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“I AM” Activity
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The “I AM” movement was launched by an American couple, Guy Warren Ballard (1878-1939) and Edna Anne Wheeler Ballard (1886-1971). They had both shown a long-time interest toward occult literature. Guy Ballard had become a medium himself even before his marriage in 1916 and apparently ‘practiced spiritualism in Chicago for a number of years’ (Braden). According to some sources, the Ballards were familiar not only with Theosophical literature, but also with Christian Science, Unity, the Rosicrucian Order A.M.O.R.C. [→ Rosicrucianism III] and some other teachings. While their …

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Mayer, Jean-François, ““I AM” Activity”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 24 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_172>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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