Ann Ree Colton Foundation of Niscience, Inc.

Founded by Ann Ree Colton and Jonathan Murro

About the Founders:

Ann Ree Colton and Jonathan Murro


Ann Ree Colton


Ann Ree Colton, Founder of the Ann Ree Colton Foundation of Niscience, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 17, 1898. Beginning in early childhood, Ann Ree's life bore testimony to her extraordinary spiritual gifts and aptitudes. She was a prophet, clairvoyant, spiritual teacher and healer, author of 23 books on spiritual subjects, lecturer, counselor, creative artisan, and an adept articulate in the inner mysteries. She began her life as a spiritual teacher in her twenties, and served as a teacher of the higher life for over sixty years.


Ann Ree's teaching and life exemplify the versatile gifts available to the initiate under Christ. Her legacy includes not only the memory of her gracious spirit, her personal spiritual attainments, books, and creations, but also the system of Niscience, through which sincere seekers may open the treasures and gifts of their souls. Ann Ree Colton represents a prototype ahead of her time, versatile in the gifts of the Spirit. She passed from the physical world on June 28, 1984.

Birthday Mandala by Ann Ree Colton

My Gift given to me through Mother Grace is sacred. And to my dying breath, I must watch over it, knowing it to be my lodestone, my guiding star.


In the midst of my heart, I must watch over my Gift.


My Gift has been my sense of direction under God.


My Gift has been the means of my healing thousands of people.


Through the gift of my Gift, my tongue has been loosened for God.


Through my Gift, my body has been made strong to do all of the tasks given for me to do.


My Gift has made me friends and strong enemies.


My Gift has been my honor, my shield, my light, my candle.


My Gift has been a baggage light with gold, to be distributed as I go.


My Gift has kept the door open between my heart and the hearts of suffering.


My Gift has made people to walk, to stand, to work, to believe, to hope.


My Gift has given me the way to span a continent with my works.


My Gift has given me many gifts, that I might reach the minds of men in every part of the earth.


My Gift has crossed rivers, moved on starry highways.


My Gift has fed bread, given comforts, built buildings, children and men.


My Gift given to me through the Mother Grace has given me the comfort of being of worth in the sight of God.


My Gift has kept me in tune with the third musics of the soul.


My Gift has opened to me vistas and dimensions beyond the senses, whereby I cross over the thunders of Maya into the lightnings of Heaven.


My Gift put upon me the yoke of discipline, of hard ship, of tears mixed with blood.


My Gift put upon my ankles a checkrein.


My Gift loaded me with the burdens of the many.


My Gift gave me insight into terrors, struggles, sufferings, sorrows, death.


My Gift gave me friends who bore with me my afflictions, whose forbearance of me gave wings to the use of my Gift. My Gift gave me hovels to live in, very little bread to eat, and few baubles of indulgement.


Of all of my Gifts, these were the most important, for they were the guardians over my Gift, that I sell it not for a mess of pottage, or trade it for a pearlless pearl.


Now that I am waxed old, my Gift has been burnished with the acids of my learning. It is shining.


Already my Gift is mirroring the face of the one who will receive it so that it may be spent in the world and lived in the living side of things.


For the Gift has been deathless in me, and through the Gift I have lived as few live in the world.


And that one whose face is mirrored upon the burnished shield of my Gift comes from the Mother Grace which is now Passing to the one that it may be worn with honor, with love.


I go now to take on the Gift prepared for me, which this Gift given to me by Mother Grace I have earned.


That Gift waiting for me shall find its niche, to be worn, to be used.


I can see plainly my Gift to come. It is filled with the countless treasures I earned in the Gift I have borne.


I will return with Gifts in another day earned from this day through the Gift given to me in the Mother Grace.

-Ann Ree Colton (October 24, 1980)

Jonathan Murro


Jonathan Murro, Co-Founder of the Ann Ree Colton Foundation of Niscience, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 31, 1927.  Following a prayer to serve God, Jonathan met his future teacher and wife, Ann Ree Colton, in 1951.  Recognizing the profound value and rarity of her knowledge and communion with God, he committed himself to the preservation and transcription of her lectures, inspirations, and spiritual receivings. Author and co-author of nine books and countless lectures on spiritual subjects, Jonathan became a qualified spiritual teacher in his own right. After Ann Ree's passing in 1984, Jonathan served as the Administrator of the Ann Ree Colton Foundation for seven years, until his death on November 9, 1991.



Jonathan Murro has bequeathed to coming generations the legacy of his own initiatory path to God-Realization; his enlightened appreciation of God’s Principles, Ethics, Commandments, and Virtues; as well as his understanding of the classic challenges encountered on the path to spiritual enlightenment.  Jonathan Murro brings to the student of the higher life the powerful testimony of his own witnessing and experience as a modern-day Apostle of the Lord Jesus.

"Tree of Knowledge" Mosaic by Jonathan Murro

There is something about the Name of Jesus.

There is something about the way it heals

and soothes, comforts and quickens my soul.

There is something about the Name of Jesus;

the way it builds a holy wall

of protection around me;

the way it goes before me as a

great light, showing

the Path to the Father's Kingdom.

There is something about the Name of Jesus.

His Name enfolds and enlightens me,

caresses and seals me with Truths Divine.

There is something about the Name of Jesus.

His Name takes my prayers

and sanctifies them.

His Name takes my grace-gifts

and glorifies the Father's Love through them.

There is something about the Name of Jesus

that is always New for me to discover.

His Name is Known in all Heavens.

His Name is part of God's Eternal Plan.

There is something about the Name of Jesus

that will unlock every door,

that will solve every mystery,

that will heal every woe.

There is something about the Name of Jesus

that enables man to Know,

to Grow,

and to follow his Soul's Star

to perfect Love and Godly understanding.

There is something about the Name of Jesus

that I will always love and trust;

an indefinable peace comes from His Name.

I hear the Name of Jesus

as a Great Bell sounding forevermore:

"Be free in My Name.

"Be free through My Name.

"My Name is the Door to every Freedom.

"My Name is the key to every Treasure.

"Call on My Name.

"Do all in my Name.

"And my Spirit, which is in My Name,

shall be with thee always."

-Jonathan Murro