In every age the great spiritual teachers have established their communities-Gautama Buddha and his sangha, Jesus and his disciples, Saint Francis and his brothers. In this book Elizabeth Clare Prophet draws on the teachings of the ascended masters and her many years of experience as a leader of a spiritual community to present examples of the challenges and joys of applying universal principles of community in the real world. She said, “I wish to bring you a deeper understanding of the meaning of the flame of community. It is the flame of the Holy Spirit, hence it is the flame of love. The figure-eight flow of love that stands between the guru and the chela contains the entire community, and it contains the worldwide community of the unascended chelas of the Great White Brotherhood.