In commenting on a news story from New York in a recent...

Independence (Kan.) Reporter

In commenting on a news story from New York in a recent issue of the Reporter, you jump to a wrong conclusion by associating Christian Science with "the unveiling of a gold reliquary to St. Andrew," and it is a misapprehension of Christian Science to confound it with "mental suggestion" and "hypnotic imaginations." Kindly grant me space to say, Christian Science is founded upon a divine basis. Its teachings declare, as does the first command of the Mosaic decalogue, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me," that is, thou shalt not recognize or know any power or intelligence other than God, divine Mind.

Mental suggestion, or hypnotism, originates in the belief that there is intelligent matter, or minds many, and is the operation of the so-called "human will" or "carnal mind." This claim of mental influence can be used for evil as well as for good purposes. It is a stronger mentality claiming to take possession of a weaker, controlling it to suit its own whims and desires. It is just as essential that mortals know how to protect themselves from this mental influence as it is that they escape other phases of evil.

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