There are six levels of complexities involved in dealing with the structures of Divine Science.
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
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
-9- The Son of God
-17- Infinite Spirit
-25- Man reflects the perfect God