Certified Classes

We generally offer one or two CSL-Certified classes each term. You may register for them at the back of the sanctuary in the Center, or online (below). Our Certified classes count towards meeting requirements for entering Practitioner Studies, but are also taken for personal enrichment. If you’re not in the Portland metropolitan area, many of our classes are offered online utilizing “Zoom” teleconferencing. Watch for classes marked “(online).” You may also be interested in our self-study guides.

CSL Classes Currently Offered

8 Weeks; January 6th—February 24th
Monday Nights; 6:00 PM—9:00 PM PST
via Zoom Video Teleconferencing.
Facilitated by Marilyn Sprague, RScP.

This 8-week class will help you to gain a greater familiarity with both the Jewish Bible (Old Testament) and the New Testament of Jesus. Through readings, discussion and in-class exercises you will learn how to interpret the symbolism and parables found in scripture and find metaphysical meaning and personal wisdom.

Required Texts: The Bible and Learn To Live, by Ervin Seale

  • $225 Early-Bird special (if paid-in-full by 12/24/2019)
  • $245 Regular price paid in full by the start of the first class

Please make sure you have obtained Learn To Live prior to the first class. You may use any version of the Bible.

10 Weeks; January 9th—March 13th
Thursday Nights; 6:00 PM—9:00 PM PST
Facilitated by Kate Barrett, RScP

This 10-week class explores ways to connect to the mystical truth of our everyday lives. Join us as we embark upon a rich and expansive transformational experience connecting with the inner mystic that dwells within. Students will have the opportunity to do specific soul work to embrace the totality of themselves, releasing blockages and embodying the spiritual truth of their being.

Materials Required: The Foundations of Mysticism, Joel Goldsmith; Entering the Castle: Finding the Inner Path to God, Caroline Myss and your journal.

  • $50 Non-refundable deposit to hold your space
  • $275 Early-Bird special (if paid-in-full three weeks before the start of class)
  • $295 paid in full by first class
  • $315 paid in three installments

“Foundations” is a prerequisite for this class.

Here is a list of CSL Certified Classes to be offered over the next several years:


Metaphysical Bible (V) – 8 wks (online)
Practical Mysticism (IV) – 10 wks

Foundations (I) – 11 wks
Essential Emma Curtis Hopkins (V) – 8 wks

Essential Ernest Holmes (II) – 10 wks (online)
Self Mastery (IV) – 8 wks

Foundations (I) – 11 wks
Exploring Roots (III) – 10 wks


Power of Your Word (IV) – 8 wks
Creative Process in the Individual – (IV) 8 wks (online)

Key to codes in parenthesis

CSL Class Category:

  • I — Foundational Level Coursework
  • II — Ernest Holmes Philosophy
  • III — History/Philosophy Coursework
  • IV — Consciousness Studies
  • V — Consciousness Electives

Days of Week: M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa, Su
Day or Night Class: A, P
Online Class: O