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Summit Lighthouse (Church Universal and Triumphant)

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Author(s): Lucas, Phillip Charles
Summit Lighthouse is the original name for an eclectic, → New Age religious organization that since 1974 has called itself Church Universal and Triumphant (CUT). The group has its roots in such New Age forerunner traditions as Theosophy [→ Theosophical Society], → New Thought, the Arcane School [→ Alice Bailey], and the Saint Germain Foundation. In particular, CUT has adopted the Saint Germain Foundation's belief in a hierarchy of spiritual masters known alternatively as the Great White Brotherh…

Cayce, Edgar

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Author(s): Lucas, Phillip Charles
Cayce, Edgar, * 18 Mar 1877 (Hopkinsville, Kentucky), † 3 Jan 1945 (Virginia Beach, Virginia) Known to the American public as the “sleeping prophet”, Edgar Cayce became an influential forerunner of New Age spirituality [→ New Age Movement] through the voluminous body of clairvoyant “readings” he left behind at his death in 1945. The transcripts of these trance sessions were catalogued and organized by the Association for Research and Enlightenment, the institution Cayce created in June 1931. Through the publis…

Davis, Andrew Jackson

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Author(s): Lucas, Phillip Charles
Davis, Andrew Jackson, * 11 Aug 1826 (Blooming Grove, New York), † 13 Jan 1910 (Watertown, Massachusetts) Writer, clairvoyant, physician, lecturer, reformer, and forerunner of → New Age spirituality, Davis can rightfully be called the major theologian and philosopher of 19th-century → Spiritualism in the United States. Although most of our information concerning his early life comes from an autobiography whose veracity is questionable, it is likely that he grew up in humble circumstances in rural New York state …