ECKANKAR – History
From the Wikipedia search, Eckankar describes itself as a Religion of the Light and Sound of God. The ECKANKAR was founded by Paul Twitchell in 1965, drawing in part from the Sikh religion and the Sant Mat movement.
The personal experience of the “Light and Sound of God” is one of the aims of the many spiritual exercises that are delineated in the numerous books available to the general public as well as in the discourses accessible to members only. Eckankar followers believe it provides an individual spiritual path to an understanding of self as eternal Soul and the development of higher states of consciousness. Followers of Eckankar commonly refer to themselves as “Eckists”.
ECKANKAR Headquarters and other branches:
Eckankar’s international headquarters are in Chanhassen, Minnesota, southwest of Minneapolis. The Temple of ECK, an outdoor chapel, an administrative building, and the ECK Spiritual Campus are located at this site. From past records between the 1970s and 1980s, Eckankar had an estimated yearly paid membership of 40,000 – 100,000 and 500,000 to 3 million followers worldwide. In 2013 Eckankar’s website says “There are tens of thousands of ECKists around the world”.
Aim and Objectives of Eckankar:
- The purpose of Eckankar is to make God an everyday reality in your life.As Soul, you have the God-knowledge within you. The teachings of ECK will awaken the knowledge and love for the divine things that are already in your heart.
Reach your highest spiritual potential. See the bigger picture of life. Explore the many facets of divine truth.
How to Become Eckankar Member:
It is very easy to join Eckankar, now follow the instruction below;
- Click here – Online Eckankar Membership Application
- Select your country, choose whether you are a new member or renew member and then click on “continue”. The Eckankar Registration page looks like this;
- Follow other instructions to complete your registration.
For more information visit Eckankar official website on: www.eckankar.org