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Gateway University is a leader in the field of soul-centered Spiritual Psychology, exploring the interface between spirituality and psychology. The combination of spiritual practice and deep psychological work offers maximum growth in today’s stress-filled world.
While the etymology of the word psychology stems from “psyche” or soul, contemporary psychology is sorely lacking in the study of the soul. Spiritual Psychology provides the bridge to the soul, integrating the body, emotions, mind, intuition, soul, and spirit.
Each student experiences transformation as she literally feels the energies of her soul. Gateway University programs are experiential and life-changing.
Each of the following subjects can be studied in varying depth, according to the student's interest and the academic degree level.
Spiritual Psychology degree programs are studies in theoretical psychology and do not qualify a student to do pastoral counseling unless she has completed the Gateway Ministerial requirements for licensure.
Recommended courses for a degree in Spiritual Psychology include the following consciousness and counseling curriculum:
Spiritual Psychology Consciousness Curriculum
Spiritual Psychology Counseling Curriculum
Consciousness Course Descriptions
CON 101 Meditation. 2.5 units. A comparative study of various meditation practices, Eastern and Western, ancient and modern. Practical and experiential training including vipassana, zen, and ecstatic meditation. Personal soul connection and soul infusion techniques. Meditation is seen as an ongoing, lifetime key to inner growth, integrity, refuge, and renewal. Willard Johnson, Riding the Ox Home; Patanjali, Yoga Sutras; Herbert Benson, Relaxation Response; Judith Larkin Reno, The Gateway Weekly Workout: Daily Altar Practices, including 3 audio selections and a book.
MAC 3 Overview of Meditation. 1/2 unit. Gateway Audio Curriculum. (1 class.) Using one-pointed focus to concentrate the mind in meditation. Different schools of meditation are discussed including: Buddhist walking meditation; relaxation response meditation; Hare Krishna bhakti meditation through devotional song and dance; Sufi's ecstatic dance; shamanic path of power; transcendental mantra meditation; prana yama or focusing on the breath; laya meditation on the charkas; kriya yoga with kundalini; Taoist meditation through nature; karma meditation through service. Practice stilling the mind to transcend the mind and expand consciousness into higher realms of the God Ladder.
CON 102 Mystical Skills. 7.5 units. The study of soul infusion techniques, channeling, and communication with angels. See CON 103, CON 104, and CON 105.
CON 103 Soul Infusion. 2.5 units. A technique class, teaching the student to connect with the soul level of being; empowering the student with participatory divinity; and exploring spiritual anatomy.
MAC 6 Your Soul Connection. 1/2 unit. (1 class.) Soul infusion skills. Using your God Ladder to experience your 7 domains: physical, emotional, mental, psychic, Soul, God Self, and Source. The value of your Soul. Identifying the monkey mind's distractions and illusions. The critic and the judge. Accessing your Soul. Receiving your Soul's name, body signal, and message. Shielding techniques in meditation and soul infusion.
CON 104 Channeling. 2.5 units. Skills channeling angels, soul, Planetary Hierarchy, gods, goddesses, archetypes, guides, power animals, and nature spirits--discerning the qualitative differences of each. Shielding and soul infusion techniques, as well as body signals for truth and negative entities to insure quality-control for each channeling. The limits and powers of channeling.
CON 105 Angel Connection. 2.5 units. Inner awareness and strength are developed through the study of angels, including direct contact with the student’s own guardian angel as well as a wide variety of other angels. Channeling angel wisdom and energy is taught. Nature clairvoyance is explored through the study of elementals, nature spirits, and devas.
CON 106 Manifestation Skills. 5 units. The foundations of metaphysical thought are explored through spiritual-mind treatment, affirmation, and visualization techniques. The student learns self-hypnosis techniques, exploring powers of the subconscious mind in manifestation. Thought as creative power is developed through practical exercises. The student creates personal acts of power demonstrating increased love, prosperity, and health. The power of prayer and soul infusion are emphasized. Ernest Holmes The Science of Mind; Catherine Ponder The Healing Secret of the Ages; Louise Haye Heal Your Body.