By the way, Darwin, I don't ask you to believe me; I simply ask that you read both books side by side and see for yourself. Do you have any of his books? So why do you then proceedto mention Twitchell's photographic memory and his ability to recitequotations from books word for word? You see, I havemet those great teachers that Paul wrote about and spoke of. Because Gail wasalso a fellow initiate of Kirpal Singh and was well aware of his lifeand work. It has come to my attention that David C. They forget the man, Paul Twitchell,had a photographic memory.
I guarantee you thatyour opinion will change if you really study how Twitchell copiedprofusely from other authors. I know why and you should too: Sudar Singh, assuch, does not exist. It was only after Eckankar was successful that Twitchellcommenced an international cover-up concerning his actual spiritualheritage. In fact, he was from Kentucky - thesame state where Paul Twitchell was born. . Johnson author of four books on Sant Mat in the 1930s, including With a Great Master in India; Call of the East; The Unquenchable Flame; and The Path of the Masters.
Better check with your secretary, Bernadine, sinceshe along with your memory is the only one you can blame now. Do you have any of his books? Garland Publishing has also published a critical history of Radhasoami guru succession the main catalyst for Twitchell's Eckankar movement,John-Roger's M. It's a beautiful experience filled withDivine Love! The name Kirpal Singh does. You might say bad mouthing both Paul and Darwin. Twitchell literallycreated a galaxy of Eck names in order to deceive his followers fromhis real and imagined past.
Johnson also made a number of spelling and grammatical errors which were only corrected in later editions in the 1970s and 1980s - long after Twitchell's own death. It was nothing like Kirpal Singhor any of the Singhs associated with Radha Soami. That's something David Lane can't get into his head, let alone Mark Albrecht of the Spiritual Counterfeits and the die hard Christians. But to completely overlook theplethora of historical documents which univocally attest to PaulTwitchell's discipleship under Kirpal Singh is really not a very wisedefense on your part. Darwin has his details wrong here.
Remember that I have touched only the tip of a huge iceberg of literary piracy. Do you really want to have a higher moral standard for high school or college students and alesser one for God-realized masters? Now, if you call that plagiarism fine, butit's a fact. What does that have to do withTwitchell's so-called originality? Youare simply wrong when you try to buttress your argument that Twitchelldid not plagiarize by invoking some unknown study by some unknownauthor. I amnot the one making the claim about Twitchell's association with KirpalSingh and Ruhani Satsang, your own teacher did. I know why you cannot remember who did the study because itwas never done. Not only is your explanation a fairly lame attempt to condone plagiarism, but I can show you text-by-text, paragraph-by-paragraph, sentence-by-sentence how you are wrong.
Why is it that when MarkJuergensmeyer, J. Then on up, clear up to the soulplane, every master on each level or dimension I have met, and othertoo many to mention. Thus, bythis very simple blunder Twitchell exposed the secret behind his writing: he was parroting what he had read from The Path of the Masters and With a Great Master in India. You can't have it both ways. Fubbi Quantz appeared to me when I started outstudying Paul's writings.
The trouble with all of this,of course, is that Twitchell was creating a mythology whichintertwined but did not distinguish fact from fiction, imaginationfrom reality. In fact, he was from Kentucky - thesame state where Paul Twitchell was born. But suchreported visions do not necessarily confer ontological status to suchbeings. Johnson author of four books on Sant Mat in the 1930s, including With a Great Master in India; Call of the East; The Unquenchable Flame; and The Path of the Masters. However, just because you have seen suchindividuals in your meditation or dreams does not mean that theyactually exist as historical characters.
Now, when one contemplates and goes to that temple within, that's going to the same well. Gordon Melton, Daniel Gold, W. Why can't an Eckankar Master do the same? You might say bad mouthing both Paul and Darwin. Again, if youdon't trust my seasoned observations on this plagiarism issue, then Isuggest that you do your own cross-referencing. New York and London had planned to publish it in 1993, but due to Eckankar's persisting legal threats they decided it would be best if they did not come out with a hardback version. I know why and you should too: Sudar Singh, assuch, does not exist.