Elizabeth Clare Prophet
||A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. (October 2009)|
|This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia's quality standards. (December 2009)|
Elizabeth Clare Prophet (née: Wulf) (April 8, 1939 – October 15, 2009) was a controversial American New Age minister and religious figure, self-proclaimed prophet (but also recognized as a prophet by religious scholars and devotees both inside of and exterior to her organization), author, orator, and writer. In 1963 she married Mark L. Prophet, who five years earlier, in 1958, had founded The Summit Lighthouse. Mark and Elizabeth had four children. In their nine years of marriage, they embarked on spiritual pilgrimages to Europe, Ghana and India, where they met Mother Theresa and the Dalai Lama. Elizabeth, just 33 years of age at the time of husband Mark's passing on February 26, 1973, assumed control of The Summit Lighthouse at that time. 
In 1975, Prophet founded Church Universal and Triumphant, which became the umbrella organization for the movement, and which she would grow into a worldwide ministry. Prophet controversially called on her members in the late 1980s to prepare for the possibility of nuclear war at the turn of the decade, encouraging them to construct fallout shelters. In 1996, Prophet handed day-to-day operational control of her organization to president and board of directors, maintaining her role as spiritual leader until her retirement due to health reasons in 1999.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Prophet appeared on Larry King Live, Donahue and Nightline, among other television programs. Earlier media appearances included a feature in 1977 in "The Man Who Would Not Die," an episode of NBC's In Search Of... series. She was also featured in 1994 on NBC's Ancient Prophecies.
Prophet was born Elizabeth Clare Wulf in Red Bank, New Jersey to Hans and Fridy Wulf. She spent her junior year studying French in Switzerland, and graduated from Red Bank Regional High School second in her class. She attended Antioch College in Ohio from September 1957 to March 1959. In fall 1958 she served an internship at the United Nations. She transferred to Boston University in September 1959, from where graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science in approximately August 1961.
On April 22, 1961, she met Mark L. Prophet who came to speak in Boston; Mark and Elizabeth eventually courted, marrying in 1963.
In 1970, the Prophet family founded Montessori International, a school based on the principles of the acclaimed educator Dr. Maria Montessori. Classes were offered for students ranging from preschool age to high school. Montessori information courses were also offered to parents and students. Staff were trained at Montessori organizations such as the Association Montessori Internationale and the Pan-American Montessori Society,
In 1970, the Prophets went to India with their family, and several dozen church members. (Elizabeth traveled again in the early 1980's and established the ASHRAM OF THE WORLD MOTHER in New Dehli, India.) They toured the country, meeting with Indira Gandhi as well as with the Dalai Lama. They also met with Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
In 1972, the first volume of Climb the Highest Mountain was published, a projected five-volume work.
Ministry and expansion
In 1974, the headquarters of the Church were moved to Santa Barbara, California, where Elizabeth Prophet founded Summit University, a 12 week program of instruction in her teachings. In 1975, she founded Summit University Press.
The church eventually became the umbrella organization for Prophet's work, with The Summit Lighthouse becoming the publishing arm of the church.
In the summer of 1976, the church's headquarters were again relocated to the campus of Pasadena College, in Pasadena. Summit University, Montessori International, and quarterly church conferences were held there. About 300 staff members were then in residence.
In September 1976 and again in January 1978, Prophet returned to Africa. She conducted a conference at the Kwame Nkrumah conference center in Accra which was attended by thousands.[vague] She also met with the heads of state of Ghana (Ignatius Kutu Acheampong) and Liberia (William Richard Tolbert, Jr.).
In 1977, the church purchased a former Claretian seminary in Calabasas, a 218-acre (0.88 km2) campus near Los Angeles, and moved its operations there in 1978.
Final years in the ministry
In 1986, Prophet relocated her headquarters to Montana near the Yellowstone National Park.
Retirement and death
She retired in 1999. Died, October 15, 2009.
Both Mark and Elizabeth taught the Path of Personal Christhood, the way of the soul's one-on-one relationship with God through Christ. Elizabeth Clare Prophet said that she shared the gift of the word, both written and spoken, and the Science of the Spoken Word. She loved the Holy Bible and Jesus Teachings. She also shared the stories of the Saints East and West, even the stories of the lights of intellectual knowledge and kindness in history and in current events. Elizabeth was astutely aware of current events, and was not a supporter of one world totalitarian systems. She claimed to be in constant communion with God, and by her love, by her sharing of the word, even the word of Christ, even Christ Jesus, she inspired countless others to also seek that communion.
The Science of the Spoken word, as Elizabeth and Mark taught it, was a gift of sound combined with meditation, prayer and visualization, offering one's heart to God in the Service o Life, in accordance with God's will, in Love and for Love and by Love. "For Holy Purpose Not Forgot." 
They taught that the Divine Gift (The Ascension) of union with God with God, with Jesus, was possible, in this life! .
The key to a more rapid balancing of Karma to the Glory of God is the invocation of the Violet Flame, a spiritual light that is closest in its frequency or vibration to the physical octave. The teachings state that the Violet Flame, actually invites the transmutation of negative karma, or hard things, changing these past records into positive spiritual treasures, which, by the grace of the almighty as gift, accrue to an individual's heavenly "bank account."
Innovations in the Ascended Master Teachings
|This section's factual accuracy is disputed. (October 2011)|
Elizabeth Clare Prophet significantly expanded the use of the concept of "Twin Flames" in love. A Twin Flame is the other half of the divine whole. The concept of twin flames had been included in the teachings of the "I AM Activity," but the idea of attempting to find one's twin flame had been dismissed by them as a distraction to one's main goal of accomplishing the ascension. Elizabeth Clare Prophet included it as a major theme of one of her quarterly Summit University teaching sessions, entitled "Twin Flames in Love."
"Mother as Messenger"
Messenger of the Great White Brotherhood, in the lineage of "Thus sayeth the LORD..."
Some of Prophet's ideas are published in her book Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil and in Paths of Light and Darkness, the sixth book in her Climb the Highest Mountain series.
Elizabeth Prophet's family
Prophet was survived by her five children.
||This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (October 2009)|
- DeHaas, Jocelyn H. "The Mediation of Ideology and Public Image in the Church Universal and Triumphant," in Lewis, James R., and J. Gordon Melton, eds. (1994). Church Universal and Triumphant in Scholarly Perspective. Center for Academic Publication. pp. 21–37. ISBN 978-0-8191-9634-7.
- "Obituaries – Elizabeth Prophet". Telegraph. October 23, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
- DeHaas, Jocelyn H. "The Mediation of Ideology and Public Image in the Church Universal and Triumphant," in Lewis, James R., and J. Gordon Melton, eds. (1994). Church Universal and Triumphant in Scholarly Perspective. Center for Academic Publication. pp. 31–32. ISBN 978-0-8191-9634-7.
- Nimoy, Leonard (host) (December 31, 1977). "The Man Who Would Not Die." In Search Of... [Television series]. NBC.
- McCallum, David (host) (1994). Ancient Prophecies. Coast to Coast Productions. ASIN B0027PIA6M.
- In My Own Words Chronology, p. 239
- Tribune Staff. "125 Montana Newsmakers: Elizabeth Clare Prophet". Great Falls Tribune. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
- Prophet, Elizabeth Clare. Climb the Highest Mountain, Church Universal and Triumphant, 1995.
- The Science of the Spoken Word, p. 9
- For a brief explanation of the Prophets' views on UFOs, see Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The path of the Higher Self (Gardiner, Mont.: Summit University Press, 2003), pp. 429–31.
- Elizabeth Clare Prophet (2009) In My Own Words: Memoirs of a Twentieth-Century Mystic, Summit University Press
- Roth, Chris (1995) A Prophet in Her Own Compound: The Millennial Angst of Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Secretary to the Gods Steamshovel Press, no. 14, pp. 13–19
- Lewis, James R., and J. Gordon Melton, eds (1994) Church Universal and Triumphant in Scholarly Perspective, Stanford, Calif. Center for Academic Publication
- Whitsel, Bradley C. (2003) The Church Universal and Triumphant, Elizabeth Clare Prophet's Apocalyptic Movement, Syracuse University Press
- Erin Prophet (2008) Prophet's Daughter: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church Universal and Triumphant, Lyons Press
- Kenneth Paolini, Talita Paolini (2000) 400 Years of Imaginary Friends: A Journey Into the World of Adepts, Masters, Ascended Masters, and Their Messengers, Paolini International
- (1965, reprinted 1974, 1983, 1991, 2004) The Science of the Spoken Word ISBN 0-916766-07-1
- (1965, reprinted 2005) The Soulless One: Cloning a Counterfeit Creation ISBN 0-916766-43-8
- (1984, reprinted 1986, 1987) Prayers, Meditations, Dynamic Decrees for the Coming Revolution in Higher Consciousness, Loose-leaf Sections I, II, and III, informally known among followers as "The Decree Book"
- (1984) The Lost Years of Jesus"
- (1986) The Path of the Higher Self, book 1 of the Climb the Highest Mountain series ISBN 0-916766-26-8
- (1993) Saint Germain on Alchemy ISBN 0-916766-68-3
- (1999) Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium ISBN 0-922729-45-X
- (2000) Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil: Why Church Fathers Suppressed the Book of Enoch and Its Startling Revelations ISBN 0-922729-43-3
- (2005) Paths of Light and Darkness, book 6 of the Climb the Highest Mountain series ISBN 1-932890-00-9
- (2006) The Path to Immortality ISBN 1-932890-09-2
- (2009) In My Own Words, Memoirs of a Twentieth Century Mystic ISBN 978-1-932890-15-0
By Elizabeth Clare Prophet (published independently)
- (2008) Preparation for My Mission: Childhood Recollections Edited by Tatiana and Erin Prophet ISBN 978-0-578-00357-3
By Alex and Margaret Reichardt
- (2009) On Fire for God: Adventures on the Mystical Path with Elizabeth Clare Prophet ISBN 978-1-60530-955-2
- Official Church Universal and Triumphant biography and information about Elizabeth Clare Prophet
- Official Church Universal and Triumphant site of information about Mark and Elizabeth Prophet
- Official Summit University Press site
- Site on Elizabeth Clare Prophet maintained by daughter Erin Prophet This site (ecprophet.info) is no longer being maintained and is up for sale.
- Memories of Elizabeth Clare Prophet and husband Mark Prophet contributed and maintained by followers
- Randall King, Lanello Reserves, and the Tiffany Transatlantic Cable sections