Welcome to CSL

Santa Cruz


Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. ​


The Science of Mind is the core teaching of our Center; it is a philosophy that integrates spiritual truths with science and physics. In the Science of Mind, we believe that spiritual thought and science are complementary, and that science will prove what the mystics have said for thousands of years about the nature of God, human beings, and the universe.


We believe that the universe is spiritual and has intelligence, purpose, beauty and order. We believe that God is a loving intelligence, operating in and through all life, never separate from anyone or anything. Our beliefs are in harmony with all the world’s great spiritual teachings, and we honor all paths to God.


We teach and practice a way of life where we can all learn how to live in accordance with spiritual principles. These principles, which we call the Science of Mind, are as reliable as the laws of physical science. In essence, our thinking and our expectations create our reality.

By studying and applying spiritual laws, we can change our unconscious beliefs and create improved conditions in our life.


Center for Spiritual Living Santa Cruz

Change Your Thinking Change Your Life!

Our PURPOSE is to awaken humanity to its spiritual magnificence.

Our VISION is a world that works for everyone.

Our MISSION is to provide spiritual tools for personal and

global transformation.



The Center for Spiritual Living Santa Cruz is located just a few blocks from the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the Live Oak area of Santa Cruz, California.


If you are looking for a loving, non-judgmental, creative, intelligent, open and friendly spiritual community where you are encouraged to develop your own spiritual understanding, we invite you to come join us.



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Global Vision Statement

Dr. Ernest Holmes is the founder of the teachings of Science of Mind. His work is recognized today as one of the leading viewpoints in modern metaphysics and new thought. He developed a universal philosophy and tools for spiritual living that to this day profoundly resonate. His work provides us with a personal spiritual path, an understanding of our relationship with the universe, and a connected and joyful approach to daily living.

Religious Science Practitioners (RScP) 

are individuals who have studied the Science of Mind teachings, taken classes and deepened their ability to effectively use the principles and practices of Science of Mind, and passed an extensive examination.          They are licensed by the Centers for Spiritual Living. Practitioners assist us in developing the consciousness   that brings forth that which we consciously choose rather than simply defaulting to our hidden beliefs.

Click on the 'About Us' menu option to meet our CSL Santa Cruz Practitioners and learn more about spiritual counseling and Spiritual Mind Treatment.


The universal Mind contains all knowledge. It is the potential ultimate of all things. To it, all things are possible.

Ernest Holmes


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Rev. Elisha Christopher is Spiritual Director of Center for Spiritual Living Santa Cruz. 

Rev. Elisha Christopher
Spiritual Mind Treatment:

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