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What is Divine Science, Mental Science, Science of Mind, or Science of Mind and Spirit?

Divine Science is a term used to describes a systematic approach to the Divine. Although Mary Baker Eddy wrote about Divine Science in 1881, it is not Christian Science. It is variously a way of examining the Universal Principles within all Religions and Spiritual Paths, a type of approach to New Thought and a term that describes the general exploration and application of New Thought Spiritual Principles in a systematic and scientific method. There is also a New Thought Denomination that uses this name.

Mental Science is a term used to describes an approach to New Thought principles that focused purely on "Mind Principles". Similar to Cognitive Psychology, Mental Science is a New Thought path which includes such writers as Wallace Wattles. Some people favor this approach to New Thought as it emphasizes neuroscience, diet and active approaches rooted in physical and mental behaviors. This New Thought approach is characterized by individualism. It does not have a New Thought Denomination that we are aware of.

Science of Mind is a term that describes a form of New Thought, first articulated by philosopher John Bascom in the 19th Century, then explored by a variety of later New Thought teachers including Wiliam Atkinson and Ernest Holmes. Science of Mind is distinct from Mental Science in that it explores Universal Spiritual Principles and supports this exploration with current Scientific breakthroughs. There are numerous New Thought organizations around the globe that utilize this approach to New Thought. Some of these include: Affiliated New Thought Network, Global Religious Science, World Religious, Science. Whether one adheres to Bascom's original Science of Mind, Atkinson or others insights and methods of Science of Mind, or Holmes' Science of Mind, it is a philosophy that integrates spiritual truths with science and physics. Simply put, Science of Mind teaches the unity of all life, but differs from Christian New Thought in that it is more inclusive. Intentions and ideas flow through a field of consciousness, which affects and creates the world around us. This idea is common to most major religions and is supported by the teachings of psychology and quantum physics. There are about 8 or 9 different New Thought organizations and denominations using the various forms of Science of Mind.

Science of Mind and Spirit is a term often used to describe the DivineUnity approach to New Thought. This approach emphasizes individual transformation and empowerment resulting in awakening into higher awareness and living a Divine Life characterized by conscious compassionate action guided by wisdom teachings. In the application of the Science of Mind and Spirit, people work actively to ensure continued bio-diversity while promoting the UDHR as a powerful positive means by which to insure that all people can life the Divine Life.

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