Purpose of The Oracle Institute

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The Oracle Institute is a 501(c)(3) educational charity founded after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Since its inception, Oracle has been dedicated to building a new world based on Interfaith Unity and a Culture of Peace. Our mission is to advance this global transformation by promoting pluralistic and progressive values.

Oracle operates an award-winning publishing house, multi-faith spirituality school, and peacebuilding practice. All our programs foster the twin goals of promoting Spiritual Ascension and Social Activism. Our formal mission statement is Thomas Jefferson’s Act for Religious Freedom (below). Our pentacle icon and the Peace Pentagon are a call for spiritual unity among the five primary religions: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. “Truth, Love, and Light” is our motto and the titles of the Oracle foundational trilogy.

Oracle is a spiritual “think tank,” and our staff studies the nexus between religion, politics, economics, human rights, and culture. We believe humanity is undergoing a major paradigm shift that ultimately will herald a new era of Conscious Evolution. We therefore reject all “End Times” prophecies. Instead, we assert the “Trickle-Down Deity Theory,” which posits that humanity’s view of the Godhead necessarily impacts worldview. Consequently, we educate the public about the divisive nature and outdated doctrine of fundamentalist religion so that we may collectively and peacefully progress in the 21st Century. We also teach the Spectrum of Consciousness, a proven model for mapping and motivating socio-spiritual development.

Formal Mission Statement

Adapted from Virginia Code Section 57-1, authored by Thomas Jefferson

Preamble

Whereas, the Almighty hath created the mind free; and

Whereas, all attempts to influence mankind tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness and are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our existence who, being the Source of body, mind, and spirit, yet chose not to undermine freedom by coercions thereon; and

Whereas, the impious presumption of legislators and rulers, civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible views, have established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, thereby depriving mankind of comfortable liberty and spiritual freedom; and

Whereas, our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry; and

Whereas, Truth is great and will prevail if left to herself as the proper and sufficient antagonist to error and has nothing to fear from conflict unless, by human interposition, Truth is disarmed of her natural weapons – free argument and debate – errors ceasing to be dangerous when Truth is permitted freely to contradict them.

Now Therefore

The Oracle Institute shall serve as an Advocate for Peace and a Vanguard for Conscious Evolution, and its Board of Directors, Volunteers, and Members pledge as follows:

  • To protect The Truth, which sets us free;
  • To share The Love, which makes us whole; and
  • To follow The Light, which leads us toward one shared destiny.
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George Washington
(1732 - 1799)

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
(1743 - 1826)

Primary Drafter of the Declaration of Independence
3rd President of the United States

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James Madison
(1751 - 1836)

Primary Drafter of the United States Constitution
4th President of the United States