By Rozanne Taucher
“Oh, you’re going to like her,” my friend said. “I just love Rev. Pam.” My friend gushed while suggesting I attend a Science of Mind, (S.O.M.), Sunday service at The Colony Theatre. She then suggested I write about my experience for the Tolucan.
During my preliminary research, I called Rev. Pamela A. MacGregor, (a.k.k. Rev. Pam), the S.O.M. Spiritual Center-LA’s pastor and discovered that “The Secret,” “Law of Attraction,” and the Agape Church, originated from the teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of the Religious Science movement and the author of The Science of Mind textbook.
“Science of Mind is non denominational,” Rev. Pam said. “We are each individualized expressions of God. Treatment, (our term for affirmative prayer), is answered in the prayer itself. The basic fundamental principle of S.O.M. is: ‘It is done unto you as you believe.’ The Law of Attraction simply means we attract that to which our thought is attuned. This is ‘The Secret’s’ secret.”
When Sunday came, I found myself sitting in plush seats in The Colony Theatre, adrift in a pre-service healing meditation. Then Rev. Pam began speaking and it seemed as if she was addressing and solving my problems. Surprisingly, many congregants had the same experience I had, week after week, year after year.
“Rev. Pam’s lessons are like she is speaking to you
directly,” said a member.
The accolades for Rev. Pam were plentiful:
“Rev. Pam is an excellent communicator.”
“She brings quality and compassion.”
“Rev. Pam makes it easy to ask for help.”
One member noted, “This teaching is for everyone to produce and thrive. If you don’t want to face yourself and don’t want to do the work, then this is not the place for you.”
One member summed up her continual experience with S.O.M. and Rev. Pam with this: “I love Rev. Pam because she’s warm, accessible, supportive, inspiring, down to earth and a great role model for Science of Mind as an empowering way of thinking, living, and being spiritual in today’s crazy world. She is a dynamic teacher.”
I asked other members what keeps them coming back.
“Science of Mind is all about self-discovery,” one member said.
“It expands my consciousness to receive my good. It allows for new ideas. I live easier and smarter.”
“S.O.M. doesn’t tell you what to think. It teaches you how to think.”
“You are responsible through your own choices. S.O.M. teaches you how to respond rather than react.”
“It teaches you how to step out of negativity, step by step, and improve your life.”
“S.O.M. attracts people who are individuals. But it’s like one big family. We support each other’s efforts in growth.”
“You can use it to work life for the better. It combines with anyone’s personal philosophy. Any religion can fit into the philosophy of Science of Mind.”
S.O.M. Spiritual Center-LA offers Sunday services and meditations, Wednesday evening classes, a Youth Center, treatments, publications, and joint ventures with other non-profit organizations. It welcomes all people regardless of race, religion, gender, etc.
The Science of Mind Spiritual Center L.A. is located at 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. For more information, call (818) 901-7600, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.somspiritualcenterla.org.