Raymont Anderson has frequently been referred to as a Renaissance man.
One look at his resume and the reason becomes clear.
As a lifelong learner with a passion for self-development, personal transformation, transmutation, and self-awakening, he lives his bliss as a teacher, mentor, speaker, minister, and more.
His life journey has been anything but ordinary and he has quite the library of life stories to tell.
You can follow some of his current adventures via this site as well as: www.raymontanderson.com and on Facebook Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson and via: Instagram (as well as this Instagram page) and Twitter and you can subscribe to receive either or both:
His Mission is: To live, move, and be an *A.C.T.I.V.E. member of society who serves to Educate, Elucidate, Emancipate, Awaken, and Empower people and communities. Through his service and through the Transformative Teachings, Technologies, and Practices of New Thought, these people and communities recognize, realize, and materialize their Full Divine Potential!
*[Authentic, Compassionate, Transparent, Inspired, Vibrant, Empowered]
Though he began his position in July 2018, the Installment ceremony to recognize him as the Senior Minister of the newly formed Center for Spiritual Living Greater Baltimore was November 10, 2018.
He became a licensed minister with The Centers for Spiritual Living in October 2017.
His first position was working closely with Rev. Alex Escudero at the Center for Spiritual Living DC where he served on the Core Council as President, a Licensed Practitioner, the Associate Minister and as an active, loyal, and supporting member from 2015-2017.
It has been his desire to build connections with more Unity churches and CSLs along the East Coast. For several years he has worked diligently to begin this process by traveling to various places in order to share his unique speaking and teaching style. As a result, he has received multiple invites and requests to return.
One such request came in July of 2018. His passion and conviction to spiritual practices lead to him being invited as guest minister and workshop facilitator to the Center for Spiritual Living Kingston Jamaica where he was invited to return for Fall of 2018!
In addition to his work as a minister and teacher of spiritual materials, he also teaches workshops and classes on subject matter related to Empowered Living, New Thought Spirituality and LGBTQI, Communication, Holistic health and wellness, Authentic living, American Sign Language, and Acting.
As an author, he recently completed the second draft of his third book which is a handbook based on living the life of a “spiritual warrior,” he has also recently begun researching and taking notes for a few books to follow.
His first two books are available on Amazon:
Barnes and Noble:
and directly from the publisher:
As a blog writer, he has written for the Examiner.com as the DC New Thought Examiner and for the Good Men Project. He also offers two subscriptions:
In 2011, Rev. Dr. Anderson hosted a 13-week radio program on Voice America -7th Wave Network which was called “Living a Sacred Life.”
During those 13 weeks, he had the distinct pleasure of interviewing such luminaries as Howard Falco (Teacher and author of “I Am: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are”), Salvatore Sapienza (Teacher and author of “Gay is a Gift,” “Seventy Times Seven,” and “Mychal’s Prayer: Praying with Father Mychal Judge”), Dr. Sheri A. Rosenthal (Toltec Master, teacher and author of “Banish Mind Spam! Four Steps For Deprogramming Self-Limiting And Self-Sabotaging Beliefs” and “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Toltec Wisdom” with forward by Don Miguel Ruiz), Laura Sheppard (Teacher and life coach), and Colette Baron-Reid (Intuitive, teacher, author of several books including “Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much: A 4-Step, 8-Week Plan to Finally Lose the Weight, Manage Emotional Eating, and Find Your Fabulous Self,” “The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life,” and “Remembering the Future: The Path to Recovering Intuition,” and creator of several Oracle decks such as “The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards” and “The Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards”)
If you are interested in listening to the 13 episodes, you have 2 options available to you.
1. They are available on the CLSPFI YouTube channel
2. You can also choose to order your own thumb-drive of the archived shows if you contact us and make that request…
You can also subscribe to his personal YouTube channel for more content as presented by him, including video of some of his guest minister talks at various centers and churches: Raymont Anderson YouTube Channel
Feel free to subscribe to both.
As of June 2011, he resigned from his full-time job as a High School Teacher in Maryland, as a professor at Bowie State University, and as a full-time interpreter, in order to begin his right and divine livelihood as a fulltime path.
In addition to teaching American Sign Language as adjunct faculty at PGCC, he does still occasionally work as a DC metro area interpreter mostly as related to performances at the Kennedy Center or similar artistic venues and events.
As mentioned, he is most readily available to serve as it matches his purpose for being. Some of the ways he has and is serving his divine livelihood are:
** An Ordained Independent New Thought Minister and Ordained Interfaith-Interspiritual Minister
** Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Counseling as a Licensed Practitioner of Religious Science (RScP) and as a Licensed and eventually an Ordained CSL minister.
**Currently serves on the Board of The Center for Spiritual Living Greater Baltimore.
** Keynote and Motivational speaking for schools and organizations.
** Serving as guest minister at various Centers for Spiritual Living, Unity Churches, etc.
** A Certified Holistic Life Coach.
** Reiki Shinpiden (Master) Practitioner and Teacher (Western Reiki, Gendai Reiki Ryoho, Usui Reiki Method of Natural Healing.
** Workshop and Seminar Facilitator
** Visual Artist (drawing, painting, and digital photography)
** Teacher of Martial Arts
** Practicing Mage, Shaman, Mystic, and an interesting bit of info, he is actually a Jedi Master and Jedi Priest and at one time served with “The Jedi of the Noble Order.”
** Previously served on the Board of Directors of A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy.
Some background history:
Rev. Dr. Ray has always been an active and visually creative individual. His love of drawing and painting began while in elementary school. The artistic passion led him to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, once he graduated high school, where he received an Associate’s degree in Visual Arts, advertising design and Graphic Illustration. While developing his visual arts passion, he also worked diligently on his passion for the martial arts. After seeing Bruce Lee in “Return of the Dragon” and “Game of Death” he was inspired and determined to learn. This was further emblazoned into his mind when he began watching the TV series “Kung Fu” starring David Carradine. The philosophical lessons taught through the show appealed to Ray in a way he was not able to fully understand until many years later. His passion for martial arts eventually led him to become a martial arts teacher and on September 24, 2002, he received the title Si-gung (master) through the American Gung- Fu Association. In addition to Kung Fu, Ray has studied Ninjutsu and Aikido.
He began teaching martial arts to friends and other neighborhood kids while he was in high school and it was this love for teaching that inspired him to become a teacher of art in the Public Schools. To accomplish this, he attended Carlow College, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Art Education K-12. It was also while attending Carlow College that he began to pursue yet another of his long-held passions, studying American Sign Language. He is quite thankful to have had the privilege of learning from several highly skilled and qualified hearing and deaf teachers over the years.
It was due to the encouragement of his first ASL teacher, Karen McGann, that Ray founded the performance company S.T.A.R.S. That company was very successful during its time, however, once he moved to Richmond, VA. the company members all went their separate ways.
While working as a Pittsburgh Public school art teacher, Ray attended the Community College of Allegheny County where he obtained an Associate’s degree in Interpreting under the tutelage of his mentor Brian Cerney. It was also due to his mentor’s encouragement that Ray became a certified teacher of ASL through the American Sign Language Teachers Association.
After several years of teaching in the public school system, it was time to grow -and GO- yet again. This next chapter led Ray to relocate to Richmond, VA. While living in Richmond, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he received his MFA in Theater Pedagogy. During his time as a graduate student at VCU, he was bitten by the acting bug! While he had performed with S.T.A.R.S. before large audiences, this was a different level and type of performing that inspired him in a new and exciting way. Rev. Dr. Ray is eternally grateful to Noreen Barnes McLain for casting him a role in “Night Sky” and to Gary Hopper for casting him in a major role in “The Day the Bronx Died.” It was also during his time in Richmond that Ray founded S.T.A.R.S., a second time. This time, the company survived his 2003 departure and continued for a few years but it also came to an end in the summer of 2008.
Once he graduated from VCU, he was offered a job to work for The Wild Zappers (an all Deaf, all male dance company) and the National Deaf Dance Theatre (a mixed company of male and female as well as of hearing and Deaf performers). Ray took the job as their interpreter and guest performing artist. During that time he traveled, learned, and studied and improved his craft as performer and skills as an interpreter. In 2005, Ray was blessed to be one of a select few of interpreters to attend the Theatre Development Fund -“Interpreting for the Theatre Institute” program at Julliard in New York.
As a result, Ray has taken all that he knows about acting, storytelling, dance, martial arts, performing, motivational speaking, ASL, and life and created his own American Sign Language Theatrical Performance Company B.E.L.I.E.V.E. which came to a close in 2015.
One of his interpreting jobs in the DC area created some phenomenal opportunities to work with some amazing actors, production staff, and directors with Open Circle Theatre. In 2006 he had a major role in Open Circle Theatre’s production of EVITA. (Reviews of EVITA)
As a June 2007 graduate of The American Institute of Holistic Theology (AIHT) with his Doctor of Divinity degree majoring in Christian Theology, Ray decided to once again take on the title of student. He re-enrolled with AIHT where he began working on his Ph.D. in Metaphysics. He also enrolled in an additional doctoral degree program through The University of Sedona. He successfully obtained the University of Sedona Doctor of Metaphysical Science (Msc.D.) in January 2011 and in March 2011 a Ph.D. in Life Coaching to further support the certification as a Holistic Life Coach he received in 2010, through Spencer Institute.
He became an ordained Christian Reverend on February 12, 2007 through the United Christian Fellowship/ a Non-denominational Metaphysical Minister (New Thought) on September 29, 2009 through the International Metaphysical Ministry/ an Interfaith minister on December 19, 2010 with the Many Paths Ministry and again in October 2011 as a co-ordained Interfaith Minister with The American Interfaith of Holistic Temple and The Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI). He had been an active member of the Community of Holistic Theology up to the dissolution of the AIHT school and seminary.
What’s going on now??
Great question… as mentioned Rev. Dr. Ray is working on several things as active projects, goals, aspirations…
While doing all of this, he is contemplating where to settle down and build his dream home, spend time with his family including his 5 sons and 5 grandchildren and sister who is also his administrative assistant, Ms. Tracy Rhymes, as well as when and how to further manifest and demonstrate his passion and interests in ministry, acting, speaking, teaching, etc.
Just as a FYI, he is contemplating the creation of several TV shows and films, as well as continuing to work on creating and presenting his artwork, publish additional books on spirituality and more, travel and lecture and teach, and continue to serve, perform, inspire, and empower people to be EXTRA-ordinary, to Excel, and to “Defy gravity!”
In honor of:
Ray’s father, Charles H. Anderson, transitioned on Oct 14, 2002, after having lived with the experience of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and cancer – For the 6 years after his father’s transition, Ray diligently and passionately worked to purchase a memorial for his father’s previously unmarked grave. As of September 14, 2008, the granite memorial has been placed!
He is always writing, creating, teaching, mentoring, serving * others while also working on his own spiritual path of authentic, transparent, and empowered living.
This bio is but a tiny glimpse into who he is and what he does.
Ever want to know more, all you need do is ask (smile).
We encourage you to contact him should you want to schedule him to teach a class, workshop, and to book him for any speaking engagements or one on one coaching, mentoring, or Practitioner sessions. – contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com cc his administrative assistant via: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
* Ray continues to be ever vigilant “walking the walk and talking the talk” by living as authentically and as transparently as possible, to honor those he loves: his father, his mother (Lois Anderson), his sons (Kenny, Gar, Cody, James, and Zach), his grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, … the entire OHANA both spiritual and biological. By being the change that Gandhi spoke of, Ray intends each day to live life fully, using each breath to serve the Universal Whole in love and compassion.