Omniscience is the quality of knowing all things at once; universal knowledge; knowledge unbounded or infinite. Omniscience is an attribute peculiar to God.The Oxford English Dictionary
  Omniscience is having total knowledge, knowing everything.The Oxford English Dictionary Omniscience is all-knowing Mind in all ways and through all places of all creation, as all creation, conscious or unconscious, the principle of Mind. Omniscience is an absolute and an abstract principle; God is omniscient.

The tendency to metaphor and man’s universal delight in parables, comparisons and figures of speech are no mere freaks of fancy. We bow to their beauty. All such forms of communication have their foundation in the Mind and method of deity, whose thoughts are all in harmony, whose works and ways are connected with one another so that the imagination of the poet is the logic of omniscience.—James Hamilton

Edna Lister on Omniscience

God is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. These three great fundamental principles of expression in the life of creation expand from all that is into all that becomes. God the Absolute is Wisdom, Love and the Logos. God expresses omnisciently, omnipresently and omnipotently. To understand the powers behind these great principles of expression, you must know what the prefix "omni-" conveys in meaning, exoterically and esoterically. Omni- means "in all ways, in all places, of all things," as all, both in the Source and in all its creations. No clear thinking or sure analysis is possible until you thoroughly establish yourself in the principles of Mind, Substance and Power, the knowing, acting presence of God.

You must understand your relationship to principle. You are an individualized manifestation of the One God as a knowing, acting presence. Therefore, it will pay great dividends to memorize these fundamental principles of omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence. You must know how they operate, their relationships to each other and to the various life‑expressions on the outer plane of form and place. Omniscience is all-knowing Mind in all ways of all creation, all-knowing Mind through all places of all creation, and all-knowing Mind as all creation, conscious or unconscious.—Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

Omniscience operates through the law of degree and kind: Everything is now good after its own degree and kind.—Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

When you really know that God is omnipresent and omniscient, you stand on the high rock of faith.—Edna Lister, Be-Attitudes, June 5, 1951.

Omniscience is the Father of Wisdom (personality) aspect of God as the principle of all-knowing Mind in all ways of all creation, all-knowing mind through all places of all creation, all-knowing Mind as all creation, conscious or unconscious. Omniscience deals with Mind and the science of knowing.—Edna Lister, Three Covenants Between God and Man, December 15, 1959.

Cosmic consciousness includes omnipresence, omniscience, and omnipotence, attributes of the Godhead.—Edna Lister, Your Contact With Cosmic Consciousness, September 7, 1962.

God’s memory is omniscient and omnipresent, "in all ways of all places, of all things and at all times." When you know this, you can’t have God and. You don’t know law until you become the law. You can’t "think about it" and get anywhere.—Edna Lister, December 20, 1962.

God’s omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience know no time or space.—Edna Lister, May 16, 1966.

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Omniscience, the Principle of Mind

God is omniscient as the Father of Wisdom. Omniscience is infinite knowing, infinite knowledge, it is all the Mind that is. God knows, thinks, acts, speaks, and His creations express unlimited, unchangeable, unconquerable, immutable, undeviating Mind. Wisdom is the masculine aspect of God as personality, the first ray of yellow, the color of principle as the Father. Father-God as Mind thinks of and plans all His creations. He creates man in His own image and likeness. He is the Mind that thought us into form.

The Father’s Wisdom operates as divine will to hold the universe’s magnetic walls in place. His Mind establishes "rays of repulsion" radiating from each celestial body, which act as cogs meshing the gears in the universal mechanism, holding them in their courses. Mind is the Father who establishes all your thought molds of desire and holds them in place while you nourish them with your praise.

Mind Operates in All Ways of All Creation: The Word of God, the Logos is that One Christ Mind available for your personal use. "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus."—Philippians 2:5. To the world, this is impossible. To the student of higher mysteries, it is a simple statement of truth. Nothing is a mystery when you know it, and anything unknown remains a mystery.

Mind Operates Through All Places of All Creation: The Mind of God flows from the Source in an endless stream of omniscience. It is "a pure river of the water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God."—Revelation 22:1. This throne of God is the heart or Source of All Life and Power, and this river symbolizes Mind as an emanation. Emanation is the act of issuing or flowing from some source or origin. It is the doctrine that God creates all existence as an out-pouring of the divine essence.

Mind is an emanation, a vibratory wave issuing from the Source of creation, flowing like a river throughout all creation and returning to the Source. A physical scientist may call this an emanation of electrical force or a vibratory wave of light particles. These light particles are the first Emanation of Light from which "all things were made" that have been made (John 1:3). We call this Light substance "life sparks," the smallest particle of original, primordial, invisible Light substance from which God forms all creation.

We live and move and have our being in God, "For we are also His offspring."—Acts 17:28. This river of omniscient Mind flows through you as you walk through it. The River of Life flows through you as water flows through a fine screen when you move it through a tub of water. The screen lives, moves and has its being within the tub of water; it moves through the water while the water flows through it. Because you live and move and have your being in this absolute trinity, it attracts you to it under the principle of magnetism, which rules the principles of attraction, repulsion, and cohesion (suction). Thus, the absolute trinity is the source of paradise gravity that draws you up and back to God.

Mind Operates as All Creation: We do not have one emanation for Mind, another for Power and yet another for Substance. The Emanations are Three-as-One, a Trinity, forever inseparable, yet they can differentiate themselves into countless dissimilar expressions.

Any of the three may express as the One when different circumstances and conditions summon a particular vibration to satisfy a need of creation. The emanation then expressing as the One is the only one that registers on our consciousness, the only one of which we are then aware.

You think and are aware of Mind, yet Power and Substance are still there. You feel strong and are aware of Power but Mind and Substance are also present. If you are conscious of form and place, you are aware of Substance but the other two are there, or you would have no Mind with which to know of form or place, nor Power to become aware of them.

One Mind conceived and planned all creation. One Mind caused Power to lower the rate of vibration of invisible Substance and condensed it into outer visible forms. One Mind caused Power to give life and motion to these forms. Mind made a form in its own image and likeness and endowed this form with its own parts and qualities. Mind shaped Substance into form and became a presence through which Mind could express. So Mind formed itself into a physical body, a vehicle of expression and sent a conscious living soul to dwell within the "temple not built with hands" (Mark 14:58).

The living soul is Mind as Substance condensed into physical form as a vehicle of expression. This living soul is that creator-servant presence we call an individual. God created every living soul to become the servant of all Power. God did not create living souls to use Power.

Mind planned the formula for Creation and its conclusion, even unto all Creation’s return to Mind at the close of a Day of Manifestation. Mind cannot create without Power as a vibratory wave of energy to move within and upon, for Power underlies all movement and action. Power cannot act of itself. Mind must direct and control Power’s motion and activity.

Substance cannot form itself into anything until directing, controlling Mind envisions what it desires to create. The desire to create requires both time in which to measure thought and space within which to hold Substance in form. Substance cannot expand into form and expression without the Power both to send it on its outer mission and to draw Substance again to its Source.—Edna Lister, A Design for Ascension, 1941.

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Edna Miriam Lister
The original Pioneering Mystic,
Christian Platonist philosopher, American Idealist, Founder, Society of the Universal Living Christ, minister, teacher, author, wife, and mother.

Edna Lister

Etymology of omniscience: Latin omni-, "all" + Latin sciens, present participle of scire, "to know."

Omniscience is an absolute principle; God is omniscient.

Omniscience is an abstract principle rooted in the Wisdom Emanation.

Omniscience becomes a relative law of being as individual knowing.


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