Sector 11: Spirituality & Religion

The Spirituality & Religion Sector focuses on the myriad sociological challenges posed by the “God Gap” – a void that is growing between Old World religions and New World belief systems. Fueling this global phenomenon are the Millennials, many of whom self-describe as atheists or “nones” (i.e., no religious tradition). The Oracle Temple at the Peace Pentagon is dedicated to Peace and Spiritual Unity among the five primary religions: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. The Temple tenets also include esoteric teachings, hermetic principles, and indigenous wisdom traditions.

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Emerging in this Sector!

When? What's Happening? Where? Find Out More!
Jul 25, 2017 to Jul 27, 2017 Shamanism Global Summit

Discover Ancient Shamanic Practices from Diverse Traditions to Apply to Your Daily Life & Our World!

Jul 22, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
A.R.E. July Psychic Fair

A.R.E. Psychic Fair Activities are sponsored by A.R.E. Bookstore & Gift Shop
Registration begins at 9 a.m., so come early to sign up for your reading(s)!
Workshops, Educational Lectures, Children’s Activities, Massages, and of course, Psychic Readings!
Readings available from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 Aura Photography
 Free lectures, demonstrations, and workshops
 Chair massage and foot reflexology!
 Crystal Workshop and rock/crystal vendors
MASSAGES - $1.50 Per Minute

Virginia Beach, Virginia, 
Virginia Beach Headquarters, Edgar Cayce A.R.E.
Jul 20, 2017 to Jul 27, 2017 Know Your Neighbor Social Media Campaign: Share Your Story

We find ourselves in a moment where we are deeply polarized as a nation by divides—cultural, religious, political--that impact our communities and even our families. At this critical juncture in our history, we want to advocate a simple model for effecting social change: working at the grassroots level in our neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, houses of worship, and civic organizations to model the civility and respect we want to see upheld by everyone.

This is why Islamic Networks Group is launching the Know Your Neighbor: Multifaith Encounters Campaign with simple yet impactful tools and resources for reaching out to build mutual understanding and respect among all our fellow Americans over the summer and beyond. Studies show that all you need is a ten-minute non-confrontational encounter with a person from a different background to dispel stereotyping and prejudice. We believe that if enough Americans join our campaign by participating in one or two simple actions of mutual encounter, we can strengthen our communities, foster relations among all Americans, and live up to our national ideal of being one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

We invite you to participate in this effort by using the suggestions and resources on this webpage for individual, community, and youth actions. By building bridges across our current divides we can build the community and nation that we all want to live in.

Jul 11, 2017 to Sep 05, 2017 Inspiring Positive Social Change: Cutting Edge Insights from Spirituality, Neuroscience & Peacebuilding

Inspiring Positive Social Change, taking place July 11-September 5, will feature passionate and inspiring leaders in the important fields of spirituality, neuroscience, peacebuilding, compassion and peace education. They’ll provide insights and skills that can be applied to your daily life — in your family, friendships, business partnerships and service in the world.

Jun 21, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017 Summer of Peace

The Shift Network has identified the Northern Hemisphere’s summer — beginning on June 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Yoga and ending on September 21, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace — as a time to focus our energies.

Jun 09, 2017 to Jun 11, 2017
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Empowered Women
Women's Empowerment Workshop

All women are reflections of the Divine Feminine (though sometimes we need to be reminded of this fact). Early man honored women for their ability to create life and give birth. Indeed, early humans paid homage to the “Great Mother” – our first monotheistic deity.

Independence, Virginia, 
The Oracle Institute
May 26, 2017 to May 28, 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm
Gem Show!
26th Annual Spring Roanoke Valley Treasures of the Earth, Gem & Mineral Show

This show features jewelry makers from the United States that can size, repair, design or make original jewelry from selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, amber, opal, fossil and mineral dealers will be featured.

note shorter hours on Sunday, Mary 28

Salem, Virginia, 
Salem Civic Center
May 13, 2017 to May 14, 2017
12:00pm - 9:00pm
India Heritage
Heritage India Festival

Heritage India Festival is the greater Washington metro area's premier South Asian cultural and arts festival. This spring festival is an ideal place for the whole family to enjoy the culture, live entertainment and delicious cuisine from the South Asian subcontinent.

Chantilly, Virginia, 
Dulles Expo Center (South)
May 06, 2017
10:30am - 7:00pm
Mind Body Spirit
One Tribe Fest Gathering

Experience the ENERGY! Body, Mind, Spirit, Earth. Conscious Living concept and products, holistic and healing arts. Live music, activities and lectures.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Member Events

Date(s) What's Happening? What's Happening Where? State
Jul 14, 2017 Oracle Spirituality and Singing Salon

Please join us at Oracle Temple as we explore ageless and contemporary spiritual themes and theosophies. We also will raise our voices in song.

The Oracle Temple Salon is a recurring event on the second Friday of each month. We will embark on high level discussions and spiritual reflection, with a new theme to consider each month.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and sowing “Seeds of Song.” Along the way, we'll learn more about ourselves, each other, and God, as we pay respect to Sacred Texts and to New Age concepts such as: The Spectrum of Consciousness, Duality & Non-Duality, Enlightenment, Incarnation, Mythology, Cosmology, Archetypes, and more!

Oracle Temple is an esoteric, multi-faith church led by the Wayshowers in the Path of the Oracle – one of the five volunteer paths in the Valley of Light micro-community.

We will meet in the Peace Pentagon sanctuary, which is dedicated to ancient and indigenous wisdom traditions and spiritual unity among the five primary religions: Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam. Our Temple follows three simple, primordial, core tenets:

The Truth: A quest for personal & collective awakening
The Love: Compassionate action for the benefit of others
The Light: Faith in one Divine source & one shared Destiny

Independence Virginia
Peace Pentagon Apr 14, 2017 Oracle Spirituality and Singing Salon

The Oracle Temple Salon is a recurring event on the second Friday of each month. We will embark on high level discussions and spiritual reflection, with a new theme to consider each month.

Independence Virginia
Singers Mar 10, 2017 Oracle Spirituality and Singing Salon

Join us in raising our voices and our spirits at the Oracle Temple, a new church that was launched in January 2015 by The Oracle Institute for the Valley of Light micro-community and the public.

The Oracle Oratorio will be a recurring event on the second Friday of each month. We will embark on a multi-cultural vocal adventure, which will include American folk songs and diverse traditions. Familiar songs will be made new, and new songs will be made familiar.

Independence Virginia