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Fact a Day: August 18th

The Facts on the Mind Sciences (Harvest House, 1993), p. 9

 

What are some examples of contemporary Mind Science groups and individuals?

 

It may be helpful here to divide Mind Science influence into four basic categories. First, we have the Mind Science religions, such as Religious Science, New Thought (a large consortium of groups), Christian Science, Unity School of Christianity, Silva Mind Control, and various New Age/Mind Science seminars such as est/The Forum, Lifespring, Actualizations, etc….

Second, we have what could be termed the more academic approach to Mind Science. This includes those with an intellectual or scientific background who stress the scientific “confirmation” of human potential/positive thinking. These “findings” are often dependent on parapsychology and consciousness research and may involve a commitment to Eastern/occult metaphysics.

The Science of Mind publication, The Creative Power of the Mind: The Scientific Use of Thought for Abundant Living, is illustrative. This text is a compilation of some 50 articles by various scientists, medical doctors, philosophers, Nobel laureates, psychologists, religious leaders, and prominent personalities. Many of these individuals accept at least some form of the basic principles of Mind Science. For example, we find such pantheistic sentiments as, “There can be no positive thinking based on [the idea of] separation: We are one with God, Man is Spirit, God is that Spirit,” and “God is everything.”*…

*For documentation see The Facts on the Mind Sciences

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