About Scientific Illuminism Institute
Scientific Illuminism Institute, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the use of scientific methods to deconstruct and quantify religious experience in order to gain a deeper understanding of the spiritual and emotional aspects of human experience
- Develop the religious philosophy and practical methods of Scientific Illuminism.
- Promote Scientific Illuminism as both a religious practice and a rational discipline.
- Create and disseminate educational materials related to the study and practice of Scientific Illuminism.
- Establish places of study and worship as well as other facilities as necessary to support and promote the work of Scientific Illuminism.
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- Develop a series of videos – targeting people unfamiliar with scientific illuminism – that present a reliable and rational introduction to the subject in a manner that is both relatable and pragmatic.
- Continue to develop essays on all areas of interest related to spirituality, society, and relationships.
- Explore ways of driving more revenue for the organization through workshops, merchandise sales, and affiliate marketing.
Future Projects Under Consideration
- Conduct interviews with respected leaders in the philosophical community.
- Host live Q&A with the audience.
- Publish a book which serves as a companion guide to the video series.
- If there is sufficient interest, establish a clergy and perform various rites for the public (e.g. marriage, funeral, baptism, etc).
- Provide individual tutoring services for helping people to achieve specific goals. Note, however, that we will never establish a “mystery school” or require people to submit to a hierarchical power structure of any kind.
- If we are fortunate enough to receive considerable contributions, then we would love to establish a monastery for monks who would spend their time in study and creating more niche videos and other educational materials.
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