Center for Spiritual Awareness

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Center for Spiritual Awareness

Organization devoted to the concept that religion is a personal relationship between the individual soul and God, with the goal of becoming dissolved in the mystery of divine essence. The center was incorporated in 1964 by H. Edwin O'Neal. Later in the decade, Roy Eugene Davis, a disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, associated with the center and merged his organization, New Life Worldwide, with it. Davis succeeded O'Neal as head of CSA in 1977.

Under Davis's leadership, the Center for Spiritual Awareness expanded to become the Church of the Christian Spiritual Alliance (which in spite of its name teaches kriya yoga and Hinduism as originally expounded by Swami Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship). The center is now the teaching department of the Church of the Christian Spiritual Alliance. Meditation retreats and seminars are offered at the headquarters as well as in several North American cities. It publishes the Truth Journal. Address: PO Box 7, Lakemont, GA 30552-0001. Website:


Center for Spiritual Awareness. March 8, 2000.

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. God Has Given Us Every Good Thing. Lakemont, Ga.: CSA Press, 1986.

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. The Teachings of the Masters of Perfection. Lakemont, Ga.: CSA Press, 1979.