On the tiniest of scales, the cosmos reveals to us a universe filled with quanta particles; and on the largest, a universe of planets, stars, galaxies, and life. The expanse is endless. Are we then to believe ourselves alone in the vastness of creation, or to solely occupy the crown of it?
In 1975, Corky Ra, an administrative manager for a large supply company, began to experience a series of encounters with advanced beings. His first reactions of shock and disbelief led him to a period of seclusion, yet the "visits" continued, leading him to an awakening. Ra realized it was the purpose of these beings to re-introduce, in a pure form, principles of nature that have always existed and address all issues of existence, sexuality, and death.
SUMMUM: Sealed Except to the Open Mind is about existence in its broadest context and delves into the forces behind cosmic rhythms and change. Most importantly, it describes a meditation for developing a personal relationship with the essence of nature.
This is the second edition of a work first published in 1988 and contains illustrations. Make this book your companion and venture to get a glimpse of the inner workings of Creation.
Summum Bonum Amen Ra aka Corky Ra aka Claude Nowell (November 2, 1944 - January 29, 2008) was the founder of Summum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose headquarters is in Salt Lake City, Utah. Summum is a spiritual organization that teaches philosophy, meditation, and a way of life, and was founded in 1975 by Ra as a result of encounters he experienced with advanced beings. In 1980, he established Summum as Utah's first federally bonded winery for the purpose of making sacramental wines used in the meditations taught by the organization. Known as "Nectar Publications," these sacramental wines are made inside of a three story pyramid built by Ra and volunteer supporters of Summum. The pyramid is also used as a classroom for the Summum philosophy. Through Summum, Ra re-introduced the spiritual practice of mummification in a modern form and at one point was a licensed funeral director in the state of California. He has been referred to as "the father of modern mummification," and the mummification services offered by Summum have received international recognition. Summum's philosophy is based on basic principles also known as the "Seven Aphorisms" which Summum at one point had requested to be placed on monuments next to Ten Commandments monuments in city parks. This resulted in litigation against several local municipalities, and one of the cases made its way to the US Supreme Court where in 2009, the court unanimously decided against Summum. After his passing, Ra's body was mummified according to Summum's precepts and was sealed inside a golden bronze sarcophagus also known as the Mummiform where it will rest for all time and eternity.