What is Science of Mind/Religious Science
The Science of Mind is the study of Life and the nature of the laws of thought; the conception that we live in a spiritual Universe; and an understanding and belief that God is in, through, around and for us. --Ernest Holmes (founder of Science of Mind, 1927)
Science of Mind was established in 1927 by Ernest Holmes (1887–1960) and is a spiritual, philosophical and metaphysical religious movement within the larger New Thought movement.
In general, the term "Science of Mind" applies to the teachings which are based on ten principles (below), while the term "Religious Science" applies to the organizations which are now called Centers for Spiritual Living. However, adherents often use the terms interchangeably.
"Religious Science combines: 1) laws of science, 2) opinions of philosophy, and 3)revelations of religion applied to human needs and the aspirations of man."
He also stated that Religious Science/Science of Mind (RS/SOM) is not based on any "authority" of established beliefs, but rather on "what it can accomplish" for the people who practice it.
Thus, in Science of Mind "prayer" is practical and affirmative - not supplicative, begging, or asking as in many other religions.
Practical affirmative prayer is intended to bring about changes in conditions by knowing and applying these principles practically and meaningfully.
What we believe
The following 10 Core Principles are the foundation upon which we strive to live our lives. A detailed explanation of each can be found in an easy to understand article from the Science of Mind Magazine.
2. Triune Nature
3. Creative Nature
7. The Reciprocal Universe
10. The Christ (as a Principle)