Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
Mary Baker Eddy

CHAPTER - Recapitulation

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will never be based on a divine Principle and so found to be unerring, until its absolute Science is reached. When this is accomplished, neither pride, prejudice, bigotry, nor envy can wash away its foundation, for it is built upon the rock, Christ.


(Mindless methods)
Question 18. - Does Christian Science, or metaphysical healing, include medication, material hygiene, mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, or spiritualism?

( - Adam: A so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit - )

Answer. - Not one of them is included in it. In divine Science, the supposed laws of matter yield to the law of Mind. What are termed natural science and material laws are the objective states of mortal mind. The physical universe expresses the conscious and unconscious thoughts of mortals. Physical force and mortal mind are one. Drugs and hygiene oppose the supremacy of the divine Mind. Drugs and inert matter are unconscious, mindless. Certain results, supposed to proceed from drugs, are really caused by the faith in them which the false human consciousness is educated to feel.

Mesmerism is mortal, material illusion. Animal magnetism is the voluntary or involuntary action of error in all its forms; it is the human antipode of divine Science. Science must triumph over material sense, and Truth over error, thus putting an end to the hypotheses involved in all false theories and practices.


(Error only ephemeral)
Question 19. - Is materiality the concomitant of spirituality, and is material sense a necessary preliminary to the understanding and expression of Spirit?

( - Adam: An inverted image of Spirit - )


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