Gabriel of Urantia is the leader of a UFO religion based in the desert of southern Arizona. He has spent the last three decades weaving together his belief system, a tapestry of Eastern spirituality, Born Again Christianity, and New Age doggerel. In a compound near the Mexican border, his disciples tend the garden, take classes, and serve their guru while they wait for the end of the world.
In this episode, Gabriel's daughter Sanskrita tells us where the cult came from and what it was like to grow up in that environment—and shares a lot of stories about her father in the process. We also hear from people who knew Gabriel and his partner Niann before they were the highest spiritual beings on the planet.
New Age Grifter: The True Story of Gabriel of Urantia and his Cosmic Family is available now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/New-Age-Grifter-Gabriel-Urantia/dp/1627311106