciousness. Consciousness is one, manifesting in legions of forms or levels of consciousness. There is no one that is not all that is, for consciousness, though expressed in an infinite series of levels, is not divisional. There is no real separation or gap in consciousness. I AM cannot be divided. I may conceive myself to be a rich man, a poor man, a beggar man or a thief, but the center of my being remains the same regardless of the concept I hold of myself. At the center of manifestation there is only one I AM manifesting in legions of forms or concepts of itself and "I am that I am." [....]

http://ia600202.us.archive.org/11/items/ThePowerOfAwareness/Neville_ThePowerOfAwareness.pdf

1954

1954 - Aberree - "The Aberree was a 'zine, or newletter, published from 1954 through 1965. The editor, Alphia Hart, and the publisher, Agnes Hart, put out ten issues a year. [....]"

*Link: http://www.aberree.com/

1954 - Avatar Meher Baba - [....] In 1954, when Baba was sixty years old, he said to others that he was the Avatar. In the ancient language of Sanskrit, the word "Avatar" means one who has come down from God. Baba said that the Avatar is born on Earth every 700-1400 years, and comes to help others find God. Meher Baba said that in the past the Avatar had been on Earth as Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad. [NP] Meher Baba's most famous quote is "Don't Worry, Be Happy," partly because it appeared in a popular song by Bobby McFerrin. Others know of him because of the song "Baba O'Reilly" written by Pete Townshend who is a follower of his and named the song partly after Baba. [NP] He wrote two important books. In Discourses, Meher Baba wrote about how to live a good life, how to meditate, and how to love God. In God Speaks, Meher Baba wrote about how the soul seeks God over many lifetimes. He said, "Real happiness lies in making others happy." He showed his followers that the best path is to love God at all times by loving your fellow man. [NP] He also said he had not come to start a new religion -- that it was better to truly follow one's own religion. Because of this, he has followers who are Zoroastrians, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Sufis, Buddhists, and Sikhs. There are also atheists and agnostics who do not necessarily believe in God, but who are attracted purely to his simple philosophy of leading an honest and loving life. [....]

[Based on: http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meher_Baba] - [T.D. - 04/24/10]

1954 - The Way of the Saints -

"Collected in this section are miscellaneous talks, pamphlets, etc., on various aspects of the Path of the Masters, issued by Sant Kirpal Singh Ji over a period of twenty years-from 1954 to 1974."

[Based on: http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/pdf/WaySaints.pdf]

*Links: http://www.archive.org/stream/TheWayOfTheSaints/WaySaints#page/n0/mode/2up

1954 - First Church of Scientology - 1954: "[....] Given the inherently religious nature of Mr. Hubbard’s work through these years, it was only natural that those surrounding him would come to see themselves not only as students of a new philosophy but also as students of a new religion. And so, in 1954, Scientologists in Los Angeles established the first Church of Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard founded the subject — early Scientologists began the Church. [....]"

[Based on: http://lron.hubbard.org/pg010.html] - [T.D. - 09/13/08]

1955

1955 - Sar Bachan? - "Swamiji Maharaj, The Sar Bachan: The Yoga of the Sound Current translated by Sardar Sewa Singh. Beas, India: Radha Swami Sat Sang, 1955."

*Reference Links: http://www.rsfaith.org/radhasoami-faith-media/english-book-index/englishbookindex

1955 - Died / Sudar Singh? - 1955(?): "We are making an effort to construct a physical history of ECKANKAR, looking for actual physical records to verify the existence of some of the ECK Masters in a way that historians of the future will be able to accept; something beyond just the words of one of the Living ECK Masters of the past. It will be vital for the survival of ECKANKAR as a religious teaching in the future."

"As we began research in a number of different areas around the world, we got reports that Sudar Singh had lived and really was an ECK Master. Many ECKists have experiences with Rebazar Tarzs, Yaubl Sacabi, Fubbi Quantz, and other ECK Masters, but very few see Sudar Singh. As it turns out, he did live and work in Allahabad. Paul mentioned he died around the 1940s, but it seems to have been around 1955."

"The research we do today will someday be pored over by historians. They will get into great debates about this or that crisis, about this or that person. We are living the historical moments today, and whatever later historians want to make of it for their own unfoldment is up to them. For now, we continue to live our lives in the mainstream of Spirit."

[Based on: Harold Klemp, The Secret Teachings, p. 246]

1955 - Remote Viewing Trivia - July, 1955: "Factions of the U.S. government are making efforts to 'seize Scientology in the United States.' "

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

1955 - Understanding Incorporated - 1955: "[...] From a start of nine members at El Monte, California, in 1955, Understanding, Inc. has grown into an international organization of more than sixty units and many members-at-large throughout the world. [....]"

[Based on: http://danielfry.com/daniels-writings/understanding/pamphlet/] - [01/13/12]

1955 - Paul Twitchell / Ruhani Satsang - September 27th, 1955(?): "[....] A Paul Twitchell and Annie Trussel, new initiates, had accompanied the Master from Washington. [....]" 

*Links: http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/tours/55/SS55_11.htm

*Trivia: "The story of Paul Twitchell's association with Kirpal Singh, and, in turn, the influence of Radhasoami on Eckankar, is well documented. In 1955 Paul Twitchell received initiation from Kirpal Singh in Washington, D.C. Twitchell, who, according to his first wife Camille Ballowe Taylor, was a 'seeker of religion,' met Kirpal Singh after a five year stay at Swami Premananda's Church of Absolute Monism.
   "Twitchell kept up a ten year correspondence with Kirpal Singh in India, addressing his numerous letters to his guru as 'My Dear Master,' and so on. In 1963 when Kirpal Singh visited America for the second time, Twitchell brought his second wife to be, Gail Atkinson, to get initiated in San Francisco. The initiation records of both Paul and Gail are on file at Sawan-Kirpal Ashram in Vijay Nagar, Delhi."   [See link: ]

*Trivia: "Paul Twitchell was duly initiated in 1955 by Kirpal Singh, as had been known for sometime. His experiences at initiation appeared to be significant: he heard the inner sound, saw light, and felt elevation. Indeed, Twitchell's subsequent correspondence with Kirpal Singh reveals that he had nightly excursions out of his body, apparently visiting higher astral regions and conversing with a number of spiritual masters, including Sawan Singh. Interestingly enough, however, Twitchell did not mention Rebazar Tarzs or Sudar Singh in any of his letters to Kirpal Singh - not even once. This is quite revealing since Twitchell's letters span more than a decade (1955-1966). From a close reading of the correspondence, it is obvious that Twitchell's inspiration for Eckankar came directly from his contact with Kirpal Singh and Ruhani Satsang. In fact, Twitchell even goes so far as to ask Kirpal Singh to publish his book The Tiger's Fang in 1966, well over a year after he founded Eckankar."

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsma3.html]

*Trivia: "[....] For a few years Paul was a member of Swami Premananda's church in Washington, D.C. When that association ended, he came in contact with the works of Kirpal Singh, who was based in India at the time. Paul had some experiences in which Kirpal Singh came to him in his room. They began to correspond. When Paul wrote to tell Kirpal Singh about the series of discourses he was working on, Kirpal Singh replied: 'Let's see what you have. Perhaps we can use them.' [NP] Paul was a prolific writer. Kirpal Singh was very interested in Paul's account of his experience in The Tiger's Fang and he even offered suggestions. He said, 'When you talk with these Masters, ask them questions like, "What is the process of death? How did the creation of the worlds come about?" ' It was interesting that Kirpal Singh knew Paul had the ability to go into the other worlds, come back, and report on certain things. [NP] Kirpal Singh told several of his close followers that his line of mastership would end with him, and that the mastership would then be picked up in one of the Western countries. But I sincerely wonder if he recognized Paul, a former chela, as being the carrier of this Light and Sound of ECK. [NP] Paul sent his manuscript of The Tiger's Fang to Kirpal Singh in India, which triggered a series of letters back and forth. It caused a very disagreeable situation when Paul wanted the manuscript back later. Paul had admired Kirpal Singh for a long time, but then they had this little falling out. Perhaps they worked it out later. [....]" [My brackets. NP = New Paragraph. - D.R.D.]

[Based on: Article (Struggle for mastership) @ http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/writings.html]

1955 - Separation / Paul Twitchell & Camille Ballowe - October 1955(?): "After I withdrew from a Yoga retreat in 1955, I went off to India for a spell. Following this I settled in England to write another book, but the death of my half-sister [1959?] brought me home." [Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings Volume 1, Paul Twitchell - Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross, p. 144]

*Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=63

1955 - The Urantia Book - October 12th, 1955: "The Urantia Foundation first published The Urantia Book in 1955 in English. The organization has translated it into eleven other languages, with new translations in process.[3] [....] The Sadlers and others involved, now all deceased, claimed[11] that the papers of the book were physically materialized from 1925 until 1935 in a way that was not understood even by them, with the first three parts being completed in 1934 and the fourth in 1935. The last Forum gathering was in 1942. Also documented are methods of reception that Sadler denied as the way the papers were received.[8] [....] The communications purportedly continued for another two decades while members of the Forum studied the book in depth, and according to Sadler and others, permission to publish it was given to them in 1955. The Urantia Foundation was formed in 1950 as a tax-exempt educational society in Illinois,[14] and through privately raised funds, the book was published under international copyright on October 12, 1955. [....]"

*Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urantia

1955 - God Speaks / Meher Baba - 1955: "God Speaks, The Theme of Creation and Its Purpose (ISBN 978-0-915828-02-9) is the principal book by Meher Baba and the most significant religious text used by his followers. It exhaustively covers Meher Baba's view of the process of Creation and its purpose and has been in print continuously since 1955.[1]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Speaks] - [T.D. - 04/24/10]

*Trivia: God-realization, according to Indian guru Meher Baba, is the highest state of consciousness and the goal and ultimate destiny of all souls in creation. Ultimately the ego weakens through endless expression of itself in many lifetimes of experience, finally disappearing completely in full Self or God-realization. [1]

Knowing that Creation is not an accident and that it has a deeper meaning than is apparent to the eye, the seers of all ages have time and again drawn the attention of the world to the fact that, although for a certain period of his life on this planet man may identify himself exclusively with the life of the senses, his transcendental destiny is God-realization.[2]

The happiness of God-realization is the Goal of all Creation. The real happiness which comes through realizing God is worth all physical and mental sufferings in the universe. Then all suffering is as if it were not. The happiness of God-realization is self-sustained, eternally fresh and unfailing, boundless and indescribable; and it is for this happiness that the world has sprung into existence.[3]

According to Meher Baba, the aim of all beings in creation, in fact the very purpose of creation, is the attainment of God-realization. A soul is God-realized when it has first traversed evolution, taking each successive form in creation until it achieves full consciousness in the human form (the terminus of physical evolution according to Meher Baba),[4] then has gone through successive lives during reincarnation, and finally, having traversed the inner planes of consciousness during involution, achieves consciousness of its true original identity as God.[5]

This experience of Oneness with God, according to Meher Baba, is not the same as simply a discursive realization of this condition through reading or contemplation, but rather must be fully experienced with the help of a Perfect Master or sadguru. Thus he emphasized that a man who reads, in Vedanta literature for instance, that he is God and then says that he is God, is in fact a hypocrite, since he does not have this experience. The goal of life, instead, is to achieve this "I am God" state as a permanent and genuine experience. According to Meher Baba this ultimate experience, for which the universe came into being and is continually sustained, cannot be described or talked about, but only lived and directly experienced.

According to Meher Baba one gets God-realization at the hands of one Master, but for knowledge, which the Muslim Sufis call Irfan and the Hindu sages Dhyana, it may be necessary for him to approach more Masters than one. [6]

References:

2. God Speaks, The Theme of Creation and Its Purpose, by Meher Baba, Dodd Mead, 1955. Sec. ed. p. 38

3. God Speaks, The Theme of Creation and Its Purpose, by Meher Baba, Dodd Mead, 1955. Sec. ed. p. 130

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God-realization_%28Meher_Baba%29] - [T.D. - 04/24/10]

*Links: http://www.beezone.com/GodtoMan/chapter_iii_god_realizatio.html

1955 - "Metteya" / L. Ron Hubbard? - "[....] L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Dianetics and Scientology, suggested he was 'Metteya' (Maitreya) in the 1955 poem Hymn of Asia. His editors indicated, in the book's preface, specific physical characteristics said to be outlined -- in unnamed Sanskrit sources -- as properties of the coming Maitreya; properties which Hubbard's appearance supposedly aligned with. [....]"

[Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Teacher] - [T.D. - 12/20/08]

1955 - Introduction to his Teachings / Kirpal Singh - 1955:

In 1955, Sant Kirpal Singh wrote an introduction to his teachings especially intended for Westerners, called Man, Know Thyself. The principle teaching expounded the underlying thread of the esoteric Sound Current (Shabd, Naam, or Word) as the root experience of the Saints, which is discussed in the scriptures and continues to be available. He also stressed the importance of a living Master or Guru, as one can derive nothing from past Masters (i.e., Saints or Masters who have died.) [NP] He expressed no interest in creating a new religion (see "No New Faith, Mind That" [3]) and would generally quote his Master who said "plenty of wells have already been dug. There is no need to dig another." His self-stated intention was to [NP] revive the original knowledge, which is to be found in the core of all religions, and gave an experience of the true nature of man whose aim it is to return to his Source - God. By this experience every individual regains his inherent value and dignity and can reach the highest goal of human life. [NP] During fourteen years he was repeatedly elected president of the World Fellowship of Religions which came into being in 1957. On three world tours in 1955, 1963, and 1972 He visited major cities in the Western world, where he met religious leaders, politicians, and personalities of society. He preached about the importance of self-knowledge and God-knowledge and emphasized the need of selfless service as a form of devotion. [....]"

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

*Links: http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/pdf/knowthyself.pdf

*Trivia: "RUHANI SATSANG —A gathering of purely spiritually minded persons. Satguru Kirpal Singh Ji, constituted it as a Common Forum for the meeting of representatives from all religions, who believe in the efficacy of the Science of Soul as panacea for all the ills of the world."

[Based on: http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/gloss.htm]

*Links: http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/kirpal.htm

1956

1956 - Dialogues With The Master - 1956(?): "DIALOGUES WITH THE MASTER are a series of spiritual discourses which were taken down when Rebazar Tarzs, the ageless emissary for ECKANKAR in the world today, appeared to me nightly in his light body for practically one year and dictated them. [NP] This occurred while living in the nation's capital. I had been in India for a month or so prior to his first appearance. During this visit I was fortunate to meet him in Darjeeling as explained in my book 'An Introduction to Eckankar.' [....] The DIALOGUES in this book are as close as possible to the original words he spoke during his nightly visits to give me advanced training in the secret science of ECKANKAR. He concluded his series of talks that year by taking me on the spiritual journey recorded in my book 'The Tiger's Fang.' [....]" [Based on: Introduction, p. 7, Dialogues with the Master, by Paul Twitchell, Eighth Printing - 1983]

*Trivia: "Paul [Paul Twitchell] wrote Dialogues With The Master around 1956, from the references I have seen, but didn't publish it until 1970. Paul also wrote The Flute of God in 1959, but didn't put it into print until 1966, in the Orion Magazine series. This pattern is similar to Paul's writing of The Far Country in 1963, which wasn't published until 1970." [Based on: Doug Marman, Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 6]  

*Trivia: "[....] David writes:

It was around this time (1956/1957) that Twitchell told Betty Shifflet and Wave Sanderson (both initiates of Kirpal Singh) at a dinner date that Master Kirpal Singh had appeared in his Nuri Sarup (light body) over the weekend and dictated some of the book to him. In this regard, Kirpal Singh comments:

"Paul Twitchell used to write to me every week, 'Master came and sat down on the chair and dictated his teachings to me.' He published them in the Tiger's Fang." [....]"

[Based on: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch._Two.htm]

*Trivia: [Rami Nuri to Paul Twitchell] "I tell you this, dear one, for the purpose of confirming the Master's word. You have a great mission on earth. You are in the midst of it now. Keep progressing and very shortly it will show results. You will someday become the MAHANTA. [....]" [Based on: Dialogues with the Master, Original copyright 1970 by Paul Twitchell; copyright transferred to ECKANKAR 1982, Eighth Printing - 1983, p. 172]

*Trivia: [Rebazar Tarzs to Paul Twitchell] "[....] Remember all that has been told you. You are next in line for the spiritual mantle, to become the Mahanta, the living ECK Master. [NP] This is all!" [Based on: Dialogues with the Master, Original copyright 1970 by Paul Twitchell; copyright transferred to ECKANKAR 1982, Eighth Printing - 1983, p. 238]

*Trivia: "I was sort of following a star because when I was in Portsmouth or Davenport, I was writing, and I was writing a trememdous amount of stuff there. I went on up there and I almost starved myself to death there, but then I began to see all the pattern of what was going on, and I decided that I was going to just let go and be nothing that would be of any resistance to becoming what would be known as the ECK Master, eventually the MAHANTA. [NP] I did not know that I was going to inherit the title of the MAHANTAship. So then I worked at two or three newspapers, wrote some columns and did just about anything I could do to keep body and Soul together. I lived on a houseboat. [....]"

[Based on: DIFFICULTIES OF BECOMING THE LIVING ECK MASTER, by Paul Twitchell, Copyright 1980 by ECKANKAR, pp. 77 & 78]

1956 - Paul Twitchell / Cairo, Egypt? - May, 1956: Dialogue in Cairo, Egypt. [Based on: ECKANKAR Compiled Writings, Volume I, p. 187, Copyright 1975, Gail T. Gross]

1956 - Pluto / Virgo - October 20th, 1956: Pluto at 0 degrees Virgo. ...

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1956.pdf

1956 - World Peace in the Atomic Age / Kirpal Singh - World Peace in the Atomic Age / Address to the Ninth General Session of UNESCO, held in Delhi India, 1956 and published in "The Way of the Saints: SANT MAT"

*Link: http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/peace.htm

1957

1957 - Tax Exemption / Scientology - January 2nd, 1957: "The Church of Scientology of California, the senior church, is granted tax exemption."

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

1957 - Pluto / Virgo - January 15th, 1957: Pluto at 0 degrees Virgo, R.; August 19th, D. ...

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1957.pdf

1957 - Paul Twitchell / Darjeeling, India? - May, 1957: Conversations in Darjeeling, India. [Based on: ECKANKAR Compiled Writings, Volume I, p. 179, Copyright 1975, Gail T. Gross]

1957 - The Tiger's Fang - "[....] Whether The Tiger's Fang is a record of an actual spiritual journey or the vivid impression of a vision that has been granted to few mortal men, must remain a matter for the individual reader to judge. [....]" [Based on: Brad Steiger Forward (1968) to The Tiger's Fang, 8th Printing - 1979, p. iv]

*Trivia: "[....] Paul also wrote in his article 'The God Eaters,' that appeared in the Psychic Observer, November 1964:

Master Kirpal Singh spoke briefly of these matters [*should read: masters] when he took me through the several invisible worlds in 1957. The story of this trip has been recorded in my book "The Tiger's Fang."

   "It is obvious from these and other quotes, that Paul was quite open about his relationship with Kirpal Singh. For some reason, however, by 1966 this had changed, and Paul felt it important enough to delete any references he made to Kirpal Singh in his writings. According to David [David Lane], the breakdown between Paul and Kirpal began in 1963, after Paul sent his book, The Tiger's Fang, to Kirpal Singh, in Delhi, India. Kirpal Singh didn't approve of the book, although he didn't tell Paul this for many years. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch._Two.htm]

*"Master Kirpal Singh spoke briefly of these masters when he took me through the several invisible worlds in 1957." - Paul Twitchell, 1964 [9]

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm5.html]

*Trivia: "Most of my philosophy is expounded in my works 'The Tiger's Fang,' written in 1957, an expose of travel through the planes of other worlds, and 'The Flute of God,' written in 1959." [Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings, Vol. 1 (Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross), by Paul Twitchell, p. 50 - Compiled from Introduction to Eckankar, Copyright 1966]

*Trivia:

"[....] In a sense, Christianity has failed mankind, but it is now beginning to see light, and the true teachings are gradually making headway in the West. Man hardly knew anything about ECKANKAR, the secret science of Soul Travel, or about the ECK, until the Eshwar-Khanewale adepts started making their presence felt in the world of man. [....]" [- Shamus-i-Tabriz, The Tiger's Fang]

[Based on: The Tiger's Fang, by Paul Twitchell (Copyright 1967), 1969 Lancer Book version, p. 127 - 2nd paragraph]

"[....] In a sense, Christianity has failed mankind but it is now beginning to see light and the true teachings are gradually making headway in the west. Man hardly knew anything about Eckankar, the secret science of Soul Travel, or about Bani, until the Eshwar-Khanewale adepts started making their presence felt in the world of man. [....]" [- Shamus-i-Tabriz, The Tiger's Fang]

[Based on: The Tiger's Fang, by Paul Twitchell (Copyright 1967), 8th Printing - 1979, p. 125 - 3rd paragraph]

*Trivia: "DARWIN GROSS WRITES: While on the subject, let me say that The Tiger's Fang was written in 1956 by Paul up in the Seattle area, I believe it was, where he was at the time, either that or back in Washington DC working on a newspaper. And it was Dr Bluth who refused to loan Paul the $1,000 to publish this book, which eventually was printed."

*Link: http://dlane5.tripod.com/sepek.html - T.D. - 03/07/10

*Trivia:    

   A natural question one might ask about the ECK Initiations is this: "If Paul Twitchell had God Realization in 1957, why did the ECK Master Shamus-i-Tabriz suggest that Paul was not omniscient?" Isn't a God-Realized person supposed to know all things?
   After Paul's journey with Rebazar Tarzs to the Anami (God), Shamus said of Paul in The Tiger's Fang: "Then he should know all things, but I see by the light around him that there are many things yet that he needs to know before being accepted into the ancient order of the Bourchakoun!" But Shamus answered his own question in the next breath: "No man, nor Soul, ever reaches the fulfillment of the quest for God. One goes on and on and on throughout all eternity, deeper into perfection and deeper into God."
   Paul did have the experience of God Consciousness in 1957, but it took eight full years before he was ready for the mantle of the Mahanta in 1965. Even then he did not know all things, as the spiritually naive would like to think he did.
   In my case, I had this experience of God in 1970. But then followed eleven years of the most difficult and exacting training as I made my way through the outer and inner initiations. It took that long to consolidate and "set" each higher level of initiation. [....]"

[Based on: Soul Travelers Of The Far Country, by Harold Klemp, copyright 1987, pp. 140-141]

*Trivia: "In late 1956 or early 1957 Paul had the experience that is recorded in The Tiger's Fang. [....]"

[Based on: Article (Touching the Face of God), by Harold Klemp - ECKANKAR International Youth Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Friday, April 20, 1984. See: The Secret Teachings, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 3, Copyright 1989, p. 146]

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

*Trivia: "About two years after he [Paul Twitchell] separated from his wife, Camille, he had the experience that he later wrote down in The Tiger's Fang. This experience came in late 1956 or early 1957. [....]"

[Based on: Article (Struggle for Mastership), by Harold Klemp - ECKANKAR International Youth Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Friday, April 20, 1984. See: The Secret Teachings, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 3, Copyright 1989, p. 153]

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

*Trivia:

1957 - Paul Twitchell Letter - July 11th, 1957: "According to my notes, there is a letter in the files written by Paul, dated July 11, 1957. He wrote:

"I have undergone a complete change within the last few days and the climax came tonight around midnight..."

"I have come to a conclusion that I am no longer lost. I do not believe that Master Singh has the correct teaching; nor that Scientology can give the spiritual path of God."

He also wrote:

"I have not heard from Master Singh in months, and neither has he been with me for sometime. I have dropped my vegetarian diet, because it does not seem to make sense anymore, and that I believe that God is the Master - no one else."

He apparently wrote this letter to a follower of Swami Premananda and talked about moving back onto church grounds.

[Based on: A.R.E. thread (New info on Paul from the 1950's) by Doug Marman, October 18th, 2009]

*Link: http://tinyurl.com/6e3fqmj

1957 - Paul Twitchell / Buenos Aires? - November, 1957: Dialogue in Buenos Aires. [Based on: ECKANKAR Compiled Writings, Volume I, p. 191, Copyright 1975, Gail T. Gross]

1957 - Paul Twitchell / Psychology of Slavery - 1957"

"To build an attitude of defeat into the mind's of the enemy is the constant goal of the dictators. Fortunately for the human race there are capable individuals who, like L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, leader of one of the many groups, are working to help man free himself from such ruthless control. Freedom from artificial conditioning of ingrained reflexes against enslavement of the reactive mind makes such individuals dangerous to the totalitarians. Scientology can undo, fortunately, the poison of psychology the mass-mind has been fed.

[Paul Twitchell, "The Psychology of Slavery," Ability (Issue 61, 1957), page 6.]

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsma2.html]

*Reverence Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=92
                               http://google.com/group/alt.religion.eckankar/msg/ab0b32ec492fd62b

1958

1958 - "American Blue E-Meter" - January 1958: "L. Ron Hubbard introduces the 'American Blue E-meter,' a transistorized improvement over earlier prototypes, to be used as an aid for Scientology practitioners. Newer Scientology technology begin to require the use of the meter as a guide to the use of processes toward the attainment of Operating Thetan (OT)."

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

1958 - Pluto / Virgo - April 12th, 1958: Pluto at 0 degrees Virgo, R.; June 11th, D. ...

*Link: http://www.astro.com/swisseph/ae/1900/ae_1958.pdf

1958 - Paul Twitchell / Lisbon, Portugal? - June, 1958: Talks in Lisbon. [Based on: ECKANKAR Compiled Writings, Volume I, p. 187, Copyright 1975, Gail T. Gross]

1958 - Split / Paul Twitchell & Kirpal Singh? - "[....] This is at odds with David Lane's claims that Paul studied under Kirpal Singh for eight years (from 1955 to 1963). If Roy's memory is correct, then Paul had already ended his study with Kirpal in 1958 or early 1959. This agrees with what I've seen in my research. Paul referred to his time studying with Kirpal as a one to two year period. Also, by 1959 Paul had written in his book, The Flute of God, that he had parted ways with Kirpal Singh. Roy's memory, therefore, seems to further verify that Paul's studies with Kirpal lasted two to three years at most. [....]" [Based on: A.R.E. Post by Doug Marman (Conversation with Roy Eugene Davis, September 14, 2007.) Sept. 22nd, 7:54 p.m.]

1958 - Paul Back To Living @ Premananda Ashram? - 1958: "[....] Paul writes to one friend as early as 1957 that he was no longer following Kirpal. He tells another person in 1958 the same thing (Roy Eugene Davis). He was back to living in Swami Premananda's ashram in 1958. He was writing for L Ron Hubbard even in 1957. Then he starts to publicly, and for the first time, talking about his own teaching called Eckankar in mid 1963, before meeting with Kirpal. [....]" [Based on: Doug Marman A.R.E. post - around 02/21/10]

*Link: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.eckankar/msg/3d9287ec20313ffc?hl=en

1958 - Paul Twitchell / Outsight - 1958"

"Some religious teachings, especially the Hindu practices, affirm that one needs a Guru, or Teacher, for guidance even though the pupil can exteriorize at will. The difference between Scientology and these religious practices is that Ron Hubbard shows us what to do before and after exteriorization. Then following exteriorization we can have use of this ability of OUTSIGHT at its maximum level.

"In other words, Ron teaches us to stand upon our own feet and not depend upon a Guru to be at our side at all moments instructing us what to do, as the Hindus teach. However, a thetan must be granted beingness in order to gain experience in the handling of his capabilities, and without interference from another.

"That is why Ron never dictates or interfers with our beingness or personal lives, for he realizes that as long as a Scientologist depends upon another to help him he is still effect, not working from cause point, and his self-determinism is low."

[Paul Twitchell, "Outsight," Ability (Issue 70, 1958), page 9.]

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsma2.html]

1959

1959 - Paul Twitchell / England? - "[....] In about 1959, Paul left Washington, D.C., and moved to England. Six months later he found out that his sister Kay-Dee (Kate) was dying of an incurable illness. He immediately returned home to Paducah, Kentucky, and stayed with her for the final two months of her life. [....]" [Based on: Article (Research on Paul's Life)

@ http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/hisSearch.html#training] - [Excerpted from Cloak of Consciousness, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 5, copyright © 1991 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved. Last modified June 22, 2003 030534k]

*Trivia: "[....] Well, here is what I found: I have seen a number of letters that show he moved out from DC in early 1959. By early 1959 he was living in Europe. He came back to the states when his sister was on her deathbed in late 1959. From there he went to Davenport, Iowa, and then on to Seattle. He was living in Seattle by 1961." [Based on: A.R.E. Post by Doug Marman (Conversation with Roy Eugene Davis, September 14, 2007.) Sept. 22nd, 6:54 p.m.]

*Link: http://tinyurl.com/6hejsba

1959 - Died / Kay-Dee Iverlet - March 11th, 1959: Reportedly died this year in history: Kay-Dee Iverlet, the sister of Paul Twitchell [The modern day founder of Eckankar]. [- D.R.D.]  

*Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=49
http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B0KObtCQpPKbYzgxNzcyMjctN2Y2OS00ZmYzLWE4OTQtOTYxNTFlYjI2N2Qw&hl=en_GB

*Trivia:

   In connection with his biography, In My Soul I Am Free, written by Brad Steiger, Paul was asked when he started to formulate the message of Eckankar. He responded, "Probably when my sister, Kay-Dee, died in 1959."

[Based on: Ford Johnson, Confessions of a God Seeker, A Journey to Higher Consciousness, Copyright 2003, pp. 93 & 486]

1959 - The Flute of God - "Most of my philosophy is expounded in my works 'The Tiger's Fang,' written in 1957, an expose of travel through the planes of other worlds, and 'The Flute of God,' written in 1959." [Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings, Vol. 1 (Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross), by Paul Twitchell, p. 50]

1959 - L. Ron Hubbard / Sussex, England - 1959: "[....] In 1959, Mr. Hubbard and his family moved to England, where he purchased Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, Sussex. This was to be his home for the next seven years, and the worldwide headquarters of the Church of Scientology. There, in addition to his constant writing and lecturing, he began intensively training Scientologists from around the world so they, in turn, might return to their homelands and teach others. The mid-1960s saw him develop a step-by-step route for anyone to reach states of higher awareness. He also codified administrative principles for the operation of Scientology churches — work that brought about the expansion of the Scientology movement on every continent. [....]" [Based on: http://lron.hubbard.org/pg011.html] - [T.D. - 09/13/08]

1950's - Paul Twitchell / West Coast? - Late 1950's?: " 'Well, I've always been a Cliff-Hanger, I guess; but yes, this was before I took roots on the West Coast in the late 1950's' " [Based on: IN MY SOUL I AM FREE (ISBN 0-914766-11-2), by Brad Steiger (Copyright 1968?), p. 62]

*Trivia: "While Paul Twitchell was undergoing the transition from Cliff-Hanger to spiritual adept, the Tibetan master of Eckankar, Rebazar Tarzs, appeared in the soul body to administer a series of lessons to Paulji in his home in Seattle, Washington [year?]." [Based on: IN MY SOUL I AM FREE (ISBN 0-914766-11-2), by Brad Steiger (Copyright 1968?), p. 62]

1959 - Plant Experiments / L. Ron Hubbard - December 18th, 1959: "Garden News publishes a story, 'Plants Do Worry and Feel Pain,' describing experiments done by L. Ron Hubbard where he has connected plants to a Scientology E-meter and measured their reaction to threat and damage."

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

1960

1960 - The Lady of ECK - 1961-1962: "[....] The Lady of ECK, which was a title that was hand written afterward. The original manuscript, however, was typed in 1960 and 1961. This was about a year or so after Paul's sister, Katie, died. In the manuscript he is taken out of his body by the one he calls The Lady of ECK and meets with his sister. She berates him for not settling down to do his work and he talks with her about their early days together in Paris, going through an old cemetery and being with the presence of Master Singh. [....]" [Based on: Doug Marman A.R.E. post, about 02/27/10]

*Link: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.eckankar/msg/2b9f58371fba501a?hl=en

1960 - Guru Granth Sahib / Gopal Singh - 1960: "Sri Guru Granth Sahib (English Version) by Dr Gopal Singh M.A Ph.D., Published by World Book Centre in 1960" [T.D. - 05/24/10]

*Links:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Granth_Sahib
              http://www.sikhs.org/english/english.htm
              http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Mul_Mantra
              http://www.srigranth.org/servlet/gurbani.gurbani?Action=Page&Param=1
              http://www.sikhitothemax.com/page.asp?SourceID=G&pageno=1

1960 - Divorce / Paul Twitchell & Camille Ballowe - February 2nd, 1960:

*Links: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch._Two.htm
             http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=63

*Trivia: "By this time Paul's marriage was on the rocks. (He and Camille would later divorce in about 1961.) Paul then [1959?] left Washington for England, saying he had grown tired of the whole artificial scene and especially the social consciousness which was prevalent at that time. Paul as the Cliff Hanger was now coming forth. He began to reassert himself as the rugged individual who had suffered a lot, simply because he wouldn't take life the way society dished it out. [NP] When he had been in England for about six months, news came to Paul that his sister, Kay-Dee, was dying. He went back to Paducah, Kentucky, and remained there for the final two months of her life. Paul loved his sister very much, and her death left a great vacuum in his life. [NP] He returned to Washington, D.C., long enough to sell off some things he had left in storage and then headed for San Francisco. At a stop in Des Moines, Iowa, he met a young lady named Edith who convinced him to come with her to Seattle, Washington, instead. And so Paul, a flesh-and-blood man, not a god who suddenly appeared from the mountain highlands, went to Seattle. [NP] The ECK will draw us along in the way that is needed, many times through the power of Its love as It manifests through another human being. It will take us here and there, and if we are willing to go, It will always take us higher. [NP] In Seattle, through his contacts in the newspaper business, Paul got a job with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. One year was about all he could stand. But he had a way out. According to his correspondence, two of his books, including one written back in 1945 entitled To Walk Alone, sold to a major Hollywood studio. [NP] All of a sudden his personal letters began to reflect life on easy street. He was now able to quit his job and travel. And travel he did. First he went down to Acapulco, back up through San Francisco, then on to Canada to visit a few Scientology friends who were staying at a ranch, followed by a swing across the southern part of the United States. After stops in Houston and Dallas, he went back to Washington, D.C., and even made a return trip to England. [NP] Paul was the original rebel. He had money for a while, but after spending it or lending it, he didn't have it for long. But he was very confident in his ability—if he did it once, he could do it again. [NP] The first indications of his future position as a spiritual leader came in 1961. A young lady, aware of his vast knowledge of Eastern religions, wrote him a letter expressing her desire to know more. Paul responded in November of that year by sending her his manuscript of The Tiger's Fang. He cautioned her not to read it too fast, but apparently this lady got quite caught up, either with his writings or Paul himself. [NP] She began to make a nuisance of herself, often banging on his door while he was busy writing, entertaining guests, or in contemplation. Paul handled it by writing her a letter. He explained that her unexpected pounding on his door was very disruptive. When he was in a deep trance or in contemplation, he said it hurt his body to be forced back so abruptly. To soften the blow of his blunt request for privacy, he sent her a bottle of champagne. [NP] Ever the diplomat, Paul was very kind to people who deserved it. But at times he also displayed a sharp tongue and a readiness to defend himself against those who attacked him." [Based on Article: (The Cliff-Hanger Period) @

[Based on: http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/man.html#training]

1961

1961 - Died / Jacob Noah Twitchell - March 1961(?)

*Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=56

1961 - Paul Twitchell / West Coast - 1961: "In about 1961, Paul's father translated. Paul had just moved from Washington, D.C., to the West Coast. At the time of his father's passing in Kentucky, he was not able to be there. He later wrote a letter to the person who had been taking care of his father. He said, 'I was in the hospital for some tests, and I simply wasn't able to get there. But I wanted you to know that at the moment it happened, I was lying on my couch when all of a sudden my father appeared in the room. It looked as if he was standing there in the flesh.' [....]" [Based on Article (Struggle for Mastership)

@ http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/writings.html] - [T.D. - 06/21/07]

*Trivia: "I was sort of following a star because when I was in Portsmouth or Davenport, I was writing, and I was writing a trememdous amount of stuff there. I went on up there and I almost starved myself to death there, but then I began to see all the pattern of what was going on, and I decided that I was going to just let go and be nothing that would be of any resistance to becoming what would be known as the ECK Master, eventually the MAHANTA. [NP] I did not know that I was going to inherit the title of the MAHANTAship. So then I worked at two or three newspapers, wrote some columns and did just about anything I could do to keep body and Soul together. I lived on a houseboat. [....]"

[Based on: DIFFICULTIES OF BECOMING THE LIVING ECK MASTER, by Paul Twitchell, Copyright 1980 by ECKANKAR, pp. 77 & 78]

1961 - Paul Twitchell / Looking For Love - 1961: "When I learned that Paul had tried to become a member of the Catholic Church as late as 1961, several years after his experience in 1957 which was recorded in The Tiger's Fang, I tried to figure out why. Finally I discovered that it had to do with a woman. He was motivated by the force of love. [....] Paul was in love with a Catholic woman, and the reason he tried to join the church was that he wanted to marry her. You might say he was just about as foolish when he was in love as anyone else is. When he loved, it was with his whole heart. But the relationship never went anywhere, and he was deeply hurt by it. [....]"

[Based on: Article: The Force of Love in Paul's Life) @
http://www.eckankar.org/Masters/Peddar/hisSearch.html#christ] - [Excerpted from Cloak of Consciousness, Mahanta Transcripts, Book 5, copyright © 1991 ECKANKAR. All rights reserved. Last modified June 22, 2003 030534k]

1961 - Paul Twitchell Mentions Eckankar(?) - 1960 or 1961 "[....] Paul was learning how to put the truths he found on the inner planes into writing. He had a very difficult time figuring out a way to present Eckankar to this society. The earliest mention of his use of the word Eckankar was about 1960 or 1961. He said he had come across the teachings through Sudar Singh in a general way as early as 1935, then studied them in depth with Rebazar Tarzs starting in 1951. But the teachings were difficult for him to bring out, because nobody cared. [....]" [Based on: Article (Getting the ECK Message Out) by Harold Klemp - see link]

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

1961 - Ship Purchase / L. Ron Hubbard, Spain - July 25th, 1961: "L. Ron Hubbard goes from St. Hill in England to Cape Finisterre, Spain for about 10 days and purchases a ship that is 106 feet long with an 18 foot beam and sleeps about 22 people. He says that purchase of the ship is 'part of an operation' he is conducting from St. Hill. [NOTE: This event is the earliest indication of Hubbard's creation, in Spain, of the confidential "Sea Project," later to be called the "Sea Org," which he establishes to protect and deliver the confidential upper levels of Scientology. This is the first ship purchased. The Sea Project will not be made known publically for several years. Later, Hubbard writes that the "oldest yacht in the Sea Org" is the "Enchanter."]"

[Based on: http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.pair.com/rvtimeline/index.html] - [T.D. - 09/09/08]

1962

1962 - Founded / Christian Spiritual Alliance - "The Church of the Christian Spiritual Alliance (CSA) was founded in 1962 by H. Edwin O'Neal, a Baptist; his wife, Lois O'Neal, an advocate of Religious Science; and William Arnold Lapp, a Unitarian. Its stated purpose was "to teach the fatherhood of God and brotherhood of man as interpreted in the light of modern-day experience." It emerged as a highly eclectic organization which combined Christian, psychic and Eastern insights. It absorbed Orion, a popular independent occult monthly founded by Ural R. Murphy of Charlotte, North Carolina, and continues its publication, now as an annual. [NP] In the late 1960s, the church was joined by Roy Eugene Davis, a former student of Swami Paramahansa Yogananda and leader of the Self-Realization Fellowship center in Phoenix, Arizona. Davis had left SRF and formed New Life Worldwide. He brought his organization and its periodical (which became Truth Journal) into CSA. Davis's traveling and speaking gave CSA a national audience. [NP] CSA took a decisive turn in 1977 when O'Neal resigned as chairman of the board and president of the publishing complex and was replaced by Davis. The focus of CSA has in the ensuing years been that of Davis, who has established the church as part of the larger New Age movement with its concerns of astrology, holistic health, and meditation. The yoga teachings of Yogananda as presented through Davis have become the central core of the teachings. Davis keeps a year-round schedule of seminars around the United States. His ecumenical approach to religion is in keeping with the New Age emphases. [NP] The educational arm of the church is the Center for Spiritual Awareness at Lakemont. Each summer a full retreat and workshop progam is held at CSA. Featured is a teacher training seminar designed to prepare CSA ministers. The Shrine of All Faiths and Sacred Initiation Temple are part of the headquarters complex. Initiation into kriya yoga is offered to members. [NP] Membership: In 1991, the alliance reported 25 centers and meditation groups in the United States and five in foreign countries–Canada, Germany, Ghana, and South Africa. [NP] Periodicals: Truth Journal. • Orion."

*Link: http://www.novelguide.com/a/discover/ear_01/ear_01_00170.html - [T.D. - 06/21/10]

*Trivia: “[....] On one occasion they [Orion Magazine] informed me [Roy Eugene Davis] that they had rejected Paul’s then most recent article because he had used entire paragraphs from a book on Mental Science by Judge Thomas Troward. After that incident his articles were no longer accepted by the editors of Orion Magazine. I knew about this situation long before David Lane wrote about [it] in his book, which was published years later. [....]" *Link: *Link: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/dispBB.aspx?st=1431&page=63

1962 - Missles in Cuba - October 22nd, 1962: "A Soviet offensive missle buildup in Cuba was revealed Oct. 22 by Pres. Kennedy, who ordered a naval and air quarantine on shipment of offensive military equipment to the island. He and Soviet Prem. Krushchev agreed Oct. 28 on formula to end the crisis. Kennedy announced Nov. 2 that Soviet missle bases in Cuba were being dismantled." [Based on: The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 2005, p. 550]

1962 - Letter to Gail / Paul Twitchell - December 6th, 1962: "In Letters to Gail [Letters to Gail I, original copyright 1973], Paul [Paul Twitchell] wrote in his letter dated December 6, 1962:

   What I have to say in all seriousness is: The greatest advantage of spiritual alertness (awareness) is not to be trapped in any position with anyone or anything! You can be trapped by religion, churches, jobs, people who depend on your love, etc., but be watchful! It is usually the feeling element within the person that traps him!

[Based on: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 6]   

*Trivia:

   After an assortment of jobs - which included working for the Seattle Post Intelligencer - Twitchell met Gail Atkinson, a young college student. Recalls Twitchell:

"We met in the Seattle Public Library in 1963. She had a part-time job there while she attended the University of Washington as a full-time student. . . I wouldn't marry Gail until she turned twenty-one. I wanted her to understand that our marriage would be for keeps. She persisted and I persisted. I went to San Francisco in late November of `64 and left her in Seattle. Then I couldn't stand it there without her so I drove back to her home near South Bend, Washington, and married her."

[Brad Steiger, In My Soul I Am Free (San Diego: Illuminated Way Press, 1974), pages 65-66.]

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm2.html]

*Trivia: "[....] 'Gail is twenty-five, but she looks eighteen. She has now gone back to college and is majoring in psychology. We met in the Seattle Public Library in 1963 [should be 1962?]. She had a part-time job there while she attended the University of Washington as a full-time student. I was reading a tremendous amount of books each evening and I would trade them in for a fresh batch on the next night. [....] I went right to work to educate her in ECK, and every day for two years I wrote her a two-page letter on Eckankar. [....]" [Based on: IN MY SOUL I AM FREE (ISBN 0-914766-11-2), by Brad Steiger (Copyright 1968?), p. 65]

*Trivia:

   After Twitchell's demise [d. 1971], the cover-up concerning his involvement with Kirpal Singh continued unchecked. The posthumous publication of Twitchell's manuscripts were all thoroughly scanned. No work published after his death mentioned the name Kirpal Singh, even though the original manuscript, Letters to Gail, Volumes One and Two (a collection of letters written by Twitchell to his wife before their marriage in 1964), contained several references to the Ruhani Satsang master. For example, an excerpt from the original letter of May 30, 1963, reads: "Kirpal Singh used the readings from the Sikh Bible and a few from the Indian scriptures in his nightly meetings. . ." Yet, the revised letter replaces the name Kirpal Singh with "Sudar Singh" while leaving the main content of the letter intact. [18] It appears almost certain that the original Letters to Gail makes no reference to "Sudar Singh" whatsoever. Oddly, though, the present (revised) letters contain numerable references to him. It can be assumed that whenever the name "Sudar Singh" appears in Letters to Gail it is a cover name for Kirpal Singh, whose name appears in the original. [19]

[....] [19] I owe this information to David Stewart, who served as both Editor of the Eck World News and consulting Editor for Illuminated Way Press. He personally worked on the editing of Letters to Gail, enabling him to see the original, untampered manuscript. [....]

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm5.html]

*Trivia:

   I have personally seen the name "Kirpal Singh" crossed out in the manuscript form of Letters to Gail. The name "Sudar Singh" was written above it. I believe that Gail did the editing.

- Former Editor of the ECK World News, David Stewart.

[....]

   "I [Doug Marman] happen to have been working as co-Editor of the ECK World News with David Stewart at that time when he spoke with David Lane. I remember when David Stewart told me of this meeting. Although I had never seen the originals of the Letters to Gail, I wasn't terribly surprised about the editing, since I had seen the original The Far Country manuscript, along with a few others, and I had seen the same type of editing made by Paul. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch_Five.htm]

*Trivia: (Dark Star link)

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.eckankar/msg/48499411d2eba9f9

*Trivia: http://dlane5.tripod.com/Dec23.html

1963

1963 - Paul Mentions Sar Bachan - July 8th, 1963 letter LTG 2 - "[....] I have a book in my collection called the Sar Bachan written by Sardar Seva Singh, which is the teachings of the Sound Current, and acts as practically my Bible!" [Based on LTG Vol. 2, by Paul Twitchell, Copyright 1977, Fourth Printing 1986, p. 149]

1963 - Paul Twitchell / Man of Parts - July 9th, 1963: "This chapter [Chap. 3, Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, by Doug Marman, Copyright 2000] covers the few short years just before Paul [Paul Twitchell] officially introduced ECKANKAR as a spiritual teaching. David [David Lane] begins by referring to an interview by Jack Jarvis, on July 9, 1963, called 'Paul Twitchell, Man of Parts,' which appears to be the first time that Paul mentions the name ECKANKAR. Shortly after, Paul wrote a response to Jarvis' article, called, 'The Square Peg,' [In which he DOES mention the word Eckankar.] which I quoted from earlier in Chapter One.
   "These days, then, were Paul's Cliff-Hanger days, when he also began introducing the name and concept of ECKANKAR." [Based on: Doug Marman, Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 3]  

*Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=4
             http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=65

1963 - Paul Twitchell / The Square Peg - 1963 (See 2nd link.)

*Links: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch_Twelve.htm
             http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=153

1963 - Book Manuscript / The Tiger's Fang - "I tell you one American initiated by me - I've got the initiation report in his own handwriting. Then he wrote to me, 'The Master's Form appears to me inside.' That form used to speak to him, dictate to him, inside. And all that dictation was put into a book and the manuscript was sent to me in 1963. 
   "Later he sent me another letter, 'Return my book, The Tiger's Fang.' I returned his book. That was dictated by me on the inner planes, and that's all right. He changed that book before printing; where he mentioned my name, he changed it to another guru's name." [Based on: Kirpal Singh]   [See: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 2]  

*Trivia: "While Kirpal Singh says it was all right, it doesn't sound like it really was all right with him. So, it is no surprise that Paul [Paul Twitchell] and Kirpal [Kirpal Singh] would eventually break off friendly ties. We'll discuss this in more depth later." [Based on: Doug Marman, Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 2]  

*Trivia: "[....] In Radhasoami meditation practice, for example, emphasis is placed on achieving out-of-body experiences while one is conscious. Thus any experiences that are derived during unconscious processes, like dreams and such, are not given much credence. However, the chief method by which Twitchell 'soul traveled' was by sleeping and having dreams. In his numerous letters to Kirpal Singh, Twitchell repeatedly mentions how he left his body after lying down and going to sleep. Dreams for Twitchell were the gateway to other worlds. Kirpal Singh was suspicious of this modus operandi because in his tradition dreams are extremely unreliable and may not necessarily indicate a higher state of consciousness but rather a lower one. It was precisely on this point that Kirpal Singh critiqued Twitchell's manuscript, The Tiger's Fang, and which eventually led to their irresolvable rift. [....]"

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/rsch3.html]

*Trivia: "From the manuscrips that were obtained from the Twitchell family, Mattie and John, included a vintage copy of Tiger's Fang with Kirpal being the master, not Rebazar. Last time I saw that manuscrip Ed Peacin (spelling?) had it. This was also brought up in the court case of Eckankar vs estate of Helen Frye in Prescott, Az in 1980." [Tuzahu posts 02/02/00]

*Link: http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/eckankarsurvivors/tuzahu.html - [T.D. - 02/28/10]

1963 - Sri Daya Mata / Self-Realization Fellowship - 1963?: "[....] Paramahansaji’s choice of Sri Daya Mata as the future leader of his worldwide society was confirmed by Mahavatar Babaji in an encounter Daya Mata had with the Mahavatar during a pilgrimage in India in 1962 [Should be 1963? See pdf. file link in last page paragraph.] [Based on: http://www.yogananda-srf.org/tmp/about_notitle.aspx?id=1022]

*Link: http://www.yogananda-srf.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=1944

1963 - Kirpal Singh / U.S.A. - November, 1963: "[....] On November 14, 1963, Kirpal Singh left Louisville by train, en route for Minneapolis. Changing trains at Chicago the next day, many members of the Master's party were astonished to see a huge crowd of devotees awaiting Kirpal Singh's arrival. As the railroad journey had been a last-minute arrangement—it had been originally intended that the Master travel by air—many wondered how these disciples could have known of their Master's presence on the train. This is not incredible to those who understand the Path of the Masters, however. The movements of Kirpal Singh are known to many of his disciples without recourse to outer information. Many initiates contact the Master in meditation and know the plans of his outer movements before such plans have been put into operation outwardly. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/tours/63/THIR-16.htm] - [T.D. - 01/19/08]

*Trivia: "Sant Kirpal Singh Ji flew to San Francisco, California, on November 22, 1963, the tragic and fateful day of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President of the United States."

*Link: http://www.ruhanisatsangusa.org/tours/63/1963.htm

1963 - Paul Twitchell / San Francisco? - December 1963? Link says he was in San Francisco only a few months. Article is dated February 17th, 1964. - D.R.D.

*LInk: http://tinyurl.com/6gmpvmn

1963 - MTC Consciousness / John-Roger Hinkins - 1963?: "[....] John-Roger is known to members of M.S.I.A. as the physical manifestation of the Mystical Traveler Consciousness (a concept quite similar to the Satguru in the Radhasoami tradition and the Mahanta in Eckankar). According to Roger's account, the mantleship of the MTC was passed on to him in or around 1963. During this time, Roger claims to have met Sawan Singh, the late Radhasoami Satsang Beas master. "J.R.", as he is affectionately called, holds that the Great Master of Beas was the previous carrier of the Mystical Traveler Consciousness and passed on the "keys to the Kingdom" to him on the inner spiritual planes. However, "J.R." at that time did not recognize the luminous being as Sawan Singh. It was only later when he saw a photograph of the guru that he placed the picture of the Great Master with the powerful entity he encountered in meditation. [....]"

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsma1.html]

1964

1964 - Married / Paul Twitchell & Gail A. Atkinson - January 17th, 1964:

*Trivia:

   In connection with his biography, In My Soul I Am Free, written by Brad Steiger, Paul was asked when he started to formulate the message of Eckankar. He responded, "Probably when my sister, Kay-Dee, died in 1959." When asked when he changed from being a Cliff-Hanger to a spiritual adept, he replied:

The switchover from the Cliff-Hanger to ECK began taking place after I met my present wife, Gail. She insisted I do something with my knowledge and abilities.

[Based on: Ford Johnson, Confessions of a God Seeker, A Journey to Higher Consciousness, Copyright 2003, pp. 93 & 486]

1964 - "Eckankar, The Bilocation Philosophy" - January, 1964: "David [David Lane] reports that in January 1964, Orion Magazine published what seems to be Paul's [Paul Twitchell's] first public article entirely devoted to ECKANKAR. In this article, called, 'Eckankar, The Bilocation Philosophy,' Paul wrote:

    Eckankar, the philosophy of out of body experience, is that understanding which I have gained from bi-location excursions similar to those in the lives of saints of all faiths...

     Man needs to learn to leave his body at will and dwell in his spirit body, on other planes. He must someday leave this fleshy temple, so he should learn that by going in and out of his body that he can give it up to death without suffering...

     The orthodox eastern philosophies teach that man must become one with God, but I cannot hold to this concept.  The individual self of man becomes a coworker of God, not a part of the unity of Him, in the sense of being one with the divine source anyway, for we are dwelling in the body of God, but we have the freedom of movement and of choice inside this framework of the Almighty...

[Based on: Dialogue in the Age of Criticism, Chap. 3] 

*Links: http://tinyurl.com/6z5hde8

*Trivia: [....] Interestingly, this early reference of Sudar Singh, in 1964 [Orion Magazine, January 1964], is the only quote that David [David Lane] published mentioning either Sudar Singh or Rebazar Tarzs before 1966. I produced two other quotes [see Chapter Eleven]. They also showed the names of Kirpal Singh, Swami Premananda, and others side-by-side with Rebazar Tarzs and Sudar Singh. No sign of name replacements yet."

[Based on: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch_Five.htm]

1964 - Coverup Begins? / Paul Twitchell -

[....] The cover-up was commenced by Twitchell after the "Tiger's Fang incident" in 1963. It was in his preparation for founding Eckankar which led Twitchell to create a whole new mythology - a mythology which included a new biography for himself. Twitchell's biography included new teachers, new travels, and new insights. Yet, Twitchell could not destroy all of his previous articles, associations, or his family heritage. These remnants were too vast and too scattered to eradicate. It is from these records that we find the "old" Paul Twitchell.

[3] In none of Twitchell's writings before 1964 is there any mention of Sudar Singh. However, Twitchell does refer to Kirpal Singh, Swami Premananda, and L. Ron Hubbard before this date. [....]

   Twitchell's first cover-up or editing appears in the January 1964 issue of Orion Magazine, where he introduces Sudar Singh for the first time. It reads:

"I began my study of bilocation under the tutelage of Satguru Sudar Singh, in Allahabad, India. Later, I switched to Sri Kirpal Singh of Old Delhi. Both were teaching the Shabda Yoga, that which is called the Yoga of the Sound Current. I had to learn to leave my body at will and return, without effort. Also among my writings are numerous discourses from many master [sic], in the flesh and those on the inner planes. I have talked with and taken down the words of Kirpal Singh who appeared in my apartment in his Nari Raup, his light body, although his physical body was six thousand miles away in India."

   In the entire article, there is no reference whatsoever to Rebazar Tarzs. Yet, in 1966, when Twitchell republished the article almost verbatim in the booklet, Introduction to Eckankar, he changed the words bilocation and shabda yoga to "Eckankar"; and the two times he mentions Kirpal Singh, he changes to "Rebazar Tarzs" and "Sudar Singh" respectively. The original article, although edited later and more thoroughly, was itself a product of editing, for the name "Sudar Singh" is actually a cover name for Swami Premananda, who was Twitchell's first yoga teacher. [4] [....]

    Of the several articles reprinted in Introduction to Eckankar, most have undergone name replacements. A total of at least eight names have been edited out and replaced with a hierarchy of Eck masters. The list of names edited out includes Sawan Singh, Kirpal Singh, and Swami Premananda. Each guru has either been replaced by "Sudar Singh" or "Rebazar Tarzs," while the main text remains untouched. Although Twitchell attempted to do a scrupulous job of redacting, he made one slight error in the index to Introduction to Eckankar. The editor lists the name "Sawan Singh" as occurring on page five of the text; yet, on page five, it reads "Sudar Singh." The first four editions of the booklet carried the error; the fifth edition finally corrected it. The original article from which the mistake was made was published in the September 1965 issue of Search Magazine. It reads in part:

"From Kabir's day those who have helped spread the doctrine of bilocation were mainly, the leader of the Sikh order, especially Nanka Guru [sic], the founder. Others have been the Sufi saints, e.g., Hafiz, Jalal din Rumi, Shamus Tabriz, and Sawan Singh, Kirpal Singh, St. Anthony of Padua, and the contemporary clergyman, Padre Pie [sic], to name a few."

   The reprinted, "Can You Be in Two Places At The Same Time," in the booklet Introduction to Eckankar, reads:

"From Kabir's day, those who have helped spread the doctrine of Soul Travel were mainly the leaders of the Sikh order, especially Nanka Guru [sic], the founder. Others have been the Sufi saints, e.g., Hafiz, Jalal din'l Rumi, Shamus Tabriz, Sudar Singh, St. Anthony of Padua, and the contemporary clergyman, Padre Pio, to name a few." [5]

[5] Paul Twitchell, Introduction to Eckankar (Las Vegas: Illuminated Way Press, 1966), pages 2-6.]

   In the original article, Twitchell had mentioned Kirpal Singh three times; in the revised edition his name has been changed to read "Sudar Singh." The original reads:

"Kirpal Singh who is still at his own ashram in India, has the ability to appear to his own people, in his Nuri Sarup body, no matter where they may be. A skill which almost anybody can learn who gets the knack of bilocation. Among my numerous discourses from many gurus in the flesh and those on the inner planes, are those taken down when Kirpal Singh appeared in my apartment in Washington, D.C., in his light body, although his flesh self was six-thousand miles away in India."

   The revised article, with name replacements, reads:

"Sudar Singh, who lived in his ashram in India, had the ability to appear to his own people in his Atma Sarup body, no matter where they might be. A skill almost anyone can learn who gets the knack of Soul Travel. . . Among my numerous discourses from many gurus in the flesh and those on the inner planes, are taken down when Sudar Singh appeared in my apartment in New York City, in his light body, although his flesh self was six thousand miles away in India."

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm5.html]

1964 - Paul Twitchell / San Francisco, California - 1964: (January through October? See link.)

*Link: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=65

1964 - The Cliff Hanger / Paul Twitchell - July 1964: See Psychic Observer, July 1964 issue. Also see: The Whole Truth, The Spiritual Legacy of Paul Twitchell, by Doug Marman, pp. 147-149.

1964 - Spiritualism / Golden Gate Church - February 8th, 1964: Letter to Gail mentions Spiritualism and the Golden Gate Church in San Francisco. Page 41, LTG3

1964 - Rebazar Tarzs / San Francisco? - 1964 (Month?): "[....] Since this first meeting [summer 1951] with Rebazar Tarzs it has been proved many times over, especially when he appeared nightly for a period to dictate a full manuscript called 'The Far Country', a whole discourse on ECKANKAR, in my apartment in San Francisco [Summer? Fall? 1964] while his body was lying on a crude bed in a hut high in the Hindu Kush mountains. [....]"

[Based on: ECKANKAR, Compiled Writings Volume 1, Paul Twitchell - Copyright 1975 by Gail T. Gross, p. 35 & Introduction to Eckankar , Paul Twitchell - Copyright 1966, p. 31]

1963 - The Far Country - 1964(?): "[....] 'It was while traveling with Sudar Singh in the Nuri Sarup that I met Rebazar Tarzs,' Paulji reminded me, 'and it was in the company of Rebazar Tarzs that I returned to a study of the Far Country. Later, with Gail and her spiritual guide, Dr. John Leland, I came to know Rebazar Tarzs better, and I began to leave my physical body at night to meet with him at his mud and brick hut in the Himalayas. It was a series of twelve important dialogues with Rebazar Tarzs which produced my manuscript The Far Country.'* [*Published in 1970.] [....]" [Based on: IN MY SOUL I AM FREE (ISBN 0-914766-11-2), by Brad Steiger (Copyright 1968?), p. 121]

*Trivia: "[....] One of the most interesting things that I find about this is the timing of when The Far Country was written. According to Paul, he wrote the book shortly after meeting Gail, when he moved down to San Francisco, which would have been in 1963-1964. This is the same year Paul gave his copy of The Tiger's Fang to Kirpal Singh, and introduced Gail to Kirpal, which resulted in Gail being initiated by Kirpal. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch_Six.htm]

1964 - Died / Clyde Howard Twitchell - October 1964:

*Link: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=47

1964 - Psychic Observer Article / Paul Twitchell - November 1964: "[....] Paul also wrote in his article 'The God Eaters,' that appeared in the Psychic Observer, November 1964:

Master Kirpal Singh spoke briefly of these matters [*should read: masters] when he took me through the several invisible worlds in 1957. The story of this trip has been recorded in my book 'The Tiger's Fang.'

   It is obvious from these and other quotes, that Paul was quite open about his relationship with Kirpal Singh. For some reason, however, by 1966 this had changed, and Paul felt it important enough to delete any references he made to Kirpal Singh in his writings. [....]"  

[Based on: http://www.littleknownpubs.com/Dialog_Ch._Two.htm]

*"Master Kirpal Singh spoke briefly of these masters when he took me through the several invisible worlds in 1957." - Paul Twitchell, 1964 [9]

[Based on: http://webspace.webring.com/people/de/eckcult/chapters/tmsm5.html]

*Links: http://tinyurl.com/2c5eneq

1964 - Paul Twitchell / San Diego California - November, 1964?

"We were married in 1964 in San Francisco, and shortly afterwards Rebazar Tarzs began to appear and give me intensive instructions. He had been appearing regularly in the latter fifties, but he said that those sessions had only been designed to prepare me for the exhaustive drills which now faced me. I was told to move south, to choose San Diego for our home. [NP] One day Gail and I were strolling around San Francisco's Chinatown, and we wandered into an old Chinese temple. There a priest told me that I would be moving to San Diego soon and would start my life's work in ECK. [NP] Shortly after our move [October-November 1964?], I requested some lecture time at the California Parapsychology Foundation, and I gave six months of lectures. [....] My first out-of-town lecture was at Long Beach, where three gentle ladies, two widows and a spinster came. I decided that I could lecture as well to three as to three hundred. Word began to get around about ECK, so I agreed to write the monthly discourses and to offer instructions by mail. I went from three chelas to thousands in less than three years." [Based on: IN MY SOUL I AM FREE (ISBN 0-914766-11-2), by Brad Steiger (Copyright 1968?), pp. 64-65]

*Trivia: " 'I went to San Francisco in late November of '64 [should be 1963?] and left her in Seattle. Then I couldn't stand it there without her, so I drove back to her home near South Bend, Washington, and married her [01/17/64]. [NP] The first year was rough, but we made it. She worked and I wrote discourses on Eckankar. The next year [1964?] we moved from San Francisco to San Diego, where Gail went to work in a small city library. Gail now [1964?] believed that it was time for me to bring out ECK, just as the ECK masters had been telling me. I had promised Gail that she might go back to college and complete her education when I went to ECK full-time, so she is a student once again.' " [Based on: IN MY SOUL I AM FREE (ISBN 0-914766-11-2), by Brad Steiger (Copyright 1968?), p. 66]

*Reference Links: http://www.thetruth-seeker.com/scanindexsubAcss.aspx?indexID=65

1964 - Dr. John? - December 1964: "[....] When Dr. John spoke to you the other night in answer to your question, he was merely stating that he would be with you forever, in terms of universal Spirit. He is not a separate entity from the Spirit, but of the Spirit. This is the key secret that all great savants have known. As Christ said: 'I speak not of myself: but the father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.' See what he was saying? [....]" [Based on: Letter to Gail dated December 20, 1964, LTG III p. 230]

"Last December [1965?, 1966?] my wife and I arrived in San Diego, where we settled down, after wandering around the globe studying spiritual biometrics. I took up teaching a workshop in bilocation, at the California Parapsychology Foundation as part of their research program, aside from my regular writing career..." [Based on D.M. post quoting "Can You Be In Two Places At The Same Time?" article (1965? 1966?)]

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.eckankar/browse_thread/thread/fbea12ad72bc7b31?hl=en#

*Link: http://tinyurl.com/2eejof8

*Trivia: [....] Years ago when I returned from England and went to the northwest to live in Seattle, Washington, Rebazar Tarzs spent considerable time with me in his physical body. It was a case of his manifesting suddenly in his body and giving a series of talks on ECKANKAR, which were to be related to the world. Finally, one night in late winter [1963?, 1964?, 1965?], he wound up the series. I have tried, as best as possible, to summarize the talks here. [....] [Based on: The Key to ECKANKAR, first chapter, first page - Copyright 1968]

1964 - English Version / Sar Bachan - "[....] It is an interesting coincidence that one year before Paul formally began Eckankar (1964), the first English translation of Sar Bachan was published in Beas, India with translation help from Dr. Julian Johnson. This work, which describes itself as an abstract of the teachings of Soami Ji Maharaj, the founder of the Radha Soami system of Surat Shabda Yoga, contained the outlines of the tradition which Paul used to create Eckankar. Paul would have depended on such English sources because it was apparent that he did not speak or read Hindi. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.om-guru.com/html/saints/twitchell01.html] - [T.D. - 07/30/08]

1964 - Founded / Center for Spiritual Awareness - 1964: "[....] CSA is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Georgia in 1964. The international headquarters is located off Lake Rabun Road, in Rabun County, in the low mountains of northeast Georgia, 90 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. [....]"

*Link: http://www.csa-davis.org/pages/aboutcsa.html - [T.D. - 06/21/10]

1965

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