In the account of a clergyman's address on autosuggestion...

North China Daily Mail

In the account of a clergyman's address on autosuggestion which appears in your recent issue, the reference to Christian Science may be misunderstood. Will you, therefore, please allow me to say that healing in Christian Science is wholly due to the recognition of the ever present and ever operative action of divine Mind, and that Christian Science teaches that the action of the so-called human or mortal mind results merely in one belief casting out another belief. As the human or mortal mind is susceptible to evil influences as well as good influences, the use of suggestion may result in a worse condition than before, and can therefore be used for evil purposes and is to be condemned.

Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says in her Message to The Mother Church for 1901 (p. 19): "From ordinary mental practice to Christian Science is a long ascent, but to go from the use of inanimate drugs to any susceptible misuse of the human mind, such as mesmerism, hypnotism, and the like, is to subject mankind unwarned and undefended to the unbridled individual human will. The currents of God flow through no such channels."

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