We feel that making a difference in the world – acting as an ambassador for the Immanent Divine and Mother Nature – is not for just a few with seminary degrees. In our tradition, we believe that every member of our Temple is an ambassador for the Great Mother and the Divine within All. Here you will learn how you can use your Spiritual gifts, Heart (passions), Abilities, Personality, and Experiences to help others – particularly those in the Ara family and the Temple itself – by participating in various Councils.
Councils are organized to meet specific needs of our membership. And as a member of the Temple community, you are more than welcome to suggest a Council to be formed to address a specific need. For example, if you feel the need to develop a support group for our members who are single parents. The sky’s the limit.
To participate in Councils, you must be a current member and complete the Temple’s Crossing into the Mysteries membership program.
Council participation is a requirement for anyone interested in pursuing Initiation.
The Temple currently hosts a Seekers Council, designed to create events and other experiences to help people who are curious about the Temple get to know our philosophies and practices. The Seekers Council is responsible for creating our Spell Rebellions, Full Moon Circles, our Open House Circles as well as blog posts and social media posts.
Other Councils under development include: Ecology Justice, Social Justice, Members Council.