In Frontiers of Knowledge, I emphasize the significance of conditioned space in supporting unusual consciousness phenomena, including mind-body effects. Going back to my original training as a Science of Mind practitioner, I want to quote from Ernest Holmes, the founder of the Science of Mind philosophy and its spiritual healing practices, about one aspect of how this works:
“When a group of people come together with one accord and with one thought, a greater power is generated. Not because the Creative Principle responds to a number of people more than it does to one, but because the combined faith of group reaches a higher level of acceptance. Therefore, group spiritual practice should be definitely with the purpose in mind of arriving at a deeper conviction.”
Holmes’ “higher level of acceptance” is about an expectation, or belief, that something creative is more possible, and that it can be expected to occur. In Frontiers of Knowledge, I call this creating a conditioned space where our conscious desire/goal is expected to happen–be it a healing, a new creative expression, or a new insight.