I saw a commercial during "Ancient Aliens," on A&E, about "finding your past lives." It was very generic, as if they were selling something. I looked up the website advertised and realized this was an actual religion, that is based on the light and sound of God, where members believe in past lives, soul travel, etc. It made me feel kind of uncomfortable. Maybe because I prefer to view my beliefs as more of a Science, or Metaphysics, than a religion. As always, I had to look for sites objecting to Eckankar and read statements from past followers, who referred to the religion as more of a cult. Once you join, you must stay, or the result could be eternal damnation. I don't like Eckanakar's use of punishment & control. I don't know where I'm going with this, but I'm interested in hearing how others feel regarding the commercial, religion, beliefs, etc. I did not know this faith existed, and I'm interested in others feelings on the matter, good or bad.