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.