Science of Mind® Classes
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. 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.
This course is the dynamic new course that has been successful at Mile Hi Church. It takes the foundational principles and offers them in a new format 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. This course includes a beautiful PowerPoint presentation that the instructor can use to guide the students through each class presentation.
II. THE ESSENTIAL ERNEST HOLMES
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.
III. TROWARD COURSEWORK - Note: One of these two (2) courses is to be selected.
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.
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. 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
IV. HISTORY/PHILOSOPHY COURSEWORK
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.
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. 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. 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. Released in 2012
V. CONSCIOUSNESS COURSEWORK
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.
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.
Building a Healing Consciousness (SOM 103)
This course uses The Science of Mind to deepen the student’s basic understanding of this teaching. It logically follows the courses, SOM 101 and SOM 102.
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.
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.
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.
* [Bible Course] 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 th`e 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.