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New Foundations of the Science of Mind Beyond Limits Change your Thinking Change your Life Spiritual Principles and Practices The Essential Ernest Holmes Exploring Roots From Whence we Came Building a Healing Consciousness Creative Process in the Individual Meditation is More than you Think Power of your Word Practical Mysticism Spiritual Mind Treatment The Edinburgh Lectures

Classes

Welcome to Science of Mind!

Centers for Spiritual Living provides certificated education and a licensing path to CSL members from around the world. Certificated Education is offered through CSL Member Communities, like ours here at Center for Spiritual Living Greater Dayton.

New courses are released to the Field for a one-year beta testing period. During this time, courses are continually improved by feedback from our teachers and students. New courses are also being translated into Spanish. Our goal is to offer the teachings of Centers for Spiritual Living to the world.

If you have questions or are interested in registering for one of the following classes, please reach out to our Office Administrator at (937)298-1376 and leave a message, or send an email to staff@cslgd.org.

Payment arrangements can be made that support your financial well-being, please do not hesitate to ask. Our goal, like that of Centers for Spiritual Living, is to offer these teachings to the world.

New Foundations of the Science of Mind

This is a revision and widely updated new version of the Foundational Course. It presents a new spiritual principle each week and a spiritual practice to support that principle.

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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.

Each week also features the writing of one of our elders as well as one of our contemporaries on the subject at hand. These include Dr. William Hornaday, Dr. Frank Richelieu, Terry Cole Whittaker, Dr. Jesse Jennings, Dr. Kathy Hearn, Dr. Linda McNamar, and many more.

Length of Course: 10 weeks
Required Text: The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Beyond Limits

This course is a dynamic course. It takes the foundational principles and offers them in a format for beginning students and those unfamiliar with Science of Mind.

Read More
Topics include Oneness, Spiritual Mind Treatment, the Reciprocal Universe, the Creative Process, Hidden Beliefs, and other essential principles. This course includes (a PowerPoint presentation for the instructor) a study guide through each class session for the students.

Length of Course: 10 weeks
Required Text: How to Change Your Life by Ernest Holmes
Creative Ideas by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Change Your Thinking Change Your Life

In this course you will learn how to apply SOM principles, practices and methods to enhance your life in three areas: relationships, prosperity and health.

Read More...
Length of Course: 5 Weeks
Required Text: No required text
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Spiritual Principles and Practices

This is an Essential Foundational Course based on the principles and practices of Science of Mind. Living the best possible life takes practice, practice, practice.

Read More...
Discover proven practices that bring spiritual principle into action allowing you to manifest a desired goal or intention. Through this course, which offers spiritual practices and their methods that you can begin using NOW, you will begin to see results and changes in your life.

Length of Course: 5 Weeks
Required Text: This Thing Called You by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

The Essential Ernest Holmes

This course is a loving tribute to our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, and all the wisdom he brought to the world. The course is based upon What We Believe.

Read More...
Each week the students have the opportunity to examine each of the ideas contained in it and uncover ways to make the power of this teaching come alive in their lives.

Every session has a meditation on Light that takes the student progressively deeper and deeper into the Light to find their Inner Truth.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text: The Essential Ernest Holmes by Dr. Jesse Jennings
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Exploring Roots

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

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

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text:
- The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
- Emerson’s Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward
- Scientific Christian Mental Practice by Emma Curtis Hopkins

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

From Whence We Came

If you like history, then From Whence We Came is a course you will find most interesting. You won't have to memorize dates or place names.

Read More...
The history is one of the ideas which converged in American culture to become what we now know as Religious Science and the larger New Thought movement. These ideas originally arose before recorded history, but were rediscovered in the 19th century by some notable people whose works are read and discussed in this course. These great luminaries of New Thought were the first to frame them in words and make them accessible to the general public.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text:
- Emerson’s Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward
- Scientific Christian Mental Practice by Emma Curtis Hopkins

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Building a Healing Consciousness

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

Read More...
Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text:
- The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
- The Joy of Meditation by Jack & Cornelia Addington

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Creative Process in the Individual

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.

Read More...
Thomas Troward argues from basic principles we all understand, and shows how these principles may be carried into the future. He relies on the maxim that “Principle is not bound by precedent,” and by 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
Required Text: Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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.

Read More...
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 in their lives.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text: An Easy Guide to Meditation by Roy Eugene Davis - CSA Press, 1978
Additional Text (Choose One):
- How to Meditate by Lawrence LeShan - Bantam, 1975
- Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass - Bantam, 1978
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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 affirmative prayer.

Read More...
How does the nature of God and human create prayer, what is the impact of creative law and beliefs, what do I to pray for, what is affirmative treatment, and what is the state of continuous prayer?

Each week has experiential exercises to give these ideas a reality for the student.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text: Refer to course curriculum materials.
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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.

Read More...
Each student sets a personal intention for their lives. Emphasis is given to the practice of meditation and the practice of witnessing consciousness.

This course is ideal for those seeking to deepen their own awareness of the Divine reality in daily living.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text:
- The Foundations of Mysticism by Joel Goldsmith
- Entering the Castle: Finding the Inner Path to God and Your Soul’s Purpose by Caroline Myss
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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.

Read More...
The students have an opportunity to gain mastery in the art of living as conscious, intentional beings.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text: Living the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Spiritual Mind Treatment

Welcome to Healing and Manifesting Your Greatest Life through the Practice of Spiritual Mind Treatment.

Read More...
This course explores the principles and practices of Science of Mind with an emphasis on the use of daily Spiritual Mind Treatment. Combining the principles of Science of Mind and practice of Spiritual Mind Treatment offers a dynamic training opportunity for students to engage in Intentional Manifestation, and allows one to heal, overcome challenges, and change the conditions of one’s own life and in the lives of others.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text:
- The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
- Five Steps of Freedom by Dr. John Waterhouse
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

The Edinburgh Lectures

Judge Thomas Troward delivered these lectures in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1904. The Lectures have inspired nearly every other early New Thought writer and have served as the touchstone for metaphysical thinking to this day.

Read More...
Troward's mind is logical, brilliant, and extremely precise. Based on the classic lecture series, this class is excellent for the serious student of New Thought.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text: The Edinburgh Lectures by Thomas Troward
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Treatment and Meditation: Spiritual Practices for Daily Living

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

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

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text:
- Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass
- Can We Talk To God? by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

New Foundations of the Science of Mind

This is a revision and widely updated new version of the Foundational Course. It presents a new spiritual principle each week and a spiritual practice to support that principle.

Read More
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.

Each week also features the writing of one of our elders as well as one of our contemporaries on the subject at hand. These include Dr. William Hornaday, Dr. Frank Richelieu, Terry Cole Whittaker, Dr. Jesse Jennings, Dr. Kathy Hearn, Dr. Linda McNamar, and many more.

Length of Course: 10 weeks
Required Text: The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Beyond Limits

This course is a dynamic course. It takes the foundational principles and offers them in a format for beginning students and those unfamiliar with Science of Mind.

Read More
Topics include Oneness, Spiritual Mind Treatment, the Reciprocal Universe, the Creative Process, Hidden Beliefs, and other essential principles. This course includes (a PowerPoint presentation for the instructor) a study guide through each class session for the students.

Length of Course: 10 weeks
Required Text: How to Change Your Life by Ernest Holmes
Creative Ideas by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Change Your Thinking Change Your Life

Release Date April 2021

In this course you will learn how to apply SOM principles, practices and methods to enhance your life in three areas: relationships, prosperity and health.

Read More...
Length of Course: 5 Weeks
Required Text: No required text
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Spiritual Principles and Practices

This is an Essential Foundational Course based on the principles and practices of Science of Mind. Living the best possible life takes practice, practice, practice.

Read More...
Discover proven practices that bring spiritual principle into action allowing you to manifest a desired goal or intention. Through this course, which offers spiritual practices and their methods that you can begin using NOW, you will begin to see results and changes in your life.

Length of Course: 5 Weeks
Required Text: This Thing Called You by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

The Essential Ernest Holmes

This course is a loving tribute to our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, and all the wisdom he brought to the world. The course is based upon What We Believe.

Read More...
Each week the students have the opportunity to examine each of the ideas contained in it and uncover ways to make the power of this teaching come alive in their lives.

Every session has a meditation on Light that takes the student progressively deeper and deeper into the Light to find their Inner Truth.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text: The Essential Ernest Holmes by Dr. Jesse Jennings
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Exploring Roots

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

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

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text:
- The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
- Emerson’s Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward
- Scientific Christian Mental Practice by Emma Curtis Hopkins

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

From Whence We Came

If you like history, then From Whence We Came is a course you will find most interesting. You won't have to memorize dates or place names.

Read More...
The history is one of the ideas which converged in American culture to become what we now know as Religious Science and the larger New Thought movement. These ideas originally arose before recorded history, but were rediscovered in the 19th century by some notable people whose works are read and discussed in this course. These great luminaries of New Thought were the first to frame them in words and make them accessible to the general public.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text:
- Emerson’s Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science by Thomas Troward
- Scientific Christian Mental Practice by Emma Curtis Hopkins

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Building a Healing Consciousness

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

Read More...
Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text:
- The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
- The Joy of Meditation by Jack & Cornelia Addington

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Creative Process in the Individual

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.

Read More...
Thomas Troward argues from basic principles we all understand, and shows how these principles may be carried into the future. He relies on the maxim that “Principle is not bound by precedent,” and by 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
Required Text: Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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.

Read More...
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 in their lives.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text: An Easy Guide to Meditation by Roy Eugene Davis - CSA Press, 1978
Additional Text (Choose One):
- How to Meditate by Lawrence LeShan - Bantam, 1975
- Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass - Bantam, 1978
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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 affirmative prayer.

Read More...
How does the nature of God and human create prayer, what is the impact of creative law and beliefs, what do I to pray for, what is affirmative treatment, and what is the state of continuous prayer?

Each week has experiential exercises to give these ideas a reality for the student.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text: Refer to course curriculum materials.
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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.

Read More...
Each student sets a personal intention for their lives. Emphasis is given to the practice of meditation and the practice of witnessing consciousness.

This course is ideal for those seeking to deepen their own awareness of the Divine reality in daily living.

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text:
- The Foundations of Mysticism by Joel Goldsmith
- Entering the Castle: Finding the Inner Path to God and Your Soul’s Purpose by Caroline Myss

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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.

Read More...
The students have an opportunity to gain mastery in the art of living as conscious, intentional beings.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text: Living the Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Spiritual Mind Treatment

Welcome to Healing and Manifesting Your Greatest Life through the Practice of Spiritual Mind Treatment.

Read More...
This course explores the principles and practices of Science of Mind with an emphasis on the use of daily Spiritual Mind Treatment. Combining the principles of Science of Mind and practice of Spiritual Mind Treatment offers a dynamic training opportunity for students to engage in Intentional Manifestation, and allows one to heal, overcome challenges, and change the conditions of one’s own life and in the lives of others.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text:
- The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
- Five Steps of Freedom by Dr. John Waterhouse

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

The Edinburgh Lectures

Judge Thomas Troward delivered these lectures in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1904. The Lectures have inspired nearly every other early New Thought writer and have served as the touchstone for metaphysical thinking to this day.

Read More...
Troward's mind is logical, brilliant, and extremely precise. Based on the classic lecture series, this class is excellent for the serious student of New Thought.

Length of Course: 8 Weeks
Required Text: The Edinburgh Lectures by Thomas Troward
CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

Treatment and Meditation: Spiritual Practices for Daily Living

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

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

Length of Course: 10 Weeks
Required Text:
- Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass
- Can We Talk To God? by Ernest Holmes

CSL Registration Fee: $45/student

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