In 1961 the Holy Order of MANS was organized initially as the non-sectarian Science of Man Church in San Francisco by Reverend Earl W. Blighton. Classes and meetings on the Ancient Mystery Teachings were held by Dr. Blighton on a regular monthly basis and a church structure began to grow.
As interest in the classes grew Father Paul, as Dr. Blighton was known by his students, and his wife Helen Blighton, known as Mother Ruth, incorporated in the State of California a monastic seminary with a specific curriculum of study and called it the Holy Order of MANS (HOOM). This was in 1968. It continued to be non-sectarian, and therefore not affiliated with any religion. It became an international organization with Order Houses of members in almost every state of the United States and several were abroad.
In 1974 Father Paul went through transition and the Order continued to function until the mid-1980’s. By that time a large number of the members had begun to leave. Some of the members who left created organizations based on the Order curriculum and its initiations. During that time the Science of Man Church (SOM) was reactivated by Mother Ruth and attracted a small number of Order members. SOM has a website called ScienceofMan.org where you may purchase some of the Order books. By 1988 the HOOM structure had evolved into an Orthodox Christian organization. The name Holy Order of MANS, its curriculum, and its initiations were discontinued. Over time the Orthodox Christian organization ceased to function and then dissolved its corporate structure.
In February 2012 the Holy Order of MANS was incorporated in the State of California. The Order was assisted in its corporate filing at the California Secretary of State’s Business Programs by Ernesto Resurreccion, Corporate Documents Examiner. The Order continues to actively teach the original Order curriculum on the website HolyOrderofMANS.org and also in person and on Zoom on the website HolyOrderofMANS.com. The Order books are now available for sale by the Holy Order of MANS through Amazon. The Holy Sacraments, Vows, Initiations of Baptism, Illumination, Self-Realization, Ordination of Priests, and Master Teachers with the Power to Ordain are performed by the Holy Order of MANS. Over the years former Order members have continued the Work of the Order in locations across America.