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Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Religious Leader
Born Apr 8, 1939

Elizabeth Clare Prophet was an American spiritual author and lecturer who was the leader of The Summit Lighthouse and Church Universal and Triumphant, a New Age religious movement which gained media attention in the late 1980s and early 1990s while preparing for potential nuclear disaster. During this time, Prophet appeared on Larry King Live, Donahue and Nightline, among other television programs.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Elizabeth Clare Prophet.


1939 Birth Born in 1939.


1957 18 Years Old She attended Antioch College in Ohio from September 1957 to March 1959, transferring to Boston University in September 1959. … Read More


1960 21 Years Old In 1960, while volunteering as a Sunday school teacher in the Christian Science Church in Boston, she met Dag Ytreberg, whom she briefly married.
1961 22 Years Old On April 22, 1961, her group invited Mark Prophet, who claimed to be a messenger for the Ascended masters, to speak in Boston. She attended this meeting at which Mark claimed to give a message, from the Archangel Michael; afterwards, she asked Mark to train her to be a "messenger". Mark and Elizabeth were married in 1963, had four children, and together administered The Summit Lighthouse, which Mark had founded in 1958.
1964 25 Years Old On July 5, 1964, Prophet delivered her first public dictation, purportedly as a messenger for the ascended masters.
1965 26 Years Old In 1965, the Prophet family relocated to Fairfax, Virginia, and in 1966 to Colorado Springs, Colorado.


1970 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1970, the Prophet family founded Montessori International, a school based on the principles of the acclaimed educator Dr. Maria Montessori. "Montessori International" was used by the Prophets for their church/community school, which at various times offered classes for students ranging from preschool age to high school. … Read More
1972 33 Years Old In 1972, the first volume of Climb the Highest Mountain was published, a projected five-volume work, which the Prophets intended to become their central scripture.
1973 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 26, 1973, Mark Prophet died of a stroke. … Read More
1974 35 Years Old In 1974, the headquarters of the Church was moved to Santa Barbara, California, where Elizabeth Prophet founded Summit University, a 12 week program of instruction in her teachings.
1975 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1975, she founded Summit University Press.
1976 37 Years Old In September 1976 and again in January 1978, Prophet returned to Africa. … Read More


1981 42 Years Old In October 1981, Prophet married Edward Francis, who was at that time a vice-president of the church. … Read More
1986 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Prophet relocated her headquarters to the Forbes Ranch, which she had renamed the Royal Teton Ranch. … Read More


1998 59 Years Old She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in November 1998. … Read More


1999 60 Years Old In 1999, deteriorating health led Prophet to retire from the church.
2000 61 Years Old In 2000, she entered full-time nursing care for Alzheimer's disease in Bozeman, Montana.
2009 70 Years Old She died October 15, 2009 at the age of 70. … Read More
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