Hypnotism denied

Lee and his younger brother Jon both went to high school. One day an assembly was to be presented that featured a hypnotist. Lee and Jon were Christian Scientists, and their first reaction was, "We should be exempt from this kind of program."

They discussed it with their mother, and she showed them the By-Law in the Manual of The Mother Church, where Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Members of this Church shall not learn hypnotism on penalty of being excommunicated from this Church." Man., Art. XI, Sect. 9; The boys saw this By-Law as a protection, helping Christian Scientists to maintain their identity and individuality free from interfering influences.

Testimony of Healing
When I came from Germany to live in the United States, a...
April 30, 1979

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