Mark Prophet, Mystic And Summit Lighthouse Founder
It's not often that we find someone who can marry profound spiritual truths to the practicalities of everyday life in a thoroughly understandable and enjoyable way.
Mark Prophet had that gift.
His number one rule: the spiritual quest, though challenging, should be fun.
And number two: we can often find the answers we're looking for in the most unlikely places.
Mark knew that deep down inside, people are trying to find God - whether they call him the Christ or the Buddha, the Tao or Brahman.
His lifelong goal was to help everyone he met realize more of their spiritual essence. He believed that there is a spark of the divine within each of us and that we can contact that God within.
Spiritual Teacher Of The Mystical Path
Even before it was fashionable, Mark was teaching spiritual seekers how to become mystics.
The mystic believes that he can gain direct knowledge of God through subjective experience and intimate communion with the All in all.
Mark himself was a mystic. He was also a pioneer in religious thought.
Raised in the Christian tradition, he later experimented with the teachings of the Eastern adepts and came to a deep appreciation of the unity of all the world's religions.
The Hindu yogi, the Taoist sage, the Buddhist monk, the Christian mystic - he believed we could learn from them all, and he did.
He was as happy meandering through the sublime passages of the Bhagavad Gita as he was reading about the lives of the Christian saints.
Mark was as comfortable meeting with the Dalai Lama as he was conversing with Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Mark's Pilgrimage to India
Mark knew that the adepts of the Himalayas had a profound message for him, so he made a pilgrimage to India with sixty devotees to probe the mysteries of each one's unique transcendental union with God.
Though Mark had spiritual powers from childhood, he sat at the feet of gurus and holy men who practiced the secret traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism.
For more than twenty years Mark dedicated himself to teaching and publishing the spiritual wisdom of the Eastern and Western adepts - the Teachings of the Ascended Masters. He walked with them through the pages of their writings until he became one with them.
And in all of their teachings he detected the single golden thread that creates unity out of diversity: the realization that each of us can experience our own intimate relationship with God.