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Manage episode 287534713 series 1952245
Violet Pryor told her followers that she was God. They gave up their money and possessions to keep her in comfort. David Ayliffe became one of her key Pillars, a right-hand man. After her death, he became the leader of the cult she had created in Sydney, Australia – the Zion Full Salvation Ministry.
Guest: David Ayliffe
With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 4 of Let's Talk About Sects.
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Written and hosted by Sarah Steel
Music by Joe Gould
Edited by Corey Green of Transducer Audio
- My Brother’s Eyes — by David & John Ayliffe, John Garratt Publishing, 2009
- David Ayliffe’s website — with links to the audiobook of My Brother’s Eyes
- The development of, and opposition to, Healing Ministries in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, with special reference to the Healing Ministry at St Andrew’s Cathedral 1960-2010 — by Paul Francis Egan, PhD thesis for Macquarie University, 2012
- Full Salvation Fellowship — Peter and Verlie Hobson’s website, accessed February 2021
- Omegaman Internet Radio Station — accessed February 2021
- Violet Dorothy Pryor — gravesite listing, Kangaroo Valley Cemetery
- Wedding Bells: Wills-Pryor — Sunshine Advocate, 25 February 1944
- Violet Dorothy Wills — Victorian marriage listing with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, accessed February 2021
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