The Science of Mind
The book, The Science of Mind, is structured with a multiple chapters each centred with lessons
from observation. The writer welcomes the reader to put his suggestions to the test and be witness to
personal observations. Given the length of the book and paper length limitations, a great deal of the
writer's chain of thought and suggestions maybe misrepresented.
Lesson 1: Instinctive Man and Nature:
ï· The writer, in this section attempts to trace man's history back to the "dim past" where a self-
conscious man had not yet evolved and was only Instinctive.
ï· Using an analogy of steam "evolving" from water and water being formed from steam to
explain, he convincingly states that if man has also evolved to an intelligent being, then he must
also have unfolded/ evolved from a similar material/ entity - Intelligence; with all its attributes;
self-choice, free will and of course creative abilities.
ï· This Intelligence, he says, still operates in and out of man carrying out functions of the body,
guiding man silently towards discoveries that seem to appear out of nowhere; fire, electricity
and many other discoveries and inventions alike. As stated in the Bible; "created in God's image"
man like "God/ Good" is evolving to his godlike abilities.
Lesson 2: The Great Discovery
ï· Following the earlier set time line, Ernest Holmes then unveils the greatest discovery made by
then instinctive man - His mind. Man could then identify himself using the biblical words; "I AM"
and could therefore think and thus make choices, plan and execute for his needs free of others.
ï· Man then evolved from instinctive to self-conscious and had become an individual. From that
day on he had to work in conscious union with nature and her forces but...