About Summum


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Summum is a 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(i) tax exempt organization incorporated in the State of Utah, USA in 1975. We are a non-profit organization established to re-introduce a most ancient philosophy based on natural principles of creation that underlie all phenomena and form the framework of existence.

Summum is an informal gathering of people who are seeking to understand themselves, to know who they truly are. Summum is not about doctrine, dogma, or beliefs, but about gaining the experiences that will awaken us to the spirit within and to our place in the matrix of Creation's formulations.

The word

summum is a Latin term meaning the highest or greatest; the sum total. In the context of Summum and other philosophies, summum means the sum total of all creation.

Another closely related term found within Summum and philosophical readings is summum bonum. Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines summum bonum as the supreme good from which all others are derived.

One of the by-laws and basic tenets of Summum is the practice of the rites of Mummification and Transference. In 1986, the practice of these rites was formally recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as exempt from federal taxation.

Summum first introduced the public to Modern Mummification® in 1975. Since that time Summum has continued to research, develop, and refine this exoteric and esoteric art and science. Today, Summum is the only organization in the world to offer this remarkable and distinguished tradition.

The philosophy of Summum is nothing new, for it represents the inner workings of Nature itself. Throughout history, it has been passed along by ordinary and extraordinary means. Even today, it continues its journey through time.


Welcome to Summum

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Purpose & Mission

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The First Encounter

What started it all...

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