Ballard, Edna

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Ballard, Edna Gender: F
born on 25 June 1886 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Chicago, USA, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°53' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°09 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°43'


American co-founder of "The Mighty I Am" religion with her husband Guy. They combined the occult and hype to begin the movement after their marriage in 1916. The couple was able to clear an income upwards of $1000 a day through donations of property, bank accounts and cash. In addition, sales of magazines, posters, holy pictures and candles, records and books netted them $27,000 a week.

Known as Lotus-Ray and Joan of Arc, she and Guy began to hear messages from the Ascended Masters in 1929. When Guy died in 1939, Edna was prepared to take over the organization with her son Guy as the business administrator. However, Edna and her son were charged with mail fraud, conspiracy and plagiarism in 1940. Guy was convicted on two counts and she on seven counts, but their convictions were overturned in 1946.

Died in February 1971, age 84.


  • spouse relationship with Ballard, Guy (born 28 July 1878). Notes: Happy


  • Relationship : Marriage 1916 (Guy)
  • Misc. : Mystical Experience 1929 (Began to hear messages from the great beyond)
  • Death of Mate 1939 (Guy)
  • Crime : Trial dates 1940 (Tried on 40 counts)
  • Crime : Trial dates 1946 (Conviction overturned)

Source Notes

Church of Light quotes Phyllis Stanick, from the Ballards to Lucy Thompson


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage - Compatible (Both prophets of their cult)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field (During the '30s, donations from the faithful)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Travel (Exotic locales)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Convicted on seven counts)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Known as Lotus Ray, Joan of Arc)
  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier (Financier)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (E-business, sold)
  • Vocation : Business : Consultant (Financial)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Religion : Cult leader (The Mighty I AM)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Secondary)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book