The Scionics Project was not initiated with the intention of creating any sort of religion at all. The purpose of Scionics was to create a fully-integrated, rational and reality-based philosophy. It eventually became apparent, however, that Buddhism (despite all sorts of mysticisms which have become associated with it over the centuries) has a rock-solid, non-mystical core set of beliefs and practices; furthermore, it also became apparent that this non-mystical core was completely consistent with Scionics Philosophy. Scio-Buddhism is the integration of this non-mystical core of Buddhism with the completely rational and reality-based Scionics Philosophy. Ultimately, all of Scio-Buddhism can be understood in terms of Scionics Philosophy.