An article in a recent issue of the Times describing a...


An article in a recent issue of the Times describing a house built by a spiritualist at San Jose incorrectly states that it had been visited by Mary Baker Eddy. Mrs. Eddy was never in California; neither was she a schoolmate or friend of its owner, as is claimed. It may also be said in this connection that the teachings of Mrs. Eddy, as embodied in her writings as Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, are the very opposite of spiritualism. Indeed, an entire chapter of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" is devoted to the subject of Christian Science versus Spiritualism; and in many other places Mrs. Eddy points out the great difference between them. At one point she says (Science and Health, p. 71): "When the Science of Mind is understood, spiritualism will be found mainly erroneous, having no scientific basis nor origin, no proof nor power outside of human testimony. It is the offspring of the physical senses. There is no sensuality in Spirit. I never could believe in spiritualism."

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January 19, 1924

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