A messenger is one who is trained by an Ascended Master to receive by various methods the words, concepts, teachings, and messages of the Great White Brotherhood.* Messengers deliver the law, the prophecies, and the dispensations of God for a people and an age.
* ‘White’ does not refer to race but rather to the spiritual light surrounding these immortals.
There have been many messengers throughout the ages. God never stopped talking to His children. The continuation of God’s deliverance of his messages through a lineage of messengers is called progressive revelation.
Jesus, Elijah, Samuel, Moses, Abraham, Mohammed, Gautama Buddha, Zarathustra, and Helena Roerich were messengers, just to name a few. The messengers for this age are Mark L. Prophet and his wife, Elizabeth Clare Prophet. (Prophet was Mark’s family surname.)
Mark (1918-1973), now the ascended master Lanello, was called by El Morya in 1958 to found The Summit Lighthouse and to set forth the teachings of the Ascended Masters for the Aquarian age. His calling was to be a prophet of God, or one who delivers the Word of God.
In 1958 the master called him to Washington, D.C., to found The Summit Lighthouse for the purpose of publishing the teachings of the Ascended Masters. In August 1958, El Morya dictated to Mark the first of the Pearls of Wisdom, weekly letters from the Ascended Masters to their students, launching a worldwide movement.
On April 22, 1961, Elizabeth, the twin flame of Mark, attended a meeting of The Summit Lighthouse in Boston, and met Mark, the messenger for the Ascended Masters, for the first time. She then began her training as a messenger. Mark and Elizabeth were married on March 16, 1963, and continued to build The Summit Lighthouse together.
Mark L. and Elizabeth Clare Prophet were authors, teachers, messengers and leaders of The Summit Lighthouse until each of their ascensions in 1973 and 2009 respectively.
At The Summit Lighthouse, the messengers deliver God’s messages and the messages of the ascended saints east as west. These messages, known as “dictations,” contain the words of the heavenly host, as well as a transfer of light for soul quickening and initiation.
While receiving these dictations, the messengers were fully conscious yet in an exalted state. The messages occurred through the conveyance of the Holy Spirit and not through psychism or spiritualism where a disembodied spirit takes over the body of a channeler.
Through Mark and Elizabeth Prophet, the Ascended Masters released profound teachings, messages and prophecies that present a path and a teaching whereby souls can find their way back to God.
Mark and Elizabeth never claimed to be masters themselves, but only the Masters’ instrument. They saw themselves as a servant of the light in all the Ascended Masters’ students and in all people.
During the mission and the ministry of the messengers, they taught on a wide variety of spiritual subjects: angels and archangels, karma and reincarnation, healing and wholeness, soul mates, twin flames and relationships, and practical spirituality, to name just a few.
Their greatest desire was to share a spiritual path that would take true seekers, in the tradition of the masters of the Far East, as far as they could go and needed to go to meet their true teachers, the Ascended Masters, the archangels and their own Higher Self, face-to-face.
The published and unpublished writings, lectures and dictations from the Ascended Masters as delivered through these messengers continue to be released by The Summit Lighthouse and Summit University Press. Published in English in multiple formats, then often translated into more than 30 languages, these teachings of the Ascended Masters continue to beckon to the new seeker as well as to inspire and progress the long-time student.