The discovery that the earth was not flat had a liberating influence on the activities of humanity, but the discovery that the brain is not the organ of thought is having a far more important and more releasing effect upon the energies of those who accept it. Christian Science has brought the revelation that God is one Mind, the only source of consciousness and action, and this fact is impelling many to set about discarding the fable of brain as the seat of consciousness, volition, and memory. Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 192), "The belief that a pulpy substance under the skull is mind is a mockery of intelligence, a mimicry of Mind."

The simple acknowledgment that there is no life or intelligence in brain because God is the Mind of man should be made frequently and with a developing realization of the power that follows this acknowledgment. The belief that man, who is in reality God's likeness, must depend upon a fragile material organ for life and control and consciousness is not in line with the words of Christ Jesus (John 6: 63), "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing."

As one learns that his consciousness and life are in Spirit, that his real identity is incorporeal and hence deathless, and that his capacities for intelligence are not involved with material conditions, he finds his energies and abilities increasing. He is freeing himself from the limitations which are imposed on him by the fable of brainology. He is awakening to the kingdom of heaven, in which all depends upon Mind and nothing upon matter. Mrs. Eddy tells us in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 189), "The supposition that Soul, or Mind, is breathed into matter, is a pantheistic doctrine that presents a false sense of existence, and the quickening spirit takes it away: revealing, in place thereof, the power and perfection of a released sense of Life in God and Life as God."

Tenets of The Mother Church
February 6, 1954

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