Welcome to SPICA - Way of Light

SPICA – Way of Light is a University and Church without walls.  We provide nondenominational spiritual education via distance learning modalities. Our spiritual philosophy enables individuals to access inner guidance in order to know, understand and deepen their unique relationship with the Universe. Our program can lead to profound psycho-spiritual transformation.

SPICA – Way of Light espouses the philosophy of the Divine Feminine, Mystical Christ Principles of Life based upon the tenets of Divine Mystery throughout history beginning with the most ancient masters. This ancient wisdom leads all people to Sacred Alignment that assists soul evolution. SPICA – Way of Light incorporates mystical wisdom that transcends judgement based upon a belief in separation from the Divine because its foundation consists of union and unity inherent in each individual. Thus, it encompasses the Divine Masculine while seeking Universal balance through the Divine Feminine. SPICA – Way of Light University of Divinity and Church provide support and growth for many philosophies, such as Metaphysical, Divine Mind Sciences, Transpersonal Development and mystical wisdom.

The SPICA – Way of Light program represents the distillation of more than four decades of personal study, counseling, teaching, healing and service to the Divine by our Founder, Rev. Katherine Bell*.  Formerly known as Katherine Torres, over the years, she authored articles and books (The Faces of Woman Spirit, A Celtic Oracle of Avalon, Soul Magic, Understanding Your Journey, BE THE LIVING TREE, From Roots to Fruit You are Divine), designed images of the Tree of Life to reveal feminine qualities, and developed workshops to assist others to identify their inner mystery, their Divine Self.

For more information please contact us at: 805-279-0563 or through email to  katherine@spicawayoflight.com

*Formerly known as Katherine Torres, Ph.D., D.D.

The Creed

The SPICA – Way of Light Church has been established to bring an understanding of the Divine Feminine qualities of the Universe to humanity. We believe The Holy Mother, as well as the Holy Father, is present in all living things. Our spiritual philosophy provides a method for revealing sacred knowledge of the Holy Mother.   Our beliefs extend as far back as the Ancient Essenes, Temples of Egypt, and the Celtic Orders who honored both the Holy Father and Holy Mother.  These time-honored teachings are now honored in our places of worship.

It is the intention of this church, SPICA – Way of Light, to expand the wisdom of the Holy Mother by providing worship in the form of regular services and teachings through seminars and symposiums.  These teachings will offer ministerial guidance for all interested in pursuing the expansion of their spiritual beliefs and extending their Grace to others.

The Meaning of “SPICA”

The name of the Church, SPICA – Way of Light is derived from the Star called SPICA which is the 15th brightest Star in our Solar System.  It is the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo.   When viewing the star-model of Virgo, it is seen as a Virgin.   The star, Spica is the brilliant light emanating from her left hand where a shaft of wheat, or an ear of corn, is identified. Esoterically it is said to carry the vibration of the Divine Feminine.  As it oscillates, it releases energy of a feminine nature to all of humanity. The feminine nature is loving, nurturing, creative, organic, sensual, and fertile.   It holds the consciousness of new development in a container of light as it discovers its true nature, capabilities, essential quality, and empowered state of being. Once these aspects are developed, the Divine Feminine releases the energy into the evolution of productivity and successful manifestations.

In esoteric astrology, SPICA’s radiance honors Isis, the Virgin Mary, Anu, Sophia, Domnu and many other names of Goddesses from cultures who honor the Divine Feminine Principle. The star radiates the activation of Brilliance within a person, animal, plant, or mineral.  Brilliance is the quality of recognizing union with Source and the awareness of wholeness.  It stimulates the brilliant aspects of one’s personal self as well as the Spiritual consciousness within.  Good fortune and success are attributed to the radiance of Spica.

The name, SPICA – Way of Light, was chosen to honor the Brilliant Light of Goddess, the Divine Feminine Principle that is presently leading the way of conscious evolution as it nurtures the new wave of creative, organic, sensual and fertile energy. The, statement, “Way of Light” honors the reality that we follow this Light to know the blessings of Source guiding us always. We do honor that Light is Within us…not somewhere in the ozone of an energy field we cannot know until we die.   We honor that we can know It now and it is our intention to know and live this Source Light.

Spiritual inspiration did cause Dr. Bell* to use an acronym of the word SPICA:

Spirit Present In Consciousness Always

*Formerly known as Katherine Torres, Ph.D., D.D.

SPICA - Way of Light University of Divinity

We are NOT currently accepting new students.

If you have any questions or need more information, please send us an email or contact:
Rev. Celeste Mulvihill, V.P. Student Affairs
3149 White Cedar Place
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Phone: (800) 499-2353

Love, Light and Blessings

About Us

In the Summer of 2006, individuals, inspired by the spiritual life and work of Rev. Katherine Bell*, decided they wanted to help get her work anchored in a nonprofit organization and assist in helping the church and course work continue to be used by as many people, and for as many years, as possible. The seed donation set the Light of Intention into a brilliant state of activity.   By November of 2006 a nation-wide meditation occurred to align and anchor the intention of SPICA – Way of Light.  More than forty-five people across the United States created their meditation circles, connected with the Divine Feminine, and helped set the focus for a church and school of divinity to be set in place for spiritual practitioners.  By February of 2007, Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and all paperwork was submitted and accepted by the State of California and the Federal Government (I.R.S.).

SPICA – Way of Light began supporting the community with Inspirational Sundays and a monthly Gathering Class to help individuals remain on their spiritual course and fulfill their divine intention.   The Board of Directors began working on the larger plan to prepare an educational system with a New Thought-Transpersonal Approach(SM) philosophy that would provide degrees in spiritual philosophy, ministerial diplomas, and healing diplomas. In 2009, SPICA – Way of Light University of Divinity was put in place.

Presently, SPICA – Way of Light has three Board Members and several Chairwomen guiding the path and growth of the Church.

Rev. Katherine Bell*, Ph.D., D.D. is the Founder and President of SPICA – Way of Light.   She has over four decades of dedicated spiritual practice. She provides spiritual counseling/coaching, Astrology, Reiki and Shamanic healing modalities, and much more, as she helps others find their purpose and passion.  Rev. Bell* established the mystical studies of Daughters of the Moon and the Wizard Circle programs, which set the foundation of the Divine Feminine wisdom that has inspired the growth of SPICA – Way of Light. She is an author, lecturer, teacher, and heads the SPICA – Way of Light University of Divinity.   Her spiritual, doctoral degrees are in Metaphysical Sciences, Transpersonal Psychology, Holistic Astrology, and Mysticism.

*Formerly known as Katherine Torres, Ph.D., D.D.

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