An article which appeared in a recent issue of your paper...

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An article which appeared in a recent issue of your paper gives the views of Dr. Coue, an eminent French specialist, and includes a reference to Christian Science.

The treatment, in his method, seems to be merely the exercise of will-power, masquerading under a new name. Call it what you will,—autosuggestion, will-power, or self-mesmerism,—it bears the resemblance to Christian Science that a counterfeit does to the real. A counterfeit may seem to be surprisingly like the original. It may require an expert to detect the difference; but to those who know, one is real and the other is unreal. One is able to stand every test made upon it, and the other must eventually be exposed and the

Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, exposes the effect of will-power on the human mind when she writes, on page 185 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "A patient under the influence of mortal mind is healed only by removing the influence on him of this mind, by enptying his thought of the false stimulus and reaction of will-power and filling it with the divine energies of Truth." This was the method employed by the Master; and he used no other mental or material means.

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