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Right now, more than any time in history, people are evaluating their lives through the filter of these essential questions:
For more than 30 years, the University of Santa Monica, the Worldwide Center for the Study and Practice of Spiritual Psychology®, has been diligently and lovingly providing innovative Programs in Spiritual Psychology. The University’s Soul-Centered experiential educational paradigm evokes in students their own answers to these three essential questions resulting in more meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives. Each individual student is recognized, honored, and respected for the Essence of who they truly are and their unique gifts.
The University’s programs are based on universal spiritual principles. As scholars, poets, and wise people have been saying for centuries, there is a deeper level within each of us that we refer to as the Authentic Self or Soul, the spiritual dimension of human consciousness. This is the level of awareness that people who meditate seek to explore, and (as those who say they have succeeded report) all that is ever found there are Peace, Love, Joy, and Infinite Compassion. It is at this level that we, as human beings, begin to experience who we truly are as spiritual beings with spiritual purpose independent from the personality dictates of the mind and emotions.
Like each of us, the world of education is evolving. In each era, institutions of higher learning have brought forward new paradigms of thought and practice to assist the world in overcoming the challenges of the times. And so, for hundreds of years, institutions of higher learning have been operating within the paradigm of Knowledge, meaning the acquisition of information, in service to fueling passages marked by monikers like the “Industrial Age” and the “Information Age.”
Would it be in service to humanity for there to be an institution of higher learning whose purpose was not to equip students with more knowledge but to provide them with opportunities for the healing and transformation of their own consciousness, along with principles and practices that empower them to make a meaningful contribution in their world?
Yes! A bachelor’s degree is not a requirement to apply to Soul-Centered Living. However, a high school diploma/GED or its equivalent is required. Contact an Admissions Advisor for more details at (310) 829-7402.
Founding Faculty and Co-Directors of the University, Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick are the lead facilitators at the University of Santa Monica. They are pioneers and innovators in the field of Spiritual Psychology and are the designers of the University’s life-changing curriculum. To see Ron’s bio, click here. To see Mary’s bio, click here.
Licia Rester-Frazee also serves on the University’s faculty as a facilitator for USM's Program and Workshops. Additionally, she serves as USM’s Director of Online Education, where she works closely with Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick to translate the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology to the interactive medium for the Online component of USM's curriculum. To see Licia’s bio, click here.
USM Programs are not a form of therapy nor are they a drug and alcohol recovery program. The Programs at the University of Santa Monica are Soul-Centered experiential education processes designed to provide students opportunities for learning and applying the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology in service to transforming their consciousness and Awakening into the fuller awareness of their Essential Nature.
These Programs are not intended to replace or be an alternative to psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychiatric, or other medical services provided by trained, licensed professionals.
The University’s Programs are not intended to be a detoxification program or a recovery support group. Nor are they intended to be a substitute or alternative to such programs. If you are addicted to alcohol or drugs, we urge you to seek a program designed to help you achieve sobriety. Once having achieved a stable level of sobriety, many people have reported the Programs to be an important and valuable adjunct to their [12-step] recovery program.