(1) Fasten Your Bunk Belts (2) A Narrow Place (3) Our Galaxy (4) Messenger in Purple (5) Trouble in Paradise (6) My Mother, My Guru (7) The False Prophet and the Beast of Blasphemy (8) Dust Off Our Feet (9) The Seer (10) Beginning to Die (11) Decadence (12) The Prophet's Trap (13) Defending Our Fortress (14) Seven Years (15) Microcosm-Macrocosm (16) Ramifications (17) If You Have Shelters, Why Not Guns? (18) Modred (19) The Split (20) The Ides of March (21) The Right Arm of Your Son (22) Spiritual Rain (23) Collapsing Ground (24) Illusive Redemption (25) Surfacing (Afterword)
Erin Prophet is the co-author of Reincarnation: The Missing Link in Christianity. She has also contributed to several New Age bestsellers, including The Lost Years of Jesus as well as Astrology of the Four Horsemen. Her work has been translated into six languages. As spokesperson for her mother's church, she appeared on more than fifty local and national radio and television shows, including "Oprah!" and "Donahue." She now lives in Massachusetts where she teaches technical writing and works in health care management.
It has been my privilege to interview thousands of members and former members of religious communities that had been branded "destructive cults." The founder/prophets of these groups emerge as everything from humankind's saviors and enlightened beings to demonic tyrants and self-serving predators. The testimonies of children of founders tend to report resentments, oppressions, family dysfunctions, and great relief that their history with their respective group lays in the past. The reader gets no sense of why anyone would want to follow such a leader. Erin Prophet is different. By reading her account, I really feel that I have seen Elizabeth Clare Prophet and the Church Universal and Triumphant as fully and realistically as possible. I can understand her power and her weakness. I can feel what it was like for Erin as her daughter and assistant - her ambivalences, her awkward moments, her accomplishment on behalf of her community, her confusions, her realizations, her personal and family struggles, etc. Erin does not present herself as a victim or as a heroic scandal-monger seeking to destroy the community into which she was born and reared. This is unique in first-person accounts of this genre. I cannot think of another book that enables me to learn about a group, its founders, and its primary followers as this one does. Lowell Streiker, Ph.D