ATHEIST & SECULAR
For more than 30 years, Madalyn Murray O’Hair lead the fight to normalize atheism in the American cultural landscape. By protesting the use of the government to advance religion in general (and oftentimes Christianity in particular), Madalyn and American Atheists pulled atheism out from the shadows and fought to force the country to examine its “sacred” cultural artifacts.
The Sunday Assembly is a worldwide network of secular congregations that meet locally to hear great talks, sing songs and celebrate life.
INDIGENOUS & MÉTIS
The Deer Tribe Métis Medicine Society was founded in 1986 by Harley SwiftDeer Reagan for the purpose of gathering, translating and teaching the Wheels and Keys of the Sweet Medicine SunDance (SMSD) Path of Turtle Island. Mandated and guided by the Twisted Hairs Métis Medicine Society Council of Elders, the Deer Tribe also provides training and guidance for apprentices working the “gateway” process of personal growth and spiritual awakening in this Path. Harley SwiftDeer Reagan and the Deer Tribe are modern day representatives of an ancient lineage of sacred knowledge of universal laws, ceremonial alchemy, healing techniques, alignment and communication with the elements of nature, magick, controlled dreaming, spiritual awakening and determination.
Turning a new leaf for better health is just the beginning. We are the British Meditation Society, and we have been in the field of alternative medicine and medication for a long time. Get in touch with our highly skilled mentors that will teach you the benefits of self-care, nutrition, and alternative lifestyles. We put too much focus on the busy stressors of daily life and forget to take the time we need to sit back and reflect upon our journey.
See also the Canadian Meditation Society
We are a spiritual meditation group seeking to create personal and planetary healing for the Earth and its inhabitants. This includes seeking ways to sustain the biosphere and raising the overall consciousness of humanity towards fifth dimensional healing. The mission of the Group of Forty is to create and sustain forty groups of forty people around the world. These groups meet monthly for meditation and energy work led by group coordinators either in person, via teleconference or telepathically. We provide leadership, support, guidance and energy to our members and coordinators.
The International Foundation for Spiritual Unfoldment is a brotherhood of independent societies worldwide that are dedicated to teach meditation according to the method designed by Gururaj Ananda Yogi and that is called Path of Unfoldment. These societies are run by the students and disciples of Gururaj.
Our societies teach a non-denominational, non-sectarian meditation method which is individually designed for each person according to their specific needs. A range of instruction is available including meditation for beginners to advanced practices that are designed for the individual. We emphasize how to meditate effortlessly.
“We are a spiritually focused group offering wisdom teachings and meditations for those who are open-minded in their search for truth and for those already on a spiritual journey and who seek to help others. We offer courses, meditations, books, and many other products to facilitate spiritual unfoldment. Members construct a bridge of light to the soul, and to higher intuition, love, and will. They meditate for each other and for humanity. We are an independent group and are not sponsored by or affiliated with any religious, philosophical or political organization. Our group members live in many countries, serving as University teachers, healers in medical fields, musicians, authors, scientists and artists. A physician from Rumania has written a book on the real cause of illness. A Brazilian resident has taught meditation for ten years to a large group of homeless children in the slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil.”
The slowest growing religion in the world, Dudeism. An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, with 450,000 priests worldwide, we practice as little as possible, and above all, uh…lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you’d like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we’ll help you get started. Right after a little nap.
First Church of Brady Triumphant and Universal
Believe that the sitcom “The Brady Bunch” holds a deeper message than entertainment. They believe there is spiritual symbolism in every episode.
The Missionary Church of Kopimism (in Swedish Missionerande Kopimistsamfundet), is a congregation of file sharers who believe that copying information is a sacred virtue and was founded by Isak Gerson, a 19-year-old philosophy student, and Gustav Nipe in Uppsala, Sweden in the autumn of 2010. The Church, based in Sweden, has been officially recognized by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency as a religious community in January 2012, after three application attempts.
JEWISH, HEBREW, & ISRAELITE
The Commandment Keepers Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation of the Living God Pillar & Ground of Truth, Inc. are a sect of Black Hebrews, who believe that people of Ethiopian descent represent one of the lost tribes of Israel. They claim King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba as their ancestors, and believe the biblical patriarchs were black. Most of its members are Afro-Caribbean but it has always had diverse visitors and occasionally white members. They use the De Sola Pool Spanish and Portuguese prayerbook, the Hertz Chumash, parchment Torah scrolls, and offer standard orthodox Sephardi style Sabbath and Jewish Holy Day services.
The Israelite Nation World Wide Ministries (INWWM) is a modern-day organization reviving, living and promoting the culture and doctrine as per our ancestors, the original Israelites from the days of old. Our practices include keeping the Passover and Feasts of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Tabernacles, observing the New Moons and keeping the Sabbath Days holy as well as recognizing that there is a time for everything; therefore, we understand that while we may celebrate our New Years with dancing, feasting and merriment, we must put all that aside during His holy times. This merely scratches the surface in regards to our traditions and service to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as our culture is rich and unique, not to mention diverse. Brethren from all walks of life, different races and backgrounds have the common bond of serving the One and True Living God – this is HIS family.
Jews for Jesus is a Messianic Jewish non-profit organization founded in 1970 as Hineni Ministries, and in 1973 as Jews for Jesus, which seeks to share its belief that Jesus is the promised Messiah of the Jewish people. They use symbols, holidays, and stories from classic Jewish sources, rebranding them as Christian. Jews for Jesus is not considered a sect of Judaism by nearly all mainstream Jewish authorities.
Jews for Jesus was founded as Hineni Ministries by Moishe Rosen in 1970. It was not until 1973 that it was re-named Jews for Jesus. David Brickner has been the executive director of Jews for Jesus since 1996.
Ultra orthodox sect, which is known to follow an extreme austere form of Jewish practice. The group, founded by Shlomo Helbrans, generally follows a strict version of halakha, including its own unique practices such as lengthy prayer sessions, arranged marriages between teenagers, and black, head-to-toe coverings for women. The group has moved frequently, with the majority of its members most recently being forced to leave in August 2014 from the Guatemala town of San Juan La Laguna after fleeing trouble with government authorities in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, fast growing international revival movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, it spans over 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. Its current headquarters are in the United Kingdom.
How could we teach Islam to an English-speaking audience in the West, in a way that was authentic, academic, professional, reproducible, engaging, spiritual, and fun? In fact, was such a vision even possible?
Fast-forward to now, with classes being offered in over 40 cities around the globe, and with over 80,000 unique students, we are the leading institute teaching premier Islamic education in the West with the largest on-site student body.
The Nizaris are the largest branch of the Ismaili Shi’i Muslims, the second-largest branch of Shia Islam (the largest being the Twelver). Nizari teachings emphasize human reasoning (ijtihad, the individual use of one’s reason when using both the Quran and Hadith as resources), pluralism (the acceptance of racial, ethnic, cultural and intra-religious differences) and social justice. Aga Khan IV is their religious Imam and leader.
SPIRITUALIST & OTHER
Unitarian Universalism (UUism) is a liberal religious faith grounded in the principle of covenant. UU communities come together in covenant of our shared principles. Our beliefs are diverse, and we walk our paths to spiritual discovery and truth together. Unitarians are united by values rather than belief in one set of creed or dogma. Our values include acceptance of one another, compassion, and a commitment to justice and equity. We believe in exploring the mysteries of life, we believe in ethical living, we believe in living out our spirituality in this world by working for peace, justice, equality, democracy, and respect—for one another, as well as for the interdependent web of life, of which we are all a part.
Based in Golden, Colorado, Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of more than 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries. These communities teach a New Thought philosophy that brings religion and science together and offers spiritual tools to transform personal lives and help make the world a better place. This is done through the study and practice of Science of Mind® and Spirit, also known as Religious Science®, which holds that all life is sacred—that each human being is an expression of God. We believe in Cause and Effect and teach that “it is done unto you as you believe.” In essence, our thinking and expectations create our reality. Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and others — are welcome in our communities. We help people experience a personal relationship with the creator; promote a community of tolerance, understanding and respect; provide classes, programs, prayer and meditation; and advocate a safe spiritual community of like-minded people interested in living a spiritual life.
The Church of Seven Planes, in existence since 1978, envisions a world where people of all faiths, religions and beliefs can live together in peace and harmony. It envisions a world where all people can enjoy without prejudice the practice of their faith, religion or belief in furtherance of their spiritual quest that brings them closer to their God without fear of rejection or persecution. The Church of Seven Planes exists to provide a place of comfort and solace to those who are seeking a repose, to those who seek persons of a like mind who share their thirst and hunger for a deeper and broader knowledge of what pushes them forward in their search of peace, knowledge and understanding. For those who wish to be free of denominational constraints, the Church of Seven Planes exists to offer ordination who feel called to serve their fellow man as ministers and will serve to help all expand their knowledge as they feel led.
The Circles of Life Foundation was established as a nonprofit education corporation dedicated to helping individuals increase conscious awareness enhancing quality of life in a multitude of areas. On a personal level, the Circles of Life seek growth in conscious awareness and self knowledge, which is accomplished through the inter play of choice, experience and perception, leading to the higher self or the proverbial “inner kingdom”. Collectively, the foundation aspires to elevate consciousness to help usher in a new era; whereby, “we the people” consciously participate in a global transformation that rivals the concept of the kingdom on earth. It is time for We people to take a more active role in shaping our destiny as we each participate in the effort of guiding our own course toward peace and prosperity.
The Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), also known as Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E., was founded by Edgar Cayce (1877–1945) in 1931 to research and explore subjects such as holistic health, ancient mysteries, personal spirituality, dreams and dream interpretation, intuition, philosophy and reincarnation. A.R.E.’s stated mission is to help people change their lives for the better through the ideas and information found in the Edgar Cayce readings.
The foundational premise of the network is that human beings’ true qualities can only be known as they are expressed in practical daily living. The mission of Emissaries of Divine Light, as cited in its articles of incorporation, is to assist in the spiritual regeneration of humanity under the inspiration of the divine spirit. Meeker saw the work of the Emissaries as an approach to spirituality that transcends physical and mental disciplines, and offers human beings the opportunity to experience their true identity by giving expression to the qualities of spirit that are consonant with their divine nature.
Fire the Grid
“For the past two and a half years light beings have been communicating with me frequently. At first, I was very uncomfortable with this, as it was so foreign to what I believed and how I lived. But as time has gone on, I have grown enormously in my faith in our creator, and my belief that there is much more to life than what we generally physically experience. There are other dimensions that are just as real as ours. And there are forces of good that truly want to help us.”
Through our proprietary methodology, participants learn how to transform counterproductive beliefs, perceptions, and emotional patterns that are limiting their lives. They are taught how to live from the positive dimensions of their beings, resulting in lives that are more free, open, loving, spontaneous, joyous, creative, balanced, and whole.
The Mission of the Holy Spirit is a peaceful and evolving movement, independent of all sects or religions, which seeks to make available and propagate the message and revelations brought to the Earth by Eugene Richer di la Arche, particularly concerning the regeneration of humanity, the birth of children brought to good by means of spiritual and voluntary Eugenics. The message conveyed by the Mission is of vital interest to all the peoples of the Earth since it concerns the possibilities of applying natural laws that have unfortunately been neglected by too many peoples and philosophies. The Mission of the Holy Spirit is neither a sect nor a religion, but rather a school of thought
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), otherwise known as the Hare Krishna movement, includes five hundred major centers, temples and rural communities, nearly one hundred affilated vegetarian restaurants, thousands of namahattas or local meeting groups, a wide variety of community projects, and millions of congregational members worldwide. Although less than fifty years on the global stage, ISKCON has expanded widely since its founding by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda in New York City in 1966.
The Landmark Forum offers a practical methodology for producing breakthroughs—achievements that are extraordinary, outside of what’s predictable. The Landmark Forum is grounded in a model of transformative learning—a way of learning that gives people an awareness of the basic structures in which they know, think, and act. From that awareness comes a fundamental shift that leaves people more fully in accord with their own possibilities and those of others. Participants find themselves able to think and act beyond existing views and limits—in their personal and professional lives, relationships, and wider communities of interest.
The work of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov originally existed as a collection of several thousand talks given spontaneously in French over the course of fifty years, in the form of stenographic notes and audio and video recordings. Prosveta thus presents a rich catalog of more than 120 books (four principal collections, including one of pocket books), CD’s and DVD’s. Since Prosveta’s inception, close to 6 million works of Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov have been translated and distributed throughout the world in more than thirty languages. 150,000 publications are distributed each year.
The religious movement of the Holy Daime, began inside the Amazon Rainforest in the first decades of the twentieth century, with the grandson of slaves Irineu, a native of Maranhão. The Master Irenaeus, as would later history, a doctrine of Christian and eclectic nature was revealed, bringing together Catholic traditions, spirit, esoteric, mestizo and indigenous peoples around the ritual use of the ancient tea known by the Incas people like ayahuasca (wine of the souls ) and he called Santo Daime. Use widespread among indigenous peoples of western Amazonia, the drink is obtained by cooking two native plants of the rain forest, the vine Jagube (caapi Banisteriopsis) and queen sheet (psicotria viridis) .tem entheogenic properties, ie, produces a expansion of consciousness responsible for the experience of contact with the spirit world through the interior encounter with our true self.
School of Radiant Living
The School of Radiant Living was a movement active in New Zealand from the late 1930s until the late 1980s. Founder Dr Herbert Sutcliffe taught a holistic philosophy of physical, psychological and spiritual health. The School of Radiant Living had its international headquarters at Peloha in Havelock North from the early 1940s. Sutcliffe, an English-born psychologist, was involved with the internationally popular Radiant Health Club movement in Australia before founding the first School of Radiant Living in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, in 1931. During the Second World War he migrated to New Zealand. A total of 36 schools (24 overseas and 12 in New Zealand) were eventually established.
Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being.
Organizing and conducting courses and classes for spiritualistic instruction. Providing for the education and licensing of fit and proper persons to act as authorized preachers, lecturers and demonstrators of the Religion of Spiritualism and for the ordination of pastors. Assisting, promoting and uniting Spiritualist Churches, societies, organizations and persons across Canada into one general Spiritualist Church. Organizing new churches, societies, missions, and branches thereof, and to affiliate with other similar organizations in Canada and around the world.
The Gurdjieff Foundation, the largest organization directly linked to Mr Gurdjieff, was organized in Paris in the early 1950s by his principal pupil, Jeanne de Salzmann, in cooperation with other direct pupils. Led by her until her death in 1990, the original Gurdjieff Foundation and other groups that sprang up in major cities around the world remain in relationship with one another. The work of the Foundations continues today with the guidance of the next generation, whose members were prepared by the direct pupils of Gurdjieff. The International Association of Gurdjieff Foundations (IAGF) functions as a “hub” for this expanding network of groups.
The Infinite Way is a spiritual movement and activity created by 20th century American healer and lecturer Joel S. Goldsmith (1892–1964). According to Goldsmith, the Infinite Way is a spiritual teaching consisting of principles which anyone may follow and practice, irrespective of their religious affiliation. The Infinite Way reveals the nature of God to be one infinite power, intelligence, and love; the nature of the individual being to be one with God’s qualities and character, expressed in infinite forms and variety; and the nature of the discords of this world to be a misconception of God’s expression of Himself in His universe.
Kabbalah is an ancient spiritual wisdom which teaches the individual and the world as a whole how we can improve our lives. We believe at the core of the world’s great religions and spiritual traditions are truths that we call the wisdom of kabbalah. Our goal at the Kabbalah Centre is to disseminate this wisdom as widely as possible to improve our individual lives, but also the collective and the world. For centuries, the study of Kabbalah was available only to scholarly, married religious men over the age of forty, and forbidden to all others. This tradition of hidden knowledge existed until 1969, when Rav Phillip Berg first became Director of the Kabbalah Centre. Together, Rav Berg and his wife Karen sought to make the wisdom of Kabbalah accessible and understandable to everyone, regardless of race, gender, or religious belief.
Labyrinth Society members are a diverse group of labyrinth lovers who come from all over the world. Our leadership and volunteers likewise live all over the globe. Who they are and what they do to support our mission have been displayed all over the website, Labyrinth Locator and Labyrinth Market. In this section, we put the spotlight on our leaders.
ManKind Project (MKP) is a global network of nonprofit organizations focused on modern male initiation, self-awareness, and personal growth.
“Soul Liberation through education and healing” is the mission of the Great Brotherhood of Light and the Sanctus Germanus Foundation, a privately held foundation under the direction of the Master Sanctus Germanus. Soul Liberation takes place when the physical body no longer poses an obstacle to the soul’s expression. Physical personality then serves as a vehicle to carry out the impulses of the soul. Part of the soul’s expression in this coming era will be the balancing of the predominant masculine energies with the feminine. This will bring about a new era of peace upon the earth.
The Vampire Church came into being in 1995 with a small discussion group, and since then we have been promoting the study and discussion of the need for life force energy in life. We are now in our 20th year online and continue to carry on with educating the public of this condition and helping people to understand it and cope with it. We are a community organization for the awareness and understanding of this condition. What is life force energy? The life force of things is all around you. It is present in obvious sources from the people around you to the pet cat or dog in your house. People and other living animals give all empathic or emotional energies that directly impact us and affect our wellness. Good examples range from friends and family to pets and even to the general public we come in contact with.
The Universal Brotherhood Spiritualist Church (UBSC) is a Spiritualist church in Sapperton, British Columbia, which offers Sunday services, frequent workshops and educational programs throughout the year, demonstrations of mediumship, healing, counselling, and private readings.
The Universal Life Church (ULC) is a non-denominational religious organization founded on a simple doctrine, “Do that which is right,” and states that every person has the natural right (and the responsibility) to peacefully determine what is right. Universal Life Church is an advocate of religious freedom and offers legal ordination to become a minister free of charge. The ordination process states that anyone can become a minister by filling out a form that includes a legal name and valid address to be entered into the church records. Ordained ministers are eligible to receive an ordination credential which is a legal document.
The Universal Order of the Morning Star is a modern interpretation, adaptation and development of the Order known as the Stella Matutina. We express our commitment to the accomplishment of the Great Work of the Alchemy of the Spirit, with the purpose of developing each individual to their full potential. As our name suggests, we teach and train the aspirant within a system of Universal symbolism, but with an emphasis on Hermetic Qabalah, ancient Greek and Egyptian Mysteries.
Our Order has no Oaths of Secrecy, only Oaths of Respect and Commitment. We hold the philosophy that “Every man and every woman is a star”, and our aim is to remove the veils of ignorance, so as to allow each Star to shine as a unique and autonomous Individual. For us, True Initiation is nothing other than an unfolding of True Will.
The Order of Nine Angles (ONA) o9a is a fascinating mixture of Satanism, and one of the worlds most secretive satanic organisations. ONA021 the Largest nexion within the o9a with associates in many Continents our Philosophy is unique due to its mythos from Hermetism, Antinomian ,Islamic, Cabalist doctrines. Humanity has lived through five such Aeons, each with an associated civilization: the Primal, Hyperborean, Sumerian, Hellenic, and Western.
Consecrated by the Prince of Darkness, in his image as Wotan Helljäger of the One Eye, the Order of the Trapezoid is a chivalric order of knighthood within the Temple of Set. Its members are adept black magicians who have sworn fealty beyond death to the spirit of their fylgja, or guiding shadow self. These knights are dedicated to the quest for the Grail by seeking the angular mysteries of the Trapezoid, partaking of the Black Flame, and achieving a highly dynamic state of development known as Walhalla. The Order of the Trapezoid has many areas focus and experimentation, ranging from the esoteric traditions of Northern Europe, to mad lab experiments and the martial arts, and to neo-mythology and mathematics as gateways to altered states and higher dimensions.
The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will. Politically aware, Civic-minded Satanists and allies in The Satanic Temple have publicly opposed The Westboro Baptist Church, advocated on behalf of children in public school to abolish corporal punishment, applied for equal representation where religious monuments are placed on public property, provided religious exemption and legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict women’s reproductive autonomy, exposed fraudulent harmful pseudo-scientific practitioners and claims in mental health care, and applied to hold clubs along side other religious after school clubs in schools besieged by proselytizing organizations.
WHITE SUPREMACY GROUPS
Note: We do not approve or endorse these groups, some of which have been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Centre as hate groups holding racist and anti-Semitic ideologies.
Aryan Nations/ Church of Jesus Christ Christian
Canadian Nationalist Front
The Creativity Movement
White Aryan Resistance