Where Rigorous Scientific Study ​Meets Deep Spiritual and Subtle Energy Exploration

Holos University Graduate Seminary prepares students to integrate Universal Principles of Energy Medicine, Spirituality, and Holistic Health through self-development, scholarly exploration/research, and compassionate service.

​The mystical traditions of virtually all religions contain substantial references that address the subtle physical energies of the body, the transpersonal aspects of the mind, and the expressive activity of the spirit. These traditions exist at the very core of holistic mysticism, spiritual direction, counseling intuition, and integrative healthcare. Holos University Graduate Seminary (HUGS) emphasizes ecumenical spiritual approaches that fulfill a growing need for an inclusive, holistic, and creative approach to life in contemporary communities.

As a Seminary, HUGS focuses upon the spiritual aspects of its studies and research. As a University, HUGS strives to uphold the highest academic standards in teaching and research, and seeks to serve as a bridge between academic, scientific, and religious institutions. The educational design of the HUGS programs, center on these basic tenets, inevitably leading to a new, broader, and more expansive understanding of subtle energies, consciousness, and human transformation. ​

Our Mission

Holos University uses blended distance learning to offer academic studies based upon the scientific and intuitive exploration of integrative healing, applied spirituality and acknowledgment of the subtle energy realms. Studies emphasize self-development, scholarly exploration and research, and compassionate service in the world.​

Our Vision

Holos University Graduate Seminary envisions a society whose foundation for well-being is based on a holistic, spiritual philosophy. HUGS affirms the highest holistic and ecumenical spiritual principles as the foundation for optimal health. HUGS encourages each individual to contribute in a unique and innovative manner to the evolution of human consciousness, spirituality, and global well-being. Holistic approaches to well-being include all aspects of the human experience: body; emotions; mind; relationships; and spirit. ​

Our Guiding Principles

THEOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDINGS that demonstrate an appreciation for the essential teachings of the world’s great religions and a broad ecumenical, interpersonal, and cross-cultural understanding of faith and spirituality.


COMPETENCY in holistic health that supports creative personal growth, life-long learning, and competence in holistically- oriented physical, emotional, mental, spiritual health and well-being.


CRITICAL THINKING AND CLEAR COMMUNICATION that promote competence in independent scholarly and scientific explorations and research using rigorous protocols, and that enhance an ability to articulate effectively intellectual, theological, subtle energy, and spiritual concepts and values.


CULTURAL SENSITIVITY that demonstrates an appreciation for and support of diversity among students and faculty in religious, ethnic, racial, cultural, and spiritual values.


INTEGRATION that emphasizes the crucial interconnected components of body, mind, and spirit in support of subtle energy, energy medicine, and spiritual healing approaches to holistic health and well-being in individuals and communities.  Ultimately, this is the foundation of holistic healthcare, energy medicine, and spiritual healing.


Rev./Dr. Susan Russell, LMSW, PhD, ThD

All Faiths Church of Spirituality & Health
Holos University Graduate Seminary


Rev./Dr. Ellen Valentine-Laperriere, ThD (h.c.)

All Faiths Church of Spirituality & Health
Treasurer & Secretary
Holos University Graduate Seminary
President/Chief Operating Officer


Dr. Lynn Walker, DrPH

All Faiths Church of Spirituality & Health
Church President
Holos University Graduate Seminary
Professor & Accreditation Consultant

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