Core Beliefs

We BelieveScience of Mind was established in 1927 by Dr. Ernest Holmes. Despite limited formal education, Holmes studied world religions, psychology, philosophy and science. He called Science of Mind “the most liberal spiritual movement the world has ever seen,” and stated that this philosophy, “In its broadest and truest sense includes all there is in science, religion and philosophy … It borrows much of its light from others, but in so doing does not rob anyone, for Truth is universal and never personal.”

Science of Mind is based on ten core concepts that run as a theme through both ancient spiritual wisdom and modern religious teachings. These spiritual values include prayer, Oneness, wholeness, abundance and forgiveness, as well as others. Within the heart of this teaching, we find the strength and wisdom of Christianity, the timeless and pervasive truths of Buddhism and Hinduism, ideals held dear in Native American culture, as well as others.

We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in US, and that all PEOPLE are incarnations of the One Spirit.We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.We believe that HEAVEN is within US, and that we experience IT to the degree that we become conscious of It.We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God. We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling Presence.We believe in the direct revelation of Truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that ANYONE may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind.We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.We believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that OUR LIFE is God.

-Dr. Ernest Holmes