Barbara Hartman, RScP


Licensed in 2014

I was first introduced to Religous Science back in 1983. I wasasked to attend the Church of Religous Science in Palm Desert, California, which is now called the Center for Living, Palm Desert. The minister at the time was a wonderful charismatic speaker by the name of Dr. Tom Costa. He was a very real and loving individual, who eventually became a good friend.

I started out taking a series of classes…one of which was “Treat Yourself To Life”…I was fortunate to have as my teacher the dynamic, and personable author Raymond Charles Barker himself. He was witty and presented the material in such a way that totally captivated me. This class and my reading the Science of Mind textbook, changed my life immediately…and the way I viewed my connection to God.

I am retired…so I have the time to devote to my studies, but am active in other things as well which includes square dancing. I am an avid reader, and have myself into a book most of the time If am not doing other things. I am excited about my new course as a practitioner… and know it to be a fullfilling and completion to my life and that which I have been seeking.


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Laura&CraigWe’re forever grateful for this teaching – It has given us the substance with which to live in our Truth, to create music and bring healing to ourselves and the world.

- Craig & Laura Berman Benelli