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Here's my updated list of psychic schools from around the world to help you find spiritual growth, develop your psychic ability, and to study the metaphysical sciences.
Some of these places offer distance learning as well as on campus studies. Those listed have been recommended in one way or another over time. This list was originally a part of my Psychic Development page. I have now expanded and moved this section on Psychic Schools and Spiritual Colleges here as it has become a bigger focus.
The Association for Research and Enlightenment. The ARE was founded in 1931 by one of the world’s greatest psychics, Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), to research and develop psychic ability and to explore transpersonal subjects such as holistic health, ancient mysteries, personal spirituality, dreams and dream interpretation, intuition, and philosophy and reincarnation.
Atlantic University, Virginia Beach, USA. Edgar Cayce helped to found Atlantic University in 1930. Atlantic University is an accredited graduate-level institution of higher education open to all qualified students. As a distance-learning school, you have the ease of learning from the comfort of your home and personal schedule. In keeping with its purpose, the University also sponsors faculty and student research that seeks develop psychic ability by understanding phenomena related to spirituality, such as perception beyond the traditional five senses, meditation, dream analysis, and mind/body healing.
The Berkeley Psychic Institute, another of the leading psychic schools in the USA, calls itself a psychic kindergarten. Established for over thirty years, they can teach you how to recognize and develop psychic ability.
The College of Metaphysical Studies is located in Florida, USA, has been one of the leading psychic schools for metaphysical and spiritual education since 1986. The primary purpose of CMS is to train and educate prospective leaders for New Age, New Thought spiritual/metaphysical ministries and schools through Distance Learning or On-campus Training. Those persons not planning to become metaphysical practitioners, but who wish to pursue a solid self-improvement program and develop psychic ability with an excellent education in metaphysics and the spiritual sciences, are encouraged to enroll in either a degree or non-degree status. The College bases its curriculum on the information disclosed by a careful analysis of metaphysics and the Truth revealed in faith that can be applied and interpreted to meet the challenges of the new millennium. CMS teaches a living spirituality which recognizes and assimilates the contributions and revelations of the arts and sciences and all living faiths of the world. The courses are for the most part, a compilation of many of the great metaphysical/religious/spiritual authors. The information contained in our courses is meant to simply state the established facts and allow the student to develop psychic ability and progress further with a solid foundation and a better understanding. We urge each student to question as they progress and accept only that with which they feel comfortable. We welcome applications from people of all ethnic backgrounds regardless of sex, race, religion, nationality, sexual preference or marital status. [metaartsandsciences.org]
The University of Alternative Studies offer higher education Psychical Studies in course and degree program formats. Tuition is very affordable, and course material is based on metaphysical concepts and current scientific research in parapsychology, paraphysics, neuroscience, and quantum mechanics. We also have a free online library with over 450 articles, research papers, and books available to the public.
The mission of the University of Alternative Studies is to offer unique courses and degree programs based on current research and innovative concepts. For example, their degree programs in psychical studies based on current research in quantum mechanics and neuroscience. Their goal is to educate the public on current advances in parapsychology, paraphysics, and metaphysics as to stimulate public interest and research in these areas. In addition, to educate the public on the fact that there is empirical evidentiary support for psychical phenomena that is repeatable, and therefore, is amendable to scientific inquiry. They believe that with a greater emphasis upon practical applications of psychical phenomena, improvement can be accomplished towards the reception of parapsychology among other scientists and the scientific community via innovative concepts and methods of experimentation. [qpsychics.com/university/index.html]
The Aspen Program for Psychic Development takes the woo-woo out of psychic education. [psychiciq.com]
The Boulder Psychic Institute is a spiritual sanctuary for individuals seeking truth, freedom, and peace. They are inclusive of all faith traditions, beliefs, and philosophies. They practice ‘seeing’ the world around us with psychic freedom, which means looking within and acknowledging yourself as a human-being, and in turn, ‘seeing’ others in the same light; creating miracles with each ‘hello’. [boulderpsychicinstitute.org]
One of the World's Foremost psychic schools has got to be The Arthur Findlay College at Stansted Hall in England. Mr Findlay bought the estate in 1923 upon his retirement from business and first mooted the idea of a Spiritualist College to develop psychic ability at Stansted to the Union in 1945. After personal contacts with THE SPIRITUALISTS' NATIONAL UNION of the UK a will was drawn up and in 1954 the National Council accepted the proposed bequest of Stansted Hall with an endowment. This was followed by a later gift in the form of stock to be used for furnishing and decorating, and in 1964, a year after the death of his wife, Mr Findlay transferred the Hall, grounds and endowment to the Union. Mr Findlay passed to the higher life in July 1964. The Arthur Findlay College now offers facilities unequalled anywhere in the world in the Spiritualist movement as a residential centre where students can develop psychic ability, study Spiritualist philosophy and religious practice, Spiritualist healing and awareness, spiritual and psychic development and kindred disciplines. Courses, lectures and demonstrations are all offered by leading exponents, together with the additional features of a library, museum, lake, magnificent grounds, recreational facilities and full board accommodation.
The College of Psychic Studies in London was founded in 1884 by a group of eminent scholars and scientists. Its purpose was to facilitate formal investigation into the psychic and mediumistic phenomena that were such a topic of debate in the Victorian era. In 1925 The college president was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Today the College of Psychic Studies focuses on lectures, workshops and courses are devoted to increasing awareness and understanding of psychic and spiritual truths.
The Chiara College of Metaphysics (Australia) was established in 1995 to promote education in the field of Spiritual Metaphysics that adheres to the principle of universal law - love and truth. Chiara (pronounced "Ki-ara") means light and clarity. The emphasis of the College is on progressive & innovative education through experiential learning. Spiritual metaphysics is about personal growth – to "Know Thyself". Inner wisdom is the key to spiritual development and to develop psychic ability. Spirituality is a state of being – it can’t be created but it can be achieved by stripping away the outer layers of our "self" created by the ego that prevents us from rediscovering who we truly are. We are born as a spiritual being but our ego and life experiences disconnect us from this reality. Our journey in life is to return to this state of being. The Chiara College in Australia will help you develop psychic ability.
Sydney's oldest center is at the Rocks near Circular Quay. There is a fabulous little shop that every new age tourist would love to find themselves in. The Argyle Psychic School offers a variety of different courses throughout the year.
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