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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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Mary Baker Eddy
"I was a scribe under orders"
 
 
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Mary Baker Eddy's Other Writings (1984)
by John Morgan
Posted
July 24

Introduction  – "To be a Christian Scientist involves being changed; it demands an inner transformation, a renovation of the self, in order to become a transparency for the divine. This vital work is done by spiritualization of consciousness, but it is done in the area of life and of relationships, and it is on this area of experience that the Other Writings concentrate. Mrs Eddy herself considered these writings 'essential to preparing Christian Scientists for the full understanding of Science and Health' (Orcutt 78).

"The spiritual beauty and practicality of these inspired books have made them beloved to generations of Christian Scientists, yet strangely few students today, a century later, know much about their origin, or regard them in their wholeness, and may therefore welcome the enlightenment this volume offers.

"This work has a twofold object. First it is to explain how each book came to be written, and to supply the 'when' and the 'why' of all the articles that comprise them. With this background information the student can read intelligently each piece in its setting, The message of the writings is enormously enhanced once he understands their occasion.

"When the articles are thus gathered into their historical periods and their metaphysical significance begins to appear, we discover the reason for the way Mrs Eddy originally published them, They are seen to fall naturally into groups teaching similar lessons, each group leading on to the next in a natural progression, They form for us now - as they did then - an orderly syllabus of scientific education in the ideas of God, Accordingly our view of the story itself suddenly changes, No longer does it seem a narrative of material events; it becomes a sequence of spiritual ideas unfolding in divine order, in a time-free dimension, Hence the second purpose of the book is to translate time.

"Writing of the events of her own life Mrs Eddy said, "The human history needs to be revised, and the material record expunged" (Ret 22). When re-vised - seen anew as the unfoldment of spiritual realities - human history is no longer a material record. We shall be looking through history and shall be seeing some specific aspect of God in action. Viewed in this way, human experience is redeemed from the belief that it is personal and mortal, and is found to be solely the reflection of the divine. This requirement that 'the human' be scientifically translated is the insistent theme of the founding mission." (p. 2)

The complete book, containing John Morgan's description of the context of Mrs. Eddy's other writings can be found here:

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Four 'other writings' than Science and Health
by Mary Baker Eddy
Posted
July 24

Below are listed Mrs. Eddy's first four 'other writings' in the order that they were originally published:
 

1.  People's Idea of God (1886) PDF Text Download - 10 pages
2.  Christian Healing (1886) PDF Text Download - 14 pages
3.  No and Yes (1891) PDF Text Download - 33 pages
4.  Rudimental Divine Science (1891) PDF Text Download - 13 pages
 
 
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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Vision
by Julia Ward Howe
Introduction by Helen Wright
Posted
May 22

The following excerpt is from America: Cradle for the Second Coming by Helen Wright (2nd edition, 1999, pp. 163-164):

The following remarkable vision of Julia Ward Howe was published in the July 18, 1908 Christian Science Sentinel, Vol. X, No. 46. Its title, But Their Eyes Were Holden, no doubt refers to the general public's unawareness that the very condition Mrs. Howe saw as a possibility for the future was actually an accomplished fact through Christian Science – that the unnumbered thousands healed and regenerated in Christian Science constituted the 'vast host,' seen in her vision:

One night recently I experienced a sudden awakening. I had a vision of a new era which is to dawn for mankind and in which men and women are battling, equally, untidily, for the uplifting and emancipating of the race from evil. I saw men and women of every clime working like bees to unwrap the evils of society, and to discover the whole web of vice and misery and to apply the remedies and also to find the influences that should best counteract evil and its attending suffering.

There seemed to be a new, a wondrous, ever-permeating light, the glory of which I cannot attempt to put into human words--the light of the newborn hope and sympathy blazing. The source of this light was born of human endeavor, immortal purpose of countless thousands of men and women who were equally doing their part in the worldwide battle with evil, and whose energy was bended to tear the mask from error, crime, superstition, greed, and to discover and apply the remedy.

I saw men and women, standing side by side, shoulder to shoulder, a common lofty and indomitable purpose lighting every face with a glory not of this earth. All were advancing with one end in view, one foe to trample, one everlasting good to gain. I saw them advancing like a mighty army, laden with the fruits of their research, their study, their endeavor, in this battle with the powers of darkness, and ready to tear vice from the earth, to strip away all of selfishness, greed, and rapine. Then I seemed to see them stoop down to their fellows and to lift them higher, higher, and yet higher. Men and women, a vast host, whom none could number, working untidily, equally, with superhuman energy, all for the extirpation of the blackness of vice and for the weal of the race.

And then I saw the victory!

All of evil was gone from the earth. Misery was blotted out. Mankind was emancipated and ready to march forward in a new era of human understanding, all-encompassing sympathy, and ever-present help. The era of perfect love, of peace passing understanding. 

(Originally printed in The Boston Sunday American of June 28, 1908.)

In Julia Ward Howe's vision, the veil which obscures the ever-present millennium was lifted—as Mary Baker Eddy had already, in actual practice, been lifting it for forty-two years.

To see the above excerpt in the full book America: Cradle for the Second Coming see Helen Wright's Index page:

Helen Wright Index Page

For more on Julia Ward Howe:

Julia Ward Howe Index

 
 
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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In the Beginning
by John Morgan
Posted
February 19

Introduction  – "Our age offers us the unique gift of an actual Science of Being. Yet the prospect of studying such an immense subject might well daunt the seeker if there were not already, in the Bible, a perfect crystallization of the basic concepts. In the idiom of the Bible, these are presented as the seven days of creation. These fundamentals were re-defined in twentieth century language by Mary Baker Eddy, who built the Christian Science textbook, 'Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures', upon this definition of God: 'God is. incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love'.

"The study sections comprising this pamphlet appeared originally in the 'Children’s Supplement', issued with 'Metaphysical Notes', a periodical published by The Foundational Book Company of London. They are now re-issued, with little alteration to the language, as a simple introduction to the study, suitable for the beginner of all ages."

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1958 Association Address
by Mildred L. Leblond
Posted
February 3

Topics: Introduction, Spiritual Laws vs. Material, Beasts of the Sea and Earth, Humanism, Useful Knowledge, Useful Knowledge – Astronomy, Absolute and Relative, Breathe of Life, Patriotism, Appendix I.

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The Monroe Doctrine
by James P.B. Hyndman
Posted
January 30

Address delivered by James P.B. Hyndman for station WHAP, New York City, January 2, 1928, (Monday), on Americanism.

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The Pan-American Conference
by James P.B. Hyndman
Posted
January 30

Address delivered by James P.B. Hyndman for station WHAP, New York City, on Monday, January 9, 1928, on Americanism.
 
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Scriptural Foundations
by Mary Baker Eddy
Posted
November 3

"In following these leadings of scientific revelation, the Bible was my only textbook. The Scriptures were illumined; reason and revelation were reconciled, and afterwards the truth of Christian Science was demonstrated. No human pen nor tongue taught me the Science contained in this book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH; and neither tongue nor pen can overthrow it. This book may be distorted by shallow criticism or by careless or malicious students, and its ideas may be temporarily abused and misrepresented; but the Science and truth therein will forever remain to be discerned and demonstrated." (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 110:13-24).

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"Guidance of Members"
From Manual of the Mother Church
by Mary Baker Eddy
Posted
November 3

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A Rule for Motives and Acts. SECTION 1.
 
Neither animosity nor mere personal attachment should impel the motives or acts of the members of The Mother Church. In Science, divine Love alone governs man; and a Christian Scientist reflects the sweet amenities of Love, in rebuking sin, in true brotherliness, charitableness, and forgiveness. The members of this Church should daily watch and pray to be delivered from all evil, from prophesying, judging, condemning, counseling, influencing or being influenced erroneously." (Man. 40:4)

"Christ Jesus the Ensample. SECT. 3.

He who dated the Christian era is the Ensample in Christian Science. Careless comparison or irreverent reference to Christ Jesus is abnormal in a Christian Scientist, and is prohibited. When it is necessary to show the great gulf between Christian Science and theosophy, hypnotism, or spiritualism, do it, but without hard words. The wise man saith, "A soft answer turneth away wrath." However despitefully used and misrepresented by the churches or the press, in return employ no violent invective, and do good unto your enemies when the opportunity occurs. A departure from this rule disqualifies a member for office in the Church or on the Board of Lectureship, and renders this member liable to discipline and, possibly, dismissal from The Mother Church.


"Daily Prayer. SECT. 4.

 
It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to pray each day: "Thy kingdom come;" let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin; and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!" (Man. 41:19)

"Alertness to Duty. SECT. 6.
 
It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to defend himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion, and not be made to forget nor to neglect his duty to God, to his Leader, and to mankind. BY his works he shall be judged, — and justified or condemned." (Man. 42:4)

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What is Christian Science?   What is Christian Science Healing?

"Christian Science is the explication of Truth, reducing to human apprehension and demonstration the infinite Principle, divine Love, God-manifested in the annihilation of sin, sickness, and death. Christian Science is Christ Science, or Immanuel knowledge, and involves the ultimate of all reason, revelation and inspiration." Mary Baker Eddy from Essays and Other Footprints Left by Mary Baker Eddy p. 72-73, compiled by
Richard F. Oakes.
 

"Absolute acknowledgment of present perfection." Mary Baker Eddy from Course in Divinity and Collectanea p. 247, compiled by
Richard F. Oakes.
Fruitage

Healings from studying Christian Science and by reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy:

Fruitage Index
     

 
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