In a recent issue of your paper I read the article "Magic...


In a recent issue of your paper I read the article "Magic and Spiritism" and found in it the following words: "Under the name 'magic' may also be included the phenomena of hypnotism, animal magnetism, suggestion, healing through prayer, through the power of thought, through Christian Science, through pilgrimages to holy places, etc." Christian Science does not belong to this series, as many years of study and practice of this teaching have conclusively proved to me. Christian Science explains the workings of all these methods, but does not make use of any of them. They not only do not belong to Christian Science, but are entirely foreign to it. Christian Science does not exert any magical influence. Knowledge of the fact that two times two make four, that the sun does not revolve round the earth but the earth round the sun, that two parallel straight lines never touch, et cetera, destroys the false beliefs which men have been entertaining about these things. This, however, is not the effect of any magical action, but of the power of Truth.

Healing through Christian Science is no more mysterious nor magical than the above-mentioned examples of the destruction of erroneous beliefs. Christian Science teaches mankind how it may experience the power of good, of God,—that power which every one feels and cognizes in his best moments, when he is conscious of something higher than the material. The subjective nature of all so-called material phenomena explains clearly how corrected thinking can make a change in them or bring healing, any mystical action being altogether out of the question. Christian Science scientifically unfolds spiritual Truth and the laws through which it works, so that mankind may demonstrate and experience the blessed and liberating action of Truth.

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