What We Believe

Centers for Spiritual Living

Science of Mind traces its foundations to Ernest Holmes and his text, The Science of Mind. In that book - first published in 1926 and later revised in 1938 - Holmes correlated laws of science, opinions of philosophy, and revelations of religion. Holmes’ efforts were not to invent some new, secret methods of tapping into the powers of the universe but, rather, to simply and clearly explain these laws and express their essence. Holmes took his inspirations and information from a variety of sources including (among many) Darwin, Emerson, Freud, and Mary Baker Eddy. No such approach to the subject had been taken before.

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The Science of Mind Teaching Symbol

To visualize the process by which Spirit descends into matter (or form), Science of Mind uses a particular teaching symbol. This symbol is a circle with a "V" in it. In Science of Mind, it is believed that it is necessary for Spirit to be manifested in order to express itself. God is ongoing creativity and expression, taking many forms but always remaining constant in the nature of the Source of these many forms.

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Overview of Science of Mind

Science of Mind attempts to combine the best in science, religion, and philosophy. It teaches that every individual controls the course of his/her own life, success or failure, health or sickness, happiness or disappointments, etc. by mental processes which function according to Universal Law. We are all seen as physical, mental, and spiritual beings, each of us being a unique individualization of the one universal and supreme Being. The world we each seek can be achieved here and now, not just in some hereafter.

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We Believe

 

We believe in God, the living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause. This One manifests Itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by Its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.

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