Elsie Spittle has been an internationally recognized trainer and consultant for over four decades. She is one of the few people who knew Sydney Banks, originator of the Three Principles, before he had his profound insight, and who stuck by him, despite her own early strong resistance.

Elsie had the privilege of receiving “on the job” training directly from Mr. Banks, travelling with him to address mental health practitioners, educators, and others seeking a deeper understanding of life.

Since then, Elsie has been invited to consult with all levels of executives and employees in the corporate world, and has been instrumental in transforming disadvantaged communities. She has worked with staff and youth in juvenile justice settings, as well as with individuals via coaching and retreats, and is co-founder of the Three Principles School, dedicated to sharing the integrity and purity of the Principles for the benefit of future generations.

Photograph by Lynn Spittle

Elsie is the author of 8 books

  • What if You Already Knew the Answers to Your Questions?
  • Mentored by Mind;
  • Nuggets of Wisdom II;
  • The Path to Contentment;
  • Nuggets of Wisdom;
  • Beyond Imagination – A New Reality Awaits;
  • Our True Identity… Three Principles;
  • Wisdom for Life

More information about Elsie’s books can be found by clicking here.

I taught two sections of a Counseling Theories course and assigned students to read Beyond Imagination. It was really fun to process their positive reactions to your book and their questions. These students also read The Enlightened Gardener and watched several of Syd’s videos as part of the class. I always get so emotional when I watch those videos…filled with gratitude that I met Syd, and you…and so many others. Lots of love.

I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your book, Our True Identity.  The stories, the way you explain things in a down to earth yet spiritual way – it is bringing me Joy!!!  I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that you so eloquently wrote this book from your own beautiful wisdom!!!  I think Syd was watching over you!!!!