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Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of...


Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, long ago realized that the power of God is sufficiently able to correct any and every discordant condition, whether the bodily ailment be organic or functional, or whether a mental disturbance be due to a human problem or to an unbalanced state of mind.

Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 369): "The prophylactic and therapeutic (that is, the preventive and curative) arts belong emphatically to Christian Science, as would be readily seen, if psychology, or the Science of Spirit, God, was understood. Unscientific methods are finding their dead level." Bearing in mind this definition of true psychology, we can more readily understand that the basis of all metaphysical healing is the same today as it was in the time of Jesus and his disciples. Jesus made the way plain; "but this way," Mrs. Eddy states, "is not the path of physical science, human philosophy, or mystic psychology" (Unity of Good, p. 9). This way she clearly points out in the following lines from one of her poems (Poems, p. 75):

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