[Editor’s Historical Note: It was in the pivotal 3/15/99 issue of CONTACT that the “bomb” was finally dropped to publicly expose the greatly deteriorated condition of Doris Ekker’s receiving abilities. This news shocked some CONTACT readers (the asleep or lazy ones) and caused many others to cheer (the awake and observant ones). Such a daring move soon resulted in a lock-out confrontation, a “parting of the ways”, and then the formation of a new, high-integrity publication called The SPECTRUM, about three months later, by some of what had been the core CONTACT staff.
For several months before this split, the beloved spiritual Messages regularly shared in CONTACT (but not received by Doris) were sprinkled with hints about the situation. However, even such subtle “exposure” caused a spooked Doris and E.J. Ekker to strongly request that CONTACT refrain from sharing any further spiritual Messages “for awhile”. Supposedly the spiritual Messages were eroding confidence in certain (shady?) financial dealings of theirs going on in the Philippines, where they had been residing (that is, hiding out) for over six months by that time—beyond what was originally supposed to be a few-week “business trip” in August of 1998.
But the spiritual Messages were meant for a worldwide audience of appreciative Ground Crew, and so, finally, enough was enough! So the 3/15/99 CONTACT, as part of its eye-opening exposé, shared 13 “revealing” Messages (including several that had previously been held back from publication) with a readership that was justifiably in a buzz after seeing the startling front-page headline that read: Ed Young “Fired” As CONTACT Chief. Now The Truth Shall Out.
These 13 exquisitely lesson-filled Messages were received by two superb receivers, both of whom, in their own way, had to long endure (and ultimately rise above) Doris Ekker’s bouts of jealous wrath directed toward any perceived intrusion on her self-proclaimed “territory”.