Core Curriculum


Prosperity, Plenitude & Infinite Possibilities  One-Day Intensive

Saturday September 14th, 2019    10:00AM - 4:00PM PST    

Faculty: Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith

  • Discover how to have your legitimate needs met by being in vibrational alignment with prosperity and plenitude.
  • Be immersed in transformational wisdom and exercises designed to shift your paradigm and increase your capacity to live powerfully from the presence of infinite supply that is within you.
  • Develop practices and practical habits that move you into a greater experience of prosperity in every area of your life.

Online registration:  $170

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The Physics of Prayer (6-Week Online Course)  Thursday July 25th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Faculty: Rev. Susan Shahani
Description: Pray with new confidence, power and authority as you experience and embody Agape’s Affirmative Prayer in this 6-week, on-line class. Discover how and why this particular prayer technology works and develop an understanding/working knowledge of key elements: the feeling that fuels it, the principle that makes it so and the-6 step framework as the foundation of the prayer.
Required Books: “Prayer” by Ernest Holmes, and “The Feeling is the Secret” by Neville Goddard

Registration: Day of Class: $195   

Please note: This course will be using and is offered online.


Universal Laws Governing Spiritual Living (5-Week Course)
Faculty: Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith; Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Ward
Description: Discover the true nature of Reality, the Universe, and the Cosmos in this amazing five-week class. Students will come to know themselves as a supreme spiritual idea held in the mind of God. Through prayer, meditation, and experiential fun interactive exercises students awaken their soul’s memory of God. Each student is urged to challenge their beliefs, opinions and judgments, gaining clearer understanding of how these impact universal laws. No more victims of circumstances; students become victors of all circumstances! Your life is calling you in this class!
Required Books: Life Visioning, by Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith; This Thing Called You, by Ernest Holmes; Spiritual Liberation, by Rev Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith


Life Visioning Process (8-Week Course)
Faculty: Rev. Dr. Coco Stewart
Description: What is God’s Vision for your life? This class is designed to assist you in understanding the Visioning Process as developed by Reverend Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith. You will learn the spiritual principles upon which the visioning process rests. You will also learn the difference between visualization and visioning and why visioning is far superior in living out your life purpose. In the former you access your imagination to bring into manifestation that which you desire. In visioning, you learn to tap into Cosmic Consciousness to discover God’s plan for your life.
Required Books: Life Visioning, by Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith


The Open-Source Users Guide to Understanding New Thought (5-Week Course)
Faculty: Rev. Susan Shahani
Description: New Thought Ageless Wisdom messengers come to life as we explore and experience their essences through research and dialog. There is a special emphasis on Dr. Michael Beckwith’s influences and those individuals who have been an influence and inspiration to the Agape Movement.
Required Books: Healing Without Medicine: From Pioneers to Modern Practice, by Albert Amao, Ph.D; The Man Who Talks With the Flowers, by Glenn Clark; The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe, by Glenn Clark


Meditation and the Evolution of Consciousness (5-Week Course)
Faculty: Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith; Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Ward
Description: Meditation is the vehicle through which consciousness expands. In this class you will move into a greater understanding of the idea that you are an individualized expression of Spirit, God Consciousness. We will explore various modes of meditation: Contemplative, Existential and Spiritual. You will also come to value and appreciate a daily meditative practice. As you journey deep into your inner being— through silence—you find the doorway to Cosmic Consciousness. Through this doorway, you no longer cast a shadow into matter; you meld into a conscious union with God!
Required Material: Life Visioning by Michael Bernard Beckwith; Meditation in the Silence by E.V. Ingram; This Thing Called You by Ernest Holmes; The Voice of the Master by Eva Bell Werber; Breath by Breath The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg with David Guy
Prerequisites: None


Prayer as a Way of Life (10-Week Course)
Faculty: Rev. Susan Shahani; Wendy Silvers, ALSP
Course Description: This class provides the experience of prayer as a way of life through the exploration of: the qualities of God including Love, Oneness, Order, Joy and Righteousness; the principle of Omnipresence; Affirmative Prayer; and the Six Steps of Spiritual Mind Treatment. Give voice to the unique prayer that is poised and ready to be expressed through you as an instrument of the Ineffable. Find out how “one step at a time” is Divine!
Required Material: None
Prerequisites: None 

Self-Awareness and the Evolving Consciousness (10-Week Course)
Faculty: Rev. Dr. Cheryl J. Ward and Rev Ron Blair
Description: Self-awareness is the gateway way to transformation! Becoming self-aware puts you in the driver’s seat of your life! To become aware is to wake up and take full responsibility for your life—your emotions, likes, dislikes, disappointments, life structures, etc. The aim of this course is spiritual unfoldment and personal transformation. It is a journey of self-exploration and self-examination for the purpose of living a liberated, transformed life free of hindrances and encumbrances. Looking at various levels of consciousness, we will explore and enter the pathway of non-duality, and see our thoughts as energy fields from which thinking emerges. In this way, we will learn to transcend the endless thoughts running through our consciousness. Through fun interactive experiential processes, we will activate fundamental spiritual principles, and those, empowered by our intentions, result in an alignment with universal Truth! All aboard the Train to transformation!
Required Material: Self Awareness Meaning of the “Self “ by Joshua Nsangi; The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden and Discovery of the Presence of God both books by David Hawkins, MD, Ph.D.
Recommended (not required): Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer; The Spiritual Universe by Fred Alan Wolf
Prerequisites: Universal Laws Governing Spiritual Living; Meditation and the Evolution of Consciousness; Life Visioning; Prayer course(s): Either Prayer Warrior OR Prayer as Expanded Awareness & Prayer as Way of Life); or approval from instructor.


Meditation Principles and Practices (5-Week Course)
Faculty: Akili Beckwith, ALSP
Description: This is a wonderful class which will delve into the principles and practices of the Agape Movement as well as many various types and methods of meditation. You will learn how to be still in the midst of ‘seeming chaos’ and to trust that the Universe is ‘For You’. Over the 5-week period you will develop a more consistent and constant meditative practice, and learn how the Universal Principles apply to your meditation.
Required Reading: TBD
Prerequisites: None


Mysticism, the Practice and the Mystical I (10-Week Course)
Faculty: Rev. Dr. Coco Stewart
Description: Deepen into an expanded awareness of your true Mystical I-dentity. This experiential process-oriented class takes you on an inner journey that will shift your outer experience of everyday living. Attune to your inner true nature and know the mystic you already are. Through an inclusive exploration of mystics, a variety of cultural origins, mystical teachings and traditions, song, creative arts and play, the mystic life arises as a tangible way of living encompassing balanced life structures. Mysticism is the practice of the Divine Presence within an individual which allows the continually activated flow of Grace, God’s eternal Given-ness, and Giving-ness, to happen as a way of life.
Required Material: (Class handouts will be provided to students).
Prerequisites: Universal Laws; Meditation; Life Visioning; Prayer course(s): Either Prayer Warrior OR Prayer as Expanded Awareness & Prayer as Way of Life);or approval from the instructor.


Professional Practitioner Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Professional Practitioner?  What do they do?  A professional Practitioner is a licensed spiritual counselor who has answered the call to put God first and foremost in his/her life. An Agape Practitioner has engaged in a rigorous consciousness building process which includes specific studies that apply to and prepare the student for advanced participation in spiritual community. The principles of New Thought Ageless Wisdom are the foundation of this training which is intended to develop skills associated with the art of spiritual counseling, community building and spiritual leadership.  This specific course of study allows the student to recognize the power of consciousness and understand Universal Spiritual Principles which, when applied in earnest, can uplift, heal and provide comfort to those who come to him or her for prayer and spiritual counseling. An Agape Practitioner turns first to prayer and meditation as spiritual technology in healing and counseling others. A Practitioner holds the confidence of clients sacred and inviolate. In the law, a Practitioner is recognized as the first level of the clergy, and has privileges of non-disclosure of confidential communications made during counseling sessions, except where such disclosure is mandated by law.


For more information or questions, please contact:
Rev Susan Shahani

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