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Mike Shreve was a teacher of yoga at four universities. (The portrait above was drawn by one of his students in 1970.) Then a spiritual rebirth brought him into a real relationship with God and drastically changed his heart, his life and his belief system.  Read his story here.

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(Paul Twitchell and Sri Harold Klemp)

Heralded by its founder, Paul Twitchell, to be the channel of ancient wisdom revived, this sect made its appearance in 1965. Twitchell also claimed to be the 971st Living ECK Master. He insisted that he received his revelations from two former ECK Masters: Sudar Singh in India and Rebazar Tarzs in the Himalayas, and that the terminology used in this religion came from the Amdo dialect of the Tibetan language.

The present leader, Sri Harold Klemp, became the 973rd ECK Master in 1981. The ECK Master is also called the Mahanta. Whoever fills this role is said to be God in the flesh, omniscient and omnipresent, one who abides in the highest state of God-consciousness. The ECK Master's calling is to lead other souls into the realm of spirit which is called the Kingdom of Heaven. The primary means by which this takes place is the leadership of the Mahanta and an experience called "Soul Travel." Interpretation of dreams is also an important part of one's spiritual development. To its initiates and members, ECKANKAR is taught to be the only true path to God.

The sacred text of this religious group is the Shariyat-Ki-Sugmad, said to be twelve volumes long, most of which are viewable only in the spiritual worlds. Paul Twitchell claimed to have transcribed the first two volumes while visiting higher planes.

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