Emma Curtis Hopkins was the “teacher of teachers,” the woman who taught the founders of Unity, Divine Science, Church of Truth, and Religious Science –the woman who invented the term “Science of Mind,” back in the 1890s. She healed hundreds and taught thousands, using her own “line of reasoning” and “upward vision” to empower her.
Today’s students of metaphysics have been given only a small portion of the understanding Emma offered. With this book, both her principles and her practices are made accessible to modern audiences. Rev. Dr. Ruth L. Miller has “translated” Emma’s Victorian rhetoric into clear, modern language and has detailed Emma’s recommendations for daily practice.
“The twelve lessons of the Science of metaphysics are all ideas: ideas with living meanings. In this Science we don’t get attached to any ideas, since when we are tied to a notion that we would like to see all the world a certain way, we may as well be tied to a stake. Breathe out the old ideas and breathe in descriptions of all that you are glad about. You’ll rise above the ideas of your world; free from them. You’ll rise above even the idea of freedom, since it implies bondage and you are neither free nor bound, but above that plain. You are neither superior to it nor inferior, but beyond–for Spirit never gets caught on the hooks of any one idea. In Spirit they’re all good. Ideas are born of the Mind. Mind is God.” –ech