Glossary

Following are a number of commonly used terms and phrases that tend to be unique to the practice of Religious Science.

Clearing – To release suppressed emotions or feeling about some troubling condition or circumstance in your life. Clearing is done by simply telling someone how you feel without accusing or blaming anyone for the situation.

Demonstrate – To prove, or demonstrate, the validity of metaphysical principles by using them to create some desirable object, condition, or circumstance in your life. The physical expression of your spiritual work is referred to as a “Demonstration”.

The Law – This term refers to the Law of Cause and Effect. It specifically applies to the recognition of Spirit as the original, or First Cause, and physical manifestation as the effect.

Mind – The term Mind, spelled with a capital “M”, refers to Universal Mind, or the Mind of God. In the familiar trilogy of Spirit, mind, and body, the term Mind is synonymous with the entire Trinity. Therefore, it represents a higher state of activity than our ordinary intellectual mind. It encompasses all states of mind and being as an expression of Spirit.

Practitioner – A Practitioner is an individual who has been trained and certified to serve the spiritual growth of others. Practitioners are available to help with the healing of mind, body, circumstances and relationship through through the use of a specific prayer technique.

The Principles – A Principle is a basic truth, law, or assumption that does not change.

Race Consciousness – This term refers to the collective consciousness of the human race, or species. By virtue of our humanness we are subject to the many hidden causes that lie within the collective subconscious mind of humanity. This same concept is also referred to as race suggestion or race mind.

Science of Mind – This term refers to the basic teaching of Religious Science as developed in the “The Science of Mind” textbook written by Ernest Holmes. The term refers to the scientific use of spiritual principles contained within the Mind of God.

Subjective Mind – This term refers to the subconscious, or hidden, aspect of the Mind of God. Subjective mind can also refer to an individual’s unconscious mind.

Treatment – The term treatment is often used as an abbreviation for Spiritual Mind Treatment, or Affirmative Prayer.

Soul – In Religious Science the term Soul represents the subjective, or subconscious, aspect of our nature. In the Trinity of Spirit, mind, and body, it is synonymous with the subconscious nature of the mind.