The correspondence courses of the Distance Learning Program offer students the opportunity to do independent study, working at their own pace. This program is available to assist students who are not able to attend in-person classes.
Fees and Requirements
$75 per semester unit**
Cost of book(s) and other required materials.
Completion of Distance Learning Application form
**Animal Chaplain program excepted; please refer to Animal Chaplain course requirements for semester unit breakdown.
Book: “This Thing Called You” by Ernest Holmes.
Description: This course introduces and highlights some of the important concepts in Practical Spirituality.
PS 101B Applying Science of Mind
Book: “How to Use the Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes.
Description: This course is about applied Christianity. Great truths of all ages are simplified into the course contents. How to pray scientifically is taught.
PS 101C Using your Subconscious Mind
Book: “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Dr. Joseph Murphy
Description: This course explores fundamental laws of mind. Simple techniques of impressing the subconscious mind are taught. The challenge to the student is to use the information for personal growth.
PS 103 The Principles of New Thought
Book: “Principles of New Thought” by April Moncrieff
Description: This course reinterprets the major doctrines of traditional Christianity in the light of their deeper metaphysical meanings. It traces the major tenets of New Thought, including Religious Science (CSL), Unity and Divine Science to their Biblical origins, with special emphasis on the teachings and demonstration of Jesus Christ.
PS 107 New Thought Fundamentals
Book: “The Science of Mind” by Dr. Ernest Holmes
Description: This course of study explores the teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes and provides the essence of the Science of Mind philosophy.
Note: This course is offered as a distance learning course OR as an online course.
PS 109 New Thought Guidelines for Living
Book: “What You Think Of Me Is None Of My Business” by Terry Cole-Whittaker
Description: This course explores the means to empowerment for the individual in following his/her inner path to happiness, self-fulfillment and success.
PS 110 Health and Disease – New Thought Interpretation
Book: “Creating Health” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This course explores the Mind/Body connection and shows the student the tremendous effect the thought process has on the health and longevity of the human body.
PS 112 Power of Thought
Book: “Power Through Constructive Thinking” by Emmet Fox
Description: This course focuses on the tremendous potential we all have to create our destiny and that the selection of correct thoughts brings forth harmonious and life enhancing experiences.
PS 113 Building a Consciousness of the Divine
Book: “Beyond Words and Thoughts” by Joel Goldsmith
Description: This course will help the student embrace the importance of developing a deeper spiritual life style and assists the student in its development.
PS 114 Purposeful Living
Book: “The Purpose of Your Life” by Carol Adriene
Description: This course focuses on assisting the student in uncovering the untapped power of synchronicity and intuition that will bring success.
PS 115 The Creative Power of Love
Book: “The Prospering Power of Love” by Catherine Ponder
Description: Students will learn how the power of Divine Love can help change perspectives and unleash tangible benefits through daily interactions, life-long relationships, and the way a person approaches placement in the world.
PS 121 Spiritual Perspectives of Peace
Book: “Peaceful Earth” by Lisa Hepner
Description: This course of study is based on the book Peaceful Earth compiled by Lisa Hepner. The course offers the words of wisdom, comfort, love, hope and healing to all those affected by the recent tragedy of 9/11 and facilitates inner peace and provides inspiration for moving beyond pain and into the realm of possibility.
PS 124 The Creative Process
Book: “The Woman’s Book of Creativity”
Description: The intent of this course is to help women understand the role that creativity plays in life, ways we are creative even though we may not be aware of it.
PS 127 Fundamentals of Life
Book: “The Game of Life and How to Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn
Description: This course provides the student with success principles and how they work in an enjoyable writing style. Students are provided with clear illustrations showing the value of affirmations, positive attitudes and knowledge of spiritual law.
PS 130 Building a Manifesting Consciousness
Book: “Manifest Your Destiny” by Wayne Dyer
Description: This course gives the student techniques for increasing his/her creative ability. It shows how to develop the student’s creativity and explains his/her relationship with the universal energy and how to work in sync with this energy.
PS 134 Expand Your Power Through Affirmations
Book: “Affirmations” by Stuart Wilde.
Description: This course serves as a magnificent battle plan, where you learn to expand the power you already have in order to win back absolute control in your life.
PS 135 Living From Your Inner Power
Book: “Infinite Self” by Stuart Wilde.
Description: This course of study teaches the student how to consolidate our inherent power and transcend all limitations by releasing ourselves from the constraints of the ego. Included are several processes that can used to help us along our journey to the Infinite Self.
PS 138 The Nine Spiritual Principles of Manifestation
Book: “Manifest Your Destiny” by Wayne Dyer
Description: Students will have the opportunity to explore life changing principles that will enhance and inspire awesome manifestations.
PS 162 New Thought Fundamentals for Success
Book: “Creative Mind and Success” by Ernest Holmes.
Description: Students will learn how to attain strength and control thought, attract friends and use their imagination to achieve independence and prosperity.
PS 163 Steps to Higher Consciousness
Book: “The Jesus Code” by John Randolph Price.
Description: This class will help students learn from the author’s mystical experience, the steps to a higher consciousness where the illusions of sickness, scarcity, and discord are shattered and the world of wholeness, abundance, and right relations is revealed.
PS 164 Manual for New Thought Fundamentals
Book: “How to Use the Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes.
Description: Students will learn a clear and scientific method of prayer that can heal disease, attract prosperity and abundance, remove barriers to love and friendship, and change any and all unwanted conditions in their lives.
Book: “Ask and It is Given” by Ester and Jerry Hicks
Description: This course of study covers in depth the part that vibration plays in the manifestation of our desires.
PS 165 New Thought Basics for Healing and Successful Living
Book: “Healing the Incurable and Other Classics in New Thought” by Frederick Bailes
Description: This course will provide students with an understanding of the connection between their thinking and the life they experience. The author explains how a person can help cure him or herself through correct thinking and prayer techniques.
PS 168 New Thought Leader Emmet Fox and His Philosophy
Book: “Emmet Fox: The Man and His Work” by Henry Gaze.
Description: This course will help the student in gaining an understanding of the philosophy and work of one of the greatest leaders in New Thought. The author discusses the world around Emmet Fox as well as how his philosophy and work affects the world.
PS 169 Understanding the Law of Attraction
Book: “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.
Description: Students taking this course will receive insight and teachings from over two dozen Spiritual leaders and philosophers regarding the Law of Attraction.
PS 170 Spiritual Affirmations through Scripture
Book: “The Power of the Spoken Word” by Florence Scovel Shinn.
Description: This course of study incorporates Bible stories and verses in helping the student learn the importance of their words. It will also help the student develop positive attitudes and affirmation to change the conditions in their lives.
PS 208 Fulfilling Your Deepest Desires
Book: “Basic Principles of the Science of Mind” by Frederick Bailes.
Description: This course focuses on the basics of Science of Mind and embraces a twelve lesson- home study program.
PS 221 Understanding Miracles
Book: “Miracles” by Stuart Wilde.
Description: This course helps the student understand Universal Law and provides an outline of how miracles are created.
PS 223 Understanding Universal Law
Book: The Force” by Stuart Wilde
Description: This course is designed to help the student understand God, energy and their Higher Self, which will lead to living a richer, fuller life — a life spiritually on purpose.
PS 225 Letting the Universe Work for You
Book: “How to Use The Laws of Mind” by Joseph Murphy
Description: This is a study on using the spiritual laws that underlie our physical experience. The course will assist the student to apply these laws in his/her life.
PS 226 Transforming Your Life
Book: “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Description: This course will show the student the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.
PS 232 Spiritual Living Through Scripture
Book: “The Secret Door to Success” by Florence Scovel Shinn.
Description: This course incorporates Bible stories and verses in helping the student grasp Universal Law and learn the importance of their words in changing the conditions in their lives.
PS 233 Taoism
Book: Tao Te Ching translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English.
Description: This is a study of Taoism and its relationship to New Thought philosophy.
PS 235 A Study of Morphic Resonance
Book: “A New Science of Life, Morphic Resonance” by Rupert Sheldrake.
Description: This course of study is an important scientific inquiry into the nature of biological and physical reality.
PS 236 Insights for Personal Transformation
Book: “The Book of Secrets” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This class provides students with a wealth of insights and wisdom along with an exquisite new tool to help bring about transformation in their life.
PS 237 Understanding Judaism
Book: “To Life” by Rabbi Harold.
Description: This course of study focuses on the traditions and practices of Judaism in easy to understand terms.
PS 238 Ancient Worship of Great Goddess
Book: “When God Was a Woman” by Merlin Stone.
Description: This course offers the student the opportunity ” to discover a past that has been buried by millennia of Judeo-Christian myth and corresponding social order.”
PS 240 Age Old Truths
Book: “What Works, Works” by Patricia J. Munson.
Description: This course of study offers the student the opportunity to review universal laws that never change and that always work- the “age-old truths” that enhance lives.
PS 241 Ethics Today
Book: “Ethics for the New Millennium” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Description: This course offers the student the opportunity to review “an ethical system that not only is based on common sense and reason, as opposed to religious dogma or punitive legislation, but has as its goal ultimate happiness for every individual.”
PS 242 Spiritual Teachings of Joel Goldsmith
Book: The Collected Essays of Joel S. Goldsmith.
Description: This course of study is based on the Collected Essays of Joel S. Goldsmith. The student will gain insight on New Thought Truth including our true relationship with God, prayer, supply healing meditation and more.
PS 242A Radiating the Presence
Book: Practicing the Presence by Joel Goldsmith
Description: This course of study helps students make a difference in their lives and others around them by providing the spirit tools to not only change perspectives but to lead to both inner and outer peace and enhanced awareness of the divine and transcendental in daily life.
PS 243 Spiritual Healing Fundamentals
Book: “The Art of Spiritual Healing” by Joel S. Goldsmith.
Description: This course gives the student the opportunity to gain insight and instruction on all aspects of spiritual healing which may assist him or her in becoming an instrument through which healings take place.
PS 243A Living in the Presence
Book: “The Art of Spiritual Healing” by Joel S. Goldsmith
Description: This course enables students to develop a healing consciousness; physical and mental well-being are a natural result when these techniques are practiced. Continuous practice will result in an embodiment of a more mystical consciousness, leading to knowing the truth of “God Is, I Am.” The assignments are designed to help call attention to the concepts, guide and clarify your thinking, and assist you in incorporating the ideas into your daily thinking and life in general, resulting in the student developing a Practitioner consciousness.
PS 244 Spiritual Perspectives of Peace
Book: “Peaceful Earth” by Lisa Hepner.
Description: This course offers words of wisdom, comfort, love, hope and healing to all those affected the tragedy of 9/11 and facilitates inner peace and provides inspiration for moving beyond pain and into the realm of possibility.
PS 245 Spiritual Liberation
Book: “Life Was Never Meant to be a Struggle” by Stuart Wilde
Book: “Weight Loss for the Mind” by Stuart Wilde
Description: This course of study is based on two books by Stuart Wilde. The first, “Life Was Never Meant to be a Struggle,” shows students how to identify and eliminate the cause of struggle in life. The second, “Weight Loss for the Mind,” will help students learn techniques to liberate them from worrying about the perceptions of others.
PS 246 The Path to Divine Consciousness
Book: “The Infinite Way” by Joel Goldsmith
Description: The student will receive insight and teachings from over 30 years of study of the major religions and philosophies. This course will be helpful to the student in attaining inner peace.
PS 247 Soul Work
Book: “Care of the Soul,” by Thomas Moore
Description: The course assists students in developing a deeper perception of Soul and the means of caring for the Soul.
PS 248 Metaphysical Teachings of Saving Jesus
Book: “Sermon on the Mount” by Emmet Fox
Description: This is a practical study of spiritual development and offers new meaning and insights to anyone interested in learning more about the Bible and what Jesus actually taught. It also provides keys to unlocking hidden truths in Holy Scripture.
PS 249 Living Life Better
Book: The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You” by Mike Dooley
Description: The author gives us the meaning of life and provides ideas to help change our thinking and our actions in order to help us attain a better life.
PS 255 New Thought Pioneer Thomas Troward
Book: “Thomas Troward, An Intimate Memoir of the Teacher and the Man” by Harry Gaze
Description: This course gives the students an overview of the life of Thomas Troward. It also gives insight to his thoughts and theories regarding New Thought.
PS 265 New Thought Basics for Understanding and Overcoming Problems
Book: “Hidden Power for Human Problems” by Frederick Bailes
Description: This course gives the student a reference to the 7 most common “Parent” thoughts behind human problems and provides step by step prayer treatments to overcoming them. The author explains how a person can help cure himself/herself through correct thinking and Prayer techniques.
PS 266 7 Keys to Happiness, Enlightenment, and Healing
Book: “The Ultimate Happiness Prescription” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This course of study will help the student recognize true happiness, find true self-esteem, return to the state of joy, peace, and spontaneous fulfillment, focus on the present and learn to live it fully.
PS 267 The Mystery and Power of Prayer
Book: “Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer” by Gregg Braden
Description: This course introduces the student to an ancient form of prayer that has no words or outward expressions. Lost over time to most of humanity, it is still being used in the remote monasteries of central Tibet and the high deserts of the American Southwest.
PS 268 Awareness and the Law of Attraction
Description: This course of study covers the many aspects of the Law of Attraction, including attention, attitude, and acceptance. The author also provides 9 case histories that illustrate the power of consciousness.
Book: The Power of Awareness and Awakened Imagination by Neville Goddard. ( $ 13.98 (both books) )
PS 269 Coincidences – Fulfilling Your Desires
Book: “The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This course will help the student learn how to recognize more, and benefit from, the “Coincidences” in his/her life. It will assist in working toward an intimate experience of the Divine, moving into a higher purpose, dealing with love relationships, and helping improve physical health and financial well-being.
PS 270 Charles Fillmore with an Overview of N.T. Pioneers
Book: “The Spiritual Journey of Charles Fillmore” by Neal Vahle
Description: This course will help the student gain an understanding of the philosophy and work of one of the greatest leaders in New Thought and the co-founder of the Unity movement. The author compares and contrasts Charles’ philosophy with several other New Thought pioneers, which provides the reader with a fairly overview of the historical evolution of the New Thought movement.
PS 271 New Thought Leader Ernest Holmes
Book: “That Was Ernest” by Reginald Armor
Description: This course of study will help the student gain an understanding of the background and conditions in bringing about the success of one of the greatest leaders in New Thought. The book is sprinkled with some of his ideas regarding Science of Mind, which continues to be one of the best textbooks in New Thought.
PS 272 How to Live a Miraculous Life
Book: “Nothing is Too Good to Be True” by John Randolph Price
Description: The author provides students with the “Keys to Mastery” used in helping them learn the formula for completeness. This course of study shows the student what New Thought can do through personal accounts of others who are living the principles.
PS 273 Finding Divinity Through the 7 Stages of God
Book: “How to Know God” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This course of study will provide the student with an understanding of the philosophy and science in regards to the “mind field.” The author provides the seven biological responses within our nervous system which correspond to the seven levels of divine experience. He also provides the information to help us move up these levels and grow spiritually.
PS 274 Transcending the Ego
Book: “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle
Description: The course provides the student with ideas to help end conflict and suffering, and teaches the student how to awaken a new state of consciousness, which leads to a path of a truly fulfilling existence.
PS 301A Pathway to Higher Consciousness
Book: “Handbook to Higher Consciousness” by Ken Keyes
Book: “Your Sacred Self” by Wayne Dyer
Description: This course looks at the progression of consciousness expansion from emotional awareness to Psychological insights to spiritual alternatives. Guidance is given for carrying out inner work to become more energetic, perceptive, and loving.
PS 302 The Transformative Power of Blessing
Book: “The Gentle Art of Blessing: A Simple Practice That Will Transform You and Your World” by Pierre Pradvervand
Description: This course of study provides the student with an experiential opportunity in discovering that blessing is not something experienced with the brain. It’s “something that is experienced with the heart. Students will dive deeply into the art and experience of blessing, what it means to bless and what it means to be on a blessing path.
PS 303 The Lost Science of Prayer
Book: “The Isaiah Effect” by Greg Braden
Description: This course of study will teach the student how to effectively pray and the importance of the power of prayer. Using principles recognized only recently in quantum physics, the author demonstrates how Isaiah’s nonreligious, nondenominational form of prayer transcends time and distance to bring healing to our bodies and peace to the nations of our modern world.
PS 304 Fulfillment of Divine Wishes
Book: “Wishes Fulfilled” by Dr. Wayne Dyer
Description: This course will help students learn to retrain their subconscious mind, learn specifics for realigning their life so that they may live out their highest calling and stay centered in the Source of Being. It will assist students in learning and practicing the art of assuming, the feeling of their wishes being fulfilled and ultimately becoming what they were destined to be.
PS 305 Seven Steps to Attaining Change
Book: “Leveraging the Universe” by Mike Dooley
Description: This course of study uses a simple, step-by-step strategy providing a path for positive growth. From understanding the nature of reality, to aligning beliefs with dreams, this course will help the student learn how to create a plan and chart a course for seeing lasting results in attaining his/her own successful life.
PS 306 Mind Body Medicine, Quantum Healing
Book: “Quantum Healing” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This course of study will provide the student with an understanding of the philosophy and science in regards to the “mind-body connection.” The author brings together current research from Western medicine, neuroscience, and physics with insights of Ayurvedic theory to show that the human body is controlled by a “network of intelligence” grounded in quantum reality, which lies deep enough to change the basic patterns that design our physiology.
PS 314 Creating Prosperity
Book: “Spiritual Economics” by Eric Butterworth
Description: This course of study explores Universal Principles that empower the individual in the manifestation of prosperity in life.
PS 314A Developing Prosperity Consciousness
Book: “The Abundance Book” by John Randolph Price
Description: This course uses the textbook and CD in helping the student develop a higher consciousness, removing limiting ideas and thoughts from the mind and focusing on abundance.
PS 321 Principles of Feng Shui
Units: 2 or 3
Book: 2 unit course, “Feng Shui, Step by Step” by Raphael Simons
Book: 3 unit course, additional book, “Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui” by Karen Kingston
Description: This course familiarizes the student with the art of Feng Shui. The student will then use the principles of feng shui to create sacred space and support his/her overall well being.
PS 322 Spiritual Child Rearing
Book: “The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This course is designed for parents. The spiritual exercises described in the book are meant to be practiced by parents with children. If you do not have children and are taking the course in anticipation of having children in the future or working with children who are not your own, the study exercises can be done alone or with any other individuals.
PS 323 Evolution of the Soul
Book: “Seat of the Soul” by Gary Zukar
Description: This course explores Gary Zukar’s concepts on the spiritual evolution of individuals and of the human race. It focuses on the role of karma, spiritual guides and teachers. And spiritual relationships, and various other influences on our lives.
PS 335 Pathway to Love
Book: “The Road Less Traveled” by Scott Peck, M.D.
Description: This course explores concepts presented by Scott Peck, MD in his book “The Road Less Traveled” a national best-seller which integrates traditional Psychological and spiritual insights. This course will show the student how to achieve serenity and enhance the life experience.
PS 347 Fundamentals of Healing
Book: “Your Mind Can Heal You” by Frederick Bailes
Description: This course provides the student with the opportunity to explore the power of the mind and the presence of a Healing Principle in the universe that can deal with serious maladies when properly contacted.
PS 351 Fundamentals of Truth
Book: “Lessons in Truth” by Dr. Emilie Cady.
Description: This course focuses on the spiritual concepts of New Thought philosophy and metaphysical Christianity and shows the student how to increase his/her personal empowerment and enhance spiritual growth.
PS 352 Fundamentals of Love
Book: “The Mastery of Love” by Don Miguel Ruiz
Description: This course of study focuses on the teachings of the ancient Toltec and leads students into an awareness of how to enhance relationships and become masters of love.
PS 354 Awakening the Mystic Within
Book: “7 Paths to God” by Joan Borysenko
Description: The author draws on and blends varying traditions, including the Native American Medicine Wheel, Yogic work and Life force to help the student validate individual ways of connecting to Spirit. It provides a guide for choosing both a primary and a secondary path to Spirit.
PS 355 Manifesting Your Heart’s Desires
Book: “Building Your Field of Dreams” by Mary Manin Morrissey
Description: The author shows the student how to grow from “divine discontent” into the reality of his/her dreams. Through her warm, all-faiths approach and compelling stories of others who discovered the power of dream-building, the Author points the way to untold abundance and an enhanced life.
PS 356 Attaining Success and Abundance
Book: “The Secret of the Ages” by Robert Collier
Description: This course of study gives the student the opportunity to explore the nature of the “Sleeping Giant” within us and how one can properly arouse and stimulate this wonder that will bring us happiness, fame and fortune.
PS 357 God Speaks
Book: “Conversations With God, I” (book one) by Neal Donald Walsch
Description: This course of study gives the student the opportunity to explore spirituality and man’s relationship with the Divine. It embraces Universal Principles which, when fully understood and applied enhances the quality of life.
PS 358 Spiritual Transformation Workbook
Book: “Practical Spirituality” by John Randolph Price
Description: This course offers a practical approach to moving from living in the Illusion of the Third Dimension into the joyous experience of the Fourth Dimension.
PS 360 Healing Through Forgiveness
Book: “Forgiveness, The Greatest Healer of All” by Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD.
The student will have the opportunity to open his/her heart to the miracles which can take place when we truly believe that no one needs to be excluded from our love.
PS 360A Liberate Your Mind and Heart (With the F Word)
Book: “The Forgiveness Handbook – A Simple Guide to Freedom of the Mind and Heart” by Rev. Clifford B. Edwards
Description: This is an eight week online course on emotional education and forgiveness. This class is made available by Emerson Theological Institute Graduate Rev. Clifford Edwards.
Book: “The Little Money Bible” by Stuart Wilde
Description: This course of study presents the Psychological aspects of the money game, as well as the deeper metaphysical secrets of prosperity. The author reminds us that comprehending the ebb and flow of money in our lives is one of the great spiritual lessons of the Earth plane.
PS 364 The Foundation of Spiritual Mastery
Book: “The Way of the Mastery, Part 111-The Way of Knowing” by Shanti Christo
Description: This book and course provide students with the opportunity to transform their life by providing the teaching and tools to help correct their beliefs and perceptions that keep them from having a perfect union with God.
PS 366 Harnessing Intention for Healing
Book: “The Power of Eight” (2017), by Lynne McTaggart
Description: This course shows the potential that group intention has to heal long-standing conditions, mend fractured relationships, reduce violence, and rekindle a sense of purpose in one’s life. You will learn how to use the laws of intention and unleash the power you hold inside to heal your own life–and the world around you.
PS 392 Healing Processes
Book: “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay
Description: The student will gain insight on how negative thoughts and painful pasts can and do affect our physical bodies as well as our lives. Included in this course are several processes designed to help the student release the past, love themselves, and live a healthy, joy-filled and successful today.
PS 393 Coincidences – Fulfilling Your Desires
Book: “The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire” by Deepok Chopra
Description: This course will help the student learn how to recognize more, and benefit from the “Coincidences” in his/her life. It will assist in working toward an intimate experience of the Divine, moving into higher purpose and dealing with love relationships, and improving physical health and financial well-being.
PS 394 Miracle Technique
Book: “The Twelve Conditions of a Miracle” by Dr. Michael Abrams
Description: In this course, author Dr. Abrams reveals the technique of a miracle in precise detail, teaching students how to create miracles in their own lives.
PS 395 An Experiment in Gratitude Frequency and Miracles
Book: Thanks and Grow Rich by Pam Grout
Description: This course of study provides students with an opportunity to try a 30 day experiment working with the frequency of gratitude and joy, an experience for themselves to increase the amount of miracles that come into their lives.
PS 396 The Healing Power of Forgiveness
Book: “Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer of All” by Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
Description: Learn why it’s so difficult to forgive, why holding on to grievances is really a decision to suffer, what causes us to suffer, what causes us to be unforgiving, and how our minds work to justify this. Above all, you’ll be led to the vast benefits of forgiving, giving you the power to not only chang your perspective but unleash tangible benefits through your daily interactions, you life-long relationships, and the way you approach your place in the world.
PS 398 Understanding the Law of Attraction
Book: “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne
Description: The student will receive insight and teachings from over two dozen spiritual leaders and philosophers regarding the Law of Attraction.
PS 1-400 Conscious Creation in the Matrix
Book: “The Divine Matrix” by Gregg Braden
Description: This course of study helps the student to understand how the matrix works and teaches the student how to speak the language that it recognizes.
PS 1-401 Leadership Communication
Book: “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Dale Carnegie
Description: This course of study teaches the student how to communicate effectively, to build positive attitudes, increase enthusiasm, and reduce tension and anxiety.
PS 1-402 The Science of Mind and Matter
Book: “The Biology of Belief” by Bruce Lipton
Description: This course of study teaches the student how cells receive and process information, that genes and DNA do not control our biology, and that DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. This class shows us the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.
PS 1-406 Thomas Troward
Book: “The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures on Mental Science” by Thomas Troward
Description: Judge Troward’s work played a major role in the work of Emmet Fox and Ernest Holmes. This course will help the student get a deeper understanding of New Thought principles and teach how to incorporate those spiritual ideas into their own life.
PS 1-408 The Mysteries of the Bible
Book: Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning by Thomas Troward
Description: This book, Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning, is a rich elaboration on the Bible’s central theme that “Man is the image and likeness of God.” Students will have the opportunity to experience the Bible from the viewpoint of one of the most profound contributors of the New Thought movement. Thomas Troward reveals the ultimate meaning of the Bible as a great statement of Universal Laws pertaining to the relationship between individual man and Divine Mind, hidden beneath the veils of symbols, allegories and parables.
PS 1-409 Principles of the Course in Miracles – Love
Book: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
Description: This class assists the student in understanding more deeply the magnificent power of love in healing the world.
PS 401 World Religions
Book: “The World’s Religions” by Huston Smith
Description: This course features the inner dimensions of the great religions. Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and primal religions are all reviewed. The goal of the class is to enter the heart of the world’s great faiths to understand their motivation and guidance.
PS 401A, B, C Interfaith World Religions
Units: There are three 1 unit classes
Books: “Interfaith Manual” ( $24.95 ) and “Interfaith Workbook” (Order books through website www.allfaithcenter.org)
PS 401a – Beliefs of the World’s Religions
Description of Class: This course provides a survey of 12 of the major world religions including: historical developments, structural cosmology, symbolic interpretation, and values of the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Jewish, Native American, New Thought, Sikh and Tao faith traditions.
PS 401b – Comparisons of the World’s Religions
Description of Class: This course provides a comparison by topic of Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Jewish, Native American, New Thought, Sikh and Tao faith traditions.
PS 401c – Customs of the World’s Religions
Description of Class: This course provides a survey of the customs, rituals and ceremonies of the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Jewish, Native American, New Thought, Sikh and Tao faith traditions.
Book: “The Hidden Mystery of the Bible” Jack Addington
This course focuses on the esoteric meanings in many of the bible’s allegories and parables. It shows the Bible’s tremendous value as a guide to spiritual growth when the student unwraps the hidden meanings expressed therein.
PS 409A The Foundations of Spiritual Mastery Part 1 “The Way of the Heart.”
Book: “The Way of Mastery, Part 1 – The Way of the Heart” by Shanti Christo Foundation
Description: This class will provide students with the opportunity to transform their life by providing the teaching and tools to help correct their beliefs and perceptions that keep them from having a perfect union with God.
PS 417 Living the Laws of Success
Book: “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This course of study of teaches the true meaning of success, and the seven laws that one can follow to create the life he or she wants.
PS 420 Ministerial Ethics
Book: “Ethics and Spiritual Care” by Karen Lebacqz and Joseph D. Drinkill
Description: This course is important for the new or intern minister to enhance their knowledge of ethical thinking and conduct expected of ministers in our society. It also includes pastoral/spiritual care and counseling.
PS 420A Pastoral Care
Book: “Strategic Pastoral Counseling” A Short-Term Structured Model by David Benner
Description: This course gives the minister the opportunity review a short term and structured model of pastoral counseling with emphases on soul care.
PS 420B Caring For the Soul
Book: “Counseling for the Soul in Distress” by Richard W. Roukema MD
Description: This course assists the minister by focusing on steps that may be taken to assist the troubled person and/or family. It also focuses on causes of possible negative or erratic behaviors.
PS 420C Advanced Pastoral Care
Units: 13 semester
Note available through distance learning. This is a residential class facilitated by Rev. Julie Interrante Call: 916-470-3000 for dates available.
PS 421 The Rise and Development of New Thought
Book: “Spirit in Rebellion” by Braden
Description: This course studies the beginning and growth of New Thought and American Metaphysical Healing Movement.s
PS 422 Finding Divine Power in Myths
Book: “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell
Description: This course reviews the roles that myth plays in our cultures and our lives.
PS 423 Everything is God
Book: “It’s All God” by Walter Starcke
Description: This course explores the nature of God and Human Nature and offers the student practical ways to live life fully.
PS 424 The Sequence of Creative Action
Book: “The Creative Process in the Individual” by Thomas Troward
Description: This course of study will help students understand the sequence of creative action commencing with the formation of the globe and culminating in a vista of infinite possibilities attainable by everyone who follows up on the right line of their unfoldment.
PS 429 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Book: “Emerson’s Essays.”
Description: This course focuses on the essays of America’s famous philosopher.
PS 430/530 A Non-Random Universe
Book: “The G.O.D. Experiments” by Gary E. Schwartz
Description: This course of studies focuses on how science is discovering God in everything including the human being.
PS 432 New Thought Re-Imagined
Book: “One Simple Idea” by Mitch Horowitz
Description: This course will penetrate your psyche, pour itself deep into your soul, and liberate your ideas. It provides a contemporary and human perspective into the history of New Thought and its founders (early philosophers), and will likely cause you to rethink how you interpret New Thought as a whole.
PS 433/538 Synchrodestiny: Accessing the Field of Infinite Possibilities
Book: “The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire” by Deepak Chopra
Description: This course focuses on developing an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings. It gives students a closer look at the word, coincidence, as “events happening at the same time.” Students will have the opportunity to review the awesome possibility of achieving a spontaneous fulfillment of every desire.
PS 439 Living From Inner Guidance
Book: “The Intuitive Way” by Penney Pierce
Description: This course focuses on intuitive development and living in alignment with the creative process.
PS 440/233 Brain Health for Life
Book: “Brain Longevity” by Dharma Singh Khalsa
Description: This course explores ways to improve mental functions and enhance the quality of our life as we grow older.
PS 442 Harnessing the Power of Thought
Book: “Mind Power” by John Kehoe
Description: This course focuses on life-changing principles that enhance success and happiness.
PS 443 The Consciousness of the Mystic
Book: “Awakening Mystical Consciousness” by Joel Goldsmith.
Description: This course focuses on the nature of spiritual power. It shows the student ways to embody, practice and live in the consciousness of the Mystic.
PS 444 Transcending Sense Consciousness
Book: “Beyond Words and thoughts” by Joel Goldsmith.
Description: This course guides the student into the realm of the Soul and brings the idea of Oneness into human awareness.
PS 445 The Power of Instinct
Book: “Practical Intuition” by Laura Day.
Description: This course focuses on ways to unlock the natural spiritual abilities that all humans are endowed with.
PS 446 Ancient Mystics and Philosophies
Book: “Tao Te Ching” translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English
Description: This course is a study of Taoism and its relationship to New Thought philosophy
PS 454 Death, Dying, and Funerals
Book: “Good Grief” by Mark H. Shearon
Description: Students will have the opportunity to explore the key, as developed by the author, to totally live life at its fullest potential and to review the negative emotions experience about death.
PS 455 The Key to Spiritual Enlightenment
Book: “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tollee
Description: This course of study gives the student the opportunity to explore the importance of “Living in the Present Moment.” It focuses on the need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind if we are to experience all that we can be.
PS 457 The Awakening Spirit
Book: “Fire in the Soul” by Joan Borysenko
Description: This course of study gives the student the opportunity to experience the Author’s insights as to the power of spiritual optimism; “a philosophy that sees life crises as opportunities for personal growth and spiritual transformation.”
PS 459 The Sounds of Wholeness
Book: “The Power of Sound” by Joshua Leeds
Description: This course of study addresses the sounds of music, language, noise, nature and bio-physical rhythms as fundamental attributes of form and consciousness expansion and that there is both scientific and spiritual reasons to be aware of the intention of the sounds that make up our personal environments.
PS 460 Transformation of the Mind
Book: “Transforming the Mind” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Description: This course of study offers the student the opportunity to explore teachings that generate compassion. Students will have the opportunity to explore the key to transforming hearts and minds and to learn how to identify the opposing sides in “inner” conflicts.
PS 475 Science and Buddhism
Book: “The Universe in a Single Atom” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Description: This course of study will help the student understand the correlation between science and spiritual perspectives.
PS 480 Pathways to Emotional Clarity in Ministry
Book: Emotional Chaos to Clarity by Phillip Moffitt
Description: This course of study offers the Minister emotional tools that enhance successful ministry in the face of seemingly chaotic situations that may appear.
PS 481 Avoiding Ministerial Burnout
Book: “Ministerial Emotional Well-Being” by H. Jack Morris
Description: This course of study provides ministers the opportunity to review the emotional stressors unique to ministry and tools to avoid ministerial burnout.
PS 482 Caring for the Caretaker
Book: “The Art of Extreme Self-Care” by Cheryl Richardson
Description: This class is a practical, action-oriented program, challenging you to alter the behaviors that keep getting you in trouble, while giving you the permission you need to dramatically upgrade your life. Practicing and embodying its concepts can give you the tools to stop the endless cycle of self-betrayal and neglect that stems from daily violations of self-care.
PS 501 Plates of Violence / Plates of Peace
Book: “The World Peace Diet” by William Tuttle
Description: This course is intended to give the student, particularly in the Western world, a closer look at their inherited lifestyle and what it means to our present day problems of Global Warming and the associated climate change, environmental degradation and pollution, extinction of species etc.
PS 510 Finding Peace in What We Eat
Book: “The World Peace Diet” by William Tuttle
Description: This course of study introduces important concepts regarding our food choices.
PS 520 Foundations of a Plant-Based Diet
Book: “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Description: This course is to enlighten the student that current nutritional research is not in a state of confusion as to what constitutes a healthy diet. Dr. Fuhrman’s book is a compelling argument that is scientifically based on the latest nutritional research, and if followed will put the student into a position of power to control his/her own health.
PS 602 Valued by God: Should Animal Theology Be Part of Christian Theology?
Book: “Creatures of the Same God” by Andrew Linzey, Ph.D
Description: Western religions have never been known to be particularly animal or environmentally friendly. Andrew Linsey in his book “Creatures of the Same God” presents a series of essays asking if now is the time to change this way to looking at the world and the Christian faith, in particular. Given with what we now know about animals and the environment, should Animal Theology be part of Christian Theology?
PS 701 The Higher Consciousness of Vibration
Book: “Being and Vibration” by Joseph Rael
Description: This course explores the concept of sound and vibration of the infinite Self, and how to co-create with the spirit intelligence of ancient sounds and metaphor to connect more deeply to life, your Infinite Self and Spirit.
PS 702 Connecting Sound and Spirit
Book: “Sound Spirit” (Includes CD) by Don Campbell
Description: This course provides you with the opportunity to amplify your ability to use sound and music as a pathway to greater faith – whatever your faith may be.
PS 703 Embodying the Christ Vibration
Book: “I Am the Word” by Paul Selig
Description: This course was developed to help students discover and align with, and as the higher, purposeful nature — or “Christed Self” — that lies dormant within us all. You’ll be guided to new levels of healing, self-awareness, and life purpose as you learn to release layers of blockages and become a receptor for energies from above. Through the practices in this class, you’ll begin to live more freely as your Authentic Self.
PS 704 Healing Power of Sound and Consciousness
Book: “Voicing the Sound Eternal: Transformational Power of Sound and Consciousness” by Melissa Higginbotham
Description: Learn to ride the waves of sound and consciousness and expand the awareness of you as Divine Source. Spark spiritual healing and self-transformation on all levels by combining a focus on consciousness with toning and sound tools, including crystal bowls, percussion instruments, and color. Be shown the healing power of words and encryption and how to bring invocation into a session. Finally, learn how to facilitate a sound healing session aligned with Spiritual Mind Treatment.
PS 705 / PSCE 705 Discovering Inner and Outer Space Through the Labyrinth
CEU Unit: 3
Book: “Walking a Sacred Path” (2006) by Lauren Artress
Description: This course shows the potential of the Labyrinth to inspire change and renewal, and serves as a guide to help develop the higher level of human awareness needed to survive in the 21st century. It will help enliven the intuitive part of your nature and stir within your heart the remembrance of your purpose for living. It will give you the gift of being able to see the infinite in the context of the finite. This class created and facilitated by Rev. Dr. Melissa Higginbotham.
PS 706 Water, Vibration, and Consciousness
Book: “The Hidden Messages in Water” (2001) by Masaru Emoto
Description: This course introduces you to water’s ability to copy, memorize, and transport information. It will help you explore a different way of looking at the world, and peer through a window into another dimension to discover how the cosmos works. And you will learn more about the power of words, and the positive effect that the vibration of good words has on our world.
PS 804A If Women Had Been the Storytellers
Book: “Cassandra Speaks” by Elizabeth Lesser
Description: In this course you’ll find the power and value of storytelling in the journey to build a truly equitable society. You’ll be shown how change in a culture starts with inner change. Finally, you’re offered a vision that transcends the either/or ideologies on both sides of the gender debate and provides inner tools to help all people be both gentle and powerful, caring and courageous.
PS 805A Seeking the Sacred Through 12 Celtic Traditions
Book: “The Soul’s Slow Ripening” by Christine Valters Paintner
Description: Seeking the Sacred through 12 Celtic Practices: Celtic spirituality is an embodied spirituality, a path of poetry, creativity, and intuition. This course invites us to walk in and through 12 heart-expanding practices to become more aligned with creativity and wholeness.