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Spring Institute 2016
April 22, 23 & 24


Class Instructors
and Class Descriptions

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Students may take two classes during this Spring Institute one class on Friday and one class on Saturday.

Tuition:  $60.00 per class             

Friday, April 22 - 9:00AM -5:00PM

Beginning Healing Practices (H201) (2 units)
Students will be introduced to healing by learning about basic healing energies and practices. Students will discuss appropriate and inappropriate practices in healing along with attitude, preparation, attire and protection.  Participation in the Student Healing Services will be required if taking this class for certification.  This is a required course for Healing Certification.  Instructor: Rev. Arlene Raedel 

Healing with Sacred Sound (P618) (noncredit
Explore the power within your own voice for wholeness, higher awareness, and inner peace.  Open to all levels of healing practitioners and those who want to experience sacred sound, mantras and toning.  Discover which sounds uniquely affect your being, along with the history and practice of sacred sound. Instructor: Rev. Debra Desmarais

Mediumship Development (M201) (2 units)
This intermediate level class focuses on developing message delivery in a variety of settings including psychic fairs, message circles and individual counseling. This class is required for individuals wishing to work at HGSA as psychic fair readers. Must have previous course work in mediumship development or by consent of the Director. Students will be required to participate in student services as message bearers.  This is a required class for Mediumship Certification. Instructor: Rev. Bobbie Coughlin

Sermon Development (A305) (2 units)
This class will review speech fundamentals and then explore different styles of public speaking in order to assist in the development of students’ unique style. This is a hands-on class where students will be writing and delivering a variety of sermons.  Must have previous course work in public speaking or by consent of the Director.  Participation in student services is required.  This is a required class for Associate Minister Candidates.  Instructor: Rev. Coy Johnston

Spiritualist Literature (E701) (2 units) (noncredit)
Delve into the wonderful science, philosophy and religion of Spiritualism as we investigate Spiritualist pioneers from Andrew Jackson Davis and Arthur Findlay to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Silver Birch. This course may also cover current authors of Spiritualist thought. This class is recommended for all students wishing to learn more about Spiritualism. Instructor: Rev. Glenn Haddick

Saturday, April 23
- 9:00AM -5:00PM

Communications Skills (A306) (2 units)
Developing a higher level of communication skills with others is the purpose of this class.  This is an introductory class designed to highlight the importance of interactive listening and non-verbal communication for the aspiring minister.  Learn how to speak so others will listen and listen in a way that others will be free to speak their truth.  This is a required class for Associate Minister Candidates. Instructor:  Rev. Coy Johnston

Dreams (P605) (noncredit)
This class provides insight for a better understanding of dreams and symbols.  Through interpretation of the symbols in dreams, in the language of the unconscious, you will gain greater self-knowledge and spiritual guidance for yourself. 
Instructor: Rev. Bobbie Coughlin

Exploring the Elemental Kingdom, Healing with the Faeries (629) (noncredit)
This class focuses on the wonderful world elements of earth, air, fire and water.  It is a study of their special energies: Earth- the physical, Air- the mental, Water- the emotional, Fire: the spirit. The class demonstrates the healing properties, affiliated Archangels, Kings of faerie categories with explanations and handouts. Exercises involve spiritual practices for seeing the spirits in their elements. Meditations and outside experience in the beautiful Grove is delightful! Instructor: Rev. Debra Desmarais

Foundations of Spiritualism (G101) (2 units)
This is a basic class for all individuals interested in the foundations, practices and principles of Spiritualism.  The class will look at the pioneers of Spiritualism and the religion of today. The class will also discuss “Spiritual Gifts” and where they can be found in the Bible.  A brief examination of HGSA and its history is also included.  This is a required class for all certificates. Instructor: Rev. Glenn Haddick

Mental Mediumship (M202) (2 units)
A hands-on intermediate level class that focuses on developing message delivery techniques for Spiritualist Worship services (billets, psychometry, auras, flower readings, etc.). Students will learn the difference between Spirit greetings and Spirit readings. Students will be required to participate in student services as message bearers.  This is a required class for Mediumship Certification. Instructor:  Rev. Arlene Raedel


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For further information please contact the Director of Education at hgsadirofed@yahoo.com. Please, include your phone number and email on your inquiries and registration.

Harmony Grove is located in a rural setting with limited amenities. It is recommended that students come prepared with a flashlight for evening activities, flexible and comfortable clothing for weather changes and bring any materials you need for class or for the Psychic Fair. It is also recommended that all students bring at least one change of clothing that is professional and would be acceptable for platform, healing and/or Psychic Fair work.

Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association is open and receptive to new thoughts and progressive philosophies
of Spiritualism. If you are an ordained Spiritualist Minister and would like to serve at Harmony Grove:
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Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association assumes no responsibility or obligation regarding, and does not warrant either expressed or implied, the content and the materials presented in any séance, circle, class or
workshop conducted on the premises.

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