Prophets Daughter: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church Universal and Triumphant by Erin ProphetIn early 1990, in response to apocalyptic prophecies given by her mother, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Erin Prophet entered a network of underground bunkers in Montana along with members of her mothers Church Universal and Triumphant, a controversial New Age sect. Emerging to find the world still intact, Erin was forced into a radical reassessment of her life and her beliefs. She had spent her adolescence watching her mother vilified as a dangerous cult leader even while attempting to meet her expectations by becoming a prophet herself.
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Church Universal and Triumphant
The tunnel-like entrance to an underground shelter in Emigrant, Montana left , was constructed of recycled oil tanks welded together to create a twisting path meant to deflect radiation that might get past the door. Built by adherents of the Church Universal and Triumphant in , the shelter holds enough food and fuel to support 90 people for seven months. Church leaders predicted the conflict would expand and "told us to expect a first strike against the United States, but nothing happened. Creating underground sanctuaries against human aggression dates back to prehistory and hit its modern zenith shortly after September 15, , when Life magazine's cover story promised to reveal "How You Can Survive Fallout. As cold war tensions ebbed in the s, many domestic bunkers were demolished or converted to wine cellars. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, , most Americans fought the burrowing reflex: They watched the news and worried. Some planned makeshift aboveground sanctuaries made of plastic sheeting and duct tape.
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Feeling just on the edge of trusting the author is going to get us out alive, get this story birthed, maybe in the middle of a forest in the snow, a metaphor and actual location for the book in question. Rock worked on a ranch adjacent to the church as it made provisions for surviving the attack, including the building of underground bunkers meant to accommodate more than members for seven years., Prophet under the sponsorship of the ascended masters , it has been our goal to bring liberation to all souls everywhere who seek spiritual freedom; to all those who sense their own innate divinity and wish to express and develop it.
She was Despite her disease, Ms. The church was still prepared for Armageddon in recent years and kept a bomb shelter stocked for people deep in a forest near Yellowstone National Park. Although Prophet led a private life, largely away from the church, for the past decade due to her illness, CUT President Valerie McBride said Friday that the woman who led the church for 25 years will be greatly missed. Prophet, born in Red Bank, N. Mark Prophet had founded the group in under the name The Summit Lighthouse. Mark and Elizabeth had four children together.
It is an outgrowth and is now the corporate parent of The Summit Lighthouse , founded in by Prophet's husband, Mark L. Its beliefs reflect features of the traditions of Theosophy and New Thought. In the edition of this work, she capitalized these terms, referring to her church as the "Church Universal and Triumphant". Bailey , in what some students of esotericism view as a reference to the future organization, prophesied that the religion of the New Age would appear by the end of the 20th century and it would be called the Church Universal. The church has never released membership numbers, and its total affiliation is difficult to estimate due to the decentralized, international structure. One author has estimated that the membership peaked at about 10, active participants, but sharply declined following a series of crises and controversies in the early to mids. The church's theology is a syncretistic belief system, including elements of Buddhism , Christianity , esoteric mysticism , the paranormal and alchemy , with a belief in angels and elementals or spirits of nature.
At least 2, followers of a religious group have streamed into majestic Paradise Valley here from around the world, preparing to spend years in underground shelters safe from the nuclear Armageddon they believe is imminent. Heeding a call from their leader, members of the Church Universal and Triumphant have sold their homes, closed their bank accounts, bade goodbye to relatives and headed to the valley and the elaborate system of concrete and steel shelters that the church has built here. Mother is Elizabeth Clare Prophet, known to her followers as Guru Ma, which in church language means ''the teacher who is mother. Prophet, a year-old native of Red Bank, N. Prophet, who died in , She says the world is in ''a dangerous period'' this month and next, with particular tension around April Followers say she is referring to nuclear war, an interpretation church leaders do not dispute.