Expanding Directions

northward
eastward
southward
westward

We have a totally different flow indicated here, which is not an upwards oriented development anymore, but an expansion to surround and embrace the whole of humanity with the light of truth.

Interpreting the concept of "gates" Mary Baker Eddy writes in the chapter, The Apocalypse,

 "Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward, to the star seen by the wise men of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus; southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies, --the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union; westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony." (SH 575:26)

These directions make sense when seen in context with the matrix in the following manner: Take a peace of letter paper and fold it into four equal parts as shown below and label them as shown.

Side 1

Northward

The Word

Pison

Side 2

Eastward

The Christ

Gihon

Side 3

Southward

Christianity

Hiddekel

Site 4

Westward

divine Science

Euphrates

 

Now fold the paper along the lines into a square, so that the sides line up as shown.

 

Side 1

Northward

The Word

Pison

 

Site 4

Westward

divine Science

Euphrates

.

your city foursquare

.

Side 2

Eastward

The Christ

Gihon

 

Side 3

Southward

Christianity

Hiddekel

 

 

Now picture yourself standing at the center of the city foursquare. You will find that very early in the morning, in a mid-summer night, a faint glow appears in the North. Eventually the sun rises in the East, traverses the sky in the South, and sets in the West. (see detailed illustration) This sequence also reflects the logical progression of development throughout the matrix as shown below.

These dimensions are symbolically represented by the Christian Science Monitor, the newspaper that Mary Baker Eddy has founded to "Bless all mankind and to injure none." The rivers are flowing from the city to develop humanity and the world, individually and collectively.

Northward
The Word
Pison
 
 
 
 

dawn

Eastward
The Christ
Gihon
 
 
 
 

sunrise

Southward
Christianity
Hiddekel
 
 
 
 

heat of day

Westward
divine Science
Euphates
 
 
 
 

sunset (peace)

 

Naturally, the 'dimensions' shown above for the whole matrix also apply within the individual elements of the matrix if one deals with the Glossary elements. This, of course, adds an additional complexity to the directional concepts, which are uniquely related to the Glossary. (see details )