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The Milwaukee Deutsche Zeitung

An article in your recent edition with the caption, "Dabblers in Healing Forbidden in Reich," implies that Christian Science belongs to "occultism ... astrology, spiritualism" and various other similar cults. This article, so far as Christian Science is concerned, is incorrect and misleading.

Webster gives the definition of "occultism" as "belief in hidden or mysterious powers and the possibility of human control of them." There is nothing mysterious in the teaching of Christian Science, which is based entirely upon the law of God as taught and demonstrated by Christ Jesus, and hetaught only the divine control of Spirit, God. Nowhere in any of the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and the author of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," is there any statement that could be construed to indicate the use of any power save that of God, divine Mind, in the healing work of Christian Science.

Mrs. Eddy states definitely in one of her writings (MiscellaneousWritings, p. 351), "I have no skill in occultism," and indicates elsewhere that Christian Science Mind-healing does not partake of the nature of occultism, magic, alchemy, or necromancy. She also predicts in the Christian Science textbook (p. 570) that "the march of mind and of honest investigation will bring the hour when the people will chain, with fetters of some sort, the growing occultism of this period."

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