Frequently Asked Questions about Science of Mind Magazine
1. What is Science of Mind?
Science of Mind is a philosophy that integrates spiritual truths with science and philosophy. Simply put, Science of Mind teaches the unity of all life. Intentions and ideas flow through a field of consciousness, which actually affect and create the world around us. This idea is common to most major religions and is supported by the teachings of psychology and quantum physics.
In Science of Mind, we believe that the secret to living a successful life is to consciously choose positive and productive thoughts. Put another way, “As you think, so you become.”
Science of Mind is the core teaching of Centers for Spiritual Living, which is an organization of over 400 spiritual communities that provide spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place.
2. Who is the founder of Science of Mind Magazine?
Dr. Ernest Holmes founded the spiritual movement that started Centers for Spiritual Living. Born in 1887 on a small Maine farm, Dr. Holmes spent his teenage years out-of-doors, asking himself “What is God? Who am I? Why am I here?” This questioning led to his 1926 book, The Science of Mind, which outlined the foundational viewpoints of modern New Thought. Dr. Holmes started Science of Mind Magazine in 1927 and it has been in continuous publication since then.
3. Is Science of Mind a real science?
In Science of Mind, we believe that the fields of religion and science are complementary, and that science will prove what the mystics have said for thousands of years about the nature of God, human beings, and the Universe. These beliefs are being proven even now by quantum physicists who have found that the universe is made up of energy that cannot be destroyed and is infinitely intelligent.
Science of Mind is also scientific in that is uses laws of nature to prove spiritual principles. Any person can experiment with the principles and measure the results.
4. Is Science of Mind related to or connected with Scientology or Christian Science?
No. Science of Mind is in no way related to Scientology and is a unique and separate entity from Christian Science. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind, studied many of the spiritual leaders of his time, including Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, but he was not a member of that group.
5. What is the role of prayer within Science of Mind?
Science of Mind honors all forms of prayer. In addition, we teach a unique and scientific form of prayer called Spiritual Mind Treatment. This powerful, affirmative method of prayer was developed by Dr. Ernest Holmes. Spiritual Mind Treatment involves a five-step process that harnesses the creative process of consciousness. This type of powerful, scientific prayer allows new levels of health, wealth, love, and wholeness to become a reality in our lives.