Prophet's daughter : my life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet inside the Church Universal and Triumphant
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
In 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 mother's 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. Prophet's Daughter describes Erin's search for her mother's origins and motivations. With the craft of a storyteller, she describes the combination of health crises and external pressure that drove her mother's ever- more dire prophecies. She reveals how the allure of infallibility led her mother to a conspicuous downfall, and how her mother's rapidly progressing Alzheimer's disease truncated any hope of resolution. A remarkable memoir with implications for the dialog about power, group behaviour and the future of religion.
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Prophet, Erin L.
Prophet, Elizabeth Clare.
Church Universal and Triumphant.
New Age movement -- United States -- Case studies.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- Case studies.
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Case studies.
Religion and sociology -- United States -- Case studies.
Cults -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies.
Social psychology -- United States -- Case studies.
|Publisher|| Guilford, Conn. :Lyons Press,2009
xvii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm