Advanced Consciousness Studies

Consciousness Studies Year One

Entire Year Series - 2021-2022

Monday Nights


Classes in this year-long series include:

“The Power of Mind” - Dr. James Mellon and Rev. Dale Olansky - 9/13-11/1
”The Energy of Choice” - Dr. James Mellon and Rev. Lori Savage - 11/8-1/10
”The Creative Process” - Dr. James Mellon and Rev. Dale Olansky - 1/17-3/7
”Focus, Intention, Attention” - Dr. James Mellon and Rev. Lori Savage - 3/14-5/2

  • Classes online and in Palm Desert

  • Classes are 6pm to 8:30pm

$580 for entire year ($145 per each 8-week class)

NOTE: Alternatively, you can sign up for each 8-week class individually, at the price of $160. Return to the CLASSES PAGE and select the individual class you are interested in.


Q: Is there a difference between the Year One series and “The Power of Mind” class? Which should I take?
A: “The Power of the Mind” class is the first of four classes in the Year One series. If you are certain you want to take all four classes, you will save $60 by signing up for the Year One series now. If you want to start by taking this class, select one of the three payment options above.

Q: Who is the Year One series for? Is it only for people who want to become practitioners or ministers?
A: No! These classes will help you understand the power of your mind and the importance of individual choice in creating the life you desire. Many people take classes like this to improve their lives. If you are inspired to continue your educational journey later, this accredited class will be a perfect stepping stone.

Q: What if I can’t make every class? Will I still receive credit?
A: You will receive class accreditation as long as you attend 6 of the 8 classes for each course and complete all assigned work. See your instructor for details.

Q: How much “homework” is involved with the class?
A: Everyone’s journey is unique, and your experience will depend on personal factors like reading, writing and openess to exploring your inner self. That said, most students find 2-4 hours a week outside of class is sufficent for class assignments.

Q: What are the assigned books or readings?
A: The instructor will tell you in advance of each class what books are required. For “The Power of Mind,” the readings are “The Science of Mind” by Ernest Holmes and “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself” by Dr. Joe Dispenza. For “The Energy of Choice” class, the readings include Dr. Holmes and “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. For “The Creative Process” class, the readings include Dr. Holmes and “Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer” by Gregg Braden. For the “Focus, Intention, Attention” class, the readings include Dr. Holmes and “Sacred Thinking” by Dr. Jim Lockard.

Q: Can I attend the class entirely online?
A: Absolutely! With our Global Classroom capability, we will offer all 8 classes via Zoom, in addition to the in-person option of attending in Palm Desert, CA.

Q: How does it work when some people attend in person and others are on Zoom?
A: We have cameras in the classroom that provide a Zoom perspective of the instructor, as well as group angles of the students attending in person. Each class has a technical director who operates the cameras and sound to provide the best possible experience for online participants.

Q: Please explain the accreditation process.
A: For students interested in pursuing a practitioner or ministerial license, this class will provide curriculum credits with the Emerson Theological Institute, should you wish to pursue that path.