he Council on Spiritual Practices is a collaboration
among spiritual guides, experts in the behavioral and
biomedical sciences, and scholars of religion, dedicated
to making direct experience of the sacred more
available to more people. There is evidence that such
encounters can have profound benefits for those who
experience them, for their neighbors, and for the world.
CSP has a twofold mission: to identify and develop
approaches to primary religious experience that can be
used safely and effectively, and to help individuals and
spiritual communities bring the insights, grace, and joy
that arise from direct perception of the divine into their
The Council on Spiritual Practices has no doctrine or
liturgy of its own.