About Unity on the Web
By Brad Jensen
Welcome to Unity on the Web.
This site is maintained by Brad and Jeloria Jensen, Unity students
in Tulsa Oklahoma. We have been involved in Unity for a
number of years, primarily teaching children and teenagers. We have been members
at both of the Unity churches in Tulsa. Now we put most of our time
into personal study and the maintenance of this website.
We are not
ministers or Licensed Unity Teachers. Although we have both taken some
Unity classes in the field.
Unity is a metaphysically-oriented Christian church, what some people
call the New Thought Christian movement. Other churches with a similar
basis include Church of Religious Science, and Divine Science.
Unity is not related to the Unitarian Church, although their names do start
with the same two syllables.
Unity consists of ideas about your own spiritual nature, and the
tools to put those ideas into practice. If you find some of these ideas
interesting, I suggest you contact your local Unity church and start attending.
Most churches will have classes and seminars as well as regular services.
Unity ministers vary widely in their presentation methods and services,
so you may want to try several in your area to find the one that best suits
One of the basic reasons for this web site is to electronically publish
for free access the works of Charles Fillmore and of other New Thought
writers. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore started the Unity movement based on
their own need for healing and resulting spiritual explorations and discoveries
one hundred years ago. It has grown to embrace hundreds of churches and
millions of people. Through the Unity School and Silent Unity, in
Kansas City Missouri, Unity has helped millions of people worldwide, most
of whom are not Unity church members.
My original plan was to publish the works of Charles Fillmore on
CD-ROM for electronic searching by students and ministers.That project
is still underway and has grown to include video clips and introductory
chapters of newer Unity books.
In the meantime, I put up a web server for my business and realized
that it would be easy and useful to add web access to these important books.
All of the Fillmore books are public domain, since they did not seek copyright
on them originally. In addition, theses books are old enough that they
would be out of copyright in any case. I also contacted Unity School as
a courtesy and informed them I would be electronically publishing them,
and they said that they had no objections.
So I started scanning and OCRing the text. Meanwhile someone at Unity
told me of a minister who had already converted many of the texts to electronic
form. I discussed my project with him, and purchased a copy of the texts
he had converted for my use only. We negotiated for a while, but disagreed
on my plan to offer free access to the texts. So I eventually decided,
for the sake of accuracy and to be able to provide a complete and free
version of the texts, to have them keypunched and verified. Once they were
keypunched (by Innodata - call Beth Honig at 718-625-7750 for a
job well done) I wrote some Visual Basic programs to split the chapters
into HTML documents and create a master index for each book.
Of course, to read the books you are really better off to purchase a
printed copy - they are inexpensive and available either through your local
Unity church or center, or through Unity School by mail. Here is a
list of Unity centers in the US.
I would like to acknowledge the support and encouragement of Reverend
Jim Rosemergy, of Unity School of Christianity. He is a good person
and the author of a number of books on practical mysticism and Unity thought.
Again, he has not endorsed this work and is not responsible for it in any
Thank you for visiting Unity on the Web. Enjoy your stay.
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