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appeared in the narrative. In metaphor, the dry land
illustrates the absolute formations instituted by Mind,
while water symbolizes the elements of Mind. Spirit duly
feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line
of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the fatherhood
and motherhood of God. Spirit names and blesses
all. Without natures particularly defined, objects and
subjects would be obscure, and creation would be full of
nameless offspring, - wanderers from the parent Mind,
strangers in a tangled wilderness.
Genesis i. 11. And God said, Let the earth bring forth
grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding
fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth:
and it was so.
The universe of Spirit reflects the creative power of
the divine Principle, or Life, which reproduces the multitudinous
forms of Mind and governs the multiplication
of the compound idea man. The
tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagating
power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind
which includes all. A material world implies a mortal
mind and man a creator. The scientific divine creation
declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.
Infinite Mind creates and governs all, from the mental
molecule to infinity. This divine Principle of all
expresses Science and art throughout His
creation, and the immortality of man and the
universe. Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue
to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source.
Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas
material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall