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The Circle of Light: Spirituality Study Group   Wednesdays at 6:30 PM 2023

 ThisStudy Group meets in person at the Cincinnati Unity Center and also online on Zoom with Barb Meyer and David McClanahan as facilitators

TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE ZOOM meeting click here

when you register you will be sent (emailed) a link to the zoom meeting link so you can join us online.

This class is being offered to seekers on their Spiritual Path to provide a platform to share experiences, receive guidance and support for one’s spiritual practice and expand consciousness through study and meditation.

MISSION STATEMENT: We, seekers on the path, strive to live a purposeful life, bringing joy, light and love to transform the world. We celebrate, as unique individual expressions of God, our Divinity and Unity with all life. We strive to become a Beacon of Light and Compassion. The class will include a meditation practice, book studies, readings, and discussions. This class is ongoing and everyone is invited to attend each Wednesday.

This class is being offered in person at the Center or via Zoom.
Pre-registration is required for the Zoom meeting.

Circle of Light Spiritual Development Series | New Thought Unity Center (ntunity.org)

Introduction to the Circle of Light Spiritual Development Series

The Circle of Light Topics for 2024

The first book we study will be    “Living Presence” by Helminski  (25 anniversary edition avilable on Amazon .   This is a link to the amazon book page

Living Presence (Revised): The Sufi Path to Mindfulness and the Essential Self: Helminski, Kabir Edmund: 9780143130130: Amazon.com: Books

Juen 1st, 2024 One Day Retreat

The Divine Spark and Self Realization

One Day Retreat Schedule

Realizing the Higher Self

Living Presence Notes

Living Presence  Summary, Spiritual Practices and Comparison

Intro, Chapters 1-3

Chapter 7: Voluntary Attention

Chapter 8: Meditation Notes

Chapter 8: Barb’s Meditation Notes

additional handouts

David’s Mysticism Excerpt

Mysticism Affirmation and daily affirmations

Chapter 9: Notes

Chapter 9: Notes Part 2

Chapter 10: Care of the Soul

Barb’s Notes on Chapter 10: Care of the Soul

Chapter 11: Conscience

JULY 12 2023

Chapter 12: The Essential Self

Chapter 12:Barbs Notes

Chapter 13: Notes on Rumi

Chapter 13: Befriending the Ego Barbs Notes

Chapter 14: Polishing the Mirror of Awareness

Chapter 15: Listening Within

Chapter 16: Dance of Personality: David and Barbs Notes

Chapter 17: Gathering the Fragmented Self

Prayer Circle of Light by Marilyn Kaiser

Chapter 18: Mysteries of the Body

Chapter 19: Faithfullness and Gracefullness

Chapter 19: Faithfullness and Gracefullness Barbs Notes

Chapter 20: The Alchemy of Effort

Chapter 20: The Alchemy of Effort (Barb’s Notes)

Chapter21: Aim and Self-Knowledge Barbs Notes

Chapter 22: Emancipation from Fear

Chapter 23: Suffering: Imaginary and Real” Barb’s Notes

Chapters 24 & 25: Overcoming Self-Centeredness

Chapter 24: Barb’sChapter 24: Barbs Notes

Chapter 26: Freedom of the Soul: Barbs Notes

The Nature of the Ego and the Higher


Chapter 27: What We Love We Will Becomeove We Will Become

Chapters 28 and 29

Chapter 30 Worship

Chapter 31: Refining the Psyche

Notes from Practical Mysticism

Chapter 32 Service with the Divine Milieu

Topics 2024Topics 2024

other documents below

November 2023

Infused Prayer and Contemplation

Unity Retreat March 2, 2024

Unity Retreat November 4, 2023


Developing Spiritual Intuition Part 1

Developing Your Spiritual Intuition: Part 1

Developing Your Spiritual Intuition: Part 2

Introduction to Contemplation

View Page

Affirmation Practice

Map of the Soul and Affirmation

Sacred Quotes

Zen: The Great Way


Spiritual Planes and Consciousness

Meditation Group Meetings  1st and 3rd Sundays at New Thought Unity 12PM

Summary of 3 Great New Age Books

Meditation Instruction for Breath Awareness

Meditation Group Handout

Meditation Benefits and Divine Life

Evelyn Underhill Quotes

Here is a pdf you can download of the first book study we are doing

PDF version of Practical Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill (public domain)

Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill (public domain)

Handout 11/9/22

Handout 11/16/22

Handout 11/25/22 (informal session)

Handout 12/7/22  (Discovering Your Divine Relationship)

Chapter Commentary and notes on Practical Mysticism

The Promise of Mysticism


Chapter 1: What is Mysticism?

Chapter 2: The World of Reality

Chapter 3: The Preparation of the Mystic

Chapter 4: Meditation and Recollection

Chapter 5: Self-Adjustment

Chapter 6: Love and Will

Chapter 7: The First Form of Contemplation

Chapter 8: The Second Form of Contemplation

 Chapter 9: The Third Form of Contemplation : Introduction Section

 Chapter 9: The Third Form of Contemplation

Chapter 10: The Mystical Life

First Contemplations Handout

Discovering Your Divine Relationship

Possible Choice for Book Study List

Pracitical Mysticism :  Synopsis and Summary (a work in progress)

Spirituality Group Feb 1 2023 Living Presence


Mysticism for the 21st Century (David McClanahan)

extras  —

Talk Nov 27

The Process

Closing Song

Let There Be Peace

Let There Be Peace (instrumental)

Let There Be Peace (mp3)

The Fine Arts (mp4)

Mysticism (mp4)

 Book Proposal The Fine Arts (video)

Book Proposal Mysticism (video)


Davids Book “Joyous Illumination” The Way of Radiance

Davids The Journey of the Soul

Fred’s Art Exhibition

Om mani padme hum

Govinda Chant – YouTube

Om Mani Pad Me Hum – YouTube

Om Mani Padme Hum start at 1:50

Om Namah shivaya

SHIV MANTRA MEDITATION with Shamanic Drums || Mantra Trance to Keep Negative Energies Away – YouTube

Radhe Govinda  (Soul , Divine)   14

Radhe Govinda – Live With Lyrics – YouTube

Radhe Govinda – Live With Lyrics – YouTube