In a recent issue the announcement of a public drama contains...

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In a recent issue the announcement of a public drama contains the mistaken statement that it will be of interest to Christian Scientists because it exploits mental suggestion. Permit me to explain that the subject of mental suggestion is not one in which Christian Scientists are interested. It should be understood that Christian Science treatment involves something more than mere belief; it includes demonstrable understanding of the ever-presence and all-power of God, or divine Mind, and this understanding is the basis of all true faith.

Likewise, it should be understood that Christian Science treatment is in no wise akin to mental suggestion, mesmerism, hypnotism, or any other form of mental treatment which involves thought-transference or the exercise of will-power. None of these acknowledges the power of divine Mind as supreme. All of them depend, in one way or another, on the supposed influence of one human mind over another and on the asserted control of mind over matter. Christian Science is based upon the fundamental proposition that "all is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation" (Science and Health, p. 468). It is therefore the only system of healing which denies the actual existence of matter and of the so-called mortal mind.

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