The Ministry of Maåt is an international spiritual and educational organization nurturing the ideal of a harmonious and balanced world community through the support of women and men's spiritual and physical well-being. Toward this end, the ministry sponsors literary and theatrical events and worldwide educational workshops and retreats. Publications, performance, exhibitions, readings and other creative expressions are integral activities of the organization.
The Ministry, along with The Pauline Oliveros Trust, ( Carole Ione Lewis, Executrix and Trustee) also manages and disseminates the creative work of composer, performer and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros, including all Deep Listening Publications. Pauline Oliveros ( 1932-2016) was one of the original founding Trustees of the Ministry in 1997.
In the Egyptian Cosmology, Maåt, (a beautiful winged woman who balances the deceased's heart against a feather after the journey in the Duat) does not judge: she is consciousness itself and also the individual consciousness that each person carries in her heart - for she is both the motivating force and the goal of life. She is invoked on all occasions; she is omnipresent. Maåt moves and directs existence and Maåt is its ultimate treasure.
"Maåt is Cosmic consciousness, the ultimate goal of creation and of every creature, the immortal fruit of a constant acquisition. Maåt is the greatest treasure that a being might wish for." from Egyptian Mysteries, by Lucy Lamy.(Thames on Hudson Press)
The Ministry conducts a number of creative workshops and worldwide healing retreats throughout each year. Our motto is: "The World is our Community". This is affirmed as we celebrate our 21st year in 2018. We can look back and see that we have taught, performed, presented, laughed and cried in Isle de Bretagne, Paris, West Cork, Ireland, Cairo, The Big Island, Colorado, Hawaii, Athens, Southern Italy, Prague, and New Mexico.
Opening to the stage!
Spell Breaking; Writers in Performance uploads pages of the Ministry's 2013 publication to the stage. Two new Anthologies are in process : Spell Breaking 2: Listening to the Heart of Dreams and Spell Breaking for Men.
Spell Breaking; Remembered Ways of Being , an Anthology of Women's Mysteries to the stage
MoM is sponsoring the emergence of The Nubian Word for Flowers; A Phantom Opera the new work in development by Pauline Oliveros ( Original Music and Sound Design) and Ione ( Concept/Text/Direction) Nubian Soul meets Colonial Mind on an Island of Flowers in the Nile.
Memory, Secrets and Immortality: A crucible for creativity retreated in West Cork, Ireland in 2016. An online program begins in 2017.
Women's Mysteries: For Women Who Want to Go Deeper offers Trainings in the intuitive arts for women.
Moon, Moon- Young Women's Mysteries Teachings by Rev. Rachel Koenig
Cosmic Harmony - Sound and Star Meditations by Rev. Andrea Goodman
A series of Initiations offers women and men the opportunity to become diplomats and to do their own healing work in the world under the Ministry's certification program.
Private pastoral counseling and apprenticeship programs are also a part of the Ministry.
The Ministry of Maåt, Inc is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
incorporated under the laws of New York state.
All donations to the Ministry are welcome and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Sangeeta La Biagi
Lisa Barnard Kelley
Mary Elizabeth Thunder
Honorary Minister-Priestesses and Priests
The Reverend Amy Mindell, PhD
The Reverend Arnold Mindell, PhD
The Reverend Pauline Oliveros, DM