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We can no more do without spirituality than we can do without food, shelter, or clothing.

Ernest Holmes

What is The Creative Thought Center?

Within this beautiful center we share, teach and use practical, verifiable spiritual tools which when applied consistently transform our lives in all areas – health, abundance, relationships. We believe that God, Great Spirit, the Universe, the Absolute Only Being, whatever you choose to call It acts in, as and through each of us. In other words, we want to facilitate the reawakening of each individual’s awareness of their higher Self.

We do not consider ourselves “new age”, rather we incorporate the ancient wisdom of all the spiritual traditions with the wisdom of the modern mystics, masters, quantum physics. People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, Abraham-Hicks, etc. are welcome here!

What is Science of Mind?

Science of Mind, our core teaching, is considered a New Thought philosophy. Since the New Thought tradition dates to the 1880’s and has its roots in the Transcendentalist Movement of the 1830s it is not really “new”. It has a long and respected history, and includes luminaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Emma Curtis Hopkins.

Dr. Ernest Holmes established the spiritual movement Science of the Mind in 1927. Born in 1887 on a small Maine farm, Dr. Holmes spent his teenage years out-of-doors, asking himself “What is God? Who am I? Why am I here?” 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 a philosophy that integrates spiritual truths with science and philosophy. Simply put, Science of Mind teaches the unity of all life. Intentions and ideas flow through a field of consciousness, which actually 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. In Science of Mind, we believe that the secret to living a successful life is to consciously choose positive and productive thoughts. Put another way, “As you think, so you become.”

Is Science of Mind a real science?

In Science of Mind, we believe that the fields of religion and science are complementary, and that science will prove what the mystics have said for thousands of years about the nature of God, human beings, and the Universe. These beliefs are being proven even now by quantum physicists who have found that the universe is made up of energy that cannot be destroyed and is infinitely intelligent.

Science of Mind is also scientific in that is uses laws of nature to prove spiritual principles. Any person can experiment with the principles and measure the results.

Is Science of Mind related to or connected with Scientology or Christian Science?

No. Science of Mind is in no way related to Scientology and is a unique and separate entity from Christian Science. Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind, studied many of the spiritual leaders of his time, including Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, but he was not a member of that group.

Do you consider yourself Christian and believe in Jesus Christ?

In Science of Mind, we believe that Jesus of Nazareth was a loving, powerful man who walked the earth two thousand years ago. Jesus was a Master Teacher and a great example of how to live the individual expression of God. In Science of Mind, the phrase “Christ Consciousness” is used to refer to a universal principle of God expressing through humanity. Jesus was the great example, given to us all, of fully living our divine potential, our “Christ Consciousness.”

According to Dr. Ernest Holmes, “Science of Mind does not deny the divinity of Jesus; but it does affirm the divinity of all people. It does not deny that Jesus was the son of God; but affirms that all beings are children of God. It does not deny that the Kingdom of God was revealed through Jesus; but affirms that the Kingdom of God is also revealed through you and me.”