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University of the Trees

University of the Trees

An experimental New Age school community for world change through consciousness research and related spiritual development. The main thrust of teaching was directed towards self-discovery and creative individual change, and in addition to community life courses, teaching was also maintained through correspondence with students all over the world. Courses were wide-ranging, including art, literature, environmental studies, changing, transpersonal awareness, alternative energy systems, health and yoga, healing, history and neurology of consciousness, philosophy, mysticism, radiational physics, and what is termed "supersensonics" (which includes radiesthesia, dowsing, pyramid research, and psychotronics).

The university granted degrees in consciousness research, but aimed to provide students with methods of study that deepen their inner awareness. The term "the Trees" denoted the nerve dendrites in the brain, and the "Tree of Life" of the nervous system that can combine with knowledge to enhance direct perception of truth.

The community was founded in 1973 and grew out of the teachings of Christopher Hills, a New Age teacher, researcher, and yogi who directs the work of the university. Associated with the university is a Research Institute for Supersensonic Healing Energies. Last known address: P.O. Box 644, 13151 Pine St., Boulder Creek, CA 95006.

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