"THE CAMERA OF DIVINE MIND"

In reading "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the student discovers that its author, Mary Baker Eddy, sometimes uses similes derived from optics to illustrate metaphysical points. One such sentence occurs on page 264: "The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal." The marginal note is "Mind's true camera."

In scientific usage a camera is an instrument which, by means of a lens or lenses, records on a plate, a film, or a screen the picture scanned by the lens. Thus a clear representation of a scene results.

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THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PASTOR
August 8, 1953
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