Government Is Self-Government, by Margaret Laird


In a world of paradox, in an era of “fix it” economics, in the atmosphere of the universal acceptance of the God or no God stance, Scientific Metaphysics presents an opportunity to examine a way of being human that offers the individual a different place to stand with regard to daily experience, one not based in the past or limited by personal knowledge and experience. In the spirit of Mrs. Laird, the IMS carries out the exploration of Scientific Metaphysics as it relates to every phase of human living through research into the science of being.  The Institute provides a wide dissemination of its ongoing findings through current seminars, conferences, classes, publications, and study groups.

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Government Is Self-Government, by Margaret Laird

The Science of government is self-government and self-government is self-knowledge.  Its premise is “There is but one Ego.”  You will find many quotations from the writings of Mary Baker Eddy in this book.  As a metaphysician devoted to the fact that “All is Mind,” I recognize her as a master metaphysician.  I do not consider her a revelator or a leader, but another explorer in the realm of Mind, resolving the things of the flesh into the thoughts of the Spirit.  Truth is its own self-revealing and self-revealing.  According to a member of Mrs. Eddy’s household, one of her favorite Bible passages was Luke 16: 10 and 11:  “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.  If, therefore, ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” In other words, in serving God, one serves mammon and in serving mammon, one serves God.  If we deny the reality of the “outside,” we are forced to deny the reality of the “inside.”

I use the term “Christian Science” to mean “the discernment of spiritual facts,“ not to describe a denominational church group calling itself The Church of Christ, Scientist.  The term was first used in 1859 by a clergyman of the Episcopal Church, who recognized that Christianity evolved from Science-a knowledge of first principles.

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About the Author - Laird

Margaret Laird (1885-1982) was one of the leading metaphysicians of our time.  Like other forward-thinkers, Mrs. Laird was willing to follow wherever the premise “All Is Mind” might lead, and found herself propelled into the fast currents of modern thought.  This same impulsion produced many books, which comprise one of the most uncompromising statements of monism and its intensely practical application to our daily living currently available.

Monism is the theory that there is only one basic existence or principle as the ground of reality – One I-Us.  The ideas presented in her books may seem strange or unacceptable to some readers, but an expanding comprehension and a ready listening is appearing.

Mrs. Laird was a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science in the Evanston/Chicago area for many years.  Bicknell Young, a student of Edward Kimball, was Mrs. Laird’s instructor for both her primary class and at the Metaphysical College.  Her fidelity to the Science of Christian Science is unparalleled, and her refusal to compromise her presentation eventually put her out of the Christian Science organization.  Her practice and teaching continued privately and then through The Margaret Laird Foundation until her death in 1982, at the age of 97.