Unity Metaphysics Blue Book 1: Front Matter

Unity Metaphysics 1 (Blue Book)
The Fundamental Teachings of Unity
Unity School for Religious Studies
Unity Village, MO 64065

Unity Metaphysics (Blue) Book 2 Cover This course of study provides an overview of the fundamental concepts inherent in the Unity system of thought. Included in both Metaphysics I and II are selections from the writings of co-founders Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, as well as notable contributions from prominent Unity writers such as H. Emilie Cady, Imelda Shanklin, Ernest Wilson and Eric Butterworth, to name a few. Each chapter explores and examines specific metaphysical and theological views which are central to Unity thought and provides students with the opportunity to read, discuss, and meditate upon these ideas in order to help them integrate both information and inspiration in an orderly and balanced way.

The following chapters will focus upon the nature of God, the nature of humankind, the creative process, the origin of evil, the importance of self-knowledge, and the process of spiritual evolution.

We bless each student who embarks upon this program of study and give thanks to all those who participated in the preparation of this material.

TABLE OF CONTENTS - VOLUME I

Chapter One - Metaphysics and the Nature of Reality, pages 1-5

  1. Metaphysics Defined
  2. What is Truth?
  3. Absolute Truth/Relative Truth
  4. Relative Existence

Chapter Two - The Nature of God, pages 6-13

  1. Principle
  2. All-Good
  3. Divine Mind
  4. Spirit
  5. Substance
  6. Source
  7. God as Law
  8. Life
  9. Love
  10. Power
  11. Becoming Conscious of God

Chapter Three - The Divine Paradoxes, pages 14-20

  1. Principle/Personal
  2. Immanent/Transcendent
  3. Father/Mother
  4. Law/Grace

Chapter Four - The Trinity, pages 21-26

  1. Metaphysical Trinity
  2. Three in One
  3. First in the Trinity
  4. Second in the Trinity
  5. Third in the Trinity
  6. Understanding the Trinity

Chapter Five - The Creative Process, pages 27-33

  1. How God Creates
  2. Co-Creation
  3. Cause and Effect
  4. The Power of Thought
  5. The Word/Logos
  6. The Power of the Spoken Word
  7. Understanding the Creative Process

Chapter Six - The Threefold Nature of Humankind, pages 34-39

  1. The Trinity
  2. Spirit
  3. Soul
  4. Body
  5. The Creative Process
  6. Wholeness

Chapter Seven - The Problem of Evil, pages 40-47

  1. Definition of Evil
  2. Origin of Evil
  3. Free Will and Evil
  4. Sin
  5. Satan and the Devil
  6. Repentance
  7. Hell
  8. Heaven

Chapter Eight - Self-Knowledge, pages 48-54

  1. "Know Thyself"
  2. Knowledge Is Within
  3. Self-Observation
  4. Our Goal
  5. Security and Self-Confidence

Chapter Nine - The Four Functions of Consciousness, pages 55-61

  1. Sensation
  2. Thinking
  3. Feeling
  4. Intuition
  5. Cultivating Balance

Chapter Ten - The Three Phases of Mind, pages 62-70

  1. Consciousness
  2. The One Mind
  3. Conscious Mind
  4. Subconscious Mind
  5. Superconscious Mind
  6. Subconscious Impressions
  7. Race Consciousness
  8. The Transformation Process
  9. Denial and Affirmation

Chapter Eleven - Personality/Individuality, pages 71-77

  1. Personality/Individuality
  2. Our Many Selves
  3. Our Gifts
  4. Our Divine Purpose

Chapter Twelve - Spiritual Evolution, pages 78-86

  1. Spiritual Evolution
  2. The Second Birth
  3. Crucifixion
  4. Chemicalization
  5. Nonresistence
  6. Resurrection
  7. Regeneration
  8. Reincarnation
  9. Our Process
  10. Our Goal

Questions for Review, pages 87-90

  • Part One
  • Part Two

Key

The resources used in this course of study are identified by means of the following initials:

  • ASP Atom-Smashing Power of Mind, Charles Fillmore
  • BAM Beyond a Miracle, Sue Sikking
  • BYT Be Ye Transformed, Elizabeth Sand Turner
  • CEM Christ Enthroned in Man, Cora Fillmore
  • CH Christian Healing, Charles Fillmore
  • CY Celebrate Yourself!, Eric Butterworth
  • DB Dare to Believe, May Rowland
  • DP Discover the Power Within You, Eric Butterworth
  • ES The Emerging Self, Ernest C. Wilson
  • EP Effectual Prayer, Frances W.Foulks
  • FN Fear Not, Martha Smock
  • HL Myrtle Fillmore's Healing Letters, Myrtle Fillmore
  • HLG How to Let God Help You, Myrtle Fillmore
  • HUM Halfway Up the Mountain, Martha Smock
  • IFL In the Flow of Life, Eric Butterworth
  • JC Jesus Christ Heals, Charles Fillmore
  • KL Keep a True Lent, CharlesFillmore
  • KT Know Thyself, Richard Lynch
  • LA A Letter to Adam, Sue Sikking
  • LB Listen, Beloved, Martha Smock
  • LIT Lessons in Truth, H.Emilie Cady
  • LM Like a Miracle, Ernest C. Wilson
  • MBD Metaphysical Bible Dictionary
  • MG Mysteries of Genesis, Charles Fillmore
  • MJ Mysteries of John, Charles Fillmore
  • MM Many Mansions, Ernest C. Wilson
  • MW The Magic of the Word, May Rowland
  • OB Only Believe, Sue Sikking
  • OTE Of Time and Eternity, James Dillet Freeman
  • P Prosperity, Charles Fillmore
  • PMK Prayer: The Master Key, James Di1let Freeman
  • PS Powers of the Soul, Ella Pomeroy
  • PTC Prosperity's Ten Commandments, Georgiana Tree West
  • RW The Revealing Word, Charles Fillmore
  • SH The Secret of Health, Richard Lynch
  • SE Spiritual Economics: The Prosperity Process, Eric Butterworth
  • SP Soul Power, Ernest C. Wilson
  • TC Take Command!, Vera Dawson Tait
  • TM The Twelve Powers of Man, Charles Fillmore
  • TP Teach Us To Pray, Charles and Cora Fillmore
  • TT Talks on Truth, Charles Fillmore
  • UGTH The Unity Guide to Healing, Connie Fillmore
  • WAY, What Are You?, Imelda Octavia Shanklin
  • YAYM "You and Your Mind," Eric Butterworth (in Unity Magazine, September/October 1987)
  • YGGP Your God-Given Potential, Winifred Wilkinson Hausmann

Transcribed by Allen Watson on October 25, 2015.

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