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An advertisement in Saturday's Times mentioned a book...

Los Angeles Times

An advertisement in Saturday's Times mentioned a book that purports mistakenly to contain a "psychically received" amplification of the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy. The contents of the book in question are not consistent with Christian Science.

The Christian Science Sentinel of October 21, 1933, indicated that Mrs. Eddy recognized that there might be erroneous attempts to receive and recored messages from her after she passed from our sight, and that she forewarned a member of her household as follows: "If I should pass away, the first thing the mediums would do would be to claim a message from me.... If they do I want you to contradict it at once, for such a thing would be unscientific and hence utterly impossible. Moreover, if you should accept any such message it would throw you out of the line of scientific truth and darken your sense of it."

The complete statement of Mrs. Eddy's teachings is set forth in her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." No psychical or materialistic interpretation of Christian Science will benefit those who desire to understand it. On the other hand, the prayerful study of the Bible and Science and Health, and the daily utilization of the inspired teachings of these books, will increase the spiritual understanding of the student so that he can heal by Christ Jesus' method.

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