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DLM/Elan Vital history by JW

Posted: Mon, Sep 20, 1999 at 13:08:31 (EDT)
Original: Sun, Sep 19, 1999 at 23:14:49 (EDT)
Posted by: JW Recipient: Fly
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Hi Fly:

I think the federal tax information, which I believe is what you found (and thank you, it's very interesting information) goes by the state the corporated offices are located in, in this case California. Although DLM, which later became Elan Vital, has it's corporate offices located in California, DLM/EV was still incorporated in Colorado. I did notice that the president is listed as being in Florida. All of this makes sense for a number of reasons:

1. The first US headquarters of DLM was Denver, so that makes sense that DLM was incorporated there.

2. In 1979 the headquarters of DLM was moved to Miami Beach, Florida. There were lots of programs in Florida after that, and Maharaji got a palacial 'residence' on Miami Beach, right on Biscayne Bay.

3. Sometime later, around the mid-80s, the Miami Beach corporate offices were closed down, the DLM name was changed to EV, and the headquarters moved to Malibu, Agoura, and/or other locations in the vicinity of Malibu in Southern California. Linda Gross, who is or was the President of Elan Vital, has an office in Santa Monica. So, it makes sense that Elan Vital has changed it's headquarters to California, but there isn't any indication that it reincorporated as a California corporation. The California Secretary of State still shows Elan Vital as the original Divine Light Mission, just with a name change, and that it is still a Colorado corporation.

Thanks again, Fly. The more information we get out in the open, the better. It is very interesting that Elan Vital appears to have employees and is listed as a religion.