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.

Intensive 7: Untethering Your Soul

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

PRACTICAL MYSTICISM

SCHEDULE: Part 1: Mondays, July 10 through August 2
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

Thomas Troward: Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning

THOMAS TROWARD: Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning | 8 Weeks

SCHEDULE: Tuesdays for 8 weeks
DATE and TIME: June 20– August 29, 2017; 6:00 to 8:30 AM
INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Dr. Frances Lorenz
REQUIRED TEXT: Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning by Thomas Troward, Metaphysical Bible Dictionary by Filmore.
Fee: $150

Thomas Troward was born in Indian in 1847 and studied all the books of India’s religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism; plus was a Bible scholar. He served as Judge of the Punjab until he retired and moved to England and became part of  the Higher Thought movement. His work’s influence on Ernest Holmes was substantial.

Class Topics: Creation, The Missions of Moses and Jesus, The Sacred Name, The Law of Liberty, Forgiveness and Healing, The Divine Giving

Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning | Troward

Metaphysical Bible Dictionary | Fillmore

Fee:  $ 150

Foundations (Beyond Limits)

FOUNDATIONS (BEYOND LIMITS) | 10 Weeks

SCHEDULE: Sundays for 10 weeks
DATE and TIME: June 18 – August 27, 2017; 1:00 to 3:30 PM
INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Dr. Frances Lorenz
REQUIRED TEXT: Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes, This Thing Called You.
Fee: $150

Sometimes the only thing limiting us is our belief in limitations. What beliefs are blocking you from doing the things you love most in life? In Foundations you will learn how to get past limiting thoughts and live the life you really want. A life with a “you” in it that is far greater than you may realize. Through experiential classwork, use of affirmative prayer, and sharing with a small group of fellow students, you will support your highest Good to live a more thriving life.  REQUIRED TEXTS : Science of Mind. This Thing Called You

The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes

This Thing Called You by Earnest Holmes

Fee:  $ 150

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
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Blake, RScP
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
REQUIRED TEXT: NIV Bible
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.