Producer Brenda Hutchinson's sister has been a
member of the Church Universal and Triumphant in
Corwin Springs, Montana for several years. As a
result, Brenda became interested in finding out more
about the church, and has spent time there
talking with the people and discovering how the church
involves her sister. This religious community includes families and single people from all walks of life. Sound
plays an important role in the Church from
chanting and singing to teachings and services.
The Violet Flame is a portrait of this group and an
exploration of the issue of faith.
The Violet Flame was produced by Brenda Hutchinson. It was originally commissioned by New American Radio and Meet the Composer, with additional help from the Laura Wallace Readers' Digest Fund. Special thanks to Lisa & William Buford, the Church Universal and Triumphant community, Harvestworks, the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, and Egghead Studios. Excerpts of Violet Flame decrees were used with the permission of the Church Universal and Triumphant. This program was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Summit Lighthouse
Church Universal and Triumphant's official Web site.
Disengaging from the Church Universal and Triumphant: Some Strategies for Dialogue with Disenchanted Members
An article on how to talk to Church Universal and Triumphant converts.
Church Universal and Triumphant and Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Information gathered from The Rick A. Ross Institute about Church Universal and Triumphant.
Church Universal and Triumphant
by: James R. Lewis (editor), J. Gordon Melton (editor) 1994
This book reports the results of a study conducted by a team of academic specialists to determine whether the general public perception of the new religious movement was accurate.
Cults, New Religious Movements, and Your Family : A Guide to Ten Non-Christian Groups Out to Convert Your Loved Ones
by: Richard Abanes 1998
A concise overview of ten religious groups that a young person is likely to encounter in the 21st century.
Handbook of Today's Religions
by: Josh McDowell, Don Stewart 1996
This handbook provides authoritative, evangelical perspectives on different religions and cults.