Summum – Seven Aphorisms

Followers of the Summum faith say Moses made two trips down from the mountain. On one journey, the prophet returned with the Ten Commandments, “lower laws” that were easily understood and widely distributed.

The higher law obtained from the other trip, though, was passed down only to a select few who were able to appreciate it, according to the Salt Lake City-based religion.

– Source: Sect sues, asks equal space for ‘Aphorisms’, The Salt Lake Tribune, Aug. 3, 2005

According to Summum, established in 1975 and based in Salt Lake City, Moses received two sets of tablets. Before the Commandments, church doctrine says, he was given the “seven aphorisms” of a higher law. The Summum website says those relate to psychokinesis (the power of the mind to control objects); correspondence; vibration; opposition; rhythm; cause and effect; and gender.

– Source: High court considers religous display rules, USA TODAY, Apr. 1, 2008

The Seven Aphorisms of Summum

Summum has Seven Principles of Creation:

– Source: Summum: A glimpse inside, The Salt Lake Tribune, Apr. 5, 2008