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"Divine Love is Present"
 
"So let us be awake to the demands of the hour whenever we hear of a meeting or a conference taking place. It may change the whole history of the world. Let us remember that divine Love is present at those meetings to save, to unite, and to show the way, and that animal magnetism cannot operate at any time, through any channel, or in any way to separate people or nations. Let us see that there's one Principle, one power, governing, and that that one Principle is divine Love."
How Divine Love Meets the Human Need, by Clifford and Daisy Stamp, p. 88.
 

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"Eternal man recognized"

"A knowledge of error and of its operations must precede that understanding of Truth which destroys error, until the entire mortal, material error finally disappears, and the eternal verity, man created by and of Spirit, is understood and recognized as the true likeness of his Maker". Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 252:9.

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"I was a scribe under orders"
 
 
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Cradled Obscurity or the Finding of the Christ
By Sibyl Wilbur
Introduction by Laura C. Conan
Posted
January 19

Introduction excerpt
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"It was about the year 1905, when we were living in Boston, that Sibyl Wilbur and I became friends. At that time the press was quite unfriendly toward Christian Science, and was especially antagonistic to our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy. But God was with us, and raised up a champion to defend Mrs. Eddy, and this champion was none other than our friend, Sibyl Wilbur."

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Ontology seen through the lens of Science Posted
January 12

"In her writings Mary Baker Eddy introduces the subject of ontology. Webster’s Dictionary Second Collegiate Edition defines ontology as: 'the branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being, reality, or ultimate substance.' . . . "

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Hymn 297
From the Christian Science Hymnal
By Roberta B. Lynch
Posted
December 6

Science, the angel with the flaming sword,

God's gift, the glory of the risen lord;
Light of the world, in whose light we shall see
Father and perfect son, blest unity;

Calm of Shekinah where hope anchors fast,
Harbor of refuge till the storm be past;
Sweet, secret place where God and men do meet,
Horeb whereon we walk with unshod feet;

Place of communion with the Lamb of God,
Fold where the sheep must pass beneath His rod;
Ark where the dove may close her faltering wings,
Love's law divine that makes us priests and kings;

Loosener of prison bands at midnight hour,
Of self-forged chains that fall through Love's all-power;
Christ's morning meal by joyous Galilee:
Science, thou dost fulfill all prophecy.
 
 
"Spiritual awakening"
From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy
Posted
December 3
 
"Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours. Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth. Humanity advances slowly out of sinning sense into spiritual understanding; unwillingness to learn all things rightly, binds Christendom with chains." (p. 95)

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Light and "seeking and finding"
Editorial by the Mary Baker Eddy Science Institute
Posted
October 7
 
Seeking and Finding   Excerpt  – "Mary Baker Eddy writes on page 293:3-6 of Science & Health: 'Electricity is not a vital fluid, but the least material form of illusive consciousness, — the material mindlessness, which forms no link between matter and Mind, and which destroys itself.'

"This statement, therefore, presents the question 'What is the vital fluid?'. Light is the vital fluid. Light not of the Sun, Moon, fire or the light bulb, but the Light of Spirit — heavenly inspiration. ..."

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"Seeking and Finding"- Illustration by James F. Gilman
From Christ and Christmas by Mary Baker Eddy
   
 
 
Place
Letter from Mary Baker Eddy to Adam H. Dickey
Posted
September 24

Excerpt
 – "The place you seek is seeking you, the place you need is needing you. Divine Principle brings need and supply together for mutual good. God wisely, intelligently, and lovingly controls, guides, protects, prospers, and blesses this union of His idea (man) and this joyous activity, work."

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1950 Association Address
by Mildred L. LeBlond, C.S.B.
Posted
September 23

Topics: Introduction; Moral integrity; The now of Spirit; Periodicals; Uncovering; Psychological warfare; Home, parenthood and children;  Love

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No walls in the quantum economics of Mind
by Warren T. Brookes
Association address to pupils of Alfred Pittman, C.S.B.
Posted
September 17

Excerpt  – "Last October, as I watched with the world the thrilling pictures of happy East Germans scaling the hideous Berlin wall and dancing along its parapets in joyous exultation, I thought of our Beloved Leader Mary Baker Eddy's stirring words in the Chapter on Genesis:

"'Mind, joyous in strength, dwells in the realm of Mind. Mind's infinite ideas run and disport themselves. In humility they climb the heights of holiness' [S&H 514:6].

"While some of that 'climbing' certainly was driven by raw animal spirits, it symbolized for me, and I suspect many other Christian Scientists around the world, the inevitable triumph of our Leader's spiritual vision of a universe not of material beings, governments, bureaucracies, tyrannies or political systems, but of spiritual ideas moving in harmony and order under the perfect direction of one infinite Mind.

"That night Berlin was not merely a liberated city, but seemed a realization, however faintly perceived, of John's vision in Revelation of the 'city of God,' the one true government that now and forever exists where false human governments masquerade and present themselves."

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"How to Understand Science and Health"
From Miscellaneous Writings (pp.463-471)
Header: "Letters from those Healed"
Posted
September 9

Excerpt  – "My Dear Friend H.: — Your good letter of the 26th ult. came duly to hand several days ago, and I am not greatly surprised at its contents. You say, in substance, that you procured the book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," which I recommended, and that to your surprise and disgust you found it to be a work on faith-cure, and ask by what process of reasoning I could possibly bring myself to adopt or accept such visionary theories. In answer to your very natural question, I will try, in my own way, to give you what appears to me to be a reason for the hope that is in me." (p. 463)

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Independence

"The Stone the Builders Rejected"
from Mary Baker Eddy, A New Look (pp. 378-381)
by Helen M. Wright
Posted
June 26
 
piramid   Excerpt – "The great Monument, for nearly five thousand years, has stood without a headstone – the "head of the corner," silently and symbolically awaiting the completion or crowning of the Holy Scriptures. The Bible like the Pyramid, would not be complete until a textbook was added which would unify its pages into a comprehensive lesson which would aid man in overcoming his many vicissitudes. [The stone which the builders rejected is referred to seven times in the Bible. Mrs. Eddy also refers to it many times.] It was to her textbook Mrs. Eddy was pointing in the cryptogram she wrote ["God is my life" – Ed.] two days before she departed this mortal world. That this cryptogram was divinely revealed to her there cannot be any question or doubt. A message of such import could have come in no other way." p. 344.

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"Definitions" – Study Aid
from Mary Baker Eddy, A New Look (pp. 378-381)
by Helen M. Wright
Posted
June 26

Definitions listed:
Ascending Descending Man Child Woman
Branch Extension Mortal Mind  
Bride God-crowned Woman Time, Times, and Half a Time  
Bridegroom Lamb Wilderness Woman and Wilderness Mother  

Excerpt – "Ascending: As we ascend we are laying off mortality, separating ourselves from materiality, gaining a little each day in the right direction. Jesus' mission was an ascending mission. His ascending 'manhood' steps involved labor, cross-bearing, forsaking a matter point of view, denials, persecution for righteousness' sake, crucifixion – the whole struggle to achieve oneness with God. . . " p. 378

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Divine Theology versus False Theology
Association Address 1967
by Clara Armitage Brown
Posted
May 1
 
Excerpt – "Webster's dictionary defines theology, as "knowledge of God and the supernatural; religious knowledge and belief, especially when methodically formulated." Unspiritual theology hinders the spiritual progress that gives impulse to creative thought. Thus, false theology slows up human progress along all lines, while spiritual theology alerts human thought to look for and develop new ideas. This spiritual awakening, alerting human thought, accounts for the many wonderful inventions that are now available for our use and which have immeasurably lessened toilsome burdens."

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Treatment
by Mary Baker Eddy
Posted
May 1

"I am an unresisting channel through which Divine Love shines with its full healing force –
I have conscious dominion over this mortal lie whatever it may be –
M.A.M. cannot argue lack or failure, fear, or discouragement to me, for God is present here
His law of Love and justice is expressed.
M.B.E."  

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The Scientific Statement of Being
Association Address 1929
by Frances Thurber Seal
Posted
March 30

Excerpt – "The great basic statement of Christian Science, the Scientific Statement of Being, contains enough truth to redeem man and the universe. This statement understood is the greatest healer the world has ever known since the days of Christ Jesus. For many years I wondered why Mrs. Eddy began this statement with a negative, rather than placing the affirmation first, but I finally came to see that the only thing that necessitated Christian Science or mental healing is the one error, the belief of life, truth, substance and intelligence in matter."

From Our Journey Toward True Selfhood, published by The Bookmark (2004). With much gratitude to The Bookmark for giving us permission to share this Address.


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Demonstrating the Law of Unlimited Good
Association Address 1925
by Frances Thurber Seal
Posted
March 30

Excerpt  – "I will talk to you today of Christian Science as the Universal Redeemer. Its first revelator declared that he had come that men might have life and might have it more abundantly, not only more abundantly in the sense of having added years. Abundant means affluent, full, bountiful, liberal, rich, plenteous, generous; not just enough to get along. ..."

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Christian Science in Germany (1931)
by Frances Thurber Seal
Posted
March 30

In this book, Frances Thurber Seal describes her experiences when she was sent to Germany as a Christian Science worker to introduce and establish Christian Science there.

Excerpt from Chapter Two  – "It being mid-winter, there were only a few first-class passengers, most of them unaccustomed to the sea and filled with fear. It was my first trip across the ocean, and, but for the firm conviction that God had called me to do His work in Germany, and that His presence was with me and would sustain and protect me under all conditions, it would have been a terrifying experience; but at no time had I any thought of fear, and with the help of a steward I went to meals, and was the only passenger at the table after the storm became violent."

Many thanks to Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent, for allowing us to share their digital copy.

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