"The greatest deed that one can do is to give freely of one's self."
-Rev. Edna Claussen

Our Past

The Temple of Metaphysical Science (TMS) was the first Spirirtualist church on Long Island, founded by the Rev. Edna Claussen in 1956. The Temple of Metaphysical Science was granted a charter from the National Spritiualualist Association of Churches (NSAC) in 1970.

Church services were held in Rev. Claussen’s West Babylon apartment until the congregation outgrew that space in 1970. Services have been held each Sunday in a rented hall in Patchogue, NY since that time, first at the Masonic Temple on 15 Oak Street, and now in the American Legion Hall on Baker Street.

We are celebrating our 50th year as a recognized and chartered church of the NSAC.


Hugo Ruiz
Rev. Ruiz is not only a National Spiritualist Teacher (NST) but is also a Certified Medium and has been with the Temple of Metaphysical Science since 1995.
Karen Beebe
Karen serves as President and is also a Licentiate Minister.
Terry Wachtel
Vice President
Joanne Conti
Christine Wright
Kandy Miller
Board Member in Spirit


Healers are people who can channel frequencies of energy to help others heal physically, emotionally or spiritually.  They channel energy to assist the person to heal themselves.  Most of the church healers are reiki trained, we do have some spiritualist healers who are not reiki but are also healers.  The church runs a reiki practice group during the month.

Required Readings For Church Healers