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Christian Science Practice

 Intermediate aspects applied to healing

Structures for Healing

 

There are six levels of complexities involved in dealing with the structures of Divine Science.

  1. The rudimentary aspects - applied to the textbook

  2. The applied rudimental aspects - applied to the daily Bible Lessons

  3. The third level - the logical partitioning of the matrix (translation)

  4. The fourth level - intermediate aspects applied to healing (Platform)

  5. The fifth level - advanced intermediate aspects (Recapitulation)

  6. The sixth level - advanced aspects (Building the Glossary structure)

  7. The seventh level - taking the CSD degree.

The fourth level of unfolding comes to light in the healing practice. This unfolds in the third column of the matrix, Christianity, with the river Hiddekel. The paintings in Christ and Christmas for this column are exclusively devoted to healing, and so are the references in the textbook chapters that pertain to this river (link to explore). 

The Christian Science Platform 
and related structures


The Christian Science Platform is a structure of 32 statements. This large platform structure gives us two platform statements for each of the 16 elements of the foursquare pedagogical structure, providing two lines of statements for each row of the pedagogical structure.

Here again, we have two additional platforms structures associated with the main platform. One of the additional structures had been recognized quite early, which is the 16-element structure that is contained in the Glossary definition for the term, MORTAL MIND. The MORTAL-MIND structure stands in contrast with the scientific recognition represented in the Christian-Science-Platform structure. In this association with Christian Science Platform elements, the MORTAL-MIND elements are being invalidated and overturned.

However, the 16 MORTAL-MIND elements cover only half of the 32 elements of the Christian Science Platform. What about the rest?

It has also been recognized, also quite a while ago, that Mary Baker Eddy's Church Manual of The First Church of Christ Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, is also a structure made up of 16 elements. It hadn't been recognized until quite recently, that the Church Manual is not a platform structure, but a development structure of By-Laws that, as a model, basically lays out the four aspects of the Church Universal and Triumphant that The Mother Church is a part of. The 16 parts of the manual are thereby put into context  relative to the four development streams.

Since all of these statements are associated according to the principle of a platform, the first platform element, which represents the highest concept, becomes thereby associated with the highest element position of the foursquare pedagogical structure, sequencing downwards to the lower-level aspects. The association of the two structures (the MORTAL-MIND structure and the Church-Manual structure) alternates, line by line (in groups of four, )beginning with the invalidation of MORTAL MIND, followed by the CHURCH MANUAL elements that are thereby strengthened.

Once all of this was in place, an amazing interplay between the three platform structures resulted.

The 32 Platform Elements

The Following is the list of the headings of the 32-element PLATFORM of Christian Science and its relationship to the 16-element definition for MORTAL MIND, interspersed with the 16-element DEVELOPMENT FLOW of the Church Manual . 

(Note: the sequential numbering of the sections of the manual provisions is not included in the above platform diagram)

 

 -1- The deific supremacy
mortal mind= 1. Nothing claiming to be something, for Mind is immortal
 -2- The deific definitions
mortal mind= 2. Mythology
 -3- Evil obsolete
mortal mind= 3. Error creating other errors
 -4- Life the creator
mortal mind= 4. A suppositional material sense, alias the belief that sensation is in matter, which is sensationless


 -5- Allness of Spirit
Church Manual: 16. CHURCH MANUAL 
 -6- The universal cause
Church Manual: 12. BOARD OF EDUCATION 
 -7- Divine trinity
Church Manual: 8. THE MOTHER CHURCH AND BRANCH CHURCHES 
 -8- Father-Mother
Church Manual: 4. MEETINGS


 -9- The Son of God
mortal mind= 5. A belief that life, substance, and intelligence are in and of matter
 -10- Holy Ghost or Comforter
mortal mind= 6. The opposite of Spirit, and therefore the opposite of God, or good
 -11- Christ Jesus
mortal mind= 7. The belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end
 -12- Messiah or Christ
mortal mind= 8. The belief that man is the offspring of mortals


 -13- The divine Principle and idea
Church Manual: 15. CHURCH-BUILDING
 -14- Spiritual oneness
Church Manual: 11. TEACHING CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 
 -15- The Son's duality
Church Manual: 7. RELATION AND DUTIES OF MEMBERS TO PASTOR EMERITUS
 -16- Eternity of the Christ
Church Manual: 3. DISCIPLE


-17- Infinite Spirit
mortal mind= 9. The belief that there can be more than one creator
 -18- The only substance
mortal mind= 10. Idolatry
 -19- Soul and Spirit one
mortal mind= 11. The subjective states of error
 -20- The one divine Mind
mortal mind= 12. Material senses


 -21- The divine Ego
Church Manual:14. COMMITEE ON PUBLICATION
 -22- The real manhood
Church Manual: 10. THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PUBLISHING SOCIETY
 -23- Indivisibility of the infinite
Church Manual: 6. READING ROOMS 
 -24- God the parent Mind
Church Manual: 2. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP


-25- Man reflects the perfect God
mortal mind= 13. That which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense
 -26- Purity the path to perfection
mortal mind= 14. Sin
 -27- True idea of man
mortal mind= 15. Sickness
 -28- Truth demonstrated
mortal mind= 16. Death


 -29- Adam not ideal man
Church Manual: 13. BOARD OF LECTURESHIP
 -30- Divine pardon
Church Manual: 9: GUARDIANSHIP OF CHURCH FUNDS
 -31- Evil not produced by God
Church Manual: 5: CHURCH SERVICES
 -32- Basis of health and immortality
Church Manual: 1: CHURCH OFFICERS


 

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