Mark L. Prophet (1918-1973) was a mystic, a messenger for the ascended masters of the Great White Brotherhood and husband of Elizabeth Clare Prophet. (Note: White denotes the aura of light around these masters.)
At Summit University* in 1992, Elizabeth Clare Prophet gave a lecture, Meeting Your Inner Master. Here she described the messenger Mark L Prophet:
“Mark Prophet would never tell you this, but he was a master. He was a master in embodiment.
“People conceive of masters as perfectly poised people who do and say everything correctly. Somehow if we advance the concept of a person becoming a master, suddenly we see him without any human traits or characteristics or even any semblance to ourselves.
“So the world has succeeded in distancing us from our beloved brother and Master, Jesus. And this aura of sanctity has made it impossible for any of us to walk in the footsteps of the Master and finally to disappear into the outline of the Master to become the Master ourself.
“Some people on earth today have an intense dislike for Mark Prophet. They remember him. They were around him. They may even have been disciplined by him and if he spoke sharply to them, they surely received the intensity of the Eastern Gurus. Mark was an Eastern Guru in the truest sense of the word.
“Then, if we define a Western master as an Eastern Guru who puts on Western garb and Western traits to make us feel at home and familiar, then Mark was a Western master. He was certainly able to be frightened, to be annoyed, to become angry, to become joyous, to become sad—to have every possible mode of expression.
“How do you define a master if he has all of these human conditions and conditionings?
“I will tell you how I came to know the master. It was the heart of Mark Prophet, the fire of Mark Prophet—the heart, the fire and the compassion of the man.
“Even though we live in levels of mortality and the bodies that we wear are subject to frailty and illness (and, by the way, I never knew Mark Prophet when he did not have serious infirmities of the flesh), we still have the requirement to be in tune with very high spheres of light.
“And if that master is a Messenger, the requirement is to be in tune with very high octaves of light yet to have one’s finger on the pulse of the doings of Death and Hell, the activities and the ploys of the denizens of Darkness—how they are moving and plotting against the Son of God.
“Jesus himself said he was always aware of what the sinister force was doing and where they were even as he performed his mission. When you think about it, this produces a great deal of stress.
“He who is the Messenger has to instantaneously be able to be at the thirty-third level of hell or at the thirty-third level of the etheric plane. In one sense of the word, the Messenger (and that’s another word for apostle) becomes the watchman on the wall of the Lord.
“The messenger has to be aware of oncoming Light and oncoming Darkness. It’s like being a weather vane or a lightning rod. That awareness stretches the human potential, stretches the human vessel and the human chakras. And so the divisiveness that comes along to split the delivery of the Word can result in a tremendous amount of stress for the one who must balance all these things within the body.”
Excerpted from a Pearl of Wisdom, Vol. 43 No. 29, by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Mother Teaches Summit University, Meeting Your Inner Master, Part 1,” published July 16, 2000.
Ascended Master Dictations by Mark L. Prophet
Learn more about Mark Prophet and the dictations of the ascended masters through him. “Only Mark,” ascended masters’ dictations: here.
*Summit University is the educational branch of The Summit Lighthouse founded by Mark Prophet in 1971. Summit University is a school of personal transformative learning on the frontier of religion, science and culture offering courses and seminars both online and on site. More at www.SummitUniversity.org.