I was a member of Elizabeth Clare Prophet's
organization for __ years. I left in __. I believe you have
pegged her correctly. However, she claims to be an anointed
messenger of the Blavatsky ascended masters. Blavatsky has
pretty much been proven to be a fraud, and so I think you have rated her
too high. I certainly wouldn't put her on the same level as Jesus
Christ. [B is since downgraded, nb Jesus was not
rated very high at that time, now a little higher]
FYI, Prophet's organization is supposed to be an off-shoot of the I AM
Movement, which is supposedly an off-shoot of Theosophy. There is
currently a new set of supposed messengers who are anointed by the
Theosophy ascended masters, Carolyn and Monroe Shearer, who have an
organization called Temple of the Presence. Carolyn claims
to be receiving "dictations" now.
[Their website is at http://www.templeofthepresence.org/, based in Vermont]
Elizabeth Clare Prophet has, and has had all her life, epilepsy.
This enabled her to have dissociative experiences. Her researchers
did all the work and that is where the bulk of ECP's teaching comes
from, along with her own paranoid, authoritarian and somewhat fascist
viewpoint on life and spirituality. When she goes into her
dissociative states, her brain brings the information together and it
comes out in the form of dictations. She believed these were from
ascended masters. However, those close to her have discovered that
she was very manipulative and used her claim to messengership to get her
own way with people. She had no one except the media and the
government to give her a reality check. She was the ultimate
authority within her organization.
I don't know if you have heard, but Prophet now has Alzheimers and is
out of commission. Her organization is pretty much dying.
They are trying to change things, but there is division between the old
guard and those who want it to change. The division just may well
split it apart. I enjoyed reading your description / rating of her.
It is quite accurate.
In step the Shearers. They have been trying to take membership
away from Prophet's group. They were somewhat successful for a
while, but I've heard that people are leaving that organization as well.
My main point is, Blavatsky is no more credible than Elizabeth Clare
Prophet, but Blavatsky knew she was a fraud; ECP didn't, although I think
she might have suspected she was. Yes, Blavatsky was more original
and maybe less paranoid and didn't lead thousands of people to spend all
their money to build bomb shelters, but still I don't think she was as
clever a messenger as Prophet, if you can call them messengers at all.
In my opinion you should downgrade Blavatsky to ½ .