There are many wonderful opportunities to improve your life, deepen your spiritual practice, make new friends & make a difference in the life you lead by taking part in the classes & workshops offered by Celebration Center.
Learn something new. It is up to each of us to consciously choose what we believe, what we hold to be true within ourselves, and how we choose to contribute to a global community.
Investigate your beliefs, challenge your ideas about "the way it is" by taking classes, reading books and dialoging with others.
Discover & explore the ways you can create the life of your dreams. As you look at our latest selection of classes, listen to your heart, look at your roots, and look to your inner self for guidance in choosing classes that will help you continue to grow strong and spiritually healthy.
Read on to see classes offered. Check the calendar for listing and dates of classes being offered.
Plan now for the Fall! Immerse yourself in the company of fellow spiritual journeyers ... and "change your thinking"
Saturday mornings starting September 21st (8 weeks with Rev Trish)
"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. Each week has experiential exercises to give these ideas a reality for the student. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a foundational class. Required Text: Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes
To enroll go to: www.2013F-ccsl-powerofyourword.eventbrite.com or drop by our Opened Mind Bookstore.
“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. Judge Thomas Troward, author of Creative Process in the Individual,argues from basic principles that 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. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a foundational class. Required Text: Creative Process in the Individual by Thomas Troward.
To enroll go to: www.ccsl-creativeprocessindividual.eventbrite.com or drop by our Opened Mind Bookstore.
Foundations of Science of Mind and SpiritHave you ever wanted to feel really empowered? Would you like to enhance your sense of connection with your Higher Power? Are you ready to discover your emerging direction and purpose and how to make it happen?
Join this powerful class for a journey of self-discovery within an experiential format of lecture, discussion, sharing and process. You will learn spiritual principles and practices like meditation and affirmative prayer (spiritual mind treatment), and how to focus your intentions to create more powerful results that will change your life for the better forever. 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 as it works in their lives. You can learn to make your dreams a reality! Upon completion, you will have a solid foundation in order to deepen and grow in your studies, and you will be eligible to participate in additional certificated classes. Prerequisite: None. Required Text: Science of Mind by Ernest Hollmes
To enroll go to: www.2013F-ccsl-foundations.eventbrite.com or drop by our Opened Mind Bookstore.
Please scroll down for a descriptions of our wide array of course offerings.
If you are wondering about the requirements for Practioner Studies, read on ...
If you feel a call to higher service, becoming a licensed Practitioner - a Religious Science certified Practitioner (RScP) - may well be your path! Practitioner studies are offered in two one-year-long courses, Practitioner I and Practitioner II.
To be eligible for Practitioner studies, you must complete at least seven basic and advanced courses, as outlined below.
At the Center for Spiritual Living Capistrano Valley, many people take Science of Mind classes simply for their own personal development. For those students, the tuition for basic and advanced classes is a simple Love Offering donation. For students who will be entering Practitioner classes, tuition is the full price as set by the Centers for Spiritual Living, our parent organization. You will want to keep that in mind as you move through your "undergraduate" classes.
If you are thinking about becoming a licensed Practitioner, talk to Rev Trish Hall, our Spiritual Leader.
Certificated Course Requirements for Professional Practitioner Study
(7 Courses, minimum 186 hours)
I. Foundation Level Coursework - Choose 1 among the following 3 courses as the prerequisite for the subsequent courses:
- New Foundations of the Science of Mind
- Beyond Limits
- The Spiritual Path (SOM 101) PLUS Spiritual Mind Treatment (SOM 102)
II. The Essential Ernest Holmes
III. Troward Coursework - Choose 1 among the following 3 courses:
- The Edinburgh Lectures (SOM 207)
- Thomas Troward: Edinburgh Lectures
- Creative Process in the Individual (SOM 213)
IV. History/Philosophy Coursework - Choose 1 between the following 2 courses:
- Exploring Roots
- From Whence We Came
V. Consciousness Coursework - Part A - Choose 1 among the following 3 courses:
- Treatment and Meditation: Spiritual Practices for Daily Living
- Power of Your Word
- Building a Healing Consciousness (SOM 103)
VI. Consciousness Coursework - Part B - Choose 1 among the following 3 courses:
- Meditation is More Than You Think
- Practical Mysticism
- Self-Mastery: The Emergence of the True Self
VII. Elective - Choose 1 course from the vast selection of all other Certificated Courses
Read more about our array of Certificated Classes
Foundations of Science of Mind and Spirit
Have you ever wanted to feel really empowered? Would you like to enhance your sense of connection with your Higher Power? Are you ready to discover your emerging direction and purpose and how to make it happen?
Join this powerful class for a journey of self-discovery within an experiential format of lecture, discussion, sharing and process. You will learn spiritual principles and practices like meditation and affirmative prayer (spiritual mind treatment), and how to focus your intentions to create more powerful results that will change your life for the better forever. 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 as it works in their lives. You can learn to make your dreams a reality! Upon completion, you will have a solid foundation in order to deepen and grow in your studies, and you will be eligible to participate in additional certificated classes.
Textbooks: Science of Mind - Ernest Holmes
An entry level class in the study of the Science of Mind and Spirit. The student is introduced to the Core Concepts of the Science of Mind and Spirit and is taught how to apply these Universal Principles to his/her own life. Meditation and Affirmative Prayer are taught as daily practices. The class is experiential, with many guided meditations and exercises to assist students in embracing and incorporating Science of Mind and Spirit Principles.
Textbooks: How To Change Your Life – Ernest Holmes
Creative Ideas: A Spiritual Compass for Personal Expression – Ernest Holmes
Spiritual Practices for Daily Living
This class 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.
Textbooks: Journey of Awakening – by Ram Dass
Can We Talk to God – Ernest Holmes
Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes
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. Each week has experiential exercises to give these ideas a reality for the student.
The Essential Ernest Holmes
This class 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 and each week the student has the opportunity to examine these ideas and uncover ways to make the power of this teaching come alive in his/her life. Each week has a meditation on light that takes the student progressively deeper and deeper into the light to find inner truth.
Textbooks: The Essential Ernest Holmes – Ernest Holmes (Rev Jessie Jennings, editor)
Exploring the Roots of Science of Mind
This class provides the student with an understanding of the historical roots in America of Ernest Holmes’ philosophy. Specific emphasis will be given to the works of Thomas Troward, Emma Curtis Hopkins and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Textbooks: The Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes
Emerson’s Essays – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science – Thomas Troward
Scientific Christian Mental Practice – Emma Curtis Hopkins
Thomas Troward: Edinburgh Lectures
This course is designed to give students understanding and knowledge of the principles presented in the Edinburgh Lectures by Thomas Troward. Each week is devoted to a different chapter with the Core Principles from the Foundational Courses outlined.
Textbook: Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science – Thomas Troward
Step into a new light exploring the ancient writings of the most recognized, sanctified and vilified sacred, world text -- the Bible. You will never look at the Bible the same way again! This class approaches the Bible as an archetypal story about the evolution of human consciousness. Discover the Bible as neither fact nor fiction, but a universal myth which can support your spiritual development.
We will explore the metaphysical teachings of the threefold nature of these writings -- the story of the evolution of consciousness, the partial history of a race of people and the deeper meaning as a spiritual guide. See with new eyes, listen with an open heart and mind as you release old fears and interpretations and discover codes of illumination and the gems of Jesus' metaphysics.
During this 10 week series, you’ll transform your old ideas into new thoughts as you --
- Dive into the mystery within the written history of a people.
- Revel in the cast of characters and secret codes.
- Excavate old fears, discomfort and lingering questions of the Bible.
- Contemplate the cosmology of life and your beliefs in God.
- Discover your familial myths and history.
- Uncover your personal awareness of "Jesus, the Christ".
- Greet the gospels in a new manner.
- Relish the Aramaic version of the Lord's Prayer and its metaphysical sustenance.
- Celebrate a new appreciation of this ancient text
Textbooks: Learn to Live – Ervin Seale
Holy Bible – George Lamsa
This class 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 own life. Emphasis is given to the practice of meditation and the practice of witnessing consciousness. This class is ideal for anyone seeking to deepen his or her own awareness of the Divine reality in daily living.
Textbooks: The Essential Mystics: The Soul’s Journey into Truth – Andrew Harvey
7 Paths to God: The Ways of the Mystic – Joan Borysenko
The Foundations of Mysticism – Joel Goldsmith
Entering the Castle: Finding the Inner Path to God and Your Soul’s Purpose – Caroline Myss
Mind Body Connection
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 practical considerations such as locating health professionals who support your belief system. This course is ideal for the beginner or the advanced student who desires a deeper understanding of physical healing.
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.
This popular course contains in-depth material that allows the student to examine his or her belief systems, and to gain a new perspective of how this system of beliefs is at work in their lives. Interplay of thought, emotions, desire, action, spirit, and all facets of being work together to create a new level of well-being and abundance in the individual’s life. A comprehensive workbook and creative exercises are included.
Principles of Successful Living
This course is designed to give the student a greater understanding of his or her place in the Spiritual System, and the part that consciousness plays in demonstrating greater good. On a very practical basis, this course offers the opportunity to set an intention for concrete demonstration of good, and to study the tools for achieving this demonstration. Emphasis is given to use of the Law of Mental Equivalents, Affirmative Prayer, and the qualities of living a spiritual life.
This class 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.
Self Mastery: The Emergence of the True Self
The Self-Mastery class 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 a conscious, intentional being.
Elective Classes are numerous ... more are posted each season ... here are a couple ...
Metaphorical Interpretation of the Bible with Rev Trish Hall
This class provides a look at the Bible as story and myth. It draws on such diverse sources as Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Jelaluddin Rumi, Joseph Campbell and Aesop. You will learn how to interpret the many stories in the Old and New Testament and awaken to how these stories are being played and re-played in life today.
This Thing Called You with Duke Height, RScP
This class was created to deepen the student's understanding that s/he is an individualized expression of God. Topics of exploration include: co-creation, the power of belief, your inner authority, and how to increase your faith.
Practitioner Studies Year I "Living the Principles"
The first year of the Professional Practitioner Studies is devoted to advancing spiritual awareness and expanding the student’s understanding of his/her relation to the universe. It is designed to be whole and complete within itself, preparing the student to live life more fully whether or not s/he chooses to continue with Practitioner II Studies, and to license as a Practitioner.
The year is divided into three terms of 10 weeks each:
- Term 1, "How Life Gets to Be the Way It Is" based on the Law of Cause and Effect.
- Term 2, "Living the Life of Choice" based on the creative process in the individual.
- Term 3, "Living Life Fully" devoted entirely to expansion of consciousness.
Textbooks: The Science of Mind, Living the Science of Mind, Creative Mind and Success, This Thing Called You & Effective Prayer – Ernest Holmes
Practicing the Presence – Joel Goldsmith
Principles of Healing – H. B. Jeffries
Care of the Soul – Thomas Moore
Elegant Choices, Healing Choices – Marsha Sinetar
Practitioner Studies II "The Life of the Professional Practitioner"
The second year of Professional Studies focuses on the consciousness, the skills, and responsibilities of the Professional Practitioner, as well as the relationship of the Professional Practitioner to the principles we teach, to the client, to the process in healing, to the church, the community and the world.
The year is divided into three terms:
- Term 1, “Professional Skills and Responsibilities" deals almost entirely with the Practitioner /Client session.
- Term 2, "Spiritual Healing" is devoted to the process in healing, working specifically with challenges related to money, creative self-expression, emotional health, physical health, death/dying, grief/loss, and relationships.
- Term 3, "Dedication, Commitment and Service", empowers the intention of each student to develop her/his Practitioner practice within the church and in the world.
Textbooks: The Science of Mind, How to Use the Science of Mind, Creative Mind and Success – Ernest Holmes
UCRS Practitioner Code
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Creating Health – Deepak Chopra
Spiritual Economics – Eric Butterworth
Real Moments - Barbara DeAngelis
Who Dies – Stephen Levin