Upcoming Classes – Core Curriculum at CSL

“As we study our own being, we begin to deduce the nature of God.” –Ernest Holmes

Our classes at CSL give you what you need to expand your knowledge of spiritual principles and to gain practical spiritual tools for everyday use. In addition to learning about our philosophy and how to apply it, being in a class is one of the best ways to enter more deeply into our spiritual community. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know people from many different backgrounds.
Core Classes—all completed classes, contribute to the prerequisites for entry to the Advanced Consciousness Studies Program and Professional Prayer Practitioner Studies.

A Meditation on the Labyrinth

The Cloud of Unknowing:
A Meditation on the Labyrinth


Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 10 AM-4 PM
Presenters: Rev. Frances Lorenz, Sharon Sterling, Suzanne Frazier-Brown, RScP.
Fee: $ 40 | Includes Lunch

To register:  call (253) 383-3151 by Wednesday, July 12


Searching for Mary Magdalene …

Original painting above by Toni Carmine Salerno for ‘Magdalene Oracle, an Ocean of Love’ cards


WHERE: Center for Spiritual Living-Tacoma
WHEN: Saturdays, August 5, 12 & 19, 2017
TIME: 9AM – Noon
FEE: $99 until July31 (includes beautiful workbook)

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One of the most compelling human stories ever lived. Mary of Magdala: a first century Jewish woman, whose association with Jesus of Nazareth has been mis-characterized; whose mystical gifts have been un-recognized; whose vital role in the formation of Christianity has been minimized; and, whose spiritual message has endured through the centuries.

In this series, Vicky Semones will explore:

  • Mary Magdalene’s Her-story;
  • what we’ve been told about Magdalene for 2,000 years;
  • what has been hidden in plain sight;
  • what the Western and Eastern religious traditions believe about Her;
  • what the Roman Catholic church has said about Her;
  • what has been re-discovered about Her;
  • what Her message is for us today…

Our inquiry will be punctuated with photos, songs, and stories from a recent Magdalene pilgrimage to France, which included:

  • La Saint Baume Grotto (where Magdalene prayed),
  • Saint Maximin la-Saint-Baume Basilica (with a 1st century relic),
  • Michel du Var (with Byzantine-style Frescos depicting Her spiritual ‘lineage’)
  • Saintes Maries de la Mer (where Magdalene’s boat landed)

Rev. Frances Lorenz will conduct a special gnostic communion at the end of the series to honor the message of Magdalene.

Vicky Semones has Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies. She has immersed herself in the Mary Magdalene story for years (having been an acolyte at the Mary Magdalene Chapel in Oakland, CA, and recently completed a Magdalene spiritual pilgrimage to France with her partner, Cindie Leitman, who assists her in this class).

For more info: CSL-Tacoma, 206 North “J’ Street, Tacoma, WA 98403, 253-383-3151

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Intensive 7: Untethering Your Soul


Date: Friday, July 28 | 6:30 to 9:30 PM
           Saturday, July 29 | 9:00 8:30 AM to 4:00 5:30 PM (Note: new hours)
Sunday, July 30 | 1:00 to 4:00PM (Note: Sunday is cancelled)
REQUIRED TEXTS:  The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer, Natural Radiance  Lama Surya Das
INSTRUCTION TEAM: Rev. Frances Lorenz, J. Michael Gautney, Susan Blake, and Rev. Sonia Vargas
Fee: $125 $99 (Note: Price lowered)

The Untethered Soul | Michael Singer

Natural Radiance | Lama Surya Das

Practical Mysticism


SCHEDULE: Part 1: Mondays, July 10 through August 2 Postponed until Fall – News to Come
TIME: 6:30 to 9:30 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Blake, RSc.P.
REQUIRED TEXT: Entering the Castle by Carolyn Myss
Fee: $125 (each part)

Step into your great awakening in this journey of conscious unification with the presence of God.  Discover the mystics of the ages.

SCHEDULE: Part 2: Wednesdays, September 13 through October 11
TIME: 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Fee: $125 (each part)

Entering the Castle | Caroline Myss

Workshop | Spiritual Practices

Saturday, July 1 | WORKSHOP SPIRITUAL PRACTICES | 8:30 to 5:00 PM

Applies to Core SOM classes ( 8 hour credit)
INSTRUCTORS: Rev. Frances and Suzanne Frazier, RScP
Fee: $45

The Mind-Body Connection

The Mind-Body Connection

SCHEDULE: Thursday Evenings for 5 weeks AND Wednesday Evenings for 3 week; 2 ½ hours per week
INCLUDES: Sunday Intensive, April 23, 2017; 1-5 PM
Includes videos from The Institude of HeartMath, and Dr. Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief
DATE and TIME: March 30 – April 27, 2017; 6:30 to 9:00 PM
REQUIRED TEXT: The Science of Mind text by Ernest Holmes
The Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert
Prayer is Good Medicine by Larry Dossey, M.D.
FEE: $200
Prerequisite: Foundations

Molecules of Emotion | Candace Pert

The Mind-Body Connection explores the connection between the mind and the body. Part of every class will be devoted to the study and practice of Spiritual Mind Treatment, our form of affirmative prayer and include various forms of meditation. Learn how to use these powerful tool for personal transformation in your life.

Prayer is Good Medicine | Larry Dossey, M.D.

This transformational course pulls powerful writings from The Science of Mind text, on the relationship between Mind and the well-being of the body (and body of affairs) and includes current thought from new science and other bodies of work. The Mind-Body Connection is one of the most practical understandings we can have – it enables us to live more effectively  with a higher  sense of well-being and confidence. It empowers us to create a lifestyle we want for ourselves, and to have a working relationship with our divinity.

Metaphysical Bible

Metaphysical Bible (Science of Mind 211) | 8 Weeks

SCHEDULE: Tuesday Evenings for 8 weeks, 3 hours per week
DATE and TIME May 30 – July 24, 2017 (skipping 7/4); 6:30 to 9:30 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Dr. Frances Lorenz
Metaphysical Bible Dictionary by Charles Fillmore
Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning by Thomas Troward
Fee: $200
Prerequisite:   Foundations

Metaphysical Bible Dictionary | Fillmore

Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning | Troward

This course explores the deep metaphysical interpretations by Thomas Troward who inspired Ernest Holmes in creating his philosophy of the Science of Mind.  The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary will open your understanding of the  Bible and its deep revelatory message of evolution and transformation of consciousness.

Meditation Is More Than You Think

Meditation is More Than You Think

SCHEDULE: Wednesday Evenings for 8 weeks, 3 hours per week
DATE and TIME: May 31 – July 26, 2017 (skipping 7/5); 6:30 to 9:30 PM
INSTUCTOR: To Be Determined
REQUIRED TEXT: An Easy Guide to Meditation by Roy Eugene Davis
Journey of Awakening by Ram Das
FEE: $200
Prerequisite:   Foundations

Easy Guide to Meditation | Davis

Journey of Awakening | Ram Dass

This 8-week course is an introductory meditation class that begins with the beginner and moves, step by step, through the powerful tool of meditation in many different modalities. Topics include meditation with light, mantras, sound, movement, breathing and more. Each week is very experiential with various forms of meditation that the student can then take with them for a richer practice at home.

Practical Mysticism

Practical Mysticism

SCHEDULE: Monday Evenings for 5 weeks AND Wednesday Evenings for 5 weeks; 3 hours per week
DATE and TIME: Part I: Mondays, July 10 – August 7; 6:30 to 9:30 PM
Part II: Wednesdays, Sept 13 – Oct 11; 6:30 – 9:30 PM
INSTUCTOR: Susan Blake, RScP
REQUIRED TEXT: Entering the Castle – Caroline Myss
FEE: $250
Prerequisite:   Foundations

Step into your great awakening in this journey of consciously unifying with the Presence of GOD .On this evolutionary path of a mystic in action, live as an evolving soul guided by a deep and abiding LOVE. Discover the mystics of the ages, the light within, the silent partnership with the DIVINE and unveil the mystic that you are. Within you, lies the Kingdom of Heaven.

Entering the Castle | Caroline Myss

In 10 weeks you will awaken to the mystic within through: unification with Spirit, deep meditation, altar creation, ecstatic poetry, spiritual auobiographies–mystics and yours, attuning to your inner vision, and creating spiritual support systems. Based on The Interior Castle by St Teresa of Avila. Includes units on Rumi, St. John of the Cross Helen Keller, and St. Hildegard of Bingen

Building a Healing Consciousness

Building a Healing Consciousness | 8 Weeks

SCHEDULE: Wednesday Evenings for 8 weeks, 3 hours per week
DATE and TIME: Oct 18 – Dec 6, 2017 (skipping 11/22); 6:30 to 9:30 PM
INSTUCTOR: Susan Blake, RScP
REQUIRED TEXT: The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
Joy of Meditation by Jack and Cornelia Addington
FEE: $200
Prerequisite:   Foundations

The Joy of Meditation | Jack and Cornelia Addington

In Building a Healing Consciousness, you will deepen your understanding of effective spiritual mind treatment and develop a greater understanding of the nature of the creative process in the individual. The student will begin building a healing consciousness through their affirmative prayer work. This course covers pages 111-128 and 163-186 in The Science of Mind.

What will you learn?

  • You will learn about your connectedness to an infinite power for good which you can use.
  • You will learn how to apply Universal Principles in your daily life and get results.
  • You will learn the art of positive prayer called Spiritual Mind Treatment.
  • You will learn the value of meditation and daily spiritual disciplines and commitment.
  • You will learn that you have found new friends and relationships in your classmates who think as you do.
  • You will learn you really can create a new life by changing your thinking and beliefs.