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By “Miracles” we mean the teaching of A Course in Miracles, a set of 3 books scribed by Dr. Helen Schucman between 1965-1972. A Course in Miracles is a self-study program of spiritual psychology which helps us undo our guilt through forgiveness.


By “Mysticism” we mean the idea that personal communication or union with the divine can be achieved through experience, intuition, and/or revelation rather than “just” through rational thought. We enjoy comparing the insights of the mystics (past and present) with the teaching of A Course in Miracles thus, enabling us to understand the universal truth of these principles. We'll be introducing you to at least one mystic (sometimes more than one) in each issue.


Metaphysics The prefix “Meta” means beyond, higher, after or transcending. Physics is that which deals with the “physical” world. Metaphysics, therefore, refers to those laws or principles which go beyond the physical delimitations of time and space and concerns itself with a “higher” order of laws or if you will, God’s laws.


No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A higher or “lighter” perspective enables us to see the absurdity of the ego and it’s world and brings us to happiness, enjoyment and laughter.


The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple, Inc., is a non-denominational church, formed as a nonprofit corporation in the State of New Hampshire in September of 2009 and received 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code in June of 2010. The three-fold purpose for the formation of the church is to provide a place of worship, to offer educational and experiential programs and to ordain and oversee interfaith ministers as graduated from The Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary. We are a community of ordinary people forging the extra-ordinary mission to create a place where we may practice truly seeing the Divine within all peoples of all religions.

Our Founder

The Reverend Doctor Stephanie Rutt serves as the Presiding Minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple, a non-denominational church she founded in 2009. She is the director of the Tree of Life School for Sacred Living and creator of the Tree of Life Interfaith Seminary, a two-year program, focused on the integration of prayer, meditation and spiritual practices from the world’s major faith traditions. The twenty-six module core curriculum, The Path of Crow: Journey to Your Inner Treasure, invites seminarians on the ultimate treasure hunt to discover their divine purpose and to offer their unique gifts in service to the greater good. An optional third year offers the Spiritual Mentoring Certificate Program which trains seminarians, as well as health care professionals, in cultivating pastoral mentoring skills.



The Abbey of HOPE (Hands of Peace Extended) is an interfaith cooperation circle with a mission to gather people of diverse faiths, beliefs and spiritualities to promote dialogue, encourage cooperation, and facilitate compassionate action.

The Abbey of Hope was envisioned by Rev. Lori Whittemore after she attended Bangor Theologically Seminary and the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (ChIME). The first gathering of the Abbey took place on September 13, 2014. Out of 25 folks who attended, a leadership circle of nine people worked for three months to put together the framework for the organization. By winter of 2015, the initial board had incorporated and received 501(c)3 status.



AFSI Divinity School is an international interspiritual seminary established by Rabbi Joseph H. Gelberman. His motto was “Never instead of, always in addition to”. He believed whatever your faith tradition is, go deeper into it, but in addition open your heart, ears and mind to the wisdom that is in the other faith and religious traditions. He believed God gave some of his wisdom to each religion, so if you want to learn all of God’s wisdom, we must talk to each other, learn from each other. AFSI Divinity School offers a one year ministerial program leading to ordination. Each student receives a New York State certification as a legal minister with registration at the New York marriage License Bureau. The seminary offers various tracks of study and advanced degree programs in affiliation with Commonwealth Open University.

View All Faiths Seminary's Affirmations and Principles guide.

Ordained Interfaith Minister, Rev. Sheena Metal is the founder of Raising The Vibration.

I Am Raising the Vibration of the Nation (and the World) is a global movement, to help heal the nation, and the planet, through: peace, love, kindness and unity.

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At World AWAKE, networking is one of the many great benefits of membership. You can connect formally or informally with organizations or individuals. Search our site to find fellow members with similar interests and talents, or perhaps learn something new from others unlike yourself. Opportunities to connect are endless.

Connect with fellow Interfaith-Interspiritual Clergy and interfaith activists, locally and around the world via:

  • World AWAKE classes, seminars and events
  • World AWAKE's friendly relations to Interfaith Minister groups in Canada, the UK, Asia pacific and Australia
  • Links and friendly relations to related organizations, including CIC_USA, Council for the Parliament of world religions (CPWR), Temple of Understanding and seminaries
  • World AWAKE’s relationship with Seminaries include: One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, New Vision Interspiritual Seminary, The New seminary, Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (CHiME), International academy of interfaith Studies, Tree of Life School of Sacred Living, One Spirit interfaith Foundation (UK), East-West Seminary.
  • Connection opportunities for smaller regional gatherings or events for Interfaith and Interspiritual Clergy (currently Maine and California’s Bay Area are under discussion)
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