Alateme Sonari


Dr. Sonari is the founder of UNISM, a religious and spiritual organization dedicated to foster individual freedom in the choices we make regarding our religions and our Gods.
UNISM opens its doors to both believers and non-believers and teaches Universal Love for all creatures. According to the message of Universal Love, “LOVE is the underlying mystery within the Universe. LOVE supports the material Universe. LOVE enriches the life of every creature within the Universe. LOVE loves all creatures without conditions. You are LOVED in spite of your nationality, culture, race, color or religion. You are LOVED irrespective of the choices you make or have made in the past. LOVE is not concerned with your beliefs, affiliations, economic background, social status, position in life, or birth circumstances. LOVE only cares for your good. You are a hereditary heir of LOVE. And any one who realizes this TRUTH is not only saved but will also be healed, be prosperous, be joyful and be at peace!”

Currently Dr. Sonari is the presiding minister of UNISM and he makes presentations on spirituality, comparative religion, religious pluralism and wellness on public access television. Dr. Sonari also performs rituals for different human conditions including but not limited to life cycle, new life, marriage ready, marital bliss, parenting ready, custodian of wealth, life regeneration, employment, freedom from addiction, healing, engagement, spiritual connection and wedding rituals. Dr. Sonari believes that rituals are important part of life. They help us to prepare for a new life, connect with the sacred, honor the sacred and transform our consciousness. New Life rituals are mostly associated with our life cycle from say a child to an adolescent and from an adolescent to an adult. These transitions in our life cycle result in developmental changes involving the physical body, the emotions and the mental. In effect the ritual highlights these changes and teaches the participant to be responsible in dealing with the demands of the body. New Life rituals also give the participant a “New Life”. This ritual is mostly for those who made some retrogressive choices but want a second chance. The ceremony serves as a balm to heal the participant and literally presents him or her with a “New Life. New Life ceremonies could also be used for positive reasons like preparing to get married or reclaiming your responsibility as a custodian of wealth.

Dr. Sonari was born in Nigeria but has lived in the United States for over 30 years. He. was educated at Indiana, Pennsylvania; Oxford, Ohio; and Corvallis, Oregon. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master's degree in Student Services at Miami University and a doctorate degree in Higher Education at Oregon State University. Dr. Sonari has also taken courses from several mystery schools including "Alpha", "Beta", Gamma", "Delta" and "Omega". The "Alpha" Mystery School is a non-sectarian fraternal body of men and women devoted to the investigation, study and practical application of natural and spiritual laws. He was introduced to Lama Yoga and Meditation in the "Beta" Mystery School. He studied the Holy Qabalah and the Sacred Tarot (he does not read cards; they were only used as instruments for meditation) in the Gamma Mystery School. He learned that we are not limited in spite of our birth circumstances, color, nationality or race in the Delta Mystery School. He was admitted to remain on the threshold of the outer retreat of the temple by the Omega Mystery School. This was where he studied under the guardianship of a living master.

Dr. Sonari remembers his teacher for inspiring in him a positive approach to life. When he was in Nigeria Dr. Sonari had a scholarship to study abroad but the scholarship expired before he could utilize it. Dr. Sonari was devastated and thought that there was no way he was going to study outside his country without the scholarship. His teacher had a different idea. He told Dr. Sonari to begin preparing for his study in the United States. When Dr. Sonari asked the teacher where he was going to get the resources to study abroad the teacher simply laughed and said; “It seems you don’t know who you are!” To cut a long story short Dr. Sonari’s teacher was right. Dr. Sonari now believes in the generosity of the universe and has dedicated his life to help others to realize their dreams through advising, presentations and rituals. Dr. Sonari is happily married with two children.

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