I actually had a very strange friend in HS who was a devotee of ECK.
He was one of the most brilliant individuals I've ever known
He taught himself Arabic, Greek, and Latin, and after two weeks in Freshman German, they advanced him to German 4 - BTW neither he nor his family were German.
He wrote wonderful poems and prose that were far beyond his age.
He was retarded
, however, when it came to Math and inter-personal relations.
Looking back, I'm certain he had, at least, Asperger Syndrome.
He found ECK a year out of HS and when I found the ECK website I linked, I was sure I would find him featured in it in some way.
(Frankly I'm not sure if this makes me feel good or bad)
He was obsessed with Soul Travel as ECK teaches it, and one night when he was at our apartment for dinner (I had to pick him up because he didn't have a driver's license) my wife and I (both 19 at the time) saw the outlines of his body waver. It was very strange and both of us assumed it was because of the pot we had smoked, but when I brought it up, my wife jumped in; astounded. My friend explained that it was a result of the energy he had come to master.
Now, this sounds absolutely crazy and totally the product of pot, but first of all you would have to know my friend to know that he was very unusual. Think of Temple Grandin. This was a guy who brought a Fireball XL5 lunchbox to HS (not because he wanted to but because his overbearing mother insisted that he do so). I think I was, literally, the only friend he had, and I have to admit that when we were in Junior High, I joined the crowd who persecuted the very weird kid.
I had another experience with him that was very strange, but that's for another time.
I've tried to learn about his whereabouts for years and found nothing.
I really hope he found someone to share his life with.