Students of Christian Science are immeasurably grateful as they come to understand the metaphysical meaning of the deep sleep which the allegory in Genesis tells us fell upon Adam, and which Christian Science so clearly explains.

In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy points out that the deep sleep of mortal existence is the Adam-dream, the delusion that life and intelligence exist in matter and that evil is as real and eternal as good. In this dream, also, mortal man believes that he is the creator of other mortals like himself, that he dwells in a material body, and that this body is the source of both pain and pleasure.

Calling upon mankind to understand the nature of this dream experience and to awake, Mrs. Eddy writes in her textbook (pp. 307, 308): "Above error's awful din, blackness, and chaos, the voice of Truth still calls: 'Adam, where art thou? Consciousness, where art thou? Art thou dwelling in the belief that mind is in matter, and that evil is mind, or art thou in the living faith that there is and can be but one God, and keeping His commandment?' Until the lesson is learned that God is the only Mind governing man, mortal belief will be afraid as it was in the beginning, and will hide from the demand, 'Where art thou?' "

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May 23, 1953

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