The impressions of an author in his article entitled "Tests...

Vancouver Star

The impressions of an author in his article entitled "Tests in Adversity: America and Britain," contained in your issue of January 4, relative to suggestion and its harmful effects in prolonging rather than curing depression, are in accord with the teachings of Christian Science. The implication, however, that Christian Science is in the same category as suggestion is not a statement of fact.

A mere repetition of the words "Business is good" belongs to the practice of hypnotism, not to the teachings of Christ Jesus, upon which the religion of Christian Science is founded.

"Hypnosis" in hypnotism, according to Webster's New International Dictionary, is induced by suggestion "ordinarily operative only upon a willing patient." The willing person who accepts repeated words without spiritual understanding will, by continual self-suggestion, bring himself into a mental condition wherein he sees, believes, and imagines things that have no foundation in truth.

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