The Institute of Modern Wisdom ~
founded by Rev. Kate Rodger, MA, MSc

About our Founder


“When you follow the Wisdom Seed that is your Heart, your days and nights will be filled with Innocent Magic; when you discipline and anchor the Consciousness of the Most High that is your very Heart, your life becomes a Living Testament to the I Am that You Are, and Possibility is at hand."  

~ Rev., Kate Rodger, MA, MSc, MDP  - Speaking at a New Thought/Ancient Wisdom Seminar in the Washington D.C. area, 2011


Rev. Kate Rodger  is a modern-day teacher of the eternal Wisdom Principles that every mystical tradition originates from.  She is a way-shower of Infinite Possibility and provides context and atmosphere through the various expressions of her work of the inherent Wisdom encoded in every individual she encounters.   Through her speaking engagements, teachings and trainings, world-wide retreats and mystic journeys, private therapeutic and shamanic sessions, and published articles, Kate activates an atmosphere for folks to Remember the brilliance of their essential Selves, cultivating the experience and expression of living this innate brilliance in their everyday lives.   

Kate is founder and spiritual director of the Modern Day Mystery School, Institute of Modern Wisdom.  For over 12 years, Kate studied under the tutelage of Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Center.  She has been steeped in practical New Thought teachings and has experienced deep immersions with various Indigenous Elders and Mystics from Africa to the Amazon, and the Far East to home, here in North America with Cherokee clan leader, the Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo.  Leading world-wide Sacred Journeys and Retreats for since 2002, Kate deeply committed to the legacy and intelligence of the Ageless Mystery School practices, while orienting and articulating this Wisdom for modern, pragmatic use. 

She holds a BA in Religious Studies, a minor in Far Eastern Asian Studies, Masters degrees in both Ancient Wisdom Traditions and Science and Spirituality, along with a license of ministry in New Thought/Ancient Wisdom through Agape International Spiritual Center.  Additional certifications include Reiki, Pranic Healing, Pranayam, Aromatherapy and Flower Essences, Kundalini and Hatha yogic traditions, and DSHEA.

She has been called an “Alchemist of Delight”, infusing humor, wisdom, and mystical union into the heart of each program IMW offers.  Rev. Kate specializes in the pragmatic capacity of working with Animal and Plant Spirit Medicines, with the Angelic Realm, Spirit Guides, and Ascended Masters; in the Sacred Geometry of Sound, Shamanic use of the Breath, and in bridging Ancient Wisdom Ways of Earth Medicine Traditions with Modern Day practical technologies through the Modern Day Priestess and Alchemist Trainings she created in 2006. 

Rev. Kate is deeply committed to Right Relationship, beginning with the Self, extending to All of our Relations.


“What I am most interested in is establishing a portal whereby the esoteric studies that are rooted in Ancient Wisdom Traditions, in the Mystery School ways, are brought here and fundamentally now into the modern-day technocratic world in an accessible, palpable, grounded, ‘where the rubber meets the road’ kind of way.  Acknowledging that the Heart is the portal of Intelligence in the human experience, I amplify an absolute reverence to the eternal, living Truth that authentic life-facilitation lies utterly in the evocative Remembering of that which is already encoded:  Right Relationship.  Beginning with one’s Self.  There is not a person alive who doesn’t have the capacity to live a life of dynamic contribution through understanding one’s own inherent brilliance, no matter how minute that contribution may seem.

I absolutely know – and have seen - that when a person touches upon their own intrinsic brilliance, something immediately quickens – first in consciousness, then out-pictures in life-experience, pervasively.  It is when this alchemy takes place that we experience what is called Heaven on Earth…all senses of lack and separation evaporate, and Right Relationship is possible, a world that works for everyone – including All of Our Relations - becomes imaginable.  I can imagine this world; I feel it every moment in every day and every night, with every breath and every thought; I feel it in my bones, and I know it as eternal Truth.”

~ Rev. Kate Rodger, 2009, interview for The Vortex

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