In the Telegraph of September 29 reference was made to...


In the Telegraph of September 29 reference was made to Christian Science, your correspondent classing it with spiritualism. This statement and other statements made by him are not correct, and I shall be glad if you will kindly accord me space for the following correction, which may throw some light on the subject for those of your readers who may be interested.

In "No and Yes" Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says (p. 13), "No greater opposites can be conceived of, physically, morally, and spiritually, than Christian Science, spiritualism, and theosophy." On page 144 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says: "Human will-power is not Science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be con-demned." Again she writes, "Truth, and not corporeal will, is the divine power which says to disease, 'Peace, be still.' "

Included in the Christian Science textbook is a chapter entitled "Animal Magnetism Unmasked," indicating unquestionably that it was the author's purpose to teach her followers to unmask and destroy the workings of animal magnetism rather than to believe in them or give them power.

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November 30, 1935

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