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At this crucial time of crisis and uncertainty on Planet Earth, the Institute for the Advancement of Service is a globally aware service organization that seeks to fulfill its ultimate destiny to be a wayshower for individuals and groups who feel called to bring into manifestation a soul-inspired, holographic model of leadership and group life.

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Founded in 1980 as an educational and nonsectarian spiritual organization, the Institute offers courses and trainings in the dynamic relationship between soul development, service, leadership, and group life, providing support and practices that build and sustain humanity’s inner strength during this time of crisis on Planet Earth. 

 The Institute’s mission is 

  • to support individuals, families, groups, and organizations in need of psychological-spiritual support, and those who are ready to recognize Earth as a school in which we learn, grow, and serve, showing another way to navigate the challenging transition from the Piscean to the Aquarian Era so they may show another way to others
  • to disseminate the teachings and practices of The Clarion Way, the psychospiritual path of the Institute, through publications, courses, lectures, and the Institute’s teaching website. The Clarion Way is delineated in four books by Susan Trout – The Soul and Service Trilogy and To Show Another Way: How to Learn, Heal, and Serve at a Time of Crisis on Planet Earth;
  • to help our planet heal and evolve by radiating Light into the world and guiding others in applying new methods to usher in the new reality of a Planet Earth illuminated with Divine Light.
The Clarion Way is the psychospiritual path of the Institute.

The Institute’s teachings, known as The Clarion Way, awaken our inner knowing and guide us in applying that knowing in the world through action. They have been published in four books by Susan S. Trout, PhD: To Show Another Way: How to Learn, Heal and Serve at a time of Crisis on Planet Earth and The Soul and Service Trilogy.  The Trilogy consists of three books: Born to Serve: The Evolution of the Soul Through Service with a Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; The Awakened Leader: Leadership as a Classroom of the Soul; and The Clarion Call: Leadership and Group Life in the Aquarian Era.  Ten Universal Tributes provide a roadmap for attaining self-transformation through service. Three Roses Press publishes all Institute books and materials. The Institute is registered with the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

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