In recent numbers of your esteemed paper a doctor deals...

Zurich Family Weekly

In recent numbers of your esteemed paper a doctor deals with the subject, "What is Psychiatry?" and comments upon Christian Science, which he "develops from the teaching and experiences of magnetism." He begins with the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, and sketches so-called descriptions and characteristics of her, taken, no doubt, from hostile writings, the chief aim of which is to disparage Mrs. Eddy and her work. The attention of those who desire a true account of her life and work is called to her biography, written by Sibyl Wilbur. This book is published in English, French, and German, and can be read or borrowed at many public libraries. It is also to be found in the Reading Rooms of the Christian Science churches and societies, which are open to everyone; and it bears the title, "The Life of Mary Baker Eddy."

Mrs. Eddy's discovery, which is explained in her text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," repudiates animal magnetism, so called. She writes in this book (p. 102), "Animal magnetism has no scientific foundation, for God governs all that is real, harmonious, and eternal, and His power is neither animal nor human." It is the understanding if the truth contained in the Scriptures, which, according to Christ Jesus' words, makes free. On page 1 of "Rudimental Divine Science" Mrs. Eddy defines Christian Science "As the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony." It is the recognition of this law and of the necessity of unrestricted obedience to it that the earnest Christian Scientist is striving to attain; and this is vastly more than that which the doctor considers Christian Science to be if he has faith in the sources of information he has used.

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