Science of Being
by Eugene Fersen
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SCIENCE OF BEING offers an up-to-date scientific explanation of the "WHY" and "HOW" of human existence, an explanation that will satisfy that inner craving within each individual to know: Why he is born to this world? From where does he come and where does he go? What is his ultimate aim and purpose? Does life begin only with his human birth and end with his bodily death or is there a continuity of existence hereafter? Is life but a mere happening or is it directed by some definite Immutable Laws? Is there a Supreme Power governing this Universe or is everything but a combination of Material Elements ruled by Hazard and Chance?
SCIENCE OF BEING teaches how to unfold the Forces and Powers latent within the individual and use them daily in every department of human activities.
SCIENCE OF BEING builds CHARACTER and assures to everyone the realization of their Ambitions and Aims in Life.
SCIENCE OF BEING is a complete education in the Fine Art of Living, an art not taught in schools and colleges, yet without which nobody can get along through Life successfully.
The Fundamental Principles of SCIENCE OF BEING are, that there exists a Supreme Ruling Intelligent Power called Universal Life Energy, latent in every individual, pervading the whole Universe and governing everything by Its own Law. There is that supreme, guiding, sustaining, protecting Law. There is an Infinite Supply of that Universal Power, meeting all human needs. Yet, most human beings have no knowledge of those wonderful Gifts, which are so lavishly bestowed upon them. They do not know how to contact that Great Supply, how to draw on those Universal Forces, how to use that Great Law constructively in their lives. As a result of that ignorance they are, so to say, starving in a land of plenty or aimlessly drifting along on the Great Ocean of Life, yet with a wonderful compass at hand to direct them safely to a secure haven.
SCIENCE OF BEING explains how to contact and use Universal Life Energy, to overcome all limitations and obstacles which bar the way to Health, Success, Prosperity and Happiness.
The Basic Aim of SCIENCE OF BEING is to insure to the individual his unalienable birthrights of Liberty, Self-reliance, Self-determination and Pursuit of Individual Happiness, thus MAKING LIFE WORTH LIVING.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LESSON ONE--- THE ABSOLUTE (SPIRIT)
The Great Principle
The Pyramid of Life
The Five Statements of Being
The Three Attributes of Divinity
Scientific Definition of Man
Questions and Answers
LESSON TWO--- LIFE ENERGY (I)
The Mental Contact
The Star Exercise
Qualities of Universal Life Energy
Causes of Physical Discomfort
Use of the Magnetic Force in Modern and Ancient Times
Concentration of the Magnetic Force in Inanimate Objects
Questions and Answers
LESSON THREE--- THE RELATIVE (MATTER)
The Origin of Matter
Aspects of Matter
Scientific Definition of Matter
The Law of Attraction
The Universe, the Worlds, and the Law of Attraction
Indestructibility of Energy, Substance, the Universe, and the Soul
Scientific Definition of the Soul
Soul the Basis of Man's Existence
Incarnation of Soul in Matter
The Human Body and How to Sustain It
The Material Body in its Last Analysis
Questions and Answers
LESSON FOUR--- LIFE ENERGY (II)
The Human Aura
The Use of Universal Life Energy in Daily Life
Healing by Use of Universal Life Energy
Success and Prosperity
Questions and Answers
LESSON FIVE--- LAWS, ABSOLUTE AND RELATIVE
Laws of the Absolute
The Law of Life and of Spirit
The Great Law
The Law of Vibration
Laws of the Relative
The Law of Polarity
The Law of Rhythm
The Law of Gender
The Law of Cause and Effect
The Law of Love
The Law of Evolution
Questions and Answers
LESSON SIX--- MIND FORCE
The Telepathic Apparatus
The Concentrated Thought
The Self-Consciousness and the Sub-Consciousness
The Power of the Concentrated Thought in Daily Life
Treatments at a Distance
Questions and Answers
LESSON SEVEN--- SPIRITUAL POWER
The Way to Obtain Spiritual Power
Theory of Spiritual Vibrations
The Baptism by Fire
The Two Roads
The Origin of Evil
The Legend--- "The Dream"
Questions and Answers
The new eBook edition contains the full text of the original 1923 book including diagrams.
Let those who read this book understand that its main object is to bring Enlightenment to Humanity through Pure Knowledge aflame with Love, and its mission is to pave the way to Peace and Harmony and Power.
Though a book of Science, it is a friend of true Religions and Philosophies. They will find their fundamental tenets scientifically explained by the Science of Being, which will also show them that they are all brothers, because Truth is One, and is the Golden Thread on which are strung the varied pearls of Religions and Philosophies.
The day will come when Humanity will have outgrown its present concepts of Divinity, when Man will have lost his faith in teachings based on Faith alone, the day when utter despair will grip the heart of a World which has lost its God. Humanity will then discover through the Science this book teaches that God has always lived with men, yet they have not known Him.
LESSON ONE - THE ABSOLUTE (SPIRIT)
THE GREAT question—the greatest of all questions—has been asked by Humanity for countless ages, "Is there a God?" From the point of view of Religion, it is accepted on faith that there is a God, a Divinity, Who is called the Father of Man and of the Universe. But human beings are not satisfied with believing on faith; they want to know, to have irrefutable proofs of the existence of Divinity. Therefore has it become the task of Science to investigate the matter and find an answer to this question, an answer which will satisfy the searching of the rational mind; and Science has solved the problem nobly.
Through scientific investigation, it was discovered that there is a Universal Force, which may be termed Eternal Energy—Primal Energy—pervading the whole Universe, filling Infinite Space. If Primal Energy fills Infinite Space for one moment, it becomes at that moment one with Space; and if it is one with Space for one moment, it must be one with Space for Eternity, because there is no place where it can lose itself. Therefore, by logical reasoning, the Basic Energy of the Universe is found to be Infinite, and at the same time Eternal, has always been and always will be so.
Through further investigation, it was discovered that Infinite Energy expresses itself in most admirable laws, sublime laws; that it shows the profoundest intelligence and logic, a self-conscious-ness expressed in the divinest terms; laws invariable, true to themselves, mathematically correct, and above all, harmonious and beautiful.
As a result of all this reasoning, was discovered, through Its first Universal Manifestation as Primal Energy, That which has always existed, the Eternal Unmanifest called God, conscious of Its own power, law emitting, law abiding and most Harmonious. In other words, there is a Unit, a One, existing eternally, expressing Itself through Its Creation, the Universe, consciously governing it, sus-taining it in a condition of Eternal Harmony, and loving it—for Harmony and Love are one. Harmony means Attraction. Love IS Attraction.
Thus Science has discovered Divinity under another name. Therefore for the word "God," which would have been used in Religion or Philosophy, will be substituted a word having a deeper meaning, covering broader ground,—the word "Principle."
The word Principle
is not related especially to Divinity, but applies equally to
logic, activity and art, as the principle of music, the principle
mathematics, etc. The word Principle gives a clearer idea of the Great
Cause, of Divinity, than does the word "God." The word itself
be exhausted by its various definitions, and if instead of a few
we should give ten thousand, the whole ground would not have been
there are five words which characterize the word "Principle" in
general, including Principle as applied to the Great First Cause
The Great Principle.
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Scientific Definition of the Word Principle
"PRINCIPLE IS THAT WHICH CREATES, CONSTITUTES, GOVERNS, SUSTAINS AND CONTAINS ALL." These five words include all the various lesser definitions. What must Principle do first? First it must CREATE, because it cannot handle anything before it has created the very thing it has to handle.
Thus the first activity of each principle, no matter if it is the principle of music or of mathematics or of anything else, must be creation. The principle of music creates notes, the principle of mathematics creates numbers, etc.
But creation does not inevitably mean order. It may be chaos. So that there should be order, it must CONSTITUTE, that is, assign to each phenomenon its proper place which it will keep eternally. With numbers, the activity of constitution demands that one is made 1, two is made 2, three is made 3, etc. and each has its proper place. Two can never lapse into three, or three can never become four,—they are all IMMUTABLE. It is only because they are what they are, eternally, immutably, that we can calculate at all mathematically. The most complicated, intricate calculations are possible only because each cipher has its place assigned, con-stituted in order out of chaos.
What is the next activity of Principle? It must bring forth out of itself its laws—changeless laws—by which it GOVERNS that which it has created and that which it has put in order, constituted. These laws are then named. There are, for example, the laws of mathematics. Through the application of these laws we attain the invariable result of our calculations. If we misapply the laws we make mistakes. This applies equally to music, to logic, etc.
But the acts of creation, constitution and governing may be for but a moment. There is nothing in these three activities which ensures their continuance. After Principle has created, constituted and governed, it must SUSTAIN its very creation so as to make it permanent, eternal.
And finally, if Principle creates everything there is out of itself, it must then CONTAIN within itself all its creation. It must be the father of its creation. It must be the circumference, from within which springs all creation; and since Principle from its own center creates all and becomes its own circumference, therefore, it is the center and circumference of all. PRINCIPLE IS ALL.
So it is with the Great Principle, The Great First Cause, Whom we call Divinity, or God. FROM ETERNITY OUT OF ITSELF THE GREAT PRINCIPLE CREATED THE UNIVERSE. INCLUDING MAN AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE. FROM ETERNITY IT ASSIGNED TO EACH CREATED THING ITS PROPER PLACE. Every blade of grass has its place, every star knows its course; and as long as all keep their places and perform their duties, the Law of Order in the Universe continues to operate. But if they should slip from their places or fail in their duties, there is chaos. The Law of Order and Harmony is transgressed.
AFTER IT HAS ASSIGNED TO EVERYTHING ITS PROPER IDENTITY, ITS INDIVIDUALITY. IT ISSUES FROM ITSELF THE UNIVERSAL, CHANGELESS LAWS, WHICH THEN GOVERN THEM. Everything down to the smallest electron is governed by Its Laws—Laws as precise, as invariable, as mathematical as the laws of mathematics itself, for mathematics is part of Its Creation and is therefore subject to Its Laws. Nothing can be above or beyond these Laws, for they are a manifestation of the Eternal Activity of the Great Principle Itself.
THE FOURTH ACTIVITY OF THE GREAT PRINCIPLE IS ITS POWER TO SUSTAIN. IT POURS OUT ALL LIFE AND ENERGY FROM ITSELF, AND SANCTIONS AND SUPPORTS ITS OWN LIFE, INTELLIGENCE, LAWS AND LOVE SO THAT THEY WILL EXIST WITH IT ETERNALLY. From It proceeds all.
And lastly, as the mother-bird covers her fledglings with her wings, so the Great Principle enfolds all Creation within Its boundless protection and Love. IT CONTAINS THE WHOLE UNIVERSE and therefore may be said to be in a way greater than Its own Creation. Yet It is identical with Creation, for Creation is the exact counterpart of the Great Principle, the Eternal Unmanifest, of which we perceive but the Manifestation. No one has seen the Great Principle, the Unmanifest, at any time. We perceive and appreciate It only through Its manifest Laws. THE UNIVERSE IS THE MANIFESTATION AND THE SCIEN-TIFIC, ACTUAL PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE OF THE GREAT PRINCIPLE.
TO THIS PRESENT STATE OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS, THE GREAT PRINCIPLE APPEARS IN FOUR DISTINCT ASPECTS—
They are in a certain scientific order; they have been so eternally and cannot be changed. It has been said, "God is first Love." But one cannot love if one does not already live, and even Divinity Itself cannot reverse such a sequence. THE GREAT PRINCIPLE IS FIRST LIFE. It must first live and then It can think. It must first live and then It can express Truth, Law. It must first live and then It can love. THE FIRST ASPECT OF THE GREAT PRINCIPLE, THEREFORE, IS LIFE.
What comes next? MIND. For Life must become conscious of itself, conscious of its own existence. If it were not conscious of itself, Life might be said not to exist completely; but it is able to say, "I think, therefore I am."
Next must come TRUTH, LAW. The Self Conscious Life must be true to itself eternally, law-emitting, law-abiding, since it can only work harmoniously when it is true to itself.
And finally, what must be last? It must be LOVE—HARMONY. For if Life were not capable of Love, of Harmony, it would be set against itself, repelling instead of attracting, self-hating and there-fore self-destructive. Love and Harmony are synonymous terms. LOVE IS THE LAW AND ALSO THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW; it is Love alone that sets the seal of Eternity on all; it is Love alone that justifies Eternity and makes it what it should be, a blessing. Without Love, Eternity would be the most terrible hell imaginable, for it is only when we know that there will be Everlasting Harmony that we can face Eternity. And the only guarantee of Eternal Harmony lies in the fact that The Great Principle Itself must love eternally, in order to maintain throughout Eternity Its Own Existence. That is why we cling to Love to the very last, when all else, Life and Mind and even Truth, have apparently failed us. LOVE IS NOT FIRST IN ORDER BUT IN IMPORTANCE. Whatever else may be achieved will be of no use without Love, for it is the beauty and radiance and joy of the Universe.
These are the Four Aspects of the Great Principle. They are instantaneous and simultaneous, yet expressed in their logical order. This order cannot be changed; it is fundamental and scientific. Those Four Aspects of the Great Principle, as mani-fested in our lives, may be regarded as the four corners of a perfect square, and their mutual relations analyzed from a scientific point of view.
Let us take the upper left corner, Life. What does Life face, if we pass a line across the square diagonally? We find Life facing Truth. What does this mean? It means that THE FIRST ETERNAL DUTY OF LIFE IS TO BE LIVED, that it must be true to itself. For if Life is not expressed through activity there is no hope possible for it. In order that there should be continued activity, energy manifested (thus making all else possible) Life must be true to its own mission, TO LIVE; for this reason it faces Truth.
What has Life on its right side? It has Mind. The right side is always considered the dominant side, because it stands for the right. Therefore Life has Mind on its right side. This implies that LIFE MUST BE CONSCIOUS OF ITS OWN EXISTENCE, of its own operations, of its own duties, for if it were not self-conscious, it could not achieve all that it should achieve.
Upon the left side, Life has Love. This means that Life must not only be constantly active, conscious of itself and its activities, but that in order to be eternal, IT MUST ALSO BE A LOVING AND HARMONIOUS LIFE. It is the left side which is the side of the heart, the organ, the symbol of Love.
We come now to the lower left corner of the square, Mind, and draw a line across the square diagonally. What does Mind face? It faces Love. This means that the Mind's eternal duty is to be expressed first in Love; it must interpret Harmony, for without this nothing would be good in its work. Therefore, Mind must always face Love. THIS IS THE GREAT LESSON THAT MIND HAS TO LEARN, THE LESSON OF LOVE.
What has Mind on its right side? It has Truth. This means that it must demonstrate Truth, because Mind had once perverted Truth in his own nature. It is said of Satan that he was a liar from the beginning; and yet Satan is Lucifer, is Mind. Therefore, THE NEXT LESSON THAT MIND MUST LEARN IS TO BE TRUE. Truth implies Law—a constant reminder to Mind to be law-abiding, for it was Mind also that first violated the Law.
And upon the left side, Mind has Life. It must express activity—MIND MUST BE OPERATING. THINKING. As that is a natural function for Mind, it becomes a secondary duty; hence Mind has Life on its left side.
At the third corner of the square stands Truth. What does Truth face? It faces Life, for TRUTH MUST FIRST BE LIVED. Truth which is not lived is not Truth. For that reason, the first thing that Truth has always to face is its own expression, its manifestation.
Law, the corollary of Truth, must be demonstrated, put into operation. The Laws of the Universe must be eternal and voicing themselves eternally, or the Universe would sink into chaos.
And what stands upon the right side of Truth as its dominant power? Love. FOR TRUTH, LAW, MUST PROVE ITSELF TO BE ARDENT, COMPASSIONATE, TENDER, a Law of harmony and beauty. It must be radiant and great-hearted, not the cold, dry truth of the intellect. It is the burning Truth of Love.
On the left side of Truth stands Mind. It signifies that Truth must be expressed consciously; the Law must be intelligently formu-lated; but those functions being natural to Truth, Mind is placed on the left side of it.
And finally to the fourth activity of The Great Principle. What does Love face? Love faces Mind. Love manifests itself last, but is the most sublime of the Four Aspects. IT IS A POWER SO GREAT, A GIFT SO PRECIOUS, THAT IT MUST NEVER BE WASTED OR MISUSED. IT MUST BE USED INTELLIGENTLY; FOR THAT REASON IT FACES MIND OR THE CAPACITY OF DISCRIMINATION. Jesus said: "Cast not your pearls before swine." Do not squander Love, the precious gift, on those who do not understand it. Jesus knew these Laws, and the relation of these Aspects of the Great Principle to each other; therefore he warns us to be careful not to throw away this most wonderful treasure. SO LOVE MUST FIRST FACE MIND.
What has Love upon its right side? It has Life. This means that Love must be continually expressed in activity. IF WE DO NOT LIVE LOVE, THEN WE DO NOT LOVE.
At its left side is Truth. Love must be true to itself. But Love IS always true to itself. Truth, Law, is a very secondary power for Love, because by its own harmonious nature it is always law-abiding, always true to itself.
The Two greatest powers in the World, Love and Mind, are facing each other in the Square. They are the two manifestations, the first dual emanations of the great Principle, of Divinity, — Christ and Lucifer. Love expresses Christ; Mind expresses Lucifer. Satan was once called Lucifer, The Carrier of Eternal Light; his Eternal Mate was Christ, the Anointed One. But Mind in his pride had fallen, AND CHRIST, LOVE, TO SAVE THE WORLD. ASSUMED THE ACTIVITIES WHICH HAD BELONGED TO LUCIFER AND BECAME BOTH IDEAL LOVE AND PERFECT MIND. Originally it was not so, and finally it will also not be so. There will come an adjustment, and the two counterparts will be re-united and become equal again.
Mind comes to us and leads us to Perfection, yet it cannot enter with us through the door of Perfection, of Heaven, for it is an exile from Heaven. For the time being it is shut out; and because it is seemingly separated from the Infinite Principle, it cannot grasp Infinity. It is only through Intuition and through emotion, especially of the higher self, that we can become One with the Great Principle, and rise into the highest vibrations, into the Infinite All. Mind cannot bring us there. It is Love, the Christ in our nature, that part of us which has never fallen and which has remained perfect eternally, which ALONE CAN LEAD US BACK TO INFINITY. It is therefore our duty to work out of the limitations imposed on us by Mind, the Lucifer principle in us, and to ATTUNE MIND TO THE CHRIST PRINCIPLE IN US; this redemption will unite again these two apparently diverse principles in Eternal Harmony.
Now if equal lines are drawn from the four corners of the square upwards to a common point, the figure produced will be a pyramid. And if we work harmoniously and simultaneously from the four corners, Life, Mind, Truth, and Love, and extend these to one point, that point will symbolize SPIRIT, the Absolute, the All-inclusive Principle from which everything proceeds and to which it finally returns. The ancient Pyramid of the Egyptians, built so many centuries ago, meant this very thing. It meant Divinity working from the four-square of Humanity, through Life, Mind, Truth and Love to Its own apex, Spirit.
Geometrically it would be impossible to construct a perfect pyramid unless each side were equal to the others; the apex would never be reached if even one side failed in its proportions. So it is just as impossible from the point of view of the Absolute Law to reach Spirit, if any one of the Aspects of the Great Principle in us is at fault. THE FOUR SIDES MUST BE HARMONIOUSLY EQUAL; none must fail or dominate the others. We should not concern ourselves too much about reaching the apex, Spirit, if only we work conscientiously at harmonizing the four sides, for the Law itself will look after the results of our work.