Class Descriptions

Accredited Classes


New Foundations of the Science of Mind

This course presents a new spiritual principle each week and a spiritual practice to support that principle. The Creative Process is introduced at the beginning of the class and then flows through each week, so that the student has the opportunity to see and use the Creative Process at work in each spiritual principle. 

Length of Course: 10 weeks

Beyond Limits

This course takes the foundational principles and offers them in a new format.  Great for  beginning students and those unfamiliar with Science of Mind.  Topics include Oneness, spiritual mind treatment, the reciprocal universe, the Creative Process, hidden beliefs, and other essential principles. It also offers new wording and ideas for presenting our basic ideas in new ways.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks

The Essential Ernest Holmes

This course is a loving tribute to Dr. Ernest Holmes and all of the wisdom he brought to our world. The course is based upon What We Believe? Each week the student has the opportunity to examine each of the ideas

contained in it and uncover ways to make the power of this teaching come alive in her/his life. Each week has a meditation on Light that takes the student progressively deeper and deeper into the Light to find Inner Truth.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks

The Edinburgh Lectures (SOM 207)

Based on the classic lecture series, The Edinburgh Lectures have inspired nearly every other early New Thought writer. Judge Thomas Troward delivered these lectures in Scotland in 1904, and they have served as the touchstone for metaphysical thinking to this day. Troward’s mind is logical, brilliant, and extremely precise. This class is excellent for the serious student of New Thought.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Creative Process in the Individual (SOM 213)

This class is based on the book of the same name which explains the nature of creative action, beginning with

the formation of the universe and ending with a vista of infinite possibilities attainable by the individual.

Course explores Troward’s maxim that “Principle is not bound by precedent,” and  the premise that we are not only able, but also required, by the law of our own being, to take a more active part in our personal evolution than has ever occurred in the past.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Exploring Roots

This course provides the student with an understanding of the historical roots in America of Ernest Holmes’

philosophy.  Specific emphasis is given to the works of Thomas Troward, Emma Curtis Hopkins, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks

From Whence We Came

If you like history, then From Whence We Came is a course you will find most interesting.  The history is one of ideas which converged in American culture to become what we now know as Religious Science and the larger New Thought movement. 

Length of Course: 10 Weeks

Treatment and Meditation: Spiritual Practices for Daily Living

This course focuses on the student developing lifetime habits of meditation and Spiritual Mind

Treatment. Spiritual Mind Treatment for oneself is reviewed and strengthened, and then students advance to treating for other people.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks

Power of Your Word

This is an amazing course on the power of Spiritual Mind Treatment. Each week is a thoughtful approach to the deeper understandings of prayer: How does the nature of God and man create prayer, the impact of creative law and beliefs, what to pray for, affirmative treatment, and the state of continuous prayer. 

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Building a Healing Consciousness (SOM 103)

This course uses The Science of Mind Textbook to deepen the student’s basic understanding of this teaching.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Meditation is More Than You Think

This is an introductory meditation course 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. Released in 2007

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Self-Mastery: The Emergence of the True Self

The Self Mastery Course focuses on healing the perceived separation between personality and Spirit. Through an active exploration of the creative nature of thoughts and feelings, beliefs and emotions, the  students have an  opportunity to gain mastery in the art of living as conscious, intentional beings.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Practical Mysticism

This course is an exploration of mysticism, what it is and what it is not. It provides the framework for the

student to live a more mystical life in present time. Each student sets a personal intention for his or her life.  Emphasis is given to the practice of meditation and the practice of witnessing consciousness. This course is ideal for anyone seeking to deepen his or her own awareness of the Divine reality in daily living. 

Length of Course: 10 Weeks



Bible History & Scholarship (SOM 209)

This class examines the history and the many misconceptions of the most published book of all time, with special attention to the fallacies of fundamentalist interpretation. The course looks at the most recent advances in Bible scholarship, including the discovery of the Nag Hammadi texts [Gnostic in origin] and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The class is an excellent background course for the New Thought student who wants to know more about the Bible.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Metaphorical Approach to the Bible (SOM 210)

This class provides a look at the Bible as story and Bible as myth. Drawing from sources as diverse as Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Aesop, Joseph Campbell, and Jelaluddin Rumi, this course looks at the many life stories in the Bible where we play every character. Students will learn powerful and effective tools for translation and interpretation of these stories.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Metaphysical Bible (SOM 211)

Many students of New Thought are familiar with Rocco Errico and the Lamsa translations of the Bible. This course looks at the metaphysical meanings of the parables and familiar stories you remember from childhood.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Ignite Your Life with Bible Wisdom

Jesus used short stories called parables to convey profound spiritual truths. The parables charge our spiritual journey with energy and our soul with light. During this course, students are introduced to ways to interpret stories from the Hebrew Bible, as a foundation for understanding the teachings of Jesus. Students become familiar with the power of the parable stories as inspiration for transforming the soul. Students may be beginners in exploring the arts as tools for contemplation and meditation.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks

Financial Freedom

The Principles of Financial Freedom is a course of metaphysical instruction that utilizes money

as a tool for engaging in a program of deep inner healing. It incorporates leading edge technologies in ‘whole brain’ and ‘whole body’ learning that make these highly effective materials very user friendly. The course specifically teaches students to duplicate the nature of Spirit in their ‘financial affairs’ by developing new attitudes and beliefs about money that are in alignment with Principles of Spiritual Truth. At the same time, students receive concrete money  management tools to manifest freedom

Length of Course: 10 Weeks

It’s All God (SOM 218)

In his book, It’s All God, Walter Starcke has managed to take one of metaphysics greatest truths and put it into a form and flow of words, which is easy to grasp. Starcke has done a masterful job of clarifying the necessity of finding a realistic balance between living in the Absolute and the Relative world: It’s not a matter of “one or the other”, but rather, discovering the key to doing both at the same time. His concept of the Double Thread is the key element.

Length of Course: 8

Magic of the Soul (SOM 219)

Combining the integrative principles and techniques from spiritual psychology with the power of the Science of Mind teaching, Magic of the Soul offers a dynamic training opportunity for students. It answers questions like, “Why haven’t I completely healed, even though I have been using spiritual mind treatment for years? How do we deal with fear that comes up before and after treatments? How can we embrace our shadow while affirming our divinity?

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Mind/Body Connection (SOM 201)

This course is designed to give the student a greater understanding of the mind/body connection, and the important role consciousness plays in the healing process. This course is a clear, step by step process that begins with Principle, deals with the emotional issues surrounding the body, gives emphasis to effective prayer, unlearning old concepts of duality and disease, and even addresses practical considerations of the student in locating health professionals who support his/her belief system.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Power of Decision (SOM 202)

This class is designed to empower students to reach independent decisions, which enhance the quality of their lives. Based on the powerful metaphysical classic, this course is valuable for both the new and experienced student.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

Shortcut to a Miracle: How to Change Your Consciousness & Transform Your Life (SOM 226)

This course presents basic Science of Mind principles in the light of modern quantum physics, with special emphasis on the Co-creative Process and Law of Belief, the Law of Expectancy and the Law of Attraction.  Students learn how to develop a “miracle-making attitude” and how to use Spiritual Mind Treatment to “make miracles” of their own choosing in Health, Success, Prosperity, and Relationships. 

Length of Course: 8 Weeks


This course is a walk through the powerful tool of Visioning. It includes the history of how visioning began in our movement with the inspiration of Dr. Michael Beckwith, offers weekly opportunities for visioning at different levels from the individual to the community to the global and explains the role of visioning in our Global Heart Model. 

Length of Course: 8 Weeks

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