came first: the Universe or the principles by which it exists?
of nuclear physics tells us that the Universe exists as a construct of a vast
array of intelligently arranged, harmonizing universal principles, without which
it would not exist. It thereby tells us that the Universe and its principles are
One, and that this One is Intelligence expressed, with a harmonizing Spirit that
may be termed Love. Herein we find the ultimate definition for the term God.
Can we say
then that God is Spirit, Love, Intelligence, the one primal and eternal 'Mind'?
What other concept would qualify for the definition of God, without which the
Universe would not exist?
Here is what
nuclear physics can tell us. It tells us that the Universe is a 'miracle.' It
tells us that the entire Universe contains not a single speck of
matter, not even
as the smallest part
of the smallest atom. It tells us that all that exists is but the dynamic
construct of fast moving points of energy arranged by principles that interact
in a harmonizing manner towards a singular constructive purpose which reflects
the intention for the Universe to exist. If one single principle was missing,
our would be counteracting, we would not have a Universe, but a dark, empty
(see more on the subject of nuclear physics and the Universe being a 'miracle'
of intention by the Mind that is Love.)
proposition of the science of Christianity is:
that God is
Mind - divine Principle - the creative and enabling impetus; the all-ennobling, enriching, beautifying, empowering,
protecting, producing, healing, freeing, enlightening, expanding, and
harmonizing presence that is power - divine Truth;
God is Spirit - divine Soul - the infinite stage of
progress where the harmonizing divine Spirit that is Love enable wisdom, purity,
loving, strength, holiness,
spiritual understanding, spiritual power, and unity without distance;
God is Love - divine Life - that enables generosity, humanity, honestly, affection,
compassion, hope, faith, kindness, temperance - opening the gates to heaven,
harmony, and all good.
all aspects of the holy sacrament of God being with us, or Christian Science
being understood. With
these, the sacrament unfolds as Truth (reality) being acknowledged. If elements
of our sacrament are missing, such as generosity, humanity, honestly, and so on,
there is something spiritually lacking in our experience and life is
correspondingly emptier than it could be.
To the degree to which
the sacrament unfolds, holiness becomes wholeness. Wholeness is manifest in
health. It is manifest in life as boundless being.
divine Science, God - Mind, Principle, Truth, Live, Soul, Love, Spirit - and humanity are
understood as One (Principle and its idea is One) - one in quality and in
though individual in action and infinite in scope - and this One (not one of a
series) is God.
quality of Good as divine
of Good and an aspect of God, rests thereby not in the human mind as a personal quality, but rests in
the divine Mind that is universally manifest individually. This type of
individualization of the universal and divine, bestows on mankind a quality that
is rooted above itself, that is divine and renders mankind as co-creators with
God, one in quality, and existing laterally with God in a harmonizing side by
side relationship, rather than in a hierarchical relationship as ancient
religions have assumed. This puts us onto the top of the scale, into the lateral
domain, identified as pink in the above illustration. The infinite divine Mind
enables wholeness, the complete expression of all that God is and is reflected
in mankind and civilization..
possible on this platform, even the healing of physical diseases. The mental
healing of disease in nothing new of course. It has been a feature of shamanism
throughout the world and throughout the ages primarily in association with
various types of mysticism. It became the feature of Christianity through the
healing work of Christ Jesus who raised the platform to the scientific level.
While much of his exemplary work became obscured when Christianity became a religion
in the service of empire as the Church of Rome in the service of Rome, the healing
impetus and its principles did not become extinguished, but have remained.
modern time, in 1866, a woman who lay dying from a spinal injury, recalled the
healing work of Christ Jesus, and as she did reasoned that since miracles don't
happen in the real world, so that the miraculous seeming healings that were attributed
to Jesus were not a gift to him, but reflected an underlying principle that
enabled the healings, which he understood. She reasoned that though ages have
passed, the same principles would still apply, and with the same efficacy, and
that these principles are knowable and demonstrable, and teachable. Along this
like of reasoning she found herself suddenly well. She stepped off her death bed
and opened the door to the preacher who had come to bury her. She determined to
discover the underlying science for the process that had healed her nearly
instantaneously. And this she did. And she did more. She applied her discovery
to the healing of others, and began teaching her science to others who became
healers likewise, both of themselves and others.
Science of Christ healing
span of nearly a decade she wrote the textbook of her discovery. She wrote in it
107) that God had 'graciously prepared her during
many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine
Principle of scientific mental healing
Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, which she named Christian
Science. Her science quickly spread into many lands, churches for it were
created, and individuals were able to heal themselves and their families, often
by nothing more than their dawning recognition of the science contained her
textbook. In later additions she included a 100
pages of people testifying to their experiences of healing, as did people in
the churches on every Wednesday in testimonial meetings.
the years, following her death in 1910, her science gradually faced from view as
medical healing became more prominent, and her name Mary Baker Eddy reseeded
into history. However, her science wasn't confined to the healing of bodily
disease only, but also appears to have been focused onto the healing of
civilization that is currently 'sick' with many diseases. As if it were for this
larger healing she quietly incorporated a scientific structure for spiritual
development into the pages of her textbook and other writings. She outlined this
structure extensively and designed all of her major works as contributory
elements to it, including her textbook itself, but she never wrote a word about
it explaining its utility, nor did she ever speak of its existence,
perhaps recognizing that the science of the Christ could only continue on the
platform of continuous discovery and development.
I have documented extensively
what came to light from the 1980s onward, on the line of discovery of Mary Baker
Eddy's structure for scientific and spiritual development associated with the
term Divine Science. The documentation is
available in book form as Volume 3a and 3c of my 6-part science research series Discovering
Infinity (available for free online). While she never referred to directly,
to her outlined structure for scientific and spiritual development, she may have
done so indirectly with the use of the term Divine Science (with both words in
capital form as for a title). She used this form only twice.
leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, is Divine
Science; the Comforter; the Holy Ghost that leadeth into all Truth; the
"still, small voice" that breathes His presence and power,
casting out error and healing the sick. (Miscellaneous
In the words
of St. John: "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with
you forever." This Comforter I understand to be Divine Science. (Science
and Health p.55)
Principle of Universal Love
the Spirit of the Universe is Love (from its minutest aspect to its largest
Intention) I began writing a series of novels on the subject from the mid-1980s on, as an
exploration platform in dialog form for the discovery of the Principle of Universal Love
expressed in the human dimension.
in the work is not on emotional loving but on
the principle of Love itself and its essential universal dimension as a
spiritual quality that is inherent in all mankind. I named the series of novels (a series of 12 novels)
in acknowledging Love's universal dimension manifest in our humanity: The
Lodging for the Rose.
Science in limbo
In terms of
the two aspects of Christian Science - the faith based Christ Science that is primarily
focused on individual bodily healing, and the Divine Science aspect of it that
is focused on spiritual scientific development past the faith based level
towards an advanced understanding and the universal acknowledgement of it - the
current scene is all but dead.
The faith-based aspect fading into oblivion. More
and more churches are closing, while the scientific aspect of spiritual
development has not yet taken off. Instead of it being developed, it is deemed
not to exist. We are at a twilight stage in this respect with the evening fading
and the morning not yet on the horizon. This is so, because a vital dimension of
science is being denied.
world in limbo
What is on
the horizon, which nobody likes to see or acknowledge, is the return of the Ice Age glaciation that brings to a
close the current warm interglacial climate that almost all of the world's
agriculture depends on. While the astrophysical change that affects our world
with radically colder climates doesn't spell doom for mankind, because
scientific and technological means do exist and are within reach for placing the
global agriculture into the tropics, afloat on the oceans, there is no willingness
evident for a response in this direction. In
this arena we at a twilight stage too. The Old World is fading and the New World
is still denied, even while the crop losses are already mounting up. The transition
that the world is facing, from the current warm climate to the next glaciation
cycle, is deemed not to exist in spite of the
evidence at hand. And so, the world remains in limbo while the future of mankind
hands in the balance. Here too, a vital dimension of science is being denied.
the twilight stage
How soon the
twilight stage will be left behind cannot be determined. The breakthrough might
be near on both counts, and possibly by the same cause.
spiritual scene the apparent paradox is
due to the nature of Christian Science itself. It appears to be a leading edge
aspect in mental development that emerged when the cognitive capacity of mankind
was at a higher level than it is now. Long-term history tells us that many of
mankind's great geniuses had lived in periods of colder climates with correspondingly greater cosmic ray density,
which suggests a connection between the
two. Mary Baker Eddy fits into this pattern. She was born in a high-intensity period and
wrought her great achievements in such a period. (see: Mankind:
Children of the Universe)
If the pattern holds
true, however, we should see
significant advances in scientific and spiritual development becoming realized in
the near future since the world is drifting back once again into this high
intensity type of environment.
This does not mean that we are mentally dependent on environmental factors. The
coincidence however suggests that we are far more capable in stepping up to
higher levels of thinking than we tend to believe ourselves to be, and therefore tend to close
the door to it.
likely be on this basis, or cosmically induced development, and our intentional
self-development, that the great collective problems that beset the world
today will ultimately be resolved and overcome.
One thing is certain.
Civilization cannot survive much longer under the current trend where increasing
insanity is tearing the global house down in the shadow of imperial looting,
war, terror, economic destruction, with cries for depopulation getting ever
louder. Christian Science
has the potential to become a trend-setter out of this mess. It promises the
potential to spark a real revolution for the renewal of civilization, without war,
terror, thievery, killing, and destruction. Nor does this recognized potential appear to be an empty
promise. The historic timeframe between Mary Baker Eddy's discovery of Christian
Science in 1866 and her death in 1910, was one of the rare timeframes in modern
history with nearly complete
peace in the world and with the greatest development of prosperity. While it is
impossible to prove the existence of a link between Mary Baker Eddy's daily work for the world
and the course of history, the coincidence is nevertheless noteworthy and its
promise worth pursuing.
path located in Science
top-of-the-page illustration indicated the logical path the Mary Baker Eddy had
recognized for getting out of the twilight with the power of real scientific
development - far from what we see happening today.
Eddy's structure crosses four levels that she has divided into three zones, the top being
the lateral zone, the divine zone, where were God, man, and all things of Spirit
exist side by side. The lower two zones are hierarchical, pivoted from a center
line - the moral line that is a transitional line - leading upwards in
scientific development where science
becomes our gateway to reality; and downward from the moral line - in the form of
perversion of science and truth - leading to the hell of depravity, the sewer
named empire, the home of the sewer rats.
The entire development scene is then
divided into four separate development streams for which Mary Baker Eddy defined
the orientation, north east, south, and west (according with the cycle of
the sun over the space of a day; from dawn in the North, to the sunrise in the
East, and the heat of the day in the South, to the golden sunset in the West). Is
she saying with this, that spiritual development is an ever-ongoing process? Nothing
ever stands still in universal development. Development progresses daily, hourly, and continuously. The power is
in the movement, the movement of the mind, manifesting the qualities of infinite
divides the four columns into two halves, right and left, to which the concepts
of 'temple,' and 'church,' may apply. The temple is a place for celebration and the
church a workhouse. We seem to need both of them. Civilization appears to be build on both.
In like manner a bird
has two wings. Civilization soars on the wings of celebration (acknowledgement)
and on work (discovery).
before the dawn
the temple and the church of Christian Science stand empty and dark, and
civilization fares not much better as society support structures that are breaking down.
Mary Baker Eddy suggests to society to step away from the darkness to higher
writes, "take away wealth, fame, and social organizations, which weigh
not one jot in the balance of God, and we get clearer views of Principle. Break
up cliques, level wealth with honesty, let worth be judged according to wisdom,
and we get better views of humanity."
Right now the world is far from
realizing the freedom its has to power to grasp, and with no intention to get to
this point. Indeed, why would anyone bother to step up to higher ground when
living in the 'sweet' smell of the
sewer is universally deemed to be bliss?
Thus, here we stand. The future lies in our hands. With
the next Ice Age fast a approaching the current lack of movement threatens the collapse of civilization
for our future. Thus, the challenge of the future should drive the present. If
it would, it would pave the way to brightest renaissance ever, both in Science
and in civilization. Isn't this where we would want to be? Isn't this also what
have the capacity already at hand, to attain?.
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