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Latest update May 3, 1996

The CBL (Center for Better Living) located in Westminster, Colorado, USA, is an educational center teaching an open-ended process philosophy that marries the principles of Science of Mind and other New Thought with the teachings of Jesus as found in the Peshitta, the biblical text in Aramaic, the language of Jesus, the apostles, and other people of first-century Palestine.

Classes on the Science of Mind principles are held on Thursday evenings (7:00-9:00). Admission for nonmembers is $10.00.

Symposiums are held, on Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:00, on the history and practices of various religions and philosophies, including the religious traditions of Native American religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism. Admission for nonmembers is $10.00.

Also on Sundays, before the symposium, there is spiritual mind treatment (affirmative prayer), without admission charge, from 9:30-9:50.

Rev. Mary Beth Olson, D.D. is the founding minister and director of CBL. She is an ordained minister in Religious Science, UFBL, and the Lola Mays New Thought Seminary. She is an internationally known lecturer on the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Aramaic Bible (New Testament). She is specially qualified in teaching and lecturing on the language, culture, and customs of the Semitic peoples and is available for lectures and seminars.

She currently is enrolled in Regis University (a Jesuit university) working toward a Master's degree in Religious Anthropology. She is enlarging her language skills, presently studying Arabic and German. She also is taking advanced Hebrew and Basic Judaism at the Denver Institute of Jewish Studies with Rabbi Max Frankel and will be taking advanced Aramaic at the Iliff School of Theology - University of Denver with Rabbi Fred Greenspahn and through private study.

She has a regular series of articles, "From the Heart of Jesus," in the quarterly New Thought. These articles present the teachings of Jesus from the perspective of his culture and language. She also is at work on a book on the Decalogue (the Ten Commandments) and its relevancy for non-Jews.

Information on all of the above can be obtained by writing or calling:

Dr. Mary Beth Olson
P.O. Box 1032
Westminster, Colorado 80030-1032
Phone: (303) 426-0627
Fax: (303) 426-6411

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