Elizabeth Clare Prophet Publishes Memoirs
On the heels of the release of Prophet’s Daughter, two of Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s children have published the memoirs of their Alzheimer’s-stricken mother. Erin Prophet announced the publication today in a press release. The official title of the book is Preparation for My Mission: Childhood Recollections. It was co-edited by Erin and Tatiana Prophet. Here’s the press release. The book is available in hardcopy or download on lulu.com. I’m hoping to read this and get a review up soon.
Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) December 24, 2008 — Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease ten years ago, Elizabeth Clare Prophet was in the process of completing a childhood memoir. That memoir was published today, according to her legal guardian and conservator, Erin Prophet. Now age 69, Mrs. Prophet is in the late stages of the illness.
The book, “Preparation for My Mission: Childhood Recollections,” was edited by Erin Prophet, 42, and her sister Tatiana, 36, who are the eldest and youngest of Mrs. Prophet’s three daughters. Both hold degrees in journalism, and worked with their mother for years on the more than 50 books that she published during her life.
The book was initially slated to be part of a larger memoir, but that was never finished. Mrs. Prophet initially began working on it with Tatiana Prophet while on vacation in 1991. “I was 19 during that trip, and I’m so grateful for that time I had with her,” said Tatiana. “I didn’t realize then how important the work would be later on. Although she didn’t complete it, this story of her childhood is a gift to anyone interested in spirituality and psychology.”
“Our mother wrote this book at a stage in her life where she was reassessing. She was doing inner child work and trying to make peace with her parents. She also was committed to honesty and not sweeping anything under the rug,” said Erin Prophet. “In our editing work, my sister and I stayed true to her original intentions. We did not add anything that she hadn’t put in, unless it was something she had told us verbally that we thought would add to the picture. We checked out her facts, and arranged the material into chapters.”
In the book, Mrs. Prophet candidly describes the onset of her childhood epilepsy, her father’s alcoholism, and her spiritual quest, which led her through Christian Science to the teachings of New Age groups such as the Theosophical Society and the “I AM” Religious Activity.