In a recent issue there is quoted from the Daily News an...

Glasgow (Scotland) Citizen

In a recent issue there is quoted from the Daily News an article on "Faith Healing," which ends with a reference to Christian Science. It states that "the Christian Scientist hypnotized himself to believe that he was not in pain."

Permit me to say that Christian Science has nothing whatever in common with hypnotism. The difference is well shown in the words of Mrs. Eddy, "The Christian Scientist demonstrates that divine Mind heals, while the hypnotist dispossesses the patient of his individuality in order to control him.... The genuine Christian Scientist is adding to his patient's mental and moral power, and is increasing his patient's spirituality while restoring him physically through divine Love" (Science and Health, p. 375). If God's power can be utilized to destroy pain and to heal the sick, and Christian Science is founded on the claim that it can do so, then clearly the process involved must be the exact opposite of self-deception or self-hypnotism.

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February 14, 1920

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