Elizabeth Clare Prophet, the spiritual leader of the Church Universal and Triumphant
, which gained notoriety in the late 1980s for its followers’ elaborate preparations for nuclear Armageddon, has died.
The church was still prepared for Armageddon in recent years and kept a bomb shelter stocked for 750 people deep in a forest near Yellowstone National Park.
The Lyons Press has just released “Prophet’s Daughter: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church Universal and Triumphant
,” which details Erin Prophet’s tumultuous life.
In the book’s preface, Prophet writes that one reason she penned the account is to expose the flawed thinking that led to her mother’s “apocalyptic prophecies” and the shelters built in their wake.
“Our actions were informed by the same sense of spiritual superiority that has led others to pace street corners with sandwich boards reading, THE END IS NEAR,” she wrote. “And the reasoning behind it is more similar to that of the other groups than I have been comfortable admitting.”
CORWIN SPRINGS – Last week, the Church Universal and Triumphant announced it is breaking ground on a new office building at its headquarters here. That’s not so unusual. Groups put up structures all the time. What is unusual is the contrast with what happened 15 years ago, when the church was wrapping up its last […]
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, at the age of 65, is suffering the sixth year of the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease. “She’s continuing a slow decline,” Erin Prophet, her oldest daughter and co-guardian, said in a recent interview. It’s a sad, slow winding down of a woman whose life was always controversial, but never dull, who is […]
If nuclear war ever breaks out, here’s a suggestion on where to take cover. North of Yellowstone in a place called Paradise Valley there’s a remarkable number of places to hide underground. We visited two amazing underground structures in Paradise Valley. Each could hold a substantial community for the better part of a year. But […]
It would take a book to explain the teachings of Church Universal and Triumphant. Specifically, it might take 55 books, the number published by members of this cross-denominational faith since its founding in 1958. Church Universal and Triumphant The Church Universal and Triumphant was the subject of a controversial, 1993 study by cult apologists James […]
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Mar. 7, 2003 By , Chronicle Staff Writer American taxpayers paid $13 million for land just north of Yellowstone National Park in the late 1990s, but it didn’t buy any breathing room for the bison trying to leave the park this winter. That’s because although the public gained a lot of […]