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Church Universal and Triumphant - El Morya, You Have No Power!

October 1st, 2007- Picking up on a recent post from Heather at Why Don't You Blog?, I've decided to tackle the spiritual 'founder' of my parents' cult, El Morya, and along with 'him,' everything 'he' started. This is by no means a complete debunking of the personality of this ficticious 'master.' Heather's post did a pretty good job of that, and I will have more to say later. [...]

My father was Mark Prophet, my mother is Elizabeth Clare Prophet. They were the founders and leaders of The Summit Lighthouse and Church Universal and Triumphant. Legend has it that Mark Prophet once rejected a vision of El Morya as a young man. Because of his Pentecostal upbringing, he considered the turbaned, bearded apparition to be a 'devil. Later, El Morya 'appeared' to him a second time and convinced him of his reality. My dad then went on to found The Summit Lighthouse on August 7, 1958.

Well, dad, I'm sorry to say you had it right the first time. My parents called themselves messengers for the 'Ascended Masters.' I hereby repudiate and deny their message and mission. I declare that they invented their teaching about 'Ascended Masters' out of the whole cloth and by drawing from earlier fictional accounts, such as the books of Guy and Edna Ballard, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and others. I declare that in my 30 years of intimate observation of their ministry and messengership, I saw absolutely no evidence to support their claims. I never observed any spiritual communication or supernatural phenomena, and never saw any prayers answered. There were no miracles or healings. What I did see was the result of group dynamics, coercive manipulation, fearmongering, spiritual blackmail, and practiced stagecraft. Many of the stories circulating about my parents' spiritual gifts and powers have been embellished and exaggerated by their followers, who have a strong incentive to justify their investments of time, money, and effort. In over 30 years, I saw no such occurrences. I watched two human beings who had both a good and a bad side, and were most definitely encumbered by the same human problems as the rest of us.

I was in charge of the Church Universal and Triumphant audio-visual department for over 5 years during two separate periods. Once in the early 1980s and later in the early 1990s. I saw many occasions where portions of so-called 'dictations' were composed and researched in advance or their text changed after the fact. I participated in the editing of tapes of 'dictations' which changed their meaning. After the tapes were edited, on several occasions, the originals were destroyed. [...] Other past CUT AV department heads are well aware of the existence of these tapes, the editing of dictations, and can also attest to these facts. [...]

This is a summary extract from the full article as it appeared on Black Sun Journal, July 2 2007 Full Article'