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The TEMPLE OF MAN, Inc.

Section 2 of the Articles of Incorporation is as follows:

"The Temple of Man is formed in dedication to the sentient individual, creative man, and for the presentation of his creative works, in order to help broaden perception and increase the understanding between all men everywhere, who, being unified by the vital and supreme force of life, are working toward a higher social and spiritual evolution."

The Temple was founded with the knowledge that religion is that which should enable us to liberate ourselves from dogmas and superstitions, rituals and ceremonies, and live as free spirits. The essence of all religion is an inner personal experience, an inner individual relationship with the divine. It is not worship so much as a quest. It is a way of becoming, of liberation. The Temple welcomes sentient beings, regardless of faith, to join together and share a given experience.

LOVE is where YOU are
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