Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, an idea, or a thing. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at belief. See Synonyms at trust. 3. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one's supporters. 4. Often Faith. Theology. The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will. 5. The body of dogma of a religion: the Moslem faith. 6. A set of principles or beliefs. --idiom. in faith. Indeed; truly. [Middle English, from Anglo-Norman fed, from Latin fids. See bheidh- below.] - American Heritage Dictionary.
Faith can be interpreted in various ways. One may rely on fate to help them succeed in life and to help them find true love. Yet one may have faith in God and let that faith bring them success in life. THE word faith has acquired an almost exclusively theological or institutional connotation. It is, clearly, because of this fact, and in this sense, that H.P.B. in her Key to Theosophy insists that "faith is a word not to be found in theosophical dictionaries." Faith, however, when used to represent a psychological force, or as a reference to powers focused during the disciplines of Yoga, is quite a different matter. For instance, in her basic article on hypnotism, first printed in Lucifer, H.P.B. answers a question on faith-healing in the following manner: .
Imagination is a potent help in every event of our lives. Imagination acts on Faith, and both are the draughtsman who prepare the sketches for Will to engrave, more or less deeply, on the rocks of obstacles and opposition with which the path of life is strewn. Says Paracelsus: "Faith must confirm the imagination, for faith establishes the will. . Determined will is the beginning of all magical operations. . It is because men do not perfectly imagine and believe the result, that the arts (of magic) are uncertain, while they might be perfectly certain.