A Clarion Call for a New World


  • This course describes the unique problems and solutions in today’s changing world as humanity and the planet evolve from the third and fourth dimensions of consciousness to that of the fifth.  The Course supports the view that, as a global family, it is imperative that we accept our responsibility for one another and the planet, and helps us identify just what this responsibility entails.
  • This course offers extensive, one-on-one interaction with a faculty member carefully matched with the needs and personality of the student, including bi-weekly phone meetings and additional email support.


To provide a context for understanding humanity’s ten shifts of consciousness from the third and fourth dimensions of the Piscean Era into the fifth dimension of the Aquarian Era as old structures and belief systems collapse and new ones emerge.


  1. To gain a perspective on the next evolutionary step of humanity
  2. To use the ten shifts of consciousness as a compass to navigate a changing world
  3. To learn to balance your life under the demands of constant change

The relationship between personal growth, service, and the soul's evolution is dynamic and systemic and necessitates a shift in our awareness of service.


Are you feeling stressed or out of balance – physically, emotionally, mentally, and/or spiritually – in your life and in your relationship with others?  Are things happening in the world and in your own life that make you feel out of control and unsure of what to do?  Are you seeking a psychological and spiritual context in which you can feel safe as you witness unpredictable dangers in today’s changing world?   Are you aware of the good that is emerging as we enter the doorway of the fifth dimension of consciousness?

Technology appears to have caused the world to speed up; under the demands of constant change, time itself seems to be in short supply.  We feel a loss of control over outer circumstances.  This feeling is compelling us to search for wellbeing based on inner resources and for a shared reality that includes meaningful and appropriate service.

We are moving toward being equal partners in the world, supporting one another in a search for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.  The fragility and beauty of human life and of the world’s resources demand that we recognize our interconnectedness.

Ask yourself if now is the time for you to enroll in the course, Entering the Fifth Dimension: A Clarion Call for a New World, and to devote yourself to understanding the ten major evolutionary shifts that are occurring in today’s changing world.  These shifts explain the current status of our evolution as individuals and as humankind and provide you with the opportunity to look beyond to the future of how our world is destined to evolve.

Eight-Week Course

Entering the Fifth Dimension: A Clarion Call for a New World consists of two four-week lessons with each unit focusing on five of the ten shifts of consciousness.  The course allows time for you to work with the material and integrate its teaching at a gradual pace. As part of making your decision to enroll, carefully review the program requirements and time commitments listed below.

Topics covered

  • Humanity’s ten shifts of consciousness from the third and fourth dimensions of the Piscean Era to the fifth dimension of the Aquarian Era as old structures and belief systems collapse and new ones emerge
  • Making a difference in today’s world
  • Ten shifts of consciousness: personal preparation and service
  • Practicing the shifts personally and collectively


      • Read portions of Born to Serve by Susan S. Trout
      • Follow the designated study steps and complete reading and worksheet assignments on schedule
      • Spend approximately seven hours a week to complete each of the two lessons of the course
      • Send designated worksheets to assigned faculty member
      • Apply course material in personal and work life
      • Discuss completed assignments and handouts in a monthly phone call with your assigned faculty member, plus additional contact by email as needed
      • Complete the Terms and Agreements Form when registering for the course and return it to your faculty member or the Institute for the Advancement of Service.  Note that the course cannot be extended past the original eight-week period.


        Contact the Institute for the Advancement of Service by sending an email to  for information about enrolling in this course.

        Course Tuition: $250

        Fee Policy: Course must be paid in full at registration. Full refund if student withdraws within three days. Course fee is nonrefundable after three days. 

        You will need to purchase your own copy of Born to Serve.

        Reference: Susan S. Trout, PhD, Born to Serve: The Evolution of the Soul Through Service. Alexandria, VA: Three Roses Press, ©1997.

        Disclaimer: The Institute for the Advancement of Service does not provide medical or mental health care. As such, practices, courses, and study programs are not intended to be psychotherapy, medical therapy, or a substitute for either one. Participants are required to assume self-responsibility for their wellbeing by seeking, when appropriate, psychological and medical professional care.

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