The Work is often described as a non-religious system of spiritual development. In current vernacular, faith is taken as the acceptance, in the absence of experience or proof, of specific claims, beliefs or dogmas regarding the nature of God and the world. The Work rejects this simple modern formulation of faith and points to the essential significance of the critical mind in the pursuit of that which is more real.
The Work presents no dogma or rigid set of beliefs. Rather it offers hypotheticals as a general framework for self-study and self-verification through the experience both of what is and what can come to be. This does not mean that there is not a deeper basis upon which faith may be conceived.