#24 - The Song of the Violet Flame - Lotus Ray King 

Welcome to Episode 24, “The Song of the Violet Flame,” featuring harpist, composer, and religious leader, Lotus Ray King, aka Edna Ballard (1886-1971). Raised in Chicago, Ballard got into metaphysical literature and harp playing as a teenager. With her husband Guy Ballard, or Godfre Ray King, they founded the “I AM” Movement and the St. Germain Foundation in 1932. Claiming to be messengers of invisible “ascended masters,” the Ballards earned over a million followers and significant wealth through their classes and mail order teachings. Lotus composed much of the music for the movement, often arranged for variations of harp, organ, celesta, chimes, choir, and orchestra. While enduring still today, the movement has also been indicted on fraud charges, which were overturned by the Supreme Court, and has been portrayed as a dangerous form of “psychic dictatorship.” Welcome to the Voice of the I AM…

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  • Shawn
    Shawn Memphis
    Good overview of the I AM Movement... the dictation, however, attributed to Edna Ballard in broadcast is actually by Geraldine Innocente who was the messenger for the Bridge to Freedom Activity. The dictation played is one of the only recordings of Geraldine Innocente available and was a dictation received from Guatama Buddha. There are hundreds of dictations recorded by Edna Ballard in the I AM Activity.

    Good overview of the I AM Movement... the dictation, however, attributed to Edna Ballard in broadcast is actually by Geraldine Innocente who was the messenger for the Bridge to Freedom Activity. The dictation played is one of the only recordings of Geraldine Innocente available and was a dictation received from Guatama Buddha. There are hundreds of dictations recorded by Edna Ballard in the I AM Activity.

  • Matt Marble
    Matt Marble
    Thanks Shawn, I must have found a misattributed source. I appreciate your calling this to my attention and will correct this error in due time.

    Thanks Shawn,

    I must have found a misattributed source. I appreciate your calling this to my attention and will correct this error in due time.

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