Psychology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis are all words which are constantly being brought before the public thought by the radio, cinema, magazines, and literature. They are also used in the fields of education and religion. One need not feel confused or disturbed because of this public fascination with the psyche, however. For human psychology is limited at the outset because it is based on material sense testimony and is able to deal only with mortal mind, whose testimony deals with mortal man, subject to material laws, born, living, and dying in matter. Psychiatry and psychoanalysis are merely forms of materially mental medicine.

True psychology is a synonym for the Science of Spirit and is so used by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, on page 369 of the textbook. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." This true psychology reverses the false testimony of mortal mind with the spiritual facts of being as learned in the study of Christian Science. This Science is based on a demonstrable understanding of the irrefutable fact that there is but one Mind, God, and His creation. The record of this infinite, eternal creation is found in the first chapter of Genesis, which gives the true concept of man and the universe: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. ... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.... And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."

March 11, 1950

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