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Free from Illusions
A college professor assigned a number of short stories for the week, announcing that the theme of the assignment was disillusionment. The writer, a Christian Scientist, rebelled. Why spend time, she thought, on blighted hopes and bitter disappointments? And yet, as she considered the assignment, she found that many of the world's authors had believed this was an important theme.
However, Mrs. Eddy states in Science and Health, "Thought is borrowed from a higher source than matter, and by reversal, errors serve as waymarks to the one Mind, in which all error disappears in celestial Truth." Science and Health, p. 267; The assignment became an interesting challenge to find the reverse of the error of illusion.
To begin with, illusions may be distortions of vision. They involve faulty perception and misinterpretation. Mrs. Eddy writes: "The optical focus is another proof of the illusion of material sense. On the eye's retina, sky and tree-tops apparently join hands, clouds and ocean meet and mingle." p. 122; Further on she notes, "Experience is full of instances of similar illusions, which every thinker can recall for himself."
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"But there is no mortal mind"
WORTHINGTON G. HURD
Cleansing Thought of Falsities
GLADYS C. GIRARD
How to Be a Better Salesman
RAYMOND JACKSON ALLEN
Healing Need Not Be Delayed
Free from Illusions
DORIS M. GRIFFIN
Marion Alice Bowers
Can You Heal?
ANTOINETTE LAYCOCK McCHRISTY
Helping to "hold crime in check"
Alan A. Aylwin
Better Because it's New?
In 1950, after two major and several minor operations, I was...
Clara Davis Hetzler with contributions from Kenneth F. Hetzler
Several years ago an office associate offered me a book and...
Donald Harold Chamney
For many years Christian Science has been my only physician,...
Frances D. Vreeland
"He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all...
Thomas R. Robertsen
I am humbly grateful to have been raised in a Christian Science...
Eleanor S. Ogden
On page 444 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy we read,...
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Louis Cassels, R. Leith