Ryan James Hite (February 3, 1993 – ) is an American author, blogger, philosopher, and entrepreneur who, at the age of 20, published Through Minds’ Eyes. He is the founder of the Epochalism Philosophy and is the first and current Prophet President of the Inner and Universal Aquarian Epochal Chancellate.
Hite was born in Englewood, Colorado in February of 1993 and had moved with his family to Conifer, Colorado in 1994. He stayed there until the year 2000, when he moved to Littleton, Colorado. During that time, he would experience what he says is a crisis of faith in 2008 and early 2009. In May of 2009, he had a revelatory experience and embarked on a new path in life. After being involved in the Roman Catholic Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he embarked on his own religious path from late 2011 into early 2012.
From early 2012 to early 2013, Hite would write and publish his first book, Through Minds Eyes. After that time, he would go on to publish eight more books to date and is in the process of his most ambitious project. He declared the end of the first part of the journey after a revelation in 2015. He founded the Inner and Universal Aquarian Epochal Chancellate in 2016, of which he is the presiding president and the prophet of the movement.
Hite is in the process of producing many revelations through his books and his blogs. His teachings are an eclectic mix of different religious traditions, borrowing heavily from Catholicism, Mormonism, and Buddhism, to found Epochalism.
Hite is considered by many people today to be a guardian and guiding force due to the nature of his philosophy. He considers himself to be a die hard Epochalist and strives each day to be a part of the community and set a good example. He is a Master Mason and is involved in a few charities. He does a lot of outreach to the churches in his area and encourages religious dialogue through increasing education.
One thing that distinguishes Hite from his contemporaries is his assurance that his life and journey has been guided by visions, angels, and transitions. He is sometimes compared to Joseph Smith, who made similar claims about visions and revelations. This has garnered a lot of criticism by some people who dispute the claims that he makes.
The single biggest revelation that he has had was Through Minds’ Eyes and associated manuscripts, which is said to contain millions of words and thousands of pages. In addition, he has amassed a large library of biblical interpretation and other manuscripts. Other pieces of revelation are published on his website as the Epochalist Doctrine and Covenants. Most of his revelations come with the phrase, “Lo, and behold all of the things I say to you for now and forever”. They cover a variety of teachings that are said to be relevant to the world today.
As a result of the revelations as well as the ideas presented in his book, he has developed a unique theology that is similar to other New Age movement religions. These unique religious customs have come to be known as Epochalism. Main themes include the Trinity Model, the Seven Virtues and Vices, the Universal God, the Example of the Christ, the Succession of the Angels, the Guardian Angels, the idea of the Epoch, the role of the Prophets, the three tier Canon System, the ten angelic levels, and the immortality of the soul. In addition to that, he has been instrumental in developing the systems of the Major and Minor Sacraments, the Order of the Liturgy, and the Cycle of Weekly and Monthly Readings.
His political views are Libertarian and these views are reflected in the beliefs of the movement and in his practices. He believes in the reinvigoration of traditional practices in a new way and he also advocates for the belief that people have the right to do what they want.
Here is a list of publications by Hite:
Through Minds Eyes (2012)
Virtues and Vices (2013)
Through Minds Eyes Reduced Edition (2013)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Journey (2014)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Letters (2014)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Prophecies (2015)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Wisdom (2015)
The Grand Epoch of Through Minds Eyes (2016)
The Valley Authority (2016)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Christs (2017)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Transcendence (2017)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Stories (2017)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Covenant (2017)
Through Minds Eyes 2: The Revelations (2017)
The Grand Epoch of Through Minds Eyes (2017)
The Deuterocanon of the Grand Epoch of Through Minds Eyes (2017)