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Rampa and Twitchell

Feb 07, 2002 10:24 AM
by kpauljohnson

--- In theos-talk@y..., Steve Stubbs <stevestubbs@y...> wrote:
> Amazing that the Lobsang Rampa hoax has been so well
> documented, and yet people are still taken in by it.
> Some even feel disgusted that anyone would disbelieve
> it and call it a hoax.
Compare the case of Paul Twitchell, who totally invented the lineage 
of Eck Masters, with bizarre names like Fubbi Quantz and Rebasar 
Tarz. There are now tens of thousands of Eckists who can testify to 
the reality of these invented characters, because they meet them on 
the "inner." Dr. David C. Lane wrote a devastating expose of 
Twitchell called The Making of a Spiritual Movement, and lately a 
sequel called Gakko Came from Venus (don't know if it's out). A 
major accomplishment of his books is showing the way some Eck Masters 
were based on real people Twitchell had known. But Lane's probably 
the most reviled man on the Internet, receiving piles of daily abuse 
from Eckists on the google group alt.religion.eckankar. He's also 
been hounded legally by Eckankar and its offshoot MSIA.


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