Meaning of Metaphysics

The concept of Metaphysics comes to us from Ancient Greece, where it was a combination of two words-Meta, (meaning over and beyond) and physics (nature). Thus, the combination means over and beyond nature. As our capacity to explore and understand our world has evolved, so has our use of the term ‘physics’ which is now most commonly used to refer to the study of matter and energy.  Today, Metaphysics is referred to as a branch of Philosophy that deals with First Cause and the Nature of Being.

If we were to travel from one metaphysical organization, church, teacher or practitioner to another, we would find people engaging in many practices under the label of Metaphysics; yogis, mystics, astrologers, meditation teachers, spiritual healers, energy workers, dream analysts, Jungian Psychoanalysts, hypnotherapists…  Despite the varieties in practical application, they all share the search for truth, purpose and meaning in life.

As an Interfaith Community, the ministers at First Metaphysical Church do not put one practice or orientation of Metaphysics over another. It is the belief of First Metaphysical Church that there are many paths humans may travel and that for all that seek truth all lead to the First Cause and Nature of Being.