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that this unreal material mortality disappears in presence
of the reality.
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. Matter and
mortal mind are but different strata of human belief. The
grosser substratum is named matter or body; the more
ethereal is called mind. This so-called mind and body
is the illusion called a mortal, a mind in matter. In reality
and in Science, both strata, mortal mind and mortal body,
are false representatives of man.
The material so-called gases and forces are counterfeits
of the spiritual forces of divine Mind, whose potency
is Truth, whose attraction is Love, whose adhesion and
cohesion are Life, perpetuating the eternal facts of being.
Electricity is the sharp surplus of materiality which counterfeits
the true essence of spirituality or truth, - the
great difference being that electricity is not intelligent,
while spiritual truth is Mind.
(The counterfeit forces)
There is no vapid fury of mortal mind-expressed in
earthquake, wind, wave, lightning, fire, bestial ferocity
- and this so-called mind is self-destroyed.
The manifestations of evil, which counterfeit
divine justice, are called in the Scriptures, "The anger
of the Lord." In reality, they show the self-destruction
of error or matter and point to matter's opposite, the
strength and permanency of Spirit. Christian Science
brings to light Truth and its supremacy, universal harmony,
the entireness of God, good, and the nothingness
(Instruments of error)
The five physical senses are the avenues and instruments