The Center for Spiritual Living Chico holds Science of Mind classes and other Mystical teachings regularly throughout the year. See our Events section and FaceBook page to keep updated on the latest learning opportunities here at The Center.
Science of Mind classes
Textbook for the class (by Ernest Holmes): Science of Mind
Foundations: 10 week class
Essential Ernest: This class delves into all of Ernest Holmes’ writings, feasting on his quiet, devotional writings as well as his impassioned, chalk-in-hand teachings to future leaders. His love of people and facility for seeing past their problems into the heart of their eternal being anticipated modern psychology while relating the human condition to a limitless ability to choose what to think and to feel.
The textbooks for this class are: The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes; The Essential Ernest by Rev. Jesse Jennings. (10 weeks, required for
Essential Ernest: 10 week class
The Principles of Successful Living : 10 week class
Textbooks: (by Ernest Holmes) Can We Talk to God? and How to Use the Science of Mind (24 hours)
Power of Your Word: 8 week class
Throughout this course, students will discover the 10 Universal Laws that
govern an abundant life and will be given the opportunity and encouragement to put these Universal Laws into daily practice. This 10-week “experiment” will be the catalyst for greater self-awareness, deeper spiritual practice, more meaningful relationships, financial increase, and a stronger self-esteem.
Prosperity Plus: 10 week class
Required Text: The Holy Bible, translated by George Lamsa, Learn to live: The meaning of the Parables, by Ervin Seale, Optional: Metaphysical Dictionary, by Charles Fillmore
Bible Wisdom: 10 week class
your mind to a new experience of understanding your body, your body of affairs, and the creative power of the mind. Deepening your understanding of the Mind Body Connection will transform your thinking and your life.
The Mind-Body Connection: 8 week class
Exploring the ROOTS of Science of Mind: The roots of Science of Mind run deep and wide through the religions, philosophies, literature and science of humankind. This is an amazingly transformational class and a fascinating journey through the minds of New Thought luminaries who greatly influenced Ernest Holmes, the founder of Religious Science. You will deepen your understanding of the philosophical foundation of Religious Science and other New Thought teachings, and be inspired by the power of the written word. Truth lives on through the works of the authors and spiritual pioneers that we study: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Judge Thomas Troward, and Emma Curtis
The textbooks for this class are: The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes; Emerson’s Essays, Ralph Waldo Emerson; The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures on Mental Science, Thomas Troward; Scientific Christian Mental Practice, Emma Curtis Hopkins (10 weeks, required for Practitioner Studies)
Roots: 10 week class
Textbooks: This Thing Called You, Ernest Holmes
This Thing Called You: 8 week class
Textbooks: None required.
Visioning: 8 week class
self-discovery, personal responsibility and the power of choice; and the
development of consciousness.
Term 1: “How Life Gets to Be the Way It Is,” is based on the Law of Cause and Effect.
Term 2: “Living a Life of Choice,” is based on the Creative Process in the
Term 3: “Living Life Fully,” is devoted entirely to expansion of consciousness. (30 weeks. 90 credit hours. Interview required. Prerequisites Required
Prac I: 30 week class
Term 1: “Professional Skills and Responsibilities,” deals with the Practitioner/Client session.
Term 2: “Spiritual Healing,” is devoted to the process in healing.
Term 3: “Dedication, Commitment and Service,” empowers the intention of each student to develop his or her Professional Practitioner practice within the church and in the world. (30 weeks. 90 credit hours. Prerequisites
Prac II: 30 week class
I. FOUNDATIONAL 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/Spiritual Mind Treatment (SOM 101 and 102)
II. ERNEST HOLMES PHILOSOPHY Choose 1 of the following 2 courses:
- The Essential Ernest Holmes
- Building a Healing Consciousness/Principles of Successful Living (SOM 103 and 104)
III. HISTORY/PHILOSOPHY COURSEWORK – Choose 1 of the following 2 courses:
- Exploring Roo5rvts
- From Whence We Came
IV. CONSCIOUSNESS – Choose 2 or 3 of the following courses:
- Building a Healing Consciousness (SOM 103)
- Creative Process in the Individual (SOM 213)
- The Edinburgh Lectures (SOM 207)
- Meditation is More Than You Think
- Power of Your Word
- Practical Mysticism
- Self-Mastery: The Emergence of the True Self
- Treatment and Meditation: Spiritual Practices for Daily Living
CONSCIOUSNESS ELECTIVES -If only 2 courses from the consciousness category are taken, students can include 1 course from the vast selection of all other Certificated Courses.
What Students Say about Science of Mind Classes:
“I wanted something to change and through classes I realized I needed to be the change I wanted to see.” K.N.
“Science of Mind principles are simple, and yet demand daily practice and application. When I was willing to do the work, that’s when new and great manifestations started occurring in my life.” C.F.
“Science of Mind saved my life. No kidding!. Through learning how to think I really did learn how to live a full rich life ” L.S.
“Classes keep me growing. When I am involved in classes I continually work my practices and learn more about myself, which reawakens within me my Divine greatness.” C.L.
“I awoke to the inner dynamics of why I was experiencing such turmoil in my life!” M.T.
“Science of Mind classes were the door that opened me not only to the spiritual principles that govern my life, but to incredible bonding with my like-minded class members!” S.M.
“Seek and ye shall find. Well, classes gave me the permission to see with new eyes and to seek from within myself for the answers and the love I desired.” M.S
Rev. Michael Benson or Rev. Kathy Fernandes,