In a recent issue an article about Mesmer appeared, in...

Het Vaderland,

In a recent issue an article about Mesmer appeared, in which was stated, among other things, that Christian Science was founded on the discoveries of Mesmer.

This is incorrect. The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, rejected, as did the committee mentioned in the article, Mesmer's theory of animal magnetism. In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy wrote under the heading, "Animal Magnetism Unmasked" (p. 101), "In no instance is the effect of animal magnetism, recently called hypnotism, other than the effect of illusion." Moreover, no relation can exist between Christian Science and mesmerism, because Christian Science is based on the Bible, including the teachings of Christ Jesus.

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September 20, 1941

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